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Quick & Painless Business Writing
By Susan F. Benjamin

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Quick & Painless Business Writing
An Essential Guide to Clear and Powerful Communication
by Susan F. Benjamin
Read How You Want, (2008)
EasyRead Large Print, in 16 Point Font
(Originally Published in Standard Print by Career Press)
ISBN: 9781427095602
Genre: Business, Reference, Writing

Reviewed by Herbert White - May 6, 2009

In this age of e-mails and text messaging, far too many people have come to the conclusion that using proper etiquette, grammar, and writing styles are no longer important. They are horribly, horribly wrong - especially when it comes to business communications. While you don't have to follow all the rules, you do need to learn when and how to break them in order to better express yourself and market your message. This is because, in the business world, the ability to clearly and unambiguously express your ideas in writing is an essential job requirement. Being deficient in this area can impede your ability to succeed in the business world.

If you have never studied business writing, or if you are looking for a refresher course in business writing, you need look no further than Susan F. Benjamin's book Quick & Painless Business Writing. Benjamin starts with the basics of grammar and sentence structure, and she clearly shows that while you need to understand the basics of grammar and structure, you do not need to follow all the rules you learned in high school. Rather, grammar and structure are fluid elements, and they can be molded to fit your message and the type of document you are working on. Within the scope of this book, Benjamin shows you how to master the numerous choices that this fluidity gives you. Working upon this solid foundation, she guides you through the process of developing an effective writing style and how to present a professional image in all your written communications.

Quick & Painless Business Writing is not a book of rules, nor a book on how to format your documents. Rather, this is more a book about word choices and how to most effectively organize your documents. To this end, Benjamin shares with you the secrets of effective business writing, some as simple as avoiding the plague of wordiness and use plain language whenever possible. She also shares some deeper held secrets such as how by making a few minor changes in a sentence's structure that will make your message more powerful and more likely to engender the response that you want. Benjamin also explains how to strategically organize your written documents, from e-mails to formal reports, for maximum results. Most important, Benjamin's advice will help you to overcome common writing phobias and to easily acquire the skills necessary to master business writing.

In addition to being an invaluable resource for business writers, this book will benefit anyone desirous of learning how to write more clearly and effectively. Best of all, Quick & Painless Business Writing is available from Read How You Want, an on-demand publisher that makes books available in a variety of formats including Braille, DAISY, and five different large print formats. This range of formats makes this, and other books, available to not only visually impaired individuals, but also anyone with a reading or physical disability that makes reading standard print books difficult.

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