Better Said And Clearly Written: An Annotated Guide To Business Communication Sources, Skills, And…

Hardcover | November 1, 1989

bySandra E. Belanger

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This up-to-date bibliography on business communications which, unlike any other, also indexes the availability of sample documents and other learning aids has been compiled with students, faculty, librarians, and other working professionals in mind. It combines research sources with an annotated bibliography that emphasizes practical solutions to business and technical communications problems. The topical arrangement facilitates the prompt location of materials that emphasize specific communication skills such as editing, interviewing, and public speaking. The extremely fine-tuned subject index details the locations of all sources on a particular topic and specific kinds of assistance, such as outlines and sample documents. The guide is composed of two major divisions of three chapters each. Part I, the research handbook, assists researchers who need answers to basic questions: chapter 1 details standard reference sources including dictionaries, bibliographies, and directories; chapter 2 lists research tools such as indexes and online data bases; and chapter 3 cites additional important resources including grammar hot lines, national associations, and research institutions. Part II, a topical bibliography of books published between 1980 and 1988, facilitates the location of outlines, guidelines, examples, workbooks, sample documents, and similar forms of assistance. Chapters four through six are devoted to three skill areas: general skills such as editing, graphics and visuals, and word processing; written documents such as abstracts, newsletters and feasibility studies; and oral products such as interviewing, presentations, and workshops and seminars. Three distinct indexes provideaccess to this wealth of information by name, title, and subject. Better Said and Clearly Written should be made available not only to business and technical libraries but to academic and public libraries as well. It will be an indispensible tool for technical writers, small business owners, corporate personnel, and anyone wishing to improve their oral and written communication skills.

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This up-to-date bibliography on business communications which, unlike any other, also indexes the availability of sample documents and other learning aids has been compiled with students, faculty, librarians, and other working professionals in mind. It combines research sources with an annotated bibliography that emphasizes practical s...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:210 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1989Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313266417

ISBN - 13:9780313266416

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?Belanger's annotated bibliography of business communication sources is an excellent selection tool, and it makes one realize just how many resources there are that can help business people to develop skills in both oral and written communication. A listing of other bibliographies covering business communication, some broader in scope than this one, some focusing on a specific aspect of communication such as interviewing, forms the first section of this bibliography. Other sections list quotation sources, periodical indexes that analyze communication and technical writing journals (periodical articles are not included in the bibliography), databases, LC subject headings, associations in the field, publishers of business and technical communication books, and, believe it or not, a list of grammar hotlines! Further practical chapters annotate books covering style, written and oral communication skills, report writing, and resume writing. The annotations on the resume books ought to settle the frequent question of which provide samples of vitas, of engineering resumes, or of professional resumes. The bibliography provides three indexes: title, name, and detailed subject. Recommended for college and public libraries whose clientele requests sources on business communication.?-Choice