8 Books to Read to Improve Business Writing in All Respects

Can reading make you a better writer? It depends what you decide to read. Kaleigh Moore offers her eight recommendations for reading material that will bolster your word powers across the board:

  1. Writing That Works: How to Communicate Effectively in Business, by Kenneth Roman, which offers comprehensive introductory tips
  2. Words That Sell, by Richard Bayan, a seminal work for using language to increase sales
  3. HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by Bryan A. Garner, a “business writing Bible”
  4. Business Writing for Dummies, by Natalie Canavor, for when your writing is really lousy
  5. Business Writing: What Works, What Won’t, by Wilma Davidson, a “results-driven approach”
  6. Business Writing Today: A Practical Guide, by Natalie Canavor again, for how to write strategically
  7. The Elements of Style, a fundamental and renowned grammar guide
  8. How to Say It: Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation, by Rosalie Maggio, with a pretty self-explanatory title

Pick out the ones that sound applicable to your situation and get reading. You can view the original article here:

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