When communicating in a business setting, there are many forms of writing available. The most common forms of writing are memorandums, letters, and electronic mail. Each form has its appropriate uses. Care should be taken when choosing a format for any business communication. A memorandum is best used for internal business communications. It is often […]
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This is an example letter from a new technical editor to a group of technical writers. July 15, 2008 Engineering Team Technical Writing Journal 123 Fake Street Boston, Massachusetts 01234 Dear Engineering Team: I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and pass on some of my philosophy regarding technical writing. As you […]
The first thing any communicator must do when composing a message is decide which medium will work best (Evans & Wright, 2008). When faced with the task of communicating to a large group of people, especially those distributed across some distance, email is an effective form of communication. To be effective, it is critical that […]
As technology has advanced the pace of modern society, the modern employee has less time available for any given work task. Susan Meisinger (2004) wrote “it is almost impossible to be productive in today’s business environment without being an effective communicator” (para. 6). A business writer must present messages that are efficiently organized to convey […]
There are three main stages in the writing process: planning, drafting, and revising. The planning stage is when information is collected, the document is organized, and a format is chosen. During the drafting stage, the writer is focused on getting thoughts down on paper; there should be no intention of writing a finished document at […]