Positive, practical techniques for achieving a more professional writing style. Here are the "how to" keys of writingfrom putting the first words on paper to the final polishing and proofreading. Readers will learn how to edit their writing for improved clarity, cut excess words, use transitional phrases, recognize and correct run-on sentences and overcome procrastination and impulsive writing. Readers will learn how to: Identify the key components of any well-written business document Cut excess words and phrases from your writing Use transitional words and phrases Avoid misplaced and dangling modifiers and split infinitives Use commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, and parentheses Use slash marks, ellipsis marks, quotation marks, italics, and brackets Recognize and correct run-on sentences Proofread your writing for clarity of meaning Overcome the two common writing problems that waste time and moneyprocrastination and impulsive writing. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.