Monday, January 21, 2013

Bryan Garner's new guide to business writing

Legal writing expert and Black's Law Dictionary editor Bryan Garner has published a new book called the HBR [Harvard Business Review] Guide to Better Business Writing. It will be available from the Harvard Business Press Books on January 29, 2013 and can be bought here.  The following is the publisher's synopsis:

DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you're fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a nicety. But it's a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You'll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The "HBR Guide to Better Business Writing," by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: (1) Push past writer's block, (2) Grab--and keep--readers' attention, (3) Earn credibility with tough audiences, (4) Trim the fat from your writing, (5) Strike the right tone, and (6) Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage.

Hat tip to Lynn Gaertner-Johnston's Business Writing blog.


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