Writing Memos and Letters
A small business owner and a writer talk about the kinds of writing they do, and why they'd rather write than speak. They and others discuss the writing process; their purposes, audiences, and formats. The writer says it's her job to gather facts, organize them, and make sure they're correct. The owner talks about research. Both share how they revise and why revision is important. The owner talks about the computer's spellchecker, and tells the story of presenting her business plan to possible funders.