Business Writing will take the mystery out writing clearly and effectively. We will cover business letters, memos, thank you notes, e-mails, reports, newsletters, and more. You’ll learn tips and tricks for writing clearly and concisely for a variety of contexts, using formats and tone appropriate in a business context.
We will address many common pitfalls, including: misused words, phrases, and punctuation; commonly misspelled words; e-mail and correspondence etiquette; and much more. You will get guidance in organizing and formatting your writing, as well as proofreading and editing. Resources include a handout about Fair Housing language.
The class will include activities and exercises to help you focus, improve, clarify, and feel more comfortable writing for your everyday duties. Bring your questions.
As a BONUS, you will take away your very own reference binder to keep handy by your desk for everyday use. You will be able to personalize it going forward by adding other guides, tips or notes that address your personal needs.
Managers:bring or send your team – improving their writing skills will benefit your organization. If you have company style templates you would like reinforced, please send them with your staff, or to the instructor in advance.
About Your Instructor: Valerie Largin holds Bachelors of Arts degrees in both Literature and Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She earned her teaching credential through the University of California, Davis. During her 17 years teaching English, she also coached Public Speaking, and participated in the Area Writing Project at UCD.
Since 1991, when she started her own business, she has gained training and experience in image, marketing, business development, and sales. She has coached individuals and businesses in writing and speaking/presentation skills, proposal writing, sales, and marketing. She has written and edited a variety of marketing materials, articles, letters, forms, proposals, website copy, programs and other publications, as well as print and online newsletters for firms, associations, properties, and individuals.
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Continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch is on your own.