We offer a number of courses, workshops, and other trainings to businesses wanting to improve the writing skills of their employees. Each course or workshop is designed to be taught on-site and can be customized to your business needs.
Technical Writing for Professionals (Course)
Developed primarily with engineers in mind, Technical Writing for Professionals is a four-week course (four meetings lasting three hours each) covering the three fundamental processes of creating documents: pre-writing, writing, and revising. During this course, participants will learn how to properly plan and organize a document, write clearly and concisely, and revise and edit documents effectively—with a keen eye on eliminating jargon and communicating efficiently. Course meetings are writing-intensive, which gives participants practice and immediate feedback.
Our instructors for this course taught technical writing to engineering students at Virginia Tech. Through these experiences, they learned how to help reluctant writers work through fear and other struggles to become effective communicators.
Persuasive Writing for Professionals (Workshop)
Offered as a full-day or half-day workshop, Persuasive Writing for Professionals covers the fundamentals of writing with an eye toward writing that focuses on persuasion (e.g. marketing, grant proposals, and the like). During this course, participants learn how to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively with the proper audience in mind. In addition, we review some of those common mistakes that trip people up (and turn some readers off). In an ideal workshop, we work with real-life examples from those in attendance.
Email and Inter-office Communication Workshop
Email and other forms of online and inter-office communication can cause all kinds of conflict. In this workshop, we’ll cover:
- Establishing rules for inter-office communication
- Email Etiquette
- How to write emails that get responses
- How to read and respond to emails
- How to write clearly and effectively so your audience understands you
This workshop can include organization-specific rules for communicating including templates, protocols, and expected professional behavior.
If you are interested in one of these workshops or courses, please contact us for a quote.