Hilton Head Island, SC (PRWEB) March 17, 2005
If you think poor writing doesnÂt cost your company money, think again. How much time do you spend writing and rewriting? And how much of that precious time could you spend on more lucrative activities? When you consider that most professionals spend up to 85 percent of their time writing, this is one money leak that could cost your company thousands of dollars each year.
How prevalent is poor writing in the workplace? According to the College BoardÂs National Commission on Writing, one-third of todayÂs employees do not have appropriate writing skills. This means that brochures are ineffective, reports are unclear, emails are indecipherable, and writing, in general, is way below par. If you want to compete in todayÂs marketplace, you need employees who can write clearly, accurately, and concisely.
In their new book, Write It Right: The Ground Rules for Self-Editing Like the Pros (Ground Rules Press, $17.95, ISBN 0-9744966-2-6), self-editing experts Dawn Josephson and Lauren Hidden provide a practical five-step process for self-editing that will enable employees to write stronger, more powerful text. The authors also include a section on grammar and usage, with tips and examples of how to overcome the most common writing challenges that plague writers.
As Josephson and Hidden state, ÂWhen you successfully follow these ground rules for self-editing and the grammar guidelines, you will have mastered one of the hardest business skillsÂthat of creating crisp, succinct, and logical written works. Once you do that, you will become a valuable information source for your clients and an indispensable member of your organization.Â
Dawn Josephson is a professional speaker, internationally acclaimed author, and the Master Writing CoachÂ. She is president of Cameo Publications, an editorial and publishing services firm, and is the creator of The Ground RulesÂ book series. Dawn empowers leaders to master the printed word for enhanced credibility, positioning, and profits.
Lauren Hidden is the founder and president of The Hidden Helper, a virtual assistant services firm. She helps speakers, authors, and business professionals enhance their productivity and free up their time so they can focus on the real reason theyÂre in business.
For more information or a review copy of Write It Right: The Ground Rules for Self-Editing Like the Pros, please call 866-372-2636 or send an email to Amy@cameopublications.com.