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Writing for Business: Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges by Harvard Business School Press

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Clayton, John. “Five Quick Ways to Trim Your Writing.” Harvard Management Communication Letter, April 2003.

At the eleventh hour, you must make a critical report 30 percent leaner. How can you do it quickly? These five tips will help you cut length without cutting meaning.

Donahue, Kristen B. “Misused Words and Other Writing Gaffes: A Manager’s Primer.” Harvard Management Communication Letter, November 2001.

Managers are valued for their leadership, management skills, and vision, not for their adherence to the rules of grammar and punctuation. And yet the ability to communicate via the written word is crucial. Mistakes in grammar, clunky phrasing, and carelessness can muddle your message and undermine your credibility. ...

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