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in Steps Business Writing Planning In the planning phase, it's important to gather all the information you need, brainstorm ideas, figure out who your audience is, and identify the purpose of the writing. Composing In the composing phase, it is important to write by using reliable sources, giving accurate and complete information, draft/list, promise only what you can deliver, and finally, write up a complete draft. Revising When revising business writing, it's important to get feedback to ensure that your audience will understand what you completed. It's also important to review your work for any biased language, check your sources, and to evaluate your work to ensure that it meets all requirements. Editing When editing, it's important to check the draft for errors and proofread the final copy, paying special attention to the rules of the English language. Graphic Organizer: Steps to business writing. Brainstorming & Planning Writing Revising Editing Proofreading Analyze the problem/project Free write for 10 uninterrupted minutes Look at content and clarity of If needed, print a the document including understandability, accuracy, readability, document and edit a hard copy. If possible, have a family member or friend proofread your document for you. If this is not possible, try to wait at least a few days. This let will you look at it with a "fresh set of eyes." Analyze the audience Repeat free writing process a few times pulling positive information for draft Check the structure of your sentences including fragments and run on sentences Gather all ideas and information for project Look for organization and layout including appropriate patterns for audience, transitions, appearance, and effectiveness. Cluster similar ideas together Outline the project Move onto writing process Check the punctuation used Use clustered ideas to develop body of writing. Read for meaning to ensure nothing was left out Check "you-attitude" Check for positive emphasis Check style Check tone Check for any sexist language Your message should build goodwill Check the words used including any subject/verb and noun/pronoun usage Read slowly for errors If the document is somewhat familiar to you, attempt to read it from back to front, checking for spelling errors. Talk to the audience to understand their social and political relationships. Check for spelling errors If numbers are used, check to ensure they are correct (Spell check only works to a degree, proofread your document yourself for errors) Check any numbers in the document again Check the heading Check the introduction paragraph and conclusion paragraph ... View Full Document

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