Read This Book: Writing That Works

“How to write memos, letters, reports, speeches, resumes, plans and other papers that what you mean – and get things done”

Writing That Works is a practical guide to effective business writing.  Clear, concise and easy to read, it practices what it preaches.  I picked up a copy after reading Maria Popova‘s “10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy“.  Ogilvy knew a thing or two about persuasive communication and he encouraged his staff to read Roman-Raphaelson three times.  I recommend you do the same.

I’m reading the 1981 edition from my local library, which is charmingly pre-email.  The more recent version contains an “I Love My Computer” chapter and other updated information.

 

This post contains affiliate links to Powell’s Books.

 

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