Writing effectively in a business setting requires familiarity with the conventions and expectations of several common documents. The audience and purpose of a business document often affects its content and the way it is organized.

Audience analysis: "If absolutes about writing exist, this is definitely one: audience analysis determines everything about a piece of writing, from what you say to how you say it. Believe it: There are no rules; the audience rules." The UWC Writing Guides and Handouts "Audience" page offers additional resources.

Specific Kinds of Writing

Accounting and Finance writing: a comprehensive introduction created by the University of Montana Writing and Public Speaking Center.

Business letters

Business emails

Business memos

Case study writing

Meeting minutes

Content & Context

Writing with good or bad news

Business netiquette

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