ERIC Number: ED098614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
From Auditing to Editing.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Clarity in communication is important for workers in the General Accounting Office since much of the auditing work must be committed to paper if Congress, government officials and employees, or the public are to benefit. As a result an extensive writing improvement program was launched and this booklet written. Part 1 covers basic communication concepts and facts about how written words work most effectively. Part 2 shows how to apply sound line-editing practices and how to improve a report by writing well-structured paragraphs--using active, informative sentences and selecting the right words. Part 3 lists troublesome expressions and words and their more suitable alternatives. Appendixes include a partial draft digest before and after revision. A bibliography on self-improvement concludes the booklet. (HOD)
Descriptors: Accountants, Adult Education, Career Education, Descriptive Writing, Editing, Expository Writing, Instructional Materials, Professional Training, Technical Writing, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises, Writing Skills
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (write for price)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.