ISBN 9781928466161
Pages 170
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2022
Publisher Cover2Cover Books, South Africa
Format Paperback

Become a Better Writer

How to Write with Clarity and Simplicity

by Greg Rosenberg, Donald Powers

Improving the quality of your writing starts with rethinking your assumptions and developing healthier writing habits. This book will help you do both.

Become a Better Writer: How to Write with Clarity and Simplicity is a practical guide for those who wish to write more clearly and concisely. Drawing on their extensive experience as writers and editors, the authors discuss tools and tips for making your writing accessible and meaningful to your target audience.

The book is readable and engaging, covering different kinds of writing (including reports, essays, emails, novels and speeches) across a wide range of subjects. The examples discussed are derived from real-world material and are particularly relevant to the African context. The book will be especially useful to writers of non-fiction.

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"What makes a great writer? This question occupies the mind of many a writer. Writing accessibly is a skill that must be learned and nurtured. I cannot think of a better aid than this book, which is designed as a practical tool for those who want to write for meaning, reflection and transformation."

Malaika Wa Azania, award-winning author of Memoirs of a Born Free: Reflections on the Rainbow Nation

"This book will assist and guide interested writers to compile concise, well-structured and comprehensible content that gets the intended message across to the target reader."

Dumi Kewuti, Senior lecturer, University of South Africa

About the Authors

Greg Rosenberg

Greg Rosenberg has more than three decades of experience as a journalist, writer and editor. He is the co-founder of Clarity Global Strategic Communications in South Africa and the United States, and serves as a global advisor on public financial management communications.

Donald Powers

Donald Powers is a senior editor and head of training and development at Clarity Global. He has two decades of experience as a writer, editor, lecturer and tutor in South Africa and Europe. He holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Cape Town.