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The Business Writing Center is committed to providing the perfect solution to your business writing training needs. We offer 45 online, self-pacing courses with instructor coaching and evaluations, to provide you with the training you need to write clear, effective, high-quality business documents.

If you have questions about any of the courses or about registration, call 800 827-3770 (309 452-2831 outside of the U.S.) or send an email to center@writingtrainers.com.

Click on one of the course names to see the description of the course and how to register.

BWC210 Business Writing Skills

The Business Writing Skills course teaches the best practices business people must know to be able to write clear, effective, professional business documents, especially email, memos, letters, and reports. Graduates report that they receive high praise for their writing, and other employees begin to copy their style. The course contains 12 practice activities and four writing examinations. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills learned and skills that still need polish, coaches you through learning the skills, and certifies your competence. You receive a graduation certificate for framing at the end of the course. More . . .

BWC85 Grammar Essentials and BWC95 Writing Essentials together

The Basic Grammar Essentials and Business Writing Essentials courses are for busy business people who want to learn the essentials of business grammar and writing with fewer writing activities. It contains training in only the most important skills a businessperson needs to know to be able to write clear, effective business documents with correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure. The two courses provide the perfect combination of skills, so the Business Writing Center discounts the tuition if you enroll for both at the same time. More . . .

BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial

The BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial course is for people who have problems in grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, or sentence structure. The teaching, practice, and tests are based on your own writing. It is highly individualized. You work on only the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. You have unlimited access to the instructor to ask questions.

You will send writing samples to your instructor. Your instructor will read each sample thoroughly, identify skills you need to learn, list the sentences with problems in each area with corrections showing how they should have been written, assign readings from the grammar textbook, answer any questions you have about the skills, have you practice the skills, and give you an online quiz containing sentences from your original writing sample that you must correct in ten minutes to be sure you have learned the skills. More . . .

BWC310 Basic Grammar and Writing Skills for Business

The Basic Grammar and Writing Skills for Business course contains training in both usage (grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure) and business writing (e-mail, memos, letters, reports, and other documents). The focus is on providing the business writer who has some usage problems with the instruction to make his or her writing clear, effective, and correct. Business people with many basic writing skills problems should take BWC110 Basic Writing Skills Tutorial.

The course uses the lessons from the Business Writing Skills course without the 12 practice activities. The time you would have spent on the practice activities is devoted to the grammar training.

The training materials include an online index for continued use of the reference tools after the course is finished. Course materials remain online for the duration of the course and after the course is finished.

Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period. More . . .

BWC210 Business Writing Skills and BWC110 Grammar Skills Tutorial together (discounted)

For students who want thorough, in-depth training in language and usage (grammar, punctuation, spelling, word choice, and sentence structure) and writing skills, the Business Writing Center offers a special combination of the BWC210 Business Writing Skills course and BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial.

In the BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial, your instructor will thoroughly evaluate writing samples and give you study and practice based on your unique needs. You work on the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. The BWC210 Business Writing Skills course contains 12 practice activities and four writing examinations. The instructor will evaluate the activities and examinations, comments on skills you have learned and skills you still need to polish, and coaches you through learning the skills. The courses perfectly complement each other, so when you enroll in both the Business Writing Skills course and one of the language and grammar courses at the same time, you receive a discount on tuition. More . . .

BWC210 Business Writing Skills and BWC130 Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English together (discounted)

For nonnative speakers of English who want thorough, in-depth training in language and usage (grammar, punctuation, spelling, word choice, and sentence structure) and writing skills, the Business Writing Center offers a special combination of the BWC210 Business Writing Skills course and BWC130 Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English.

In the BWC130 Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English, your instructor will thoroughly evaluate writing samples, looking especially for the difficulties we know nonnative speakers of English have with the language. We will use what we find to give you study and practice based on your unique needs. You work on the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. The BWC210 Business Writing Skills course contains 12 practice activities and four writing examinations. The instructor will evaluate the activities and examinations, comments on skills you have learned and skills you still need to polish, and coaches you through learning the skills. The courses perfectly complement each other, so when you enroll in both the Business Writing Skills course and one of the language and grammar courses at the same time, you receive a discount on tuition. More . . .

BWC130 Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English

The Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English course is for people who have a good command of the English language, but have basic usage problems resulting from speaking English as a second language. The course is a tutorial, so it focuses on your writing to teach you the skills you need to learn.

Your instructor will read samples of your writing thoroughly, identify skills you need to learn, list the sentences with problems in each area, correct the sentences to show you how they should have been written, assign readings from the grammar textbook and online training materials, answer any questions you have about the skills, have you practice the skill, and give you an online quiz containing sentences from your original writing sample that you must correct to be sure you have learned the skills. You have unlimited access to the instructor in the course. More . . .