Not for you? Try…
Our e-mentoring service gives you personal coaching when you need it, without leaving your desk. Not only is it a great way to get some ’just in time’ training, you can also use it to cement your knowledge after a group training course.
You email a sample document to your personal mentor who assesses them and returns them to you with comments. You get concrete suggestions for improvements, and explanations that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. You also speak with your mentor to ask questions and get more detail on any particular points.
Evaluate your writing skills
Check your writing skills before and after training
We have developed an evaluation tool which not only tells you in which areas your writing has improved but also by how much.
Before your training course we analyse a sample of your writing against ten key writing skills. From the easy-to-read graph you can see immediately the areas that are good—and the ones that need improvement. What’s more your trainer will know what to concentrate on to make the most difference to your writing skills.
About six weeks after the training you send us another sample of your writing and we repeat the assessment. The graph we send you has your pre- and post-training assessment on one sheet and will show a percentage improvement in the ten skills.
Brush Up Your English!—Business Writing Training Course Outline
In this world of text and emails does anyone really care if we make the odd grammatical mistake or write rambling sentences with little or no punctuation?
Well, actually yes. Lots of people do! Bad grammar and punctuation make even the simplest business writing harder to read. Grammatical mistakes can cause your colleagues, boss and clients to perceive you as less bright than you actually are!
Training in correct grammar and punctuation is essential for business writing if clients or any stakeholders might read your documents—mistakes reflect badly on the entire company, with the public very quick to mock you on social media.
It doesn’t matter whether you are writing an email, a letter or a report—good business grammar is going to help you reach your audience and get the result you want—without annoying them with simple mistakes. On this business grammar course, you will learn how to overcome some of the most common grammar challenges and how to communicate in an effective and professional way.
See our free apostrophe catastrophe presentation on getting those pesky apostrophes right!
What you will learn on this business grammar and punctuation course
By the end of this business writing course, you will know how to:
- Recognise and avoid the common grammatical mistakes that everybody makes
- Choose the right kind of words for your reader and make your writing sharp and concise
- Avoid doubt and uncertainty when writing more complex sentences
- Use punctuation properly—and learn why it’s necessary to do so
- Recognise and avoid commonly-confused words or miss-spelt words
- Use Word™ features to check your document
- Write good business correspondence that conveys your meaning accurately and professionally