Essentials of Business Communication

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Cengage Learning, Jan 15, 2012 - Business & Economics - 592 pages
ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 9TH EDITION presents a streamlined approach to business communication that includes unparalleled resources and author support for instructors and students. ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION provides a four-in-one learning package: authoritative text, practical workbook, self-teaching grammar/mechanics handbook, and premium Web site. Especially effective for students with outdated or inadequate language skills, the Ninth Edition offers extraordinary print and digital exercises to help students build confidence as they review grammar, punctuation, and writing guidelines. Textbook chapters teach basic writing skills and then apply these skills to a variety of e-mails, memos, letters, reports, and resumes. Realistic model documents and structured writing assignments help students build lasting workplace skills. The Ninth Edition of this award-winning text features increased coverage of electronic messages and digital media, redesigned and updated model documents to introduce students to the latest business communication practices, and extensively updated exercises and activities.
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Once you get past the staggering price and the ridiculous web content, you will notice that the book is mostly regurgitated business speak and colorful graphics.
The chapters are filled out by
repetitive "summaries", charts and bogus "on the job" examples. The tone is condescending and the examples are amateurish.
If you are in any type of executive position and think this book will help you, it will not. It will frustrate you.

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About the Authors
Workplace Communication Today
The Business Writing Process
Communicating at Work
Reports and Proposals
Professionalism Teamwork Meetings and Speaking Skills
Employment Communication
Document Format Guide
Correction Symbols and Proofreading Marks
Documentation Formats
GrammarMechanics Handbook
Key to GrammarMechanics Checkups

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A dedicated professional, Mary Ellen Guffey has taught business communication and business English topics for more than 35 years. She received a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Bowling Green State University; a master's degree from the University of Illinois; and a doctorate in business and economic education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has taught at the University of Illinois, Santa Monica College and Los Angeles Pierce College. Now recognized as the world's leading business communication textbook author, Dr. Guffey is the founding author of three award-winning textbooks: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION and BUSINESS ENGLISH. Each updated book continues to lead its market and, together, these books have helped hundreds of thousands of students around the world develop language skills. Dr. Guffey serves on the review boards of the Business and Professional Communication Quarterly and the Journal of Business Communication, publications of the Association for Business Communication. She also participates in national meetings, sponsors business communication awards and is committed to promoting excellence in business communication pedagogy and the development of student writing skills.

Dana Loewy has been teaching business communication at California State University, Fullerton since 1996. She enjoys introducing undergraduates to business writing and honing the skills of graduate students in managerial communication. Most recently, she has also taught various German courses and is a regular guest lecturer at Fachhochschule Nürtingen, Germany. In addition to completing numerous brand-name consulting assignments, she is a certified business etiquette consultant. Dr. Loewy has collaborated with Dr. Guffey on recent editions of BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT as well as on ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION. Dr. Loewy holds a master's degree from Bonn University, Germany, and earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California. Fluent in several languages, among them German and Czech, her two native languages, Dr. Loewy has authored critical articles in many areas of interest -- literary criticism, translation, business communication, and business ethics. Before teaming up with Dr. Guffey, Dr. Loewy published various poetry and prose translations, most notably THE EARLY POETRY OF JAROSLAV SEIFERT and ` TSF. Active in the Association for Business Communication, Dr. Loewy focuses on creating effective teaching/learning materials for undergraduate and graduate business communication students.

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