SOPs are extremely valuable in many industries, as they dictate how tasks will be carried out and ensure standardization of practices. Palash Das, author of “Writing Standard Operating Procedures,” says that they are “an integral part of a successful quality system as [they] provide individuals with the information to perform a job properly and facilitate consistency in the quality and integrity of...

 

What do "effective" business writing skills mean? Brian Wasko, author of “5 Principles of Effective Business Writing,” says, “Our world is increasingly dependent on the clear and effective communication of information.” Therefore, it is becoming increasingly important to incorporate lean principles into your writing. Since being competitive in business is absolutely crucial to survival, your writing skills can differentiate...

 

Effective communication skills lead to more efficient business and professional writing; as such, the knowledge of different forms of written communication in business is crucial for your team. Barbie Carpenter, author of “ Four Types of Communication in Business Writing ,” says, “Written communication, in particular, is used in all types of businesses in a variety of ways.” There are...

 

To improve your business writing skills , analyzing your reader is a must. Because business writing is reader-centered writing, your purpose and tone should fit those who’ll be reading your documents. The article “ Audience Analysis: Building Information About Your Readers ,” from the Purdue Online Writing Lab, says, “Depending on the purpose and needs of your documents, you may perform...

 

All types of professional writing, whether technical manuscripts , grants , or SOPs , are reader-focused and serve a specific purpose; however, according to Joshua Cook, author of “ Business and Professional Writing: Four Fundamental Elements ,” “Business writing is a deeper process than other types of writing because your job may depend on this one thing you have written, be it a raise, promotion,...

 

Because the business world is becoming more competitive, getting that perfect job or being promoted can be difficult, especially if you lack the proper skills. While the right education and relevant experience are essential, being proficient at writing is a “must.” Maggie McCormick, author of “ Writing and Communication Skills Essential To Business Success and Promotion ,” writes, “Since...

 

Professional writing skills are necessary in all fields and can greatly impact your professional image. Rick Suttle, author of “ Importance of Writing Skills in Business ,” writes, “Communication skills, including writing, are one of the most important transferable skills that workers possess.” To ensure that you’re representing yourself, and your business, in the best possible manner, you...

 

In professional writing, tone is as essential as content. Because how you approach a topic impacts the reader, maintaining an appropriate and professional tone in writing is vital. Dana Driscoll , author of “ Tone in Business Writing ,” says, “The tone of a message is a reflection of the writer and it does affect how the reader will perceive the message.” The article asks writers to develop the...

 

Whether you write technical , scientific , or business documents, incorporating some basic principles of communication can make your writing more readable. Frank Luntz , a political consultant and strategist, breaks down these principles in his article, “ 10 Rules Of Successful Communication .” We’ve summarized five of those rules here. Simplicity Because professional writing...

 

If you think that the purpose of professional writing is to useas many words as possible, think again! Rather, the goal is to document information concisely and “use the most effective words.” The article “ Conciseness ,” published by Purdue OWL , outlines many important steps for a writer to take to write clearly. Use specific words Many times writers use a long phrase...

 

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