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Write Better Emails: How to Stand Out by Being Short, Savvy, and Civil [Kindle Edition]

Cecelia M. Munzenmaier
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Book Description

Go beyond the basics of business email etiquette. Learn how to follow up to get action, email people from different cultures, and reply to a rude email. Find out why email can cause conflict and when not to email. Backed by research, this quick read includes guidelines and practical examples to help you write clear, correct professional emails. Video:

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Seldom could I say that I've found a "how to" book riveting. However, Write Better Emails is a page-turner that I read in one sitting and will revisit many times."
Kathy Myers, Consultant at Myers House

"If you are a working professional, Write Better Emails: How to Stand Out by Being Short, Savvy, and Civil needs to be on your bookshelf. Munzenmaier outlines several strategies to effectively communicate through email that will improve individual and organizational efficiency. She even provides a thorough annotated bibliographic guide to further explore sound email practices."
Andrew Gress, Assistant Academic Dean Kaplan University - Des Moines Campus

"From corporate professionals to serial entrepreneurs, everyone will benefit from this blueprint for online communication success. My friend Cecelia Munzenmaier brings her gentle and graceful teaching style to the subject of virtual communication. She translates the skills and finesse once reserved for memos and letters to the online stage. Setting the tone, organizing your thoughts, distinguishing when your communication should be done face to face or sent in written form--Cecelia tackles each one with clarity, teaching us how to interpret the complex personal and professional situations we face every day."
Liz Nead, Inspirational speaker and coach, host LifeDare TV

Included in this writing resource are tips for the novice as well as reminders for the pro. Especially enlightening is the info on how email writing varies among different cultures. Cecelia has gathered the most useful and practical advice and crafted an easy-to-read must-have guide to writing better emails!
Kathy Towner, Email Marketing Specialist, WinCommunications/WinM@il

About the Author

Cecelia Munzenmaier teaches college writing and coaches
professionals who want to make the writing they do on the
job less stressful. Some of her strategies for productivity
are based on writing process research; others come from
her experience writing and editing instructional materials.
Cecelia has a master's degree in adult learning and is a
member of the Association of Professional Communication
Consultants and Women in Communications, Des Moines

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  • Print Length: 60 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008Z1CPWC
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Very few resources are available to assist one in writing email communications effectively. This book provides clear, concise, and rhetorically sound advice for writing emails in professional and business contexts, with attention to more general issues of etiquette and "netiquette." As a writing instructor on a graduate level, I am happy to recommend the book for use in academic contexts as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful! February 10, 2013
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This book can be a strong addition to any business and / or communication classroom. The information was clear and the examples were plentiful. When I had a student approach me about developing a better way to communicate with "clients" who had a difficult time understanding written communication, I simply gave her a copy of this book. She was thrilled and has since informed me that it really provided her some much needed tools.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful. April 6, 2014
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I think anyone who is known at work for not being a "team player" or finds themselves often misunderstood over emails should read this book. It taught me a lot about how I was being perceived by others and it made sense. Then it told me exactly how to fix my emails.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource January 20, 2013
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Excellent resource for business email use. Sound advice on everyday common situations as well as unusual positions you may find yourself in. I found this book helpful in re-thinking some of the ways I use email and how I can be more effective and efficient with it.
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Many people find writing hard because they're trying to follow rules that don't match their writing strengths. As a teacher and writing consultant, I work with individuals and companies to make writing less painful and more productive. My books--Write Better Emails and Write More, Stress Less--show writers how to find more efficient ways to get writing done. These strategies are based on research about the writing process and my experience as a teacher and freelance writer. Currently I'm working on a series of short books, Write Better to Lead. Write to Be Understood and Write to Get Action are currently available on Kindle and in print. Write to Give Feedback and Write to inspire are forthcoming. I'm based in Des Moines, IA, and coach business writers online at

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