Writing for the Workplace Business Communication for Professionals

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Employers consider communication one of the most critical skills for workers today. Written to address the needs of both students entering the workforce and business professionals looking to improve their written communication, Writing for the Workplace is a matter-of-fact, how-to guide that provides strategies for effective professional communication. From targeted emails and convincing long reports to winning presentations and engaging résumés, this concise book offers busy listeners easy-to-follow strategies that will improve their workplace writing. The first section of the book addresses writing in today's fast-paced business and professional contexts and discusses writing as a process; professional writing style; writing tools; characteristics of effective workplace communication; and basic document design. The second section is a more detailed exploration of common written genres in the workplace including email messages, letters, social media, short and long reports, presentations, and employment communication.