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

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Handicap, Disability
A handicap is a problem that can be remedied, whereas a disability is permanent problem.
■. People who have disabilities prefer the word disability to handicap.
■. The phrase “people with disabilities” is preferred over “disabled people.”

Hard Disk, Hard Drive
A hard disk is the actual disk inside a hard drive where data are stored in a computer system. Refer to the storage device inside most personal computers as a “hard drive” or “hard disk drive.” When using these terms, consider these tips:
■. Hard disk and hard drive are always written as two words.
■. Do not hyphenate hard disk or hard drive.

Headings and Subheadings
Headings are used to organize sections of content and make it easy for readers to locate information. Consider these tips when using headings and subheadings:
■. Headings should convey information about the content that follows.

The text that follows the heading should stand on its own and not continue where the heading left off.

Incorrect:

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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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