SUCCESSFUL WRITING AT WORK, 11th Edition, is a comprehensive introduction to workplace writing with real-world examples and problems; an easy-to-read style; and thorough guidelines for planning, drafting, revising, editing, formatting, and producing professional documents in the global workplace. After a discussion of the writing process and collaboration, the author explores basic business communications (including e-communications and social media), letters, resumes, and other job search materials; proceeds to how to conduct research and document sources; and ends with guidance on more advanced tasks such as preparing visuals, websites, instructions, procedures, proposals, short and long reports, and presentations. You will learn how to be an effective problem solver at work, understand and write for a global audience, write clear and effective sentences, paragraphs, and documents, and select the best communication technologies to accomplish your goals. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.
About the Author
Philip C. Kolin is the University Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at the University of Southern Mississippi, where for 40 years he has taught courses in composition, business and technical writing, literature, and research methods. He has extensive experience as an editor of several scholarly journals and is the co-founder of STUDIES IN AMERICAN DRAMA (1945-present). He received the Conference of Learned Journals award for the best new journal. In addition, he was also named Southern Mississippi's first Distinguished Professor in the Humanities. Dr. Kolin has published almost 40 books and 200 scholarly articles covering a variety of subjects, including writing, drama, linguistics, and popular culture. He also has written an award-winning book on professional writing for nurses and articles on writing for lawyers and other professionals. Over the years, he has conducted workshops on technical business writing, the publication process, and managing professional communications. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Table of Contents
1. Getting Started: Writing and Your Career. 2. The Writing Process at Work. 3. Collaborative Writing and Meetings in the Workplace. 4. E-Communications at Work: Email, Blogs, Messaging, and Social Media. 5. Writing Letters: Basics for Communicating with Audiences Worldwide. 6. Types of Business Letters and Memos. 7. How to Get a Job: Searches, Networking, Dossiers, Portfolios/Webfolios, Resumes, Transitioning to a Civilian Job, Letters, and Interviews. 8. Doing Research, Evaluating Sources, and Preparing Documentation in the Workplace. 9. Summarizing Information at Work. 10. Creating Clear Visuals. 11. Designing Successful Documents and Websites. 12. Writing Instructions and Procedures. 13. Writing Winning Proposals. 14. Writing Effective Short Reports. 15. Writing Careful Long Reports. 16. Making Successful Presentations at Work. Appendix. A Writer's Brief Guide to Paragraphs, Sentences, and Words.