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Business Writing For Dummies by Natalie Canavor

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Chapter 5

Troubleshooting Your Writing: Fixing Common Problems

In This Chapter

arrow Solving organization challenges

arrow Honing sentences and fine-tuning phrases

arrow Catching common language mistakes and correcting them

arrow Proofing what you write

As I explore in Chapter 4, good self-editing requires you to look at your writing on two levels – macro and micro. Chapter 4 focuses on how you assess your content and present your material effectively. This chapter drills down to even more specific editing issues: techniques for organizing material and improving sentences and words.

remember.eps Each of us has our own writing demons, persistent problems that show up in everything you write. Happily, most of these issues fall into common categories that you can correct with common-sense approaches. Even better, you don’t need to master hundreds of grammar rules. This chapter gives you a repertoire of practical fix-it techniques. After you absorb them and begin putting them into practice, they enable you to head off ...

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