A Useful Guide to Report Writing

Author: Charlotte Mannion
ISBN: 978-1-906460-39-6


Reports and proposals are the way most of us are encouraged to present information to our customers, our senior managers and to the board.

Yet many of us never have any training in how to write in a business style. We are often just expected to know how to do it.

Too often reports get bogged down with too many words and not enough clarity.

Part of the problem stems from the way English was taught in schools in the 1970s and 1980s, leaving people only vaguely aware of the structure of English grammar and punctuation.

This Useful Guide shows you how to write well using some simple and effective tools and techniques so you can consistently deliver readable reports which will be appreciated by those reading them.

What the Useful Guide includes:

  • the report writing process
  • your purpose and objective
  • drafting your report outline through mind mapping
  • researching and organising information
  • the structure and layout
  • the difference between findings and recommendations
  • writing the executive summary
  • using visuals to enhance the report
  • writing styles
  • using readability statistics

  • Upon completion you will be able to:

  • structure your reports in a way that will be appreciated by the reader
  • present your information in a way that is easy to comprehend
  • construct concise executive summaries
  • use the appropriate style for your readers (customers, managers etc.)
  • develop a reputation for producing exemplary reports.

  • About the Author

    Charlotte Mannion designs and delivers workshops with the emphasis on 'learning by doing'. She uses accelerated learning techniques to ensure all her small group activities are memorable and fun.

    Charlotte has also written...

  • A Useful Guide to Mentoring
  • Mentoring Essentials
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