Business Writing Resources
This section assists users in developing business writing skills.
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The Brief Guide to Business Writing provides guidelines on how to write business documents focusing on format, paragraph, and sentence guidelines. Other useful tools include a sample business letter, memo, and email as well as a guide to the writing process, word choice explanations, and a writing checklist.
Capture. Deliver. Excel. Applying the Principles of Business Writing provides guidelines and information to improve business writing. The document outlines seven principles used to develop and execute an effective writing strategy. The document is available for download in PDF.
Colorado State University's Writing Studio website provides information for business writing, research writing, and discipline-specific writing. Included on the website are guides on how to write business letters, memos, emails, press releases, executive summaries, and resumés.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) hosts various writing resources and instructional materials for instructors, students, and professionals. The resources cover grammar, mechanics, internet literacy, research, and citation. Business writing resources include information and guidelines on writing job applications, job search letters, and resumés. The website also features video lectures to support learning techniques.
The College of New Jersey offers The School of Business Guide to Writing, which provides guides and tips on improving business writing. It includes a description of the different types of business writing, tips on grammar and formatting, as well as sample business documents with helpful feedback from a rubric. The file is downloadable and opens in PDF.
The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Writing Center provides information on how to write business letters, focusing on word usage and styling guidelines. A description of how to begin writing a business letter, along with essential information that needs to be included, can be found on this website. Sample business letters are also included.
WriteExpress offers free sample business letters as well as tips and articles on successful business writing. These include spelling and grammar, correct verb usage, formatting and styling for a variety of professional letters such as cover letters, letters of recommendation, research papers, and resumés.