This book is a straightforward, practical, easy-to-use tool to improve writing. Author Darrel Walters draws from his experience reading tens of thousands of pages as a university professor to create an essential reference and guide. Simple, Brief, and Precise is destined to become a highly valued companion to anyone aiming to make better use of the English language.
As a business transformation specialist working with Fortune 100 companies, I see writing deficiencies cost businesses time and money. Colleagues may skim and skip some written communications because of the difficulties they present, but they’ll read every word of yours after you heed the advice in Simple, Brief, and Precise—a practical, accessible, first-rate guide.
—Mahesh Rao (maheshcrao.com),
Author of Front Runners (CA)
Effective and professionally-written communications to our various stakeholders are paramount to our organization’s objectives. DVRPC staff must take complex, technical planning studies and present them to the public in a clear, simple way. Simple, Brief, and Precise is a comprehensive resource that is engaging, informative, and immediately useable. It continues to be a treasured resource.
—Beth Wichser, Human Resources Manager
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)
Simple, Brief, and Precise has been a mainstay for our students and a guiding light for the narrative in all our publications. This streamlined writing guide is an outstanding tool for anyone wanting to clean up and clarify what goes onto the page. In short, Darrel Walters’ writing advice is accessible, practical, and—so far as we are concerned—indispensable.
—Richard F. Grunow, PhD, and Christopher D. Azzara, PhD,
Eastman School of Music; Co-authors of Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series
Darrel Walters earned a PhD from the University of Michigan, advised masters and doctoral students at Temple University for 24 years, and now presents writing seminars for business professionals and university students and faculty. Simple, Brief, and Precise is the product of his relentless pursuit of an efficient and compelling way to cultivate clear writing.