The Write Stuff – Top tips for good report writing

The Write Stuff – Top tips for good report writing 

This guide was first written for staff and associates of Campbell Tickell to support them in writing reports for clients. It has now been adapted for the wider audience of our friends and clients, and may be freely used and circulated with the appropriate acknowledgements.

Many of us have jobs that demand the occasional creation of a written report for a board, a committee, a manager or a client. And of course, during a project, there may be various written communications – letters, emails, drafts, presentations and more besides. The quality of writing can make a huge difference to how a report is received. This short note is intended to help you avoid some of the simple errors that can be the result of haste and pressure of work.

We hope that you find it useful – it’s not meant to be patronising or prescriptive – we all make mistakes, even the authors of this piece. You may even find the deliberate mistakes concealed in the text!

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