When composing any document consulting the four basic principles of business writing is recommended. Another great tool to keep available is the 3-x-3 writing process. This process takes all of the information presented above and puts it into a neat package. This is a simple process that encompasses three steps to guarantee your success.
- Prewriting: Form the purpose, profile your audience and determine the correct tone and method.
- Writing: Research, organize and comprise the message
- Revising: Proofread, revise and determine if the message will appeal to the audience.
Guffey (2013), states that the revising process is the most time consuming of the three. She also recommends allotting a specific percentage of time to each area. Step one: 25%, step two: 25% and step three: 50%. (p. 81). These steps are guidelines for the inexperienced writer. As you become more familiar with business writing feel free to arrange the steps to make them work for your writing style and your success.