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Writing for Design Professionals: A Guide to Writing Successful Proposals, Letters, Brochures, Portfolios, Reports, Presentations, and Job Applications Hardcover – August 17, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0393731859 ISBN-10: 0393731855 Edition: 2nd

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  • Hardcover: 228 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 2 edition (August 17, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393731855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393731859
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.3 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #242,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“[O]ne of the most comprehensive, specific guides you could want.” (California Bookwatch)

“The list of resources is particularly helpful…Kliment wisely adds a chapter on making a career out of writing.” (Reference & Research Book News)

About the Author

Stephen A. Kliment, FAIA, former editor in chief of Architectural Record, writes, lectures, teaches, and serves as a consultant on communications. He is a registered architect and a former member of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Caudill Rowlett Scott, where he directed the firm’s marketing communications. His articles have appeared in Architecture, Residential Architect, Architectural Digest, and the New York Times. He has taught communications at Washington University in St. Louis, at Harvard University, and at City College of the City University of New York, where he is an adjunct professor of architecture.

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By harold linton on January 31, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a much needed and appreciated book on clear and consice communication for students writing on their design projects, design statements for themselves about their portfolios, cover letters for employment purposes, not to mention all the aspects of proposals, business communication, applications, brochures, etc. As an educator in the design arts for over 25 years, I am especially happy to have this resource to share with design students and also find much useful information included for myself. Thanks for a great addition to my design library!
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Whether you're a student or a design professional, good writing is the key to advancing your career: a key too often missed in design schools which don't inform students how to improve writing skills. Enter the second, updated edition of Writing for Design Professionals, a survey expanded to consider internet marketing, communication and job hunting and which fills the gap in blending a focus on design professionals with instructionals and methods of clarifying and improving writing. From producing brochures and marketing through proposals and portfolio development to writing for school or media and producing appropriate public speeches, Writing for Design Professionals is one of the most comprehensive, specific guides you could want.

Diane C. Donovan

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R.M. Fernandez on August 5, 2008
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The content of this book is useful and should come in handy to any design professional at any point of their career.

I've docked this book 2 stars due to redundancy and the fact that it is very difficult to read due to poor typesetting (margins are only about 1/4" from the spine).
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By Ree Cornell on March 3, 2014
Format: Hardcover
A much needed basic guide for design professionals seeking clear, concise guidelines for written correspondence and communication. Much of the content might seem basic and even redundant to more seasoned and practiced writers, but for the bulk of designers, who receive little to no training in writing, the book is indispensable.
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