The Government Manager's Guide to Plain Language - Judith Gillespie Myers
The Government Manager's Guide to Plain Language - Judith Gillespie Myers


 
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© 2013, 7" x 10,” 108 pages
ISBN 978-1-56726-422-7
Product Code B227
By Judith Gillespie Myers, PhD


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Filled with helpful tips and practical guidelines, each book contains a wealth of information on a particular subject that is geared specifically for you as a government manager. Together the volumes make a truly essential library for every government manager.


The Government Manager’s Guide to Plain Language

The ability to write well correlates highly with the ability to think well—to analyze information, weigh alternatives, and make decisions. Government managers must make instructions and policies clear to employees, give effective presentations, and communicate effectively with the public. In addition, government managers must model clear, effective writing for their staffs. A comprehensive chapter on using social media effectively and appropriately is included.

Contents: Succeeding as a Writer in Today’s Government Workplace • Getting Started: The Planning Stage • Drafting: Writing it Down • Editing: Using the Right Voice and Tone • Editing: Writing with Clarity and Conciseness • Editing: The Final Phase • Emailing the Right Message • Writing Effective Letters • Preparing Reports • Other Forms of Government Workplace Writing • Using Social Media

About the Author

Judith Gillespie Myers, PhD, has taught writing skills to thousands of government employees. Her publications include Essentials of School Management, Banishing Bureaucratese: Using Plain Language in Government Writing, Plain Language in Government Writing: A Step-by- Step Guide, and How to Select and Use Learning Tools. Dr. Myers received her doctorate from American University in Washington, D.C.

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