How to Write It, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write

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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Aug 30, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 432 pages
Write personal and professional communications with clarity, confidence, and style.

How to Write It is the essential resource for eloquent personal and professional self-expression. Award-winning journalist Sandra E. Lamb transforms even reluctant scribblers into articulate wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type and form of written communication.

Completely updated and expanded, the new third edition offers hundreds of handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professionally designed document layouts. How to Write It is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers, and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a massive style guide but needs a friendly desk reference.
 

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Contents

Layout
14
Invitation
63
Cnrropondence
82
Ill
106
Email Applications
143
Employment Be Employee
160
Reprimand
184
Reports
196
Biography Bio
394
VIII Bibliography
396
Speech
397
Orders Credit 8t Collections 69 Public Service Announcement PSA
400
Providing Credit to the Editor
402
71 Newsletter
404
31 72 Brochure
406
Credit Denial
408

Inquiries Requests
245
Resolutions 8t Publication 46 Complaint 8 Protest 282 61 Pitch Letter 3715
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so Apology 306 65 Qestions 85 Answers QatA 51 Forgiveness 317 Frvcquently Asked Qlcstions FAQ
391
IX Marketing Public Relations Appendix
416
8t Sales Communication Index
420
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Sandra E. Lamb was a technical writer, editor, and ghost writer before launching her career as a writing teacher. She has guided many diverse groups to greater eloquence, from the American National Cattlewomen’s Association to the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Lamb is the author of Personal Notes and Write the Right Words. For more information, visit www.sandralamb.com.

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