editing business writing and proofreading writing

Editing, Polishing, and Proofreading Your Business Writing

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How to make your business writing clear, concise, persuasive, and effective.

The difference between mediocre writing and effective writing is careful and thorough proofreading business writing. Every writer needs proofreading and editing, and every important document requires it. This course teaches you the specialized skills you need to proofread business writing and edit business documents.

Course Highlights

  • Learn the techniques for effectively polishing your writing
  • Receive coaching from your instructor on editing and proofreading
  • Learn how to edit your business writing so it is clear, concise, and well organized
  • Learn the essential skills every writer