Business writing is unlike other forms of writing. It is important that those involved in business understands how to write effectively. Failure to do so could harm the reputation of a company or lead to a loss of opportunities. Like other skills you become better at business writing by actually doing it, but first you need the information and rules relevant to it. Here are the top 5 best business writing books reviewed.
The Truth About the New Rules of Business Writing by Natalie Canavor and Claire Meirowitz (2009)
Business writing isn’t a static thing, but instead something that is always evolving. There have been many changes in recent years with this form of writing, especially since the arrival of email and other new technologies. This book by Natalie Canavor and Claire Meirowitz contains all the latest information about how people should write in business. If you follow the advice given in this book then it should mean that your business writing is a lot more credible.
Writing That Works; How to Communicate Effectively In Business by Kenneth Roman and Joel Raphaelson (2000)
As a book that aims to teach effective communication you would expect it to be easy to read. The good news is that this text ticks all the boxes and the authors present the information very effectively. The text is regularly broken up into lists and bullet points and this greatly increases understanding. If you are serious about improving your business writing ability then you probably can’t do better than this book.
10 Steps to Successful Business Writing by Jack E. Appleman (2008)
Many of us like to get simple tips that will allow us to become better at something. Ten steps don’t sound too daunting and this book can get your business writing up to scratch almost immediately. Not only is this text something that you will greatly benefit from after initially reading it will also be something that you will want to return to again and again. In fact it is quite surprising how much there is to learn with just these 10 steps. This is another well written book and well worth having in your personal library.
Business proposals can be a very tricky type of writing, but this book provides a winning approach to getting it right. This book will walk you step by step through the whole process of writing a persuasive proposal and so it is likely to be a book you will use more than once. As well as the steps to writing a proposal there is always plenty of tips on persuasive writing in general and other aspects of this type of writing.
Handbook For Writing Proposals — 2nd Edition by Robert Hamper and L. Baugh (2010)
This is another book aimed specifically at writing business proposals. It talks about proven techniques that have worked in the past for successful businesses. This is a practical book that will provide all the information that most people will need when writing a proposal. It has been extensively updated from the 1st edition to ensure that all the information remains relevant.