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Most Likely to Succeed at Work: How to Get Ahead at Work Using Everything You Learned in High School
by Wilma Davidson, Ed.D. and Jack Dougherty
St. Martin's Press, 2004

As Kurt Vonnegut once said, "True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country." When it comes down to it, work — with its know-it-alls, gossips, and brown-nosers — is a lot like high school. This clever and useful book helps readers identify and better communicate with these and other common types we all remember from the days when report cards, not business reports, were our concern, and when the big social event was the prom, not the company picnic.


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Business Writing: What Works, What Won't (third edition)
by Wilma Davidson, Ed.D.
St. Martin's Press, December, 2015

Do your business memos get the results you want? Do you panic when it's time to write the year-end sales report, or that deal-clinching letter to a potential client? If so, you're not alone. Like you, many people who write on the job feel unsure about their skills, and wish there were simple guidelines for getting started and expressing themselves in winning ways. This practical, fun, confidence-boosting guide offers exactly those guidelines. Author Wilma Davidson shares her fifteen years of experience as a corporate writing coach, delivering the essential information, motivation, and inspiration needed to write more effectively on the job. Using dozens of sample letters, memos, and other real-office documents, plus engaging exercises and copious illustrations, Davidson covers every aspect of business writing, from conquering writer's block, to revising first drafts, to finessing the finer points of structure, argument, and style.


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Writing a Winning College Application Essay
by Wilma Davidson, Ed.D. and Susan McCloskey, Ph.D.
Peterson's Press, 1996

It's one of the most dreaded aspects of the college application process. But it doesn't have to be. This lively handbook makes composing effective college essays a manageable process instead of an ordeal. It guides students confidently through each stage of the writing, provides examples, and reveals what admissions officers are looking for.


Out-of-print books:
The Bell Labs Editor, 1993, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Wilma Davidson, Ed.D. and Richard Trenner