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Title:
Webster's business writing basics
Author:
Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Publication Information:
Springfield, MA : Federal Street Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
vii, 400 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Business letter elements and formats -- A guide to punctuation and style -- Composition and word usage -- Forms of address -- Sample letters -- Memos, reports, and other documents -- E-mail -- Office mail.
Subject Term:
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ISBN:
9781892859273
Format :
Book

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"Written in a reader-friendly style, with a detailed table of contents and an extensive index, this book will be useful to everyone from the administrative assistant to the CEO. If your business is large or small, if you work at home or in an office, you will find everything you need to know to "say it right."" "Topics in each section are explained fully, with numerous examples to clarify meaning. Additionally, 50 sample letters provide models for almost every business situation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
1. Business Letter Elements and Formatsp. 1
Material and Design Considerationsp. 2
Standard Letter Formatsp. 5
Letter Elements and Stylingp. 16
Envelope Addressesp. 32
Word-Processing Techniquesp. 41
2. A Guide to Punctuation and Stylep. 48
Punctuationp. 48
Capitals and Italicsp. 83
Plurals and Possessivesp. 103
Compoundsp. 111
Abbreviationsp. 123
Numbersp. 134
Grammar Glossaryp. 151
3. Composition and Word Usagep. 156
Letter-Writing Guidelinesp. 156
Problems in Word Usagep. 158
Frequently Confused and Misused Wordsp. 165
Expressions to Avoid in Business Writingp. 170
Editing and Proofreadingp. 177
4. Forms of Addressp. 184
Forms of Address Chartp. 185
Special Titles, Designations, and Abbreviationsp. 199
5. Sample Lettersp. 206
Fifty Business Lettersp. 206
Correspondence with Government Agenciesp. 306
6. Memos, Reports, and Other Documentsp. 315
Memorandumsp. 315
Faxesp. 317
Meeting Minutesp. 322
Press Releasesp. 326
Reportsp. 328
7. E-Mailp. 346
E-mail Basicsp. 347
Optionsp. 352
Style and Etiquettep. 356
Privacy and Securityp. 357
On-line Group Participationp. 360
Internet Connectionsp. 363
8. Office Mailp. 366
Outgoing Mailp. 366
Postal Services and Classes of Mailp. 368
Commercial Carriersp. 371
Indexp. 375

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