According to the Harvard Business Review publication called Your Guide to Better Business Writing, “A survey of 120 blue-chip American companies found that a third of employees wrote poorly, a problem businesses are spending more than $3 billion a year to correct.”
The book includes essays entitled “The Best Memo You’ll Ever Write” and “Writing Well When Time Is Tight”, which focus on a time-pressed manager’s need for a streamlined process to get ideas down on paper.
Here are the top 5 mistakes I see people make in business writing:
#1 Problem: people write what they want to say, and don’t think about what the people reading actually need to know.
Solution: Good writers focus on writing for their audience. We answer questions in ways that resonate with our readers.Read More »