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October 2007 UpWrite Press - We Make Writing Work For You

Meet Our Newest “Baby”

We at UpWrite Press are constantly striving to help you improve your writing. To that end, we are particularly excited about our EZ Series, a growing list of texts aimed at saving you time and enhancing your writing skills.

Our newest offering in the series is Business and Sales Correspondence: Trait-Based Strategies That Improve Writing and Save Time. This slim volume will quickly ease you through the basics of business writing, from concept to completion.

Business and Sales Correspondence will help you produce every type of business writing, from email, memos, and faxes to letters and proposals. You’ll find all the tips and advice you need, clearly organized and presented in the no-nonsense language you’ve come to expect from UpWrite Press. Here are just a few of the topics covered:

  • Planning your writing and getting started
  • Writing the latest forms, including email and text messages
  • Writing letters with a purpose
  • Writing sales proposals

In addition, a separate section explains how to use the seven traits of effective writing—ideas, organization, voice, words, sentences, correct copy, and design—to shape your correspondence into a powerful force for your business.

To learn more about this product, visit the Business and Sales Correspondence page on our Web site.

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What’s the quickest way to improve your business writing skills? Personal coaching may be the answer. UpWrite Press offers a variety of flexible personal coaching plans that teach the traits and techniques of business writing.
Read more about UpWrite Press personal coaching.

That Little Extra
When you work with other people, a little consideration can go a long way. If you take the last cup of coffee, make a new pot. If you notice the printer is low on toner, alert whoever changes it—or take care of it yourself if you are able and it’s allowed.

The same goes for writing. If you notice that a coworker consistently makes the same mistake (e.g., misplaced apostrophes, spelling errors), mention it. You will be doing the person a great favor. Just remember to be noncondescending. Suggesting a grammar book or other resource you use can be very helpful. A comment like, “I use this all the time” lets the person know that everyone makes mistakes.

Join Our Writers’ Forum
We invite you to be part of our monthly eTips. Each month we pose a question or problem regarding the use of writing in business. Send us your reply along with your name, your company’s name, and a brief description of what you do. We will print the best responses, and you will get your name out to our more than 5,000 subscribers! (We reserve the right to edit your remarks for fit and suitability.)

October Writers’ Forum Topic
What writing aids do you depend on? What’s on your desk? Do you have some special book, item, or computer trick that helps you with your writing? Share with us—we’re always looking for good ideas to improve writing!

Email your response to writersforum@upwritepress.com. Write "October Writers’ Forum" in the subject line, and you could see your reply in the eTips Mid-Month Mini.

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