I work in the business valuation profession. Many professionals in this profession are finance and accounting majors, which is great for the Excel portion of a business valuation report. However, a good business valuation report is one that is well-written. The client should recognize his or her company from the report and be able to understand the valuation.
This written part of a valuation report is often a challenge for many in my profession. I once had a business valuation/CPA firm owner, who employs CPAs as valuation analysts, tell me that his firm sends his new valuation hires to outside writing training sessions because they are so bad when they begin.
That is an extreme situation (I hope), but it is true that good writing is a skill. As such, see this post "10 Resources to Improve Your Writing" from Lior Levin, guest posting for Lynn Terry at ClickNews! Lior says:
Writing is not always easy to master and requires dedicated practice and knowledge. The upside is that good writing skills will be a massive advantage in almost any business model, and can even open up exciting new possibilities for you.
So, where does one go to learn the skills and rules that will make anyone a good writer? The Internet has a treasure trove of writing resources. Here are 10 resources that will improve your writing… (emphasis in original)
If you want to become a better writer, read this post and access the resources listed.