This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About the New Rules of Business Writing (9780137153152) by Natalie Canavor and Claire Meirowitz. Available in print and digital formats. How to write reports that people actually read—and then act upon! Feel buried by requests for reports? You’re not alone. With fewer face-to-face meetings and so many collaborations to manage, report writing has become an even more important skill. A successful report is easy to define: It’s read and results in action. Write to be read. Here’s how….