Business Writing Handbook

John Trimbos has decades of experience delivering interactive, practical and engaging courses that have helped tens of thousands of professionals to develop essential business skills. The Business Writing Handbook is the products of his experience, providing a comprehensive guide to professional writing in a commercial context. The handbook includes:

  • Comprehensive guidance on how to write, structure and present business emails, formal letters, client reports, and presentations, web pages, newsletters and meeting notes
  • Detailed model examples of the above forms of business correspondence, including illustrations of what not to do
  • Advice on how to use visuals and aids to readability most effectively
  • An overview of English grammar, spelling and punctuation rules, with a focus on the most common errors made in a business context
  • A strategy for improving your writing style to achieve maximum impact and clarity when liaising with clients and colleagues
  • Practical tips on effective proof reading and editing in different contexts
  • Humorous examples of terrible errors made where people have failed to follow the rules and guidance set out in this handbook

"I am delighted to see this guide join the City Career Series suite. The best written English in a business context is clear, concise and to the point. This guide provides no-nonsense advice on how to achieve that style. Read it, apply its principles and you will soon be writing for success." - Claire Leslie, Senior Careers Consultant, University of Warwick Law School

"John Trimbos is a leading trainer in business writing. This handbook encapsulates the tips and techniques he teaches to young professionals in one easy-to-access source which follows his own rules. Highly recommended." - Christopher Stoakes, Author of "Get To The Point" and "Commercial Awareness"

"This is an excellent guide to business writing. The handbook is full of useful information and advice. Not only does John Trimbos know his stuff, he communicates this with clarity and humour." - Nick Cromwell, Leadership and Management Coach, Nick Cromwell Coaching

"An excellent business writing guide – every professional should have a copy." - Catherine Green, Learning and Development Manager, Atkins (Design, Engineering and Project Management Consultancies)

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