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In this two-day course, you will learn to recognize good writing and how it differs from writing that is difficult to understand.

  • Course Start Date: Feb. 8
  • Location: Mississauga (Map)
  • Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Note on end times)
  • Please Note: End Times are approximate and depend
    on the number or students and pace of the class.
    It is important to allow for the class to run a little bit longer,
    or finish a little sooner, than expected.
  • Duration: 2 days
    08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Delivery Method(s):Instructor Led
  • Mentored training is a revolutionary training method
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  • Seats Available: YES
  • Category:Business Writing Skills Training

Course Outline
In this two-day course, you will learn to recognize good writing and how it differs from writing that is difficult to understand. You will learn to produce reports, letters, memos, e-mail, faxes, and short articles that are effective and clearly organized. You'll also learn to eliminate embarrassing errors by developing editing checklists that you automatically apply to each piece you send out. Finally, you will be exposed to writing examples that demonstrate the points under discussion.

What You'll Learn

  • Increase your productivity by eliminating "writer's block" and other time-wasting barriers.
  • Improve readability: in your own writing and other people's, through editing techniques that most professional writers use
  • Update your grammar, punctuation and usage: many rules have changed, but this workshop will show you what's acceptable now, and why
Who Needs to Attend
  • Managers
  • Supervisors and Administrative Officers
  • Technical Personnel
  • Program and Information Officers
  • Professionals who are expected to produce clearly written text, including e-mails
  • Anyone wanting to learn how professional writers approach business writing, or seeking to refresh their writing skills
Course Outline

1. The Elements of "good writing"

  • Four characteristics of good business writing
  • Analyzing your writing samples to see if they meet these characteristics
2. Getting Started
  • "Quick-fix" Techniques to Use Every Day on all your Writing
  • Breaking Out of Writer's Block
  • Four Editing Techniques that are Easy to Learn and Will Improve Anybody's Writing
3. Now the Basics
  • Two Questions that every Writer Must Answer before Beginning to write:
  • What's my purpose?
  • Who is the target audience?
4. Mastering the greatest enemy of clear writing: inappropriate use of the passive voice
  • What Is the Passive Voice and What's wrong with it?Why do Writers Use it so frequently?
  • Using Passive Voice Appropriately
5. Keeping to the point: harder than you think
  • Eliminating Unnecessary words and Phrases
  • Gobbledygook and Jargon
  • Artful Punctuation Techniques
6. The Final Touches
  • Using Formatting to Catch Reader Interest:
  • Using Subheads to Guide your Reader
  • Using "Pull-quotes" to Emphasize Points
  • Dealing with Background
  • Developing Templates
7. Develop and Apply Checklists
  • Eliminating Embarrassing Errors by Developing Editing Checklists that You Automatically Apply to Each Piece You Send Out

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered


Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.

Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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Global Knowledge
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Global Knowledge at LMT Mississauga
5060 Spectrum Way
Suite 500

Mississauga, ON
Canada   L4W 5N6

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8-February-2018 $995 Register for this course

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