A-B-C Business Writing                             Checklist                     A simple checklist for proofing your busi...
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A B-C business writing checklist

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This one-page checklist is your last-look at your business writing before you send it out to the world. You know what to look for, but sometimes a simple checklist is a good reminder. Customize the list to meet your needs.

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A B-C business writing checklist

  1. 1. A-B-C Business Writing Checklist A simple checklist for proofing your business writingCustomize the checklist to meet your needs, For example, if you know you often use “Your”when you mean “You’re,” add it to the list.A – AccurateSpelling  Add your own common errors There versus theirAffect versus effectIt’s versus itsLose versus looseGrammar  Add your own common errors Verb tense (present/past/future)Pronoun use (e.g. vague use of “they”)Punctuation  Add your own common errors Periods/Commas/SemicolonsStatisticsInterpretation/numbers accurate?B – BriefExcessive words  Add your own common errors Cut excess (e.g., very, kind of, basically)Eliminate redundancies (e.g., sum total)C – ClearAttention-grabbing headline Point made in opening paragraphOne idea per paragraph Varied length of sentencesUsed subheadings/bullets Explained technical terms/acronymsAvoid industry jargon Minimize use of passive voice cathy@millercathy.com Cathy Miller, (858) 344-9959 Business Writer/Consultant www.simplystatedbusiness.com

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