I attended a Writers’ Workshop “How To … ” presentation in my 6-year-old son’s classroom this past semester, and some posters on the wall caught my eye; something they’re learning in First Grade, right along with how to read, and how to add and subtract – basics we’ve retained no matter how long it’s been since our elementary school years.
The posters were steps of the writing and editing process.
For anyone who writes for business on a regular basis and can see a distant First Grade in the rearview mirror, here’s a refresher course …
You say you’re not a writer in the workplace? That’s all the more reason to follow these steps. This process doesn’t have to be reserved just for the grand projects – it can and should apply to emails, memos, blogs; anything that someone in your professional world will receive, as your writing is a direct reflection of your attention to detail and gives a perception of how you would conduct business.