The Business Writing Center

Training Business Writers Worldwide Since 1997

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Online Business Writing Courses and Grammar Courses

The courses teach the best practices companies and agencies are using today to write clear, high-quality business documents that get the responses you want and show your competence as a business writer.

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Graduates receive a graduation certificate.

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An instructor will evaluate your writing and tell you training you need. Send a sample to instructor@businesswriting.com.

Instructor Access

You have access to your instructor by email or phone when you have questions.

Detailed Feedback

Your instructor reads your writing and writes extensive notes to help you learn the skills you need.

Lifetime Access

The course materials remain online after you graduate so you can come back to them for reference.

Set Your Own Pace

You may work at your own pace and complete lessons, assignments, and tests on your own schedule.

Corporate and Government Training

The Business Writing Center offers a range of courses and discounts tailor-made to the unique needs of your organization.

Corporate and government discounts are available. Contact us to learn more.

Purchase courses at the end of this fiscal year and defer registration for up to 12 months.

On-site workshops with content customized to your organization’s needs.

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Training for Individuals

Our highly qualified faculty will teach you the best practices you need to be a skilled business communicator.

Individualized writing assignments and coaching to give you the training you need.

Basic and college-level courses in all areas of business writing.

Self-paced lessons so you can study when you have time.

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Over 7,000 Clients Worldwide

The Business Writing Center has trained staff from a broad range of organizations and agencies.

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Can’t decide which course is right for you?
We are here to help.

We invite you to call us for more information at 800.827.3770 (309.452.2831 outside the U.S.) or email the instructors at instructor@businesswriting.com for information on our courses. You may also send us a writing sample for a free evaluation and a personalized course recommendation.

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Testimonials

Most students spontaneously write emails to their instructors with positive comments about their training experiences. This is just a small sampling.

Coaching, Tutoring, and Training from Dr. Robert Hogan

Robert Hogan, PhD, is an accomplished business-writing trainer with over 40 years’ experience training business writers in companies, government agencies, and universities.

He has been a professor of business report writing and communications at Illinois State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Allegheny County Community College. He is a specialist in writing training with articles about writing training in  English Education, College Composition and Communication, Research in the Teaching of English, and various conference proceedings. He has written two books training business writers: Explicit Business Writing: Best Practices for the Twenty-first Century, and Business Writing Skills for Forensic Laboratory Managers. Dr. Hogan is the director of the Business Writing Center.

Dr. Hogan’s PhD is in training and supervision, with a focus on training in writing. He is the author of most of the training materials in the 45 courses offered by the Business Writing Center. As a result, he selects the training from the courses that will be most beneficial for you. As you learn with Dr. Hogan, you can expect the following:

  • Conscientious attention to your unique goals and needs
  • Personal attention from Dr. Hogan by email or phone any time you want it
  • Clear, simple explanations of writing skills
  • Training for any language, grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and word usage issues
  • Effective training approaches that Dr. Hogan originates for your unique needs based on his 40 years of teaching
  • A willingness to listen to your goals, needs, and desire to learn specific skills

You will be able to contact Dr. Hogan by email or phone at any time to ask questions about your business writing needs.

Robert Hogan, PhD

Senior Writing Instructor

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Most Popular Courses Based on Enrollments and Evaluations

The following is an expanded list of our most popular courses. For a more interactive experience, try our new course catalog.

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BWC95 Business Writing Essentials

This business writing course teaches the essential business writing best practices business people are using today to write clear, effective, professional business writing, including email, memos, letters, reports, and other documents. The Business Writing Essentials course teaches a structured approach to business writing that makes writing easier and guides readers through the content. Graduates report that they receive high praise for their business writing, and other employees begin to copy their style. The instructor evaluates three business writing examinations. As with all other Business Writing Center courses, you have unlimited access to the instructor to ask questions during the business writing course. The instructor evaluates the competency examinations and coaches you through learning skills so you consistently produce professional business writing. Read course detail and syllabus . . .

