Quick Fixes for Business Writing: An Eight-Step Editing Process to Find and Correct Common Readability Problems
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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LEAD WITH STRENGTH
PARADE YOUR PARAGRAPHS
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The One Minute Editor
Point form writing
Common Editing Marks
How to Write Worse
ACTIVATE THE PASSIVES
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