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  • Mini-Reports and White Papers - Business English

    Writing Mini-Reports and White Papers


    It's May and the flowers are all set to sprout abundantly, as spring shifts into top gear. With that in mind, we're gearing up as well into a more substantive form of writing. Last month we dealt with Emails and Memos, which are more in line with a shorter-form of compact writing. This month we're discussing Mini-Reports and White Papers. Two slightly more involved forms of writing that businesses utilize to convey information.

  • Writing Emails and Memos- Business English

    Writing Emails and Memos

    Communicating effectively in business involves using words in a variety of formats. Whether as part of a speech or a sales brochure, or in a host of other ways, your goal is to get your message across clearly with words. When people understand your message they understand your business and its purpose better.

    Consider the plethora of words that are part of a corporation's annual report. These words accompany the financial statements and their myriad of numbers. Words explain what a business did in the past, what they are currently doing, and what they plan to do in the future. In addition, words often form the narratives that help explain the "story" behind the "numbers" in business.

    We're going to look at the simplest forms of business communications this month, emails and memos. In subsequent months, we'll look at more complicated forms of writing.

  • Writing Newsletters - Business English

    The Business of Writing Newsletters


    As we continue our series on different types of business writing, we're looking at a popular form that many businesses use: the business newsletter.

    Newsletters are an effective way to keep individuals and other businesses informed about an enterprise. Newsletters are typically monthly, although some are weekly or even quarterly. They provide specialized information to those with an interest in a company and all they offer.