BWC210 Business Writing Skills

The Business Writing Skills course teaches the best practices business people must know to be able to create clear, effective, professional business writing, including email, memos, letters, and reports. The Business Writing Skills course teaches a structured approach to writing that makes writing easier and guides readers through the content. Graduates report that they receive high praise for their business writing, and other employees begin to copy their style. The course contains 12 business writing practice activities and four competency examinations. The online business writing lessons contain clear explanations and many examples. You go at your own pace and submit business writing assignments when you are ready. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills you have learned and skills you need to polish, coaches you through learning the business writing skills, and certifies your competence. You receive a Business Writing Skills course graduation certificate at the end of the course. Read course detail and syllabus . . .

BWC310 Basic Grammar and Business Writing

The Basic Grammar and Business Writing course contains grammar training, including punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure, and business writing training for email, memos, letters, reports, and other business writing documents. The focus of the Basic Grammar and Writing Skills for Business course 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 business grammar skills problems should take BWC110 Basic Writing Skills Tutorial. The Basic Grammar and Writing Skills business writing course materials remain online for the duration of the course and after the course is finished. Read course detail and syllabus . . .

BWC85 Business Grammar Essentials and BWC95 Business Writing Essentials taken together

These two courses are in combination because they complement each other. They are designed for busy business people who want to have essential business grammar training and business writing training with fewer writing activities. The courses contain 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 business writing and grammar skills, so the Business Writing Center discounts the tuition if students enroll for both at the same time. Read course detail and syllabus for Business Grammar Essentials . . . Read course detail and syllabus for Business Writing Essentials . . .

BWC110 Basic Grammar Course Tutorial

The Basic Grammar Course Tutorial provides grammar training for people who have problems in grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, or sentence structure. The course will help you learn new patterns to replace the old by using your own sentences as the grammar training examples. The teaching, practice, and tests are based on your own writing as much as possible. This grammar training course is highly individualized. The instructor carefully evaluates your business writing and prescribes grammar training and practice based on your unique needs. You receive grammar training on only the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. You have unlimited access to the instructor to ask questions. Read course detail and syllabus . . .

BWC130 Business Writing Course for Nonnative Speakers of English

The Business Writing Course for Nonnative Speakers of English course is for nonnative speakers of English who have a good command of the English language but have basic problems in language and grammar resulting from speaking English as a second language. This grammar course is a tutorial, so it focuses on the student’s writing to teach the grammar and language skills the student needs to learn. The instructor reads samples of the student’s writing thoroughly, identifies grammar and language skills the student needs to learn, lists the sentences with problems in each area, corrects the sentences to show the student how they should have been written, assigns readings from the grammar textbook and online training materials, answers questions about the grammar and language, has the student practice the skills, and provides an online quiz containing sentences from the original writing sample the student must correct to be sure he or she has learned the grammar and language skills. This course includes unlimited access to the instructor. Read course detail and syllabus . . .

BWC130 Business Writing Course for Nonnative Speakers of English and BWC210 Business Writing Skills taken together

These two courses are in combination because they complement each other. They are designed for busy business people who want to have essential business language training, grammar training, and business writing training. The courses are individualized. The instructor reads writing samples and identifies the skills the student needs. During the course, the student learns those skills. The two courses provide the perfect combination of business writing and grammar skills, so the Business Writing Center discounts the tuition if students enroll for both at the same time. Read course detail and syllabus for Business Writing Course for Nonnative Speakers of English . . . Read course detail and syllabus for Business Writing Skills . . .

BWC110 Basic Grammar Course Tutorial and BWC210 Business Writing Skills taken together

These two courses are in combination because they provide in-depth grammar and writing training. The instructor reads writing samples and identifies the skills the student needs in grammar, language, punctuation, spelling, word usage, sentence structure, organization, clarity, conciseness, professional presentation, and any other areas the student needs work on. The two courses provide the perfect combination of business writing and grammar skills, so the Business Writing Center discounts the tuition if students enroll for both at the same time. Read course detail and syllabus for Basic Grammar Course Tutorial . . . Read course detail and syllabus for Business Writing Skills . . .
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