Workplace Communications: The Basics by George J. SearlesWorkplace Communications: The Basics by George J. Searles

Workplace Communications: The Basics

byGeorge J. Searles

Paperback | January 6, 2016

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For courses in Professional Communication and Workplace Writing.


Practical tools for communicating at work

After teaching a course to college students pursuing trade careers, George Searles realized his students needed a book focused on practical applications rather than theory–and that explored workplace communication in a user-friendly tone. Workplace Communications: The Basics takes a down-to-earth approach to writing and communicating on the job, teaching the essentials in an accessible style appropriate for any student or course. The clear, concise nature of the book meets the needs of not only its originally intended audience, but the needs of students taking technical communication at a wide range of institutions for any major as well. The Seventh Edition retains and enhances the text’s pedagogical aids, rich examples, and practical exercises, preparing students to communicate successfully in any workplace environment.


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George J. Searles is a Professor of Arts & Humanities at Mohawk Valley Community College, specializing in journalism, business/technical writing, contemporary poetry, and Latin. He has also taught at Green Haven State Prison, Binghamton University (where he earned his Ph.D.), New York Institute of Technology, St. Elizabeth’s College o...
Title:Workplace Communications: The BasicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 8.9 × 7.3 × 0.5 inPublished:January 6, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Keys to Successful Communication: Purpose, Audience, and Tone

2. Workplace Correspondence: Memos, E-mail, Text Messages, and Business Letters

3. Effective Visuals: Tables, Graphs, Charts, and Illustrations

4. Short Reports: Page Design, Formats, and Types

5. Summaries

6. Fliers, Brochures, Newsletters, and Web Sites

7. Instructions and Procedure Descriptions

8. Job Application Process: On-Line Search, Letter, Résumé, Interview, and Follow-Up

9. Oral Presentations: Preparation and Delivery

10. Proposals

11. Long Reports: Format, Collaboration, and Documentation

Appendix A: Ten Strategies to Improve Your Style

Appendix B: Review of Mechanics: Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar