Research Guides

Business Writing


Recommended Readings


Al-Maskari, K. M. (2013). A practical guide to business writing : writing in English for non-native speakers. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley.

Beebe, S. A., & Mottet, T. P. (2013). Business and professional communication : principles and skills for leadership (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

Canavor, N., Meirowitz, C., O'Rourke, J., & Thompson, L. L. (2011). The truth about better business communication collection [MyiLibrary version]. Retrieved from

Cleden, D. (2011). Bid writing for project managers. Farnham, Surrey: Gower Pub. ; Ashgate Pub.

Forsyth, P. (2010). How to write reports and proposals [Gale virtual reference library version]. Retrieved from

Guffey, M. E. (2010). Essentials of business communication (8th ed.). Mason, Ohio: South-Western Pub. ;.

Hynes, G. E. (2011). Managerial communication : strategies and applications (5th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Li, K.-c. (2012). Effective business communication in English (3rd ed.). Hong Kong: Pearson Education Asia Limited.

May, C. A., & May, G. S. (2012). Effective writing : a handbook for accountants (9th ed.). Boston: Prentice Hall.

Raman, M., & Singh, P. (2012). Business communication (2nd ed.). New Delhi ; Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rentz, K., Flatley, M. E., Lentz, P., & Lesikar, R. V. (2011). Lesikar's business communication : connecting in a digital world (12th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

Smashing magazine. (2013). Effective copywriting [Books24x7 version]. Retrieved from

Taylor, S. (2012). Model business letters, emails and other business documents (7th ed.). Harlow, England: Pearson.

Wallwork, A. (2014). Email and commercial correspondence : a guide to professional English [Springer – LINK version].  Retrieved from

Wilson, K., & Wauson, J. (2010). The AMA handbook of business writing : the ultimate guide to style, grammar, usage, punctuation, construction, and formatting. New York: American Management Association.

Zappala, J. M., & Carden, A. R. (2010). Public relations writing worktext : a practical guide for the profession (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.

張保忠主編. (2010). 實用公文格式與寫作規範全書 [方正數字圖書版本]. 下載自

張襯. (2010). 廣告文案寫作 [方正數字圖書版本]. 下載自

成于思编著. (2010). 新編機關公文寫作與範文讀本 [方正數字圖書版本]. 下載自

李錦昌. (2012). 商業溝通與應用文大全 (第1版). 香港: 商務印書館(香港)有限公司.


Audio-visual Materials

Curlis, J. (Producer & Director). (2009). Preparing your business case. Learning à la carte series [DVD]. Bendigo, Vic.: Training Point.Net.

Video Aided Instruction. (2009). Upgrade your communication skills at work. Talking & listening. [DVD]. Roslyn Heights, N.Y.: Video Aided Instruction.


Web Resources

Business English Writing Skills - Resumes, Letters and Documents
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Business writing
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Business Writing : Help Them Organize Their Writing
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Create Your Business Plan
Maintained by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Free Sample Business Plans
Maintained by Bplans.

High-Impact Business Writing
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How to Improve Your Business Writing
Written by Carolyn O'Hara.

How to Write a Marketing Plan
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Professional, Technical Writing
Maintained by The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue and Purdue University