Writers at Work: A Review for Professionals - Part 4: Achieving a Professional Tone and Style

Achieve a professional writing style with strategies demonstrated in this course. Explore common errors, best practices and design techniques to prove your professional skills and take your writing to the next level.

Key Program Information
Categories Continuing Education Degrees, Certificates, and Courses for Contemporary Learners Online Professional and Workforce Development
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Online
Series Writers at Work Technical Certificate Program
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Program Description

The tone of your writing says it all. The style of your message can tell a reader a lot about your purpose, and either keep them engaged or bored. Effective professional writing includes more than just grammar and punctuation. Demonstrate your competence by using appropriate writing structure and eliminating common errors in documentation. Activities and exercises reinforce your mastery of these concepts and instructors are available for support throughout the course.

You will be able to:

  • Write effective documents in a professional tone
  • Use basic design techniques to create visually appealing emails and documents
  • Use parallelism while writing sentences, lists and headings
  • Identify and correct common grammatical errors

*The Writers at Work Certificate Program consists of four 10-hour courses that allow busy professionals a flexible path toward developing valuable writing techniques. Explore grammar and punctuation while learning the process of writing clear and concise documents. Proficiency in effective business writing can set you apart from other employees and improve your chances of career advancement.

Certificate

Your writing skills directly reflect your professional image. The better your skills, the better your chances for professional advancement. Effective writing in the workplace is a critical skill in today’s job market. 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 allow busy professionals a flexible path toward developing valuable writing techniques. Explore grammar and punctuation while learning the process of writing clear and concise documents. Proficiency in effective business writing can set you apart from other employees and improve your chances of career advancement.

You will be able to:

  • Identify and correct common grammatical errors
  • Revise and generate clear and concise writing
  • Write effective and professional emails to capture your reader’s attention
  • Connect words and ideas using transitions, parallelism and other strategies
  • Use specific techniques to adapt the tone of a document
  • Learn basic design elements to create visually appealing pieces
  • Proofread, edit and revise more effectively