Writing is difficult and time-consuming, especially for those who dislike it. However, every business person will end up writing content in one way or another. It’s almost unavoidable. So what do you do?
If you can’t outsource your writing, turn to self-improvement! There are hundreds of books designed to help you improve your business writing skills, but some are better than others. Here are 3 of our favourites.
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White
A timeless classic, this book has guided countless people to writing success since the 1950s. Many contemporary writers and linguists argue that some of the rules in the book are dated and no longer apply. While we agree, it’s important to begin somewhere. Learn the rules first, and then you can break them.
First You Write A Sentence by Joe Moran
A fun read, Professor Moran makes the elements of good writing easy to digest. This book is not strictly for business writers as it applies to various styles of writing. However, its aim is to help people write clearly and distinctly. In that way, it makes a particularly useful guide for those wondering looking for general advice.
Everybody Writes by Ann Handley
Written for the internet era, this go-to guide delivers best writing practices for everything from blogs to webpages to social media. With real-world examples, Handley lays out what separates good writing from bad, and offers pointers on how to get there. This book never leaves our desks!