How to Write Effective Business English

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 28 Sep 2019

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I'm a professional communicator in the energy industry. I appreciate a book with a focus on business english. Too many of our every day communications are fraught with errors and basically unreadable. How to Write Effective Business English by Fiona Tablet is presented in clear, factual language. A good read for anyone who wants to hone their craft or brush up on their communications skills.
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With the age of social media, many people have forgotten how to writ well. This is a great resource that cuts to the chase and gives a good tutorial. It reminds us of the rules of good language and will quickly allow you to stay on track.
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This was difficult to put into practice. I enjoyed the basic principles. It would benefit a lot of readers.
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Nicely put together, not overly jammed with information. Quick and easy to understand. Nice to see a lot of different things that one may encounter in business.
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A very good and useful book. I appreciated everything and I'm sure I will remember the lessons I learned.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to Kogan Page and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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As a proposal writer, I'm always trying to 'hone my craft' (writing doesn't come naturally to me) and I really appreciated reading this book. It refreshed previous knowledge that I tucked away and also made me cringe to realize some pitfalls I fall in (I'm a one-word email person sometimes, thinking I'm being efficient). The information is easily digestible and I was able to concretely note down what to focus on in my overall writing approach (especially via email communication). It's also helped me in terms of future planning; how to write for a new boss/job/staff, etc. We don't have a multinational team in place, however Ms. Talbot made me realize the importance of of how to write for a multinational audience. Reading that 'complacency drains the lifeblood of any organization' was a swift reminder that just because I'm a native English writer (though bilingual), it doesn't mean I shouldn't continue evaluating my writing style and/or asking for feedback. Having the 'checklist for actions' is also helpful to distill what I need to focus on.
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