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PROFESSIONAL WRITING SKILLS

Are you aware that one of the most time-consuming, yet important tasks busy employees have on their to-do lists is writing? E-mail inboxes are full of messages requiring responses to be 
sent out to those with equally overflowing message centers. The quantity of time spent to write letters, memos, proposals, and technical reports often exceeds the quality of the resulting documents. 

Professional Writing Skills helps business and technical  writers resolve two of their biggest written communication challenges: how to write more effective documents following a more efficient process. Participants report that the quality of their documents increases while the quantity of time needed to write them decreases, often by 1/3.

To help you become more competent and confident when you write, this popular two-day workshop (seminar) addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Taking the "Grr" out of Grammar
  • Superior Style
  • Writing Process

For additional flexibility, those topics are offered with the following options:
WORKSHOPS TOPICS
Professional Writing Skills
(2 days)
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  • Introduction to Communication
  • Taking the "Grr" out of Grammar
  • Superior Style
  • Writing Process
Professional Writing Skills at a Glance
(1 day)
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  • Introduction to Communication
  • Superior Style
  • Writing Process
Taking the "Grr" out of Grammar
(1 day)
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  • Taking The "Grr" out of Grammar

All options include the Comerford Consulting trademark: an educational experience that is informative and interesting, even fun, as you learn the following:

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: What are the two unbreakable rules 
of writing?

An overview of communication skills provides a starting point for the course. Analyzing types of writing for various readers according to their personality types allows you to maximize your pluses and minimize your minuses. Also, you will learn about listening skills and how they relate to written communication. Your image as a writer especially in the final document is covered through proofreading practice. A true-false quiz allows you to assess your overall communications I.Q.

TAKING THE "GRR" OUT OF GRAMMAR: What are the three most serious grammar errors to avoid?

Grammar and punctuation rules are tools to help you communicate more clearly. You will enjoy learning and working with practical rules that relate to typical business writing. Some topics include subject-verb agreement, verb tense, misplaced and dangling modifiers, parallel structure, sentence structure, and pronoun case. Useful tips for mastering commas, semicolons, and colons will 
ease your way as you write and edit.

SUPERIOR STYLE: How can using writer ESP streamline your writing style?

The three components of style include paragraphs, sentences, and words. You will learn how to start and end your correspondence--and how not to--along with the principles of unity, coherence, and development for middle paragraphs. Writing varied and emphatic sentences guides your readers smoothly through your message. When choosing your words, always let Economy, Simplicity, and Precision be your guide

WRITING PROCESS: Which stage of the writing process should take the 
least time?

The three stages of the writing process include pre-writing, writing, and re-writing. You will practice ways to determine your purpose, meet audience needs, discover your most comfortable method of writing, brainstorm and mind-map to get your ideas on paper, write quick rough drafts, and revise collaboratively. Also, you will receive models for planning letters, memos, and reports. Finally, checklists help you evaluate both your process and your product.

Learning to write does not have to be painful and stressful; it can be both informative and interesting as you perfect an efficient process and create more effective products.

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