The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 7/17/15

Jul 17, 2015 | Better Writing

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 articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more pointers than others.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on editing and finding facts. Plus pointers to business reading lists.

Articles & Posts

From Belinda Williams: In defence of editing

“Authors tend to carry on about editing. How it’s painful, laborious and generally unpleasant.”

From Carol Tice: How Freelance Article Writers Can Find Facts Fast — And Make Sure They’re True

“The strongest magazine articles usually include data from a reliable source to back up the points you’re making. Without solid information, your article doesn’t come off as credible.”

Reading Lists

From Theodore Kinni: Marshall Goldsmith’s Required Reading

“Goldsmith has written more than 30 books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful (Hachette, 2007) and MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It (Hachette, 2010), winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. When I asked him to name a few books that could serve as triggers for leaders who are intent on enhancing their performance, he recommended the following titles.”

From Beverly Kaye: Dr. Beverly Kaye’s Five Essential Books on Leadership

“Dr. Beverly Kaye, is an official legend – as designated by the American Society for Training and Development. This speaks to her influence in the world of training and particularly in the world of career management. So, I’m incredibly pleased that she is my guest blogger today, sharing her five essential books on leadership”

Sources I Check Regularly

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

Digital Book World

Frances Caballo

Joanna Penn

Merce Cardus


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence