Better Business Writing Online Course

  • ID: 4239831
  • Training
  • Region: Global
  • Hurley Write
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Designed to Help Participants Sharpen their Business Writing Skills

The seven modules of this business writing course teach the basics of clear, succinct business writing, including how to write effective emails, business letters, reports and proposals; how to use language to convey your ideas; and how to construct effective editing and proofreading strategies.

The course is unique in that it offers participants the opportunity to apply the concepts they learn to various writing options on which they’re provided professional written feedback. Our feedback is designed to help participants sharpen their business writing skills. In addition, participants are assigned their own personal editor and may also chat with their editor (once per module).

All of our online courses are SCORM 1.2-, SCORM 2004-, and AICC-compliant and each module takes roughly 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

This interactive course includes

  • A voiced lecture
  • Knowledge checks
  • Links to resources
  • Examples
  • Cheat Sheets
  • Writing options on which participants receive substantive written feedback
  • A personal editor for the duration of the course
  • A certificate of completion
  • Video chats with editor (one per module)
  • A copy of the eBook, Writing Strategies for Corporate America
  • Better Business Writing Online Course


At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to

  • Explain the importance of analyzing audience and purpose
  • Create useful writing strategies
  • Evaluate and modify language use in business documents
  • Write more effective emails, business letters, and business reports
  • Demonstrate various editing and proofreading techniques
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Module 1: The Building Blocks of Business Writing 

  • Ensuring your writing reflects the “face” of your organization
  • Analyzing your readers
  • Meshing your goal with your reader’s
  • Eliminating distractions
  • Meeting reader’s needs

Module 2: Making Your Writing Easy to Read

  • Eliminating unnecessary words
  • Avoiding business jargon and clichés
  • Ensuring every word adds value
  • Using language to write succinct, accurate business documents

Module 3: Writing Concise, Precise Emails

  • Planning
  • Writing effective subject lines
  • Getting to the point
  • Ensuring readability

Module 4: Writing Effective Business Letters 

  • Writing good news and bad news letters
  • Writing action letters
  • Using bullets, numbering, and other cues effectively
  • Avoiding clichés and anachronisms

Module 5: Writing Business Reports

  • Writing the various components of business reports
  • Writing an effective executive summary, recommendations, and conclusions section
  • Writing sales and research proposals
  • Using persuasion effectively

Module 6: Writing Proposals

  • Writing the various components of proposals
  • Writing an engaging proposal
  • Writing sales and research proposals
  • Using persuasion effectively

Module 7: Constructing Useful Editing and Proofreading Strategies

  • Defining editing and proofreading
  • Foolproof techniques to edit and proofread
  • Becoming your best editor
  • Editing others’ work
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