FREE COPY OF PLAIN ENGLISH GUIDE AVAILABLE
FREE COPY OF PLAIN ENGLISH GUIDE AVAILABLE NANUET, N.Y., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- American businesses produce
30 billion new pieces of writing each year. For many people, writing on the job can consume almost one-third of their work time.
An average letter or memo can take an hour of work before final typing. Then it must be read by the receiver, possible responded to and then filed. Eighty percent of all items filed never get referred to again. "To help cut excessive writing and reading," says Jim Evers, author of "The Hate To Write But Have To Writer's Guide," "use the phone more, keep letters and memos to a single page or less, use executive summaries for reports, and write in plain English." Evers is a leading authority on effective and efficient writing. His writing program is used by thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies across the United States and Canada. To encourage succinct writing, James L. Evers Associates, a training and consulting firm, is offering a free copy of Evers' three-page guide, "The Economy of Plain English." It gives writers the steps needed for succinct writing, and it includes a list of effective plain English words to use in place of the usual ineffective ones. For a free copy of the guide, send a stamped, self-addressed, business envelope to Plain English, James L. Evers Associates, 10 Rockland Ave., Nanuet, NY 10954. PLAIN ENGLISH From "The Economy of Plain English" FOR THIS: USE THIS: at this point in time now in the event that if an appreciable amount many consequently so incumbent upon must enclosed please find here's (yes, use contractions) pursuant to following, by, under prioritize rank finalize complete for a period of time for transmit send terminate end until such time as until in regard to about nevertheless still give consideration to consider future plans plans past experience experience light at the end of the tunnel (omit) over a barrel (omit) please don't hesitate to call (omit) bite the bullet (omit) -0- 11/20/91 /CONTACT: Jim Evers of James L. Evers Associates, 914-623-7129/ CO: James L. Evers Associates ST: New York IN: SU: PDT GK-FC -- NYFNS1 -- 5204 11/20/91 07:30 EST
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|Date:||Nov 20, 1991|
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