Professional Development Workshops

Business Writing Workshop Series

 

Grammar and Proofreading

This seven-hour workshop, conveniently split over two days, provides a practical review of the basic components of English grammar.  You will discuss the benefits of using correct grammar rules, and learn how to avoid some of the most common writing mistakes in business today.   In-class exercises will give you the opportunity for immediate practice.

Course topics will include the following:

  • Understanding how to use the parts of speech correctly
  • Using an appropriate sentence structure
  • Following the rules for punctuation, capitalization, and the use of numbers
  • Practicing methods for better proofreading

 

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Effective Business Writing and Editing

This class offers an overview of the most important principles and techniques for successful business writing.  Over  two morning sessions, you will examine many different ways to strengthen your business writing style and save time for your readers.  The class also provides exercises for practicing your editing skills.

Course topics will include the following:

  • Planning and organizing for easier writing
  • Practicing business style techniques for clear, concise, and personal writing
  • Designing professional e-mail messages
  • Structuring business letters that accomplish your goals

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