Writing Well for Business Success, by Sandra E. Lamb, says Timothy Harper, writing coach, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, editor and publisher, CUNY Journalism Press, is “. . . an important resource for anyone interested in clear, concise communications in the business world.” Published by St. Martin’s Press, the book will be released September 1. In this light and entertaining volume, Lamb has written a text that will benefit graduate students in business communication, and will serve as a desktop reference for anyone who writes in the workplace. In addition to covering the whats, whys, and wherefores of the elements of style, grammar, and usage, Lamb instructs in the benefits of distilling communications into well-targeted “message statements,” and paring communications down to their essential best. She includes practical guidelines for writing resumes, reports, emails, proposals, business plans, letters, and presentations.
“Yes, it’s possible to write business prose without sounding like Mr. Burns,” says Patricia O’Conner, former New York Times editor, and author of Woe Is I and, with Stewart Kellerman, Origins of the Specious. “Sandra Lamb can tell you how to deliver that bad-news memo, how to write email like a grown-up, how to take blame without groveling, and how to be grammatically correct without being stiff. She knows! And anyone who advises against ‘repurpose’ and ‘strategic fit’ gets my vote.”
Sandra is also the author of How to Write It, A CAL Top Hand Award Winner; 3000 Power Words and Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews; Personal Notes; and Write the Right Words. Writing Well for Business Success, by Sandra E. Lamb, $16.99 paperback, ISBN 976-1-250-06451-6