2/21/14: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

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You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to pieces on the future of books and getting rid of jargon.

From Philip Jones: The fall of the house of books
“Format shift doesn’t always work as you’d imagine. It is an interesting quirk of publishing history that when paperbacks began to drive the market in the 1970s and 80s, they were often published by specialist publishers unrelated to the publisher of the hardback edition. These paperback publishers licensed the rights off the hardback publisher–and only over time did these publishers get consumed into the bigger houses, and authors accept the inevitable verticalization of their output, whereby their primary publisher became their only publisher across all formats.”

From Brad Shorr: 50 Final Business Jargon Fixes for Bloggers and Content Writers
“To help you on your writing journey here is my third and final installment on keeping it simple.  Here are 50 useless, senseless and pretentious business words and phrases, along with recommended replacements”

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writer’s Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

The CopyBlogger Blog


Digital Book World


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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