Business writing manuals tend to fall into two traps. One is dwelling on how much business people hate to write because of bad teachers in school (no one wants to admit that writing takes thinking). The other is inconsistency in tone-trying to use everyday business language but lapsing into quoting Shakespeare in Latin. This book avoids both traps. It has a good format for use in seminars and classes: Chapters are short and contain exercises and examples, humor, and illustrations to make their points clear and memorable. This book suggests some useful activities that don't often appear in similar manuals, such as clustering and writing dialog to get started, and wisely emphasizes getting the first draft done before doing any editing. Davidson is a 15-year veteran of teaching writing seminars in the corporate world for such companies as AT&T and Johnson & Johnson. Her manual is appropriate for public, academic, and corporate libraries.
Nancy Shires, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, N.C.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Wilma Davidson, Ed. D., is a writing and presentation-skills coach. Her clients include corporations throughout the Fortune 500. She lives in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and Longboat Key, Florida.
My thoughts about the text is that it should not only be mandatory reading for students from high school to college level but also newly hired managers of all companies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brynna gobin
The book is a little long winded for me. I still would use it as a reference along with the business writing basics book.Published 7 months ago by Jennifer Smith
A great read for those business professionals that want to brush up on their grammar. This book provides a lot of real world examples. Read morePublished 8 months ago by ecarb
I love this book!
It is full of useful information, and has a sense of humor.
I assign in for my Business Writing class, and many of the students tell me that they plan... Read more
Having the pleasure to be a student under Dr. Davidson and gleam her pearls of wisdom, I highly recommend this textbook to everyone looking to hone their writing skills. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very useful to obtain a new perspective of our writiing and improve our communication in the business world. Liked it a lot.Published 19 months ago by Pedro Santos