Business Writing

Writing Effective Memos

A memo, short for memorandum, is a type of business document used in communicating specific information to groups. The title implies that whatever is contained in the memo should be remembered in the course of business, though the purpose is somewhat broader in practical application. In the business world, a memo can be used to…

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Writing a Formal Essay

The key ingredient to a formal essay is the thesis. A thesis is a statement that expresses the main idea of your paper. It explains the goal or purpose of your formal essay so that your readers know what to expect. A strong thesis should state the main idea of your essay and some points…

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Quick Guide to Business Letters and Press Releases

In the course of business, you may find yourself responsible for specific types of formal writing. Business letters and press releases are two of the most common types of business writing, so let’s look at how you can write both. Business Letters Business letters are used in all types of work-related situations, so you may…

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Press Release 101

The press release is often the most direct and cost-effective way to present your service, product, event, or business in general to any relevant audience. Though many variations exist, the basic pattern is both elegant and easy to compose. And for our purposes, the simplest way to organize your statement will involve answering a set…

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