A refresher course on the art of business writing, which is more essential than ever to effective communication. "The art of executive writing [is] poised for a comeback," predicts The Wall Street Journal. Good writing translates into good business, because it saves time, creates good faith, and prevents expensive misunderstandings. The Literate Executive shows businesspeople how to become better communicators by becoming better writers. It relates the effective use of language to the real world of commerce by reviewing good writing skills--correct usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling--in a business context. For quick reference, readers will find well-constructed models of the most common business writing forms: memos, e-mails, letters, reports, and resumes. They'll use this friendly book to get started, get their points across, and make their messages more accessible--and ultimately more profitable.