Reviews for The Report Writer's Handbook

5.0 out of 5 stars               Report Writer's Handbook

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 February 2016

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The author's approach is deceptively simple. He suggests you first organise the material for your report ( grouping, ordering and linking) and then prepare your report structure (structuring) to meet your objectives - before you start writing. It all seems obvious and it certainly makes sense and yet very few writers of reports and essays obey the author's basic rules. He makes the point that you need to be disciplined . It's always tempting to start writing before you have worked out a detailed plan but the author presents a good case for being patient.

I should mention that the second part of the book provides a goldmine of advice on various aspects of writing (basic grammar, figures of speech etc ), all of them useful to writers in general but some less relevant to report writers.And there are some cartoons to keep the mood light.

A really useful book if you think writing well is worthwhile and if you are willing to put in the effort.

- GB