Thursday, 26 July 2012

Getting Things Done in Business

I'm absolutely delighted to announce that Getting Things Done in Business, the first in a planned series of books — the Business Shorts series from Miscandlon & Lewthwaite — has just been published at Amazon.

People who are successful in business rarely get where they are by luck alone. The best workers and managers — at whatever level — achieve success by developing their knowledge, skills and abilities in the right directions. By taking a structured approach to both your personal development, and the way you approach tasks in the workplace, you can improve your efficiency and effectiveness, as well as your career prospects.

Getting Things Done in Business provides a comprehensive set of tools and techniques that will help you succeed in business, covering topics such as managing business relationships, time management, decision making and project planning, as well as including invaluable advice on how to achieve results through effective teamwork.

Anyone who works in business will find value in the information contained in this book; however it is particularly suited to those entering supervisory or management positions for the first time. You will find the book full of practical and worthy advice that will help you to succeed in your business responsibilities, from day-to-day tasks to managing critical projects.

Contents include:

Chapter 1: Getting fit for success
Chapter 2: Establishing and managing relationships
Chapter 3: Making the most of your time
Chapter 4: Solving problems and making decisions
Chapter 5: Project planning and management
Chapter 6: Using teams to get results
Bonus chapter — Dealing with stress

Getting Things Done in Business is the first book in the Business Shorts series. Future books will cover subjects including clear business communication, coaching and training, customer care, and people management. Expect books 2 and 3 within the next few months.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Great rates on proofreading and copy editing!

We're having a summer sale on proofreading and copy editing services over at Miscandlon & Lewthwaite Writing Services. You can read all the details here. And do please get in touch if you want to know more!

Friday, 6 July 2012

An Introduction to Food Safety

I'm pleased to announce another new title, An Introduction to Food Safety, currently only available for Kindle.

Working as a food handler is an extremely responsible job: everything food handlers do, or in some cases, don’t do, while they are busy preparing and/or serving food to people can have a direct impact on their health.

The workbook takes a step by step approach to food handling instruction. It contains six sections, each looking at a different aspect of food safety management. The sections are:

1. Basic principles of food safety in catering
2. Food safety hazards
3. Storing and holding food safely
4. Cleanliness and hygiene
5. Suitable food premises
6. Legal requirements and the consequences of failing to meet them

A set of questions at the end of each section helps the reader to review what they have learned. (The answers are at the back of the workbook.) Anyone working towards a qualification in food safety in catering will find the workbook helps with that.

An Introduction to Food Safety costs £1.97 from Amazon in the UK.