Corporate financial managers know that using time efficiently has an enormous impact on the bottom line. Yet American businesses report losing $1 billion a year to unclear writing that wastes time, kills contracts, and turns off customers. Optimize your time spent in communications as a writer or as a reader. Prevent your reader from sending your documents to the circular file because they are too much work to decipher or the purpose is unclear. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem – save time and get results by learning to write it right the first time.