Better Business Writing
Course detail

Good clear writing is essential in any walk of life.  Whether your work involves communicating internally or with other businesses, this course will show you how to create effective, well structured documents.

The day includes many simple and useful tips that you can start using immediately.  You will be able to develop your techniques through a range of practical exercises and activities throughout the day.

We start with a look at the basic characteristics of good business writing across a range of document styles. You will learn the importance of planning before you start to write and see how a well structured text can help convey your message with clarity and impact.

We move on to cover writing style, examining the most effective ways of using sentences and paragraphs to make your writing concise, clear and active.

The course also includes refresher training on typical problems that all writers encounter - common misspellings, grammatical errors and punctuation difficulties.

Who is the course aimed at?
Anyone who writes business emails, reports and other documents as part of their job who would like to improve their skills
  • Improve the effectiveness and impact of your writing
  • Learn to alter your style to suit your audience
  • Create documents which are clear, easy to read and positive
  • Save time by learning how to plan and prepare properly before you start writing


Course summary
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1 day
9.30 am
5.00 pm
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Graham Smith has worked for over twenty five years in publishing as a publisher, editor, proofreader, writer and trainer. He is now a freelance consultant who carries out editing, project management and writing assignments for a variety of clients, including consumer publishers, academic and educational publishers, government agencies and general business organisations. Graham is an experienced and qualified trainer who delivers courses in writing, editing, proofreading and related skills to publishers and organisations in Europe and the UK. He is an accredited trainer to the European Commission and European Parliament.