How to Say It, Third Edition: Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation

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Penguin, Apr 7, 2009 - Reference - 576 pages
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?For anyone who has ever stared at a blank page or screen?(Kaylene Weiser, organized consultant, The Wiser Way)? the revised third edition of the bestseller that offers ?a crisp, elegant way to say everything.?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction)

The ?exceptional, wonderful, amazing?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) book that has sold nearly one million copies!


How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say?and what not to say?in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence to personal letters, this is the perfect desk reference for anyone who often finds themselves struggling to find those perfect words for:

? Apologies and sympathy letters
? Letters to the editor
? Cover letters
? Fundraising requests
? Social correspondence, including invitations and Announcements

This new edition features expanded advice for personal and business emails, blogs, and international communication.
 

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Contents

Title Page
TWO ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND CONFIRMATIONS
FOUR ADVICE
SIX ANNOUNCEMENTS
EIGHT LETTERS OF APPLICATION
TEN LETTERS OF APPRECIATION
TWELVE COLLECTION LETTERS
THIRTEEN COMPLAINTS
TWENTYEIGHT HOLIDAY LETTERS
TWENTYNINE LETTERS OF INSTRUCTION
THIRTYONE INVITATIONS
THIRTYTVVO LOVE LETTERS
THIRTYFIVE LETTERS DEALING WITH ORDERS
THIRTYSEVEN QUERY LETTERS
THIRTYNINE REFUSALS
FORTY REPORTS AND PROPOSALS

FOURTEEN CONGRATULATIONS
FIFTEEN LETTERS THAT SERVE AS CONTRACTS
SEVENTEEN LETTERS ABOUT CREDIT
NINETEEN LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
TWENTYONE LETTERS DEALING WITH EMPLOYMENT
TWENTYTWO LETTERS TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS
TWENTYTHREE FAXED LETTERS
TWENTYFIVE FUNDRAISING LETTERS
TWENTYSIX GET WELL LETTERS
FORTYTVVO RESPONSES
FORTYFOUR SALES LETTERS
FORTYFIVE SENSITIVE LETTERS
FORTYSIX LETTERS OF SYMPATHY
FORTYSEVEN THANKYOU LETTERS
FORTYEIGHT LETTERS RELATED TO TRAVEL
FIFTY LETTERS OF WELCOME
APPENDIX MECHANICS
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Rosalie Maggio is the award-winning author of eighteen books. She is a member of the Authors Guild and the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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