E-Writing: 21st-Century Tools for Effective Communication

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 19, 2001 - Reference - 400 pages
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Are you guilty of e-mail "trigger finger"? Do you constantly "cc" people you never even see? What are today's rules for conducting business over the Internet? Now, The Elements of Style meets "the Miss Manners of memos" in the ultimate writing guide for the digital age.
In an era when written communication in the workplace is more crucial than ever, at a time when many professionals all but completely eschew face-to-face dealings, E-writing is poised to become the new bible of business writing. Accessible and inviting, this Web-savvy "how-to" book promises to transform anxious e-mail hacks and mediocre memo writers into eloquent electronic scribes in no time at all.
Inside, you will learn how to:
  • combat counterproductive e-mail habits
  • write authoritatively and persuasively, with a clear message that generates quick action
  • handle e-mail and letter correspondence efficiently and effectively
  • select an appropriate style for the audience you're addressing
  • heighten your professional image, self-confidence, and career prospects.

Practicing what she preaches, award-winning communicator and bestselling author Dianna Booher writes in a refreshingly straightforward style and has organized E-writing to make on-the-spot referencing a snap. Keep it handy; refer to it often -- and your online mailbox will never be the same again.
 

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Contents

Writing Electronically
1
EMAIL EXCHANGE
9
THE EWRITING CULTURE
47
WRITING ON PAPER OR ONLINE
67
STEP 5 EDIT FOR CONTENT AND LAYOUT GRAMMAR CLARITY CONCISENESS AND STYLE
133
Lets Get Technical
287
A Final Note to the Reader
359
Bibliography
361
Grammar Glossary
363
Answers to Spelling Awareness Exercise
369
Acknowledgments
371
Other Resources By Dianna Booher Available from Booher Consultants
373
For More Information
375
Index
377
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Dianna Booher has published over 37 books and is the founder and CEO of her own training firm, Booher Consultants, Inc. She has worked with 25 of the 50 largest corporations in America and 227 of the Fortune 500 companies. She is a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by fewer than 300 professionals the world.

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