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Effective Business Writing – Business Writing Course Outline

Most people write business documents on a daily basis: emails, reports, meeting summaries, minutes or other business correspondence. Learn how to create business documents in Plain English that say what you mean and achieve the results you want. This document writing training course not only covers the basics of how to improve your writing skills but also how to achieve the right result from your written correspondence.

What you will learn on this business writing course

By the end of the course, you will know how to:

What our customers say

“I was very impressed with Giulia. She was very knowledgeable and presented in a friendly yet precise style. The course content was excellent.”

KA, George Wimpey Plc.

“Very useful and excellent documentation.”

SR, Accenture

“The course was interactive and the examples were relevant. The module on passive vs active was particularly helpful.”

RB, Tenon Group plc

How we deliver the business writing course

It is available as :

Private courses (at your premises or online virtual classrooms)

Choose from:

We adopt a flexible approach so that even our standard courses are tailored to your needs. Our trainers are all professional writers as well as experienced trainers. They use their judgment on the day to adjust the content and pace of the course so that delegates get the training that is right for them. This is done by:

We can also further adapt the course by:

Our open courses in London

We specialise in small class sizes so that you get personal time with the tutor.

We deliver our business writing course at venues in central London, all easily accessible by public transport. All the rooms have natural daylight, independent air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

If your journey into London means an early start, don’t worry; on your arrival you can have a light and tasty breakfast of fresh bread, pastries, cereals and fruit. Throughout the day there's an endless supply of freshly brewed coffee and speciality teas as well as chilled water, fruit and homemade snacks. Most venues also provide a hot lunch and all can cater to special dietary requirements.

Business Writing Course Contents

Core content you will cover on a one-day intensive course

1. General principles of business writing

2. Good writing techniques for business correspondence

Pre-Course Questionnaire

When you book we send you a questionnaire which we ask you to return to us before you attend the course. This enables our Trainers to assess your needs in advance.

3. Writing emails

4. Writing reports

5. Writing agendas, minutes or meeting summaries

Want Something a Little Different?

Give us a call today and we will tailor a course to suit you!

6. Editing your work

Supplementary content you will cover on a two-day interactive workshop

7. The BASDELL business writing model

8. Managing emails

9. Gathering and sifting information

10. Writing letters

11. Avoiding common problems with grammar and punctuation

Book Now!

For the timetable of all courses see the schedule.

To reserve your places you can book a public course, book a private course, call us on +44 (0)1235 60 30 22 or email .

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All our courses are available as online remote training sessions