Online Courses

      The Business Writing Trainers website at offers 45 online business writing courses available either for individuals without organization sponsorship or for groups of trainees in an organization. Courses range from basic grammar to advanced training in writing grants, advertising copy, and audit reports. Three courses are self-training. The remaining courses are all led by instructors who guide trainees through the training, evaluate writing samples, coach the trainees, and certify their competence at the end.

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Writing Workshops

      The Business Writing Center presents writing workshops at company sites. The one-day Business Writing Skills workshop trains participants in the best practices the Center has identified that result in clear, understandable business documents. The instructor teaches the skills and works with participants to learn how to use the skills in their own business writing.

      The workshop uses the Center's book, Explicit Business Writing: Best Practices for the Twenty-first Century. Particpants receive a copy so they have the resource to continue improving their writing after the workshop.

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Free Online Tests

      Several online tests and training materials as a free service to companies and agencies. You may use them and provide the link to others to use.  

      The tests and training are in active-passive voice, comma usage, commonly misspelled words, commonly confused words, and the 26 most common errors business people make in punctuation and grammar.

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Training Materials

      The same training materials used in our training courses are available for company and agency trainers and professors to use. The training materials are in general business writing, usage (grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure), writing emails, writing letters, and writing reports. We also train the trainers to give them the skills they need to teach using the training materials.

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Online Email Courses

     The Business Writing Center offers three online courses that will train you to write clear, concise, effective, professional emails. You go through the course at your own pace from anywhere in the world. When you complete an assignment, your instructor comments on it and coaches you through learning the skills. Descriptions of the courses follow.

Writing Effective Workplace Email (BWC350)

     The course teaches you how to write clear, professional email that has the impact you want. Your instructor critiques your emails, commenting on the use of all writing skills as well as those taught specifically in the online email writing course. At the end of the course, you receive a graduation certificate with our gold seal on it for framing. Tuition is $295. Learn more . . . 

Writing Clear, Effective Email
(self-study course BWC35)

     The self-study course teaches the same skills as the instructor-led course, but without access to an instructor. Tuition is $39. Learn more . . . 

Writing Customer-Support Messages (BWC497)

     This training focuses on structuring customer-support emails to have maximum clarity and effectiveness. Learn more . . .