Clearly Write: Win Over Your Readers with Clarity and Concision
- About the Author
Highly readable and succinct, Clearly Write provides direct, definitive and practical guidance on how to write with clarity and concision. The book is distilled from author Lim Soo Ping’s over four decades of experience with the writing of Cabinet papers, board papers, policy papers, management strategy reports, business proposals, a commission of inquiry report, minutes of meeting, corporate letters, audit reports, opinion editorials and blog articles. It is also the culmination of the author’s three-year teaching of a course on writing for management executives at the Singapore Management University (SMU) Academy. Clearly Write is structured for ease of learning and referencing. It is replete with examples to make the writing tips even easier to follow. To inspire learning, each of its chapter is preceded by a personal anecdote. A handy book for executives on the go, whether they are in management or operations in the business sector, in the public service or in the non-profit sector, it will also serve students well in sharpening their written communication skills. Make Clearly Write your personal companion on your journey to becoming an even better writer!
"Clearly Write is a handy and convenient publication packed with suggestions for good writing... It is useful to seek guidance from it before we make the first key stroke on our laptops."
—Abdullah Tarmugi, Former Minister and Speaker of Parliament, Singapore
"Clearly Write gives many useful tips on how to communicate succinctly with clarity... If you like to learn how to communicate effectively, read this book."
—Jessica Tan Soon Neo, Member of Parliament, Singapore
"A masterpiece on clear and concise written communication, Clearly Write is a 'must-read' for those whose work involves written communication with stakeholders within or outside their organisations."
—Ho Geok Choo, CEO, Human Capital Singapore
"This is a book that I will recommend to organisations as a teaching tool to improve the quality of reports and all other written communication . . . An excellent guide to writing well, I have found it personally helpful."
—Dr Gerard Ee, Chairman, Charity Council
"If only all public messages are so clearly written and well communicated as those in the examples of Clearly Write."
—Dr Lim Lai Cheng, Education Advisor
"Clearly Write is a gem. Crisp and punchy, it is a valuable guide for corporate executives, public servants, students and even journalists."
—Professor Hong Hai, Former Dean, College of Business, Nanyang Technological University
- Lim Soo Ping is a former Auditor-General of Singapore. He served 37 years in the Singapore Public Service, including 13 years in the Government Administrative Service. Upon his retirement in 2013, he was appointed Professor of Accounting (Practice) by the Singapore Management University. He had served on the boards of several companies, including Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Nanyang Polytechnic and The Esplanade Company. He served 10 years on the Board of Governors of SJI International. He is recognised by the Institute for Adult Learning as a Specialist in Adult Education. Currently, he is teaching an undergraduate course in auditing and a public course on writing for management executives at SMU. He is also a speaker on the topics of leadership, corporate governance, conflict resolution and ethical decision-making. He is the author of Courage and Conviction: Ethical Dilemma, Decision-making, Resolution.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 192
Year Published: 2022
Size: 210mm x 140mm