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Write Like a Pro

Ten Techniques for Getting Your Point Across at Work (and in Life)

by Carl Hausman

 

Learn how first-rate professional writers ply their trade—and see how to easily incorporate their techniques into your own writing.

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March 2016

Praeger

Pages 194
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Business/Business Communications
  Business/Careers
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For those looking to become great business writers, this practical guide supplies clear instruction and examples of how to organize thoughts into written form, impart information with pinpoint accuracy, persuade, and hold the reader's interest: in short, to use language to get what you want.

In today's business world, writers need to be prepared and comfortable with various forms of writing: reports, blogs, social media, white papers. Written by an established expert on writing and communication, journalism professor Carl D. Hausman, Write Like a Pro: Ten Techniques for Getting Your Point Across at Work (and in Life) can make you a better writer, regardless of your experience and current skill level; and will teach you how to vastly improve your written communication through a straightforward, easy-to-follow method.

This book doesn't just cover the essential "mechanics" of good writing; it focuses on developing the more subtle skills of infusing your writing with eloquence, power, accuracy, and persuasiveness—and it shows readers how to achieve those qualities with no-nonsense advice. The information is highly accessible, sometimes amusing, and replete with memorable examples that demonstrate what works and teaches a strategy for solving any writing problem. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to write effectively, in any form, from emails to complaint letters to social media.

Features

  • Presents a clear, no-nonsense guide to excellent writing using easily grasped tricks and techniques employed by top writers
  • Encapsulates these key writing methodologies in ten basic techniques, each broken down into ten actionable steps
  • Provides an immediate "take-away" and valuable, practical advice for becoming a better writer in each paragraph
  • Describes and demonstrates the steps in a way that is memorable and even enjoyable to learn
Author Info

Carl Hausman, PhD, is professor of journalism at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ. He has taught a variety of writing courses and is national chair of the broadcast journalism judging panel for the National Headliner Awards, one of the nation's oldest and largest awards programs recognizing journalism excellence. Hausman is the author of 19 books, some of which have entered into multiple editions. His background includes professional experience as a newspaper and magazine writer, TV news anchor and reporter, talk show host, magazine and newspaper writer and editor, TV producer, and voiceover announcer. He has made media appearances to discuss communication ethics on ABC's World News This Morning, Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, CBS Radio Network's Capitol Ideas, Good Day New York, CNN Radio's LookOut, and several nationally syndicated radio talk shows, along with various local television and radio appearances in New York; Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and Atlanta. He testified before Congress on communication and societal issues, and has been interviewed about media issues by various publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, Editor and Publisher, and the Columbia Journalism Review.

Awards

2018 IPPY Award Gold Medal in Writing/Publishing category — Independent Publisher

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