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Writing for Work   Principles

Effective writing on the job is well-planned, carefully researched, and clearly presented.

Whether you are sending a routine status email or working on an important business case proposal, the basic principles below provide a quick start to writing for work, or a speedy review of the basics.

Purpose/Intent
What do you hope to accomplish in writing this document?

Audience
Who will receive your message? How much do they know and what is their attitude to the topic?

Style and Tone
How should you say what you want to say?  What is the appropriate style and tone?

Creating the Message
What do you want to say?  How much information should you include and in what order?

 

 

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