Business Writing Skills - Declutter & Sharpen Up Your Style

Business Writing Skills - Declutter & Sharpen Up Your Style
21 Jun 2024 - London


21 Jun 2024

9:30 AM ‐ 5:15 PM

With a SmartPlan £486

With a Season Ticket £540

Standard price £720

All prices exclude VAT
Introduction: Requires no prior subject knowledge
6 hours
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There is a presumption in business that the first draft of everything is 20% too long at least.

We all pick up odd writing habits, sometimes from academic textbooks, sometimes from our supervisors at work. Verbose writing may lead to lost messages, misunderstandings and lost work opportunities.

This in-person seminar aims to provide a range of structures for different types of documents. It will also provide a four-point plan to declutter your writing and provide an update on grammar best practice.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • Proof reading for 100% accuracy
  • Grammar terminology and sentence construction
  • The essential rules of punctuation
  • When to use capital letters
  • Commonly misused and misspelled words
  • The nine different structures for business documents
  • The Fog Index and similar measures of readability
  • Principles of plain English - sentence length, active/passive voice, use of base verbs
  • Page layout and aids to readability
  • Questions and evaluation