The Essential Handbook


Business Writing

...the business writer's desktop companion


“This writing handbook has all the ingredients necessary to write well. I particularly like the graphic presentations and the numerous writing examples. I will be introducing this handbook to our Hong Kong office.”

    B. Soong, Vice President, McGraw-Hill Financial

“From now on, before we put together a document, we will refer to this comprehensive handbook exclusively.”

    M. Heydon, Manager & Sr. Account Executive, MWA

“I intend to refer to this handbook often, particularly when putting together a sales letter or proposal. I don’t think there is a better writing handbook on the market anywhere. I will be recommending the training sessions they offer.”

    C. Pollock, Financial Advisor, Sun Life

“I certainly could have used this in business school. Great writing handbook. Everything you need to know is at your fingertips.”

    J. Earle, C.A., Scotiabank

196 pages

– Five stand-alone sections: Composition Basics, Usage, Writing for Business, Proposals and Reports, Visual Design

– Simple explanations supported by numerous examples: over 30 template-like writing samples

–Lesson-on-every-page format: instant learning

– Samples of various types of business communications: letters    memos    e-mails   text messages    reports    proposals    meeting minutes    agendas    newsletters   press releases    mission statements    résumés & cover letters

Comprehensive Usage Section

Special section on Visual Design

Features of the The Handbook

(Desmond Gilling, author)

Praise for The Essential Handbook for Business Writing

The Handbook is designed to be the ultimate desktop companion for the business writer.

The Handbook is considered by many to be the most comprehensive writing handbook available.

The Handbook is crrently on the reading list of the Queen's University School of Business.