Because the consequences of poor writing are greater than you think.

Do you think you're a good writer? (Be honest, would your boss agree?)
Take the following quiz to find out:

  1. Have you ever been in a hurry, and can’t remember whether to use “it’s” or “its”?  “Who” or “whom”?  “To” or “too” or “two”?
  2. Would you doubt someone who said there is a way to write a useful outline that is not a soul-crushing experience?
  3. Is the phrase "align grammar to the story" unfamiliar to you?
  4. Does it surprise you that sometimes it’s best to add words when you're trying to be concise?
  5. Do you tend to avoid varying the structure and length of your sentences?
  6. Do you lack the skills to format your written material so it’s easier to read?
  7. Has anyone gone ballistic on you after totally misreading the tone you intended in an email?
  8. When you really need to be tactful, do you ever struggle to choose just the right words?
  9. Would it surprise you that persuasiveness can be achieved in part by choosing your words to match the personality of your reader?
  10. Do you fear your writing is preventing you from being promoted, or even getting a job?
  11. Do you wish for a way to improve your writing that is fun and effective?

If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, take a look at Hit the Job Writing. You’ll be surprised by how many easy ways there are to improve your writing at work.

Author's Biography

Joe Judge spent a lot of years in college, partly to support his habit – playing trumpet. He earned several master's degrees in engineering from Rensselaer and an MBA from Stanford. He’s held a variety of jobs (engineer, project manager, entrepreneur, analyst) in a variety of industries (energy, aerospace, internet, civil service) in a variety of places (New Jersey, Yugoslavia, California, Pennsylvania, and very briefly in Greenland).

Joe is a bit of a nerd about writing. For more than two decades he studied writing in two ways: first, by reading many books on the subject; second, by taking on jobs that required a great deal of writing. This workbook is the culmination of efforts that started when he taught business writing in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program. Through personal experience, he believes that to truly improve your writing you should write — in a workshop, in a workbook, or on the job.

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