Business Writing Training: Professional Business Writing


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

Writing that excites and motivates a reader can make the difference between project success and project failure. But well-written documents do not just happen. The course The Whole Cycle (Business Writing Training) equips the business professional with the concrete tools and strategies to plan and create documents that inspire, inform, engage and persuade. Whether you are drafting a technical report, business plan, briefing note, or job application - the skills learned in this course will take your writing to the next level.

Course Dates and Pricing


Nov 12 - 13, 2018$1,150.00Dec 10 - 11, 2018$1,150.00Jan 21 - 22, 2019$1,150.00Feb 18 - 19, 2019$1,150.00Mar 18 - 19, 2019$1,150.00Apr 15 - 16, 2019$1,150.00

Course Outline

Introduction

Why writing well matters
Understanding your writing style
Self-assessment and goals

Planning Your Document

Structure: What type of document are you writing?
Goals: Why are you writing this? How will this be used?
Target audience: Who will read this?
Using storyboarding for long documents
Appendices and annexes
Footnotes versus endnotes
Overview of the document production process

Writing Clearly

Active versus passive voice
Formal or informal writing
Using style guides - spelling, grammar, citations
Choosing the right words
Brevity and editing
Eliminating ambiguous phrases, jargon, and offensive terms

Guiding the Reader

Introducing the document
Transition words to keep things flowing
Using headings and sub-headings
Using numbered and bulleted lists
Using parallel structures
Using paragraphs

A Picture Says a Thousand Words

The power of diagrams, images, tables and graphs
How to embed graphs and images into text

Polishing and Perfecting Your Report

Using formatting and styles
Proofreading and grammar checking
Peer-review
Final Review - your audience, your purpose, your goal

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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