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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Why did I choose this book? Because I'd like to write more clearly and effectively in my business. What was my experience with reading the book?
It gave some great examples of clear writing versus unclear writing. It's definitely worth reading a second time. There were plenty of gold nuggets such as the MACJ formula for planning papers and the distinction between passive voice and active voice was made clear.
Would I recommend this book to others? It's a fantastic short read. Simple, direct, and concise read on how to improve your business writing. Chapters are brief and compact with useful recaps. The author starts with a section on how to focus and start writing. Afterwards he discusses ways to develop your writing skills and further elaborates briefly on what to avoid when writing.
He ends the book with suggested approaches on common forms of business writing e-mails, memos, reports, etc. There are helpful appendices about useful grammar and punctual rules along with a primer of good usage. Very helpful and quick book. One person found this helpful. I bought this book for my husband but I read it and loved it and will need to buy him his own copy.
This is short and easy to read but full of tips and reading recommendations. It's really a powerful little book that will make even the best writer sit up and take notice.
Would be a good new job or graduation gift too for anyone at any level. Buy this for communication tips. Came in great condition and is very easy to follow along with. Great tips that come in handy with day-to-day communication.
If you are new to an office environment, I would recommend purchasing this immediately. If you want someone to read your emails, and actually act on them, this guide is where to start! Simple, clear and something I will keep around as a reference guide to remind of the basics as I improve my business writing. Bryan Garr has organized an easy-to-read, conversational book on better business writing. His before and after examples are especially effective, as is the grammar guide in the appendix.
Personally, I found the 4-step writing process a bit confusing in the initial chapter. He does explain it in-depth a few chapters later. Overall, a concise, easy-to-use guidebook to better writing!
The Author has covered all the most important points for every writing needs from emails, memos, reports, business letters, etc. There useful examples which shows before-and-after versions. I like the idea of always maintaining goodwill in writing while getting your message across even if the message is not so pleasant. This book is a must have. See all 84 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 1 month ago.
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Most importantly, don't be distracted by the title—this is a guide to Better. Writing , be it business, academic, or whatever. This book is divided into twenty-one chapters divided among four sections and supported by six appendixes.
The introduction says it all, perhaps a little too bluntly: The readers who will benefit from this book are not those who leave it on their desk or bookshelf but those who are willing to work on their writing. So, BBW carries [End Page ] the same message as other good writing guides—there is no quick fix, just practice, practice, practice. Garner has a preference for clarity in writing that shines through his own prose.
Even in this introduction he is evangelical, entreating his readers to adopt habits that engender good stylistic habits xviii-xix. Of particular relevance to BBW is Garner's 'aversion to jargon and business speak' xix , although it is not just in business that jargon is a roadblock to the reader. Garner demonstrates his 'show and tell' style that he adapts in different formats for much of the book. He poses a hypothetical situation that requires a letter, then writes three different documents covering similar ground, but from authors that each have a different relationship to the recipient.
Each covers similar ground, yet each letter approaches the recipient from a different starting place. This chapter, like most others, is brief only four pages , yet Garner's light touch is perfectly balanced and should engage even the most disinterested of readers. As with all chapters in BBW , the lessons learned are reiterated as a 'recap' on the last page and, as ever, in plain English. Wodehouse's Jeeves, gentleman's gentleman to the bungling Bertie Wooster, who successfully solved problems by studying the psychology of the individual.
Garner similarly recommends studying the psychology of the audience. That is, any message needs to be tailored to the requirements of the reader. This is illustrated by two versions of the same message, a trick used throughout BBW —'not this' e.
Make your point right up front. Many people find that the writing style and structure they developed in school doesn’t work as well in the business world. “One of the great diseases of business writing is postponing the message to the .
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/5(84).
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. More than just the ability to string words into a sentence, your writing skills can build credibility or create a bad impression, attract or detract potential customers, make or break a business deal.
The Guide to Better Business Writing is an excellent guide to the key elements of business writing. It's brutally concise, clear and easy to read, and has lots of helpful examples of good writing and bad. For good writers, it's an effective refresher. For those seeking to improve, there are numerous suggestions to implement/5. 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.