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Transform your nonfiction writing now! Through concrete examples and clear guidelines, seasoned and prolific writer, teacher, and coach Jan Yager gives solid advice on how to create business and nonfiction writing that will help you to get ahead in your career. Originally published by Arco with the title, How to Write Like a Professional, this practical and extremely useful book provides guidelines for improved nonfiction writing including a self-evaluation to access your current writing skills; a discussion of the four basic steps to effective business writing; how to overcome writer's block; how to craft a style that's right for you and your audience; how to get your writing published; time management tips for writing; exercises to hone your writing skills; and lots more.

This third edition has a new cover and Preface, which discusses the nonfiction writing demands of blogging, as well as an additional section at the back of the book entitled "Some Additional Thoughts on Nonfiction Writing" which covers:

  • The impact of the Internet and Internet-based reference tools on nonfiction writing
  • The current state of business writing skills
  • How globalization is impacting nonfiction or business writing
  • The current improved perception of using a ghostwriter or relying on editors for help
  • The consequences of the rush to publish.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Jan Yager (P)2016 Hannacroix Creek Books, Inc.

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2017 review of book

It is extremely outdated. This book is not relevant to today's writer, or want-to-be writers. For instance, we now have computers.