Business writing

Writing is one of the most important skills you will need in the world of business, regardless of the specific culture in which you work. It is learned in the same way as any other activity: by trial and error over a long period of time. While there are formulas and conventions for writing specific types of content, for example, the elements that must go into a business report or a memo, you will become a skilled writer only by writing, writing, and writing some more.

Read our Top tips for better business writing to get straightforward and essential advice, and explore the links below for more in-depth information and examples covering:

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Business email dos and don’ts

Read through this quick of email dos and don'ts to get some advice on how to handle your business communication.

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Email mistakes to avoid

7 mistakes to avoid when sending an email at work, from typos to accidental viruses

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How to write a business letter

Some businesses are still very particular about how their written communications are structured. This guide shows you how to write a great business letter.

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How to write a letter of resignation

Letters of resignation can sometimes be difficult to write. Our handy guide shows you the things to look out for, and how to get it just right.

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Optional elements for business letters

There are some optional elements that can be important when writing a business letter. Our guide will help you decide what you need to include in your letter.

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Parts of a memo

It is very important to get communication at work right. If you’re writing a memo, our guide will show you everything you need to get your message across.

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Report preparation

Preparing a report? It’s not a quick and simple job, but our tips will help you decide what you need to do, and how best to prioritize everything.

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Structuring a business report

Structuring a business report can be tricky. We have some advice to share, from crafting the perfect title to writing an efficient conclusion.

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Writing a business email

If you’re in the business world, the chances are that you send plenty of emails every day. Here are our tips on making sure you get email etiquette right.

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Writing a business memo

Not every business communication needs to be an epic: here are our pointers for the best ways to write an effective and efficient business memo.