Course Name
Writers at Work Technical Certificate Program

Contact Hours: 40

Course Description
Your writing skills affect your professional image. The better your writing skills are, the better your image is and the better your chances for advancement. Effective writing in the workplace is an essential skill. Research shows that employers value workers who think creatively and communicate effectively.

The Writers at Work Certificate Program consists of four 10-hour courses that will allow busy professionals a flexible path toward learning valuable writing techniques. The program begins with a valuable refresher of grammar and punctuation and then takes you through the process of writing clear, concise, and complete documents. The instructor is available at all stages of the course for tutoring.

Individual Course Descriptions
Writers at Work: A Review for Professionals - Part 1: Eliminating Common Grammar Errors
Writers at Work: A Review for Professionals - Part 2: Perfecting your Punctuation
Writers at Work: A Review for Professionals - Part 3: Writing Clearly, Concisely, and Coherently
Writers at Work: A Review for Professionals - Part 4: Achieving a Professional Tone and Style

Effective business writing can set you apart from other employees, get you noticed by your superiors, and improve your chances of advancement.

You will gain these skills:

 Identify and correct common errors in grammar and punctuation.
 Revise ineffective sentences and generate clear and concise writing.
 Write clear, effective, and professional email messages that get your reader’s attention.
 Understand a writing process to use when creating any document.
 Organize your ideas clearly.
 Connect words and ideas effectively using transitions, connectives, parallelism, and other strategies.
 Use specific techniques to adapt the tone of a document.
 Incorporate basic design elements to create visually appealing documents.
 Proofread, edit, and revise documents more effectively.

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