writing is a "threshold skill" for hiring and promotion among salaried and professional employees. good writing is a ticket to professional opportunity, while poor writing is a figurative kiss of death. surveys estimate that employers spend billions annually correcting writing deficiencies.
Survey of 120 major American corporations affiliated with Business Roundtable, employing nearly 8,000,000 people.
The cost of Sloppy writing
States spend up to $250 million a year to improve employees’ writing. Poor writing befuddles consumers as they struggle with unclear instructions, directions, and details.
National Commission on Writing