Business Writing

Who should attend

Anyone who wants to improve their writing skills for all types of documents and brush up their use of grammar and punctuation.

Course Overview

Effective writing is a powerful tool in the business environment. Improve your business writing skills by learning to select and use appropriate formats for your audience, use the correct medium and adjust your writing style accordingly, as well as identify your objective and communicate it clearly.

This Business Writing course teaches the essential best practices business people are using to write clear, effective, professional business documents, including e-mail, memos, letters, reports, and other documents. It teaches a structured approach to writing that makes writing easier and guides readers through the content.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate a practical understanding of the essentials of grammar, punctuation and use of language
  • tackle a range of writing tasks with increased skills and confidence
  • produce well structured written documents that achieve desired results with the right language, tone and degree of formality

If you can write well-presented, concise, and clear business documents, your ideas and arguments appear professional and credible.

Course Timetable

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee & Course Objectives

10:00 – 10:30 Purpose In Report Writing – What Do They Want?

10:30 – 10:45 Shape And Structure – What Shall I Include?

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:45 Signposts And Markers – Structuring The Content

11:45 – 12:30 Taking The Reader Into Account – Good Style And Grammar

12.30 – 1.00 Taking The Reader Into Account – Making The Report Convincing

13.00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00 Report Structuring Practice (here delegates write a report under supervision with the emphasis on making the document both clear and interesting)

15.00 – 15:15 Coffee Break

15:15- 16:00 Report Reviews, Discussion Of Example Reports

16:00 – 16:30 Review Of Learning Points Summary & Action Plans

16:30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed

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Call James now on 0131 625 7151 to get a full detailed course description and next available dates.

Course Location

This course will be run at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, which is situated in the centre of Edinburgh, just 5 minutes walk from Waverley Station and close to major bus routes, including the airport bus. Discounted parking is available at the St John’s Hill NCP Car Park. Our training rooms are light and spacious, all are air conditioned with natural daylight.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will provided, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day. If you’ve got any special dietary requirements just let us know, ideally in advance, and we will be pleased to cater for them. Our team will be there on the day to make sure everything goes smoothly. If there’s anything you need please ask, because “If we Can we Will”.

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