Why Your Writing Sucks: Business Writing that Works in the Digital Age by Marcia Ross

Why Your Writing Sucks: Business Writing that Works in the Digital Age

byMarcia Ross

Kobo ebook | September 19, 2015

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Forget the 200-page books that claim to teach brevity! Why Your Writing Sucks is today's short-and-sweet route to better writing at work. In this cheerful, informed guide, you'll find grammar-free, common-sense, actionable advice to raise your writing game.
Think you're a bad writer? This book will help you. Think you're a good writer? This book will make you better. Think you're a great writer? This book is critical. No kidding. There are too many words floating around in memos, emails, reports. Nobody wants to read long prose in a work setting, no matter how well crafted. Get to the point! Why Your Writing Sucks will get you there – and you'll get the outcome you're looking for. 
Suzanne Tyson, Founder, HigherEdPoints.com 

Why Your Writing Sucks is aimed at adequate writers that could be good, and good writers that seek excellence. The business/engineering students I graduate often find that a contract or proposal, or even their own advancement, will depend on a piece of their writing. Ross brings a number of clear rules to those efforts. 

Short, amusing, and succinct – whether just coming into the business world, looking to improve, or wanting to avoid bad habits, business people will find Why your Writing Sucks an easy, useful read. 
Dr. Philip Anderson, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., University of Toronto


You get easy-to-apply advice on:

  • Composing: 7 actions to up your game 
  • Editing: 4 tricks (and some games!) to help you edit better 
  • BARFing – how to knock down inner barriers and get words on the page!

Discover how to: 

  • Write more effectively, to get better business results
  • Write more easily and less painfully 
  • Advance your career through improved communication skills.

What else?

  • Cheerful, readable, and amusing – non-fiction that reads like stand-up 
  • Practical, applicable tips from a 20-year career in business writing and editing 
  • 80/20 approach: make the 20% of changes that will make an 80% difference in your writing

About the author 

Marcia Ross is a convention-breaking workshop leader, writing coach, and business writer. For 20+ years, from her home in Toronto, she has helped North American businesses to connect with and motivate their target audience. Her digital-age approach to writing is designed to help today’s business writer connect with today’s impatient reader. 

Title:Why Your Writing Sucks: Business Writing that Works in the Digital AgeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 19, 2015Publisher:Marcia RossLanguage:English

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