Quick Fixes for Business Writing: An Eight-Step Editing Process to Find and Correct Common Readability Problems

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Productive Publications, May 14, 2014 - Business writing - 159 pages
Quick fixes for business writing breaks down the editorial process into a series of tasks which are designed to improve the readability of the final product. It will be invaluable to you; regardless of whether you are a novice or a proficient editor. This book helps you to develop a systematic eight-step approach. It identifies functions that you may have been performing only intuitively. It will provide you with techniques to improve your written material.
 

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1
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
3
INTRODUCTION A system for editing
5
SHORTEN SENTENCES
25
TAKE OUT THE TRASH
37
DEFLATE WORDS
51
Untangle the knots
61
ELIMINATE THE EQUATIONS
89
LEAD WITH STRENGTH
111
PARADE YOUR PARAGRAPHS
119
And in conclusion
135
The One Minute Editor
137
Point form writing
141
Punctuation Principles
145
Common Editing Marks
149
How to Write Worse
151

ACTIVATE THE PASSIVES
97

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Jim Taylor has produced some 7,500 sports columns, 3 times as many radio shows and 15 books. His passionate sports writing has earned him membership in the CFL and BC Sports Halls of Fame and a lifetime achievement award from Sports Media Canada. He is the author of "Goin' Deep: The Life and Times of a CFL Quarterback" with Matt Dunigan and ""Hello, Sweetheart? Gimmie Rewrite!" My Life in the Wonderful World of Sports". He currently resides in West Vancouver, BC Canada.

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