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Bids, Proposals and Tenders - Succeeding with effective writing by David Nickson

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3 PREPARING TO WRITE

Read this first.

Found in many manuals, sometimes too late to be of use

AT A GLANCE

  • the communications cycle;
  • some basics;
  • Orwell’s rules;
  • grammatical hints and tips.

INTRODUCTION

This ‘read me first’ chapter provides a potted set of hints and tips for those who don’t have to write regularly. It is intended as background reading to help you before you set pen to paper, and gives a fast-track guide to help with business writing. Other resources, often more comprehensive and formal, are listed at the end of this book.

Although the book is aimed at native English speakers this chapter aims to serve as a reminder of some basic grammar and, perhaps, also to help those for whom English is a second language.

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