ERIC Number: ED471392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Working Words: A User's Guide to Written Communication at Work.
Writing a document that is clear and easy to understand is difficult. This resource book is a guide to making written material easier to read, understand, and use. The guide is targeted at those who write work-place documents--industry or TAFE (Technical and Further Education) trainers, managers, supervisors, union representatives or writers of training manuals--but would also be useful for any person who wants his/her writing to be clear. The first section, Before You Begin, discusses what you need to think about before you start to write. Section 2, Organizing Your Document, looks at how to structure a document. Section 3, Using Language, discusses how language can make documents easier to understand. Section 4, Presentation: Layout and Design, looks at how to produce documents that look better and are easier to read. Section 5, Does It Work? Check With Your Readers, talks about the importance of trying out a document before using it. The guide uses sample documents to show what to do and what not to do, and checklists help writers see quickly that they are on the right track. (NKA)
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Layout (Publications), Technical Writing, Verbal Communication, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).