How to Write it: A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write

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Ten Speed Press, 2006 - Reference - 413 pages
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Even the simplest notes can trigger procrastination, deliberation, and frustration in all of us. Thankfully, writing expert Sandra Lamb is here to provide tips for writing virtually all communications: emails, resumes, thank-you notes, collection letters, grant proposals, letters of complaint, press releases, and much more.
  • An improved and expanded edition of the essential reference on restoring personality, civility, and grace back to business and personal communications.
  • Geared toward today's edgier and more competitive business landscape.
  • Includes twice as many models as the previous edition and new chapters on applying for jobs via email, writing business plans, creating book proposals, and drafting letters of apology and condolence.
  • Previous edition sold 60,000 copies.
 

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Contents

Design and Layout
13
Announcement
21
JOB SEARCH
101
Networking
102
Resume Cover Letter
109
Resume
118
Applying Online and by Email
133
Letter of Recommendation
136
Negotiations
271
Settlements
275
Apology
278
Forgiveness
287
ORDERS CREDIT AND COLLECTIONS
294
Orders
295
Credit Inquiry and Providing Credit Information
300
Credit Approval
305

Refusing an Applicant
143
Declining a Position
146
EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS AND EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS
149
Employee Correspondence
150
Introduction 1 54
154
Memo
159
Meeting Notices Agendas and Minutes
168
Reprimand
172
Letter of Resignation
176
Employee Termination
179
PROPOSALS AND REPORTS
182
Proposal
183
Business Plan
189
Formal Report
192
Informal Report
199
Feasibility Report
202
Technical Report and Technical Writing
204
Book Proposal
207
Research
215
Questionnaires and Surveys
219
INQUIRIES REQUESTS AND RESPONSE COMMUNICATIONS
223
Requests and Inquiries
224
Cover Letter
230
Response
234
Confirmation and Acknowledgment
240
Acceptance
245
Refusal
249
PROBLEMS SENSITIVE MATTERS AND RESOLUTIONS
256
Complaint
257
Disagreements and Disputes
265
Requesting an Adjustment in Payments
314
Offering an Adjustment
318
Collection
321
SALES
326
Direct Mail
327
Sales FollowUp
333
PUBLIC RELATIONS PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLICITY
337
Pitch
338
FundRaising
341
Media Kit
347
Press Release
350
Questions and Answers
355
Biography
358
Backgrounder
360
Fact Sheet
362
Timeline
364
Bibliography
366
Speech
368
Public Service Announcement
371
Media Alert and Photo Opportunity Alert
373
Opinion Editorial
375
Newsletter
377
Brochure
380
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
382
Email Electronic and Online Communication
383
APPENDICES
386
Forms of Address
387
Avoiding Discriminatory Words
393
INDEX
408
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\Sandra E. Lamb began her career as a technical writer, editor, and ghostwriter in the medical field. In the mid-eighties, she founded an advertising, public relations, and marketing corporation. During this time, she also instructed groups of corporate managers in the principles of effective writing and co-authored the book EQUITY SHARING. Currently, Lamb writes a humor column and is a free-lance writer for national magazines, specializing in women's issues. Her pieces have appeared in such magazines as Family Circle and Woman's Day.

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