What many business writers refer to as “business vocabulary” contains difficult or archaic words and phrases people do not use in everyday speaking, such as “cognizant” instead of “aware,” “initiate” instead of “begin,” and “endeavor” instead of “try.” The writers feel using difficult or archaic words makes their business writing seem more professional and shows the writer’s intelligence. Using common, everyday words in business writing feels to these writers like it’s dumbing down the writing […]

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https://businesswriting.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/testing-banner-cropped-300×300.jpgThe Most Common Business Grammar and Usage Errors Presented by the Business Writing Center, training business writers since 1997 Answer the following questions to test your understanding of 26 common business writing problems. The answers with circles permit you to select only one answer. The answers with squares permit you to select more than one answer for the question. 1. Which sentence is written correctly in American English? a) The field name was “Employee”. b) […]

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Writing in Specialized Areas All courses except the self-study courses have instructor feedback and coaching. You will take the courses from anywhere in the world, when you have time. Course materials are online or in books we assign. After you graduate, you receive a graduation certificate.   BWC480 Legal Proofreading Skills More… BWC215 Recording and Writing Meeting Minutes More… BWC217 Recording and Writing Meeting Minutes with Additional Minutes More… BWC485 Legal Writing Skills More… BWC360 […]

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General Business Writing Courses The following courses contain training in general business writing principles. The methods apply to all business documents, with a focus on e-mail, memos, letters, and reports. The courses are self-pacing, so you decide when to work. When you complete an assignment or take a test, you send it by e-mail to your instructor. The instructor comments on the assignments and tests, coaches you through learning the skills you are having difficulty […]

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