The AMA Handbook of Business Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Style, Grammar, Usage, Punctuation, Construction, and Formatting

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INTRODUCTION
The AMA Handbook of Business Writing is a desktop job aid for all corporate communicators. The book is a collection of easy-to-find information on style, grammar, usage, punctuation, language construction, formatting, and business documents.In writing three editions of the Administrative Assistant’s and Secretary’s Handbook, we have done extensive research on language usage. In addition, we are the founders of a corporate communications consulting business with over 25 years’ experience working for many Fortune 500 companies like IBM, AT&T, Sony, Chevron, Hewlett Packard, and Cox Enterprises. In our work, we’ve developed hundreds of business documents including Web sites, brochures, reports, presentations, marketing plans, policy manuals, video programs, software tutorials, and training materials. In The AMA Handbook of Business Writing, we take the best of these corporate business writing guidelines and organize them in a way corporate writers will find useful.We’ve written the book so you can easily find information on a particular topic and quickly get back to your writing project. We have alphabetized most of the book and included cross-references to assist you in finding alternatively worded entries.The book is organized into three sections:
■. Section 1: The Writing Process
■. Section 2: The Business Writer’s Alphabetical Reference
■. Section 3: Sample Business Documents

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Business Documents Figures xxiii
  • Introduction xxv
  • Acknowledgments xxvii
  • Section 1 - The Writing Process 1
  • Section 2 - The Business Writer’s Alphabetical Reference 31
  • A 33
  • B 88
  • C 103
  • D 153
  • E 178
  • F 195
  • G 209
  • H 214
  • J 250
  • K 252
  • L 255
  • M 268
  • N 280
  • O 296
  • P 301
  • Q 342
  • R 347
  • S 358
  • T 388
  • U 407
  • V 412
  • W 418
  • X- Y Z 423
  • Section 3 - Sample Business Documents 425
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