Part 1: The quick course
Session 1: How this book can help
Session 2: So what's your real problem?
Session 3: What is effective writing?
Session 4: Getting started - the brief
Session 5: Sorting the information
Session 6: Putting together a plan
Session 7: writing the first draft - and enjoying it!
Session 8: Rewriting - ask the Big Five Questions
Session 8: Rewriting - sweat the details
Session 10: Getting others to help (not hinder)
Epilogue: Bringing it all together
Part 2: After Sales Service
Part 3: Some points on design
Part 4: Lists for the very keen
1: The list of lists
2: The parts of speech
3. Useful grammatical terms
5.Words often misspelled
6. Perilous pairs
7. More perilous pairs
8. Even more perilous pairs (international division)
9. Posh words (and their less pompous equivalents)
11. Redundant words
12. Lost causes
13: Racist and sexist words you can't print
14: The wonderful world of style
15: Ten sensible principles (and the results of ignoring them)
16. Five to try on your own
17. Quotes to drop
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