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How 11 : A Handbook for Office Professionals

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Edition:
11th
ISBN13:

9780324399936

ISBN10:
0324399936
Format:
Spiral Bound
Pub. Date:
6/29/2006
Publisher(s):
South-Western College Pub

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This is the 11th edition with a publication date of 6/29/2006.
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Summary

Since 1975, HOW and its subsequent editions have been a prominent reference source for business writers, office personnel, and students. With every new edition, HOW has kept pace with changes in our language and the business environment, striving to provide a useful and easy-to-understand reference manual for all professionals involved in organizational operations. It includes detailed and precise information for writing, formatting, and transmitting communications. Unlike other reference books, HOW 11 is tailored for writing style, grammar, mechanics, and techniques in a business/office environment. This text can be used as a stand-alone reference or as a supplement.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Punctuation
1(64)
Comma
5(20)
Semicolon
25(5)
Colon
30(6)
Dash
36(3)
Period
39(5)
Question Mark
44(4)
Exclamation Mark
48(1)
Quotation Marks
49(6)
Apostrophe
55(4)
Parentheses
59(3)
Brackets
62(1)
Asterisk
62(1)
Diagonal
63(1)
Underscore
63(1)
Ampersand
64(1)
Capitalization
65(28)
Number Formats
93(22)
General Format
95(4)
Numbers Expressed in Figure Form
99(6)
Time
105(4)
Addresses and Telephone Numbers
109(2)
Special Forms
111(4)
Grammar and Usage
115(52)
Sentences
118(3)
Nouns
121(10)
Pronouns
131(8)
Verbs
139(13)
Adjectives
152(5)
Adverbs
157(3)
Prepositions
160(2)
Conjunctions
162(4)
Interjections
166(1)
Hyphenating and Dividing Words
167(16)
Hyphenating Words
169(7)
End-of-Line Word and Word-Group Divisions
176(7)
Abbreviations and Symbols
183(28)
Abbreviations
185(22)
Contractions
207(1)
Symbols
207(4)
Words Often Confused and Misused
211(46)
Elements of Writing Style
257(24)
Planning the Message
259(1)
Using Words Effectively
260(5)
Creating Sentences
265(11)
Organizing Sentences Into Cohesive Paragraphs
276(3)
Placing Paragraphs in Effective Order
279(2)
Spelling, Proofreading, and Editing
281(20)
Preparing for Proofreading and Editing
283(3)
Spelling
286(4)
Proofreading
290(6)
Editing
296(5)
Address Format and Forms of Address
301(22)
General Address Format
303(1)
Names and Titles
304(3)
Places
307(3)
Address Format for Foreign Correspondence
310(1)
Online Address Formats
311(2)
Forms of Address
313(10)
E-Mail, Business Letters, and Memorandums
323(60)
E-Mail Messages
326(8)
Business Letters
334(1)
Business Letter Styles
335(2)
Punctuation Styles
337(2)
Letter Format and Placement of Major Parts
339(26)
Addressing Envelopes
365(7)
Folding and Inserting Correspondence
372(2)
Memorandums
374(9)
Reports and Other Business Documents
383(64)
General Formats for Reports and Manuscripts
385(7)
Parts of a Report or Manuscript
392(9)
Text Headings
401(3)
Listings
404(4)
Citing Sources
408(12)
Illustrations
420(9)
Bibliography
429(7)
Meeting Minutes
436(5)
Meeting Agendas
441(3)
Itineraries
444(1)
Press Releases
445(2)
Employment Application Documents
447(32)
The Chronological Resume
449(8)
The Functional Resume
457(3)
The Combination Resume
460(2)
Conventional Resume Formats
462(1)
Automated Applicant Tracking Systems
462(5)
Online Career Resources
467(4)
The Application Letter
471(3)
The Application Form
474(1)
Reference Requests
475(1)
Follow-up Letters
476(3)
The Internet and Its Resources
479(20)
Using the Internet
481(1)
Connecting to the Internet
482(5)
Accessing the World Wide Web
487(3)
Evaluating Web Sites
490(2)
Internet Information Sources
492(7)
Manual and Electronic File Management
499(20)
The Paper Filing Process
501(1)
Indexing and Alphabetizing Paper Documents
501(8)
Organizing and Maintaining Computer Data Files
509(10)
Glossary: Grammatical Terms Used in A Handbook for Office Professionals 519(20)
Index 539


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