Tips for Common Documents

Whilst everything in this book applies to all types of document, some have specific features worthy of further attention. A great many books and websites will give you tips on writing the best CV, executive summary, research proposal, etc. and I’m keen not to repeat this content or fill up the section with obvious statements. Therefore, this section is my take on these common documents. Although some of the advice can be found elsewhere, hopefully some insights will be new to you.

In this section, we will look at:

  • emails
  • writing for the web
  • the CV/resume
  • executive summaries
  • grant funding.


The vast majority of documents you will ever create will be emails. However, most people put significantly ...

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