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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: http://www.inc.com/kaleigh-moore/8-must-read-books-on-business-writing.html

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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