Professional Report Writing is probably the most thorough treatment of this subject available, covering every aspect of an area often taken for granted. The author provides not just helpful analysis but also practical guidance on such topics as: ¢ deciding the format ¢ structuring a report ¢ stylistic pitfalls and how to avoid them ¢ making the most of illustrations ¢ ensuring a consistent layout. The theme throughout is fitness for purpose, and the text is enriched by a wide variety of examples drawn from the worlds of business, industry and government. The annotated bibliography includes a review of the leading dictionaries and reference books. Simon Mort's book is destined to become an indispensable reference work for managers, civil servants, local government officers, consultants and professionals of every kind.
Table of Contents
Contents: Types and purposes of reports; Structure: introduction and body; Structure: conclusions and recommendations; Appendices and other attachments; Choosing words; Writing for non-technical readers; Style; Reviewing and editing; Summaries and concise writing; Visual illustrations; Preparing a report; Physical presentation; Appendix I Numbering systems; Appendix II Suggestions for further reading; Appendix III References; Index.
Simon Mort is Principal Director of Simon Mort Reports Limited, where he specializes in training and consultancy in written communication. He is also the author of The Minutes.
'a must for anyone who wants to improve their ability to write clear, persuasive and effective reports.' British Journal of Administration Management