Sunday, January 11, 2009

6 More Tips to Improve Business English Writing

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In our previous post, we dropped 5 top tips to improve your business English writing. We are always striving to help our loyal readers and so conjured up 6 more to help you. Let us know what you think!

6. Avoid using jargon and technical terms. - Again, KISS principle - keep it simple!

7. Don't use clich├ęs such as "Please be advised that" - Write clearly and with purpose - don't obfuscate!

8. Use active verbs instead of the passive voice - Verbs are the engines of any language. Let them shine and accurately express your thoughts in the active voice.

9. Format information in lists and use bullet points. - Break up monotonous text by grouping similar thoughts together in lists.

10. Insert tables and graphs into text rather than writing lengthy descriptions.- A picture is worth a thousand words.

11. Know your target audience. - Who is going to read your writing and why? - Are you writing for executives or front-line managers? Adjust your writing to fit the audience.

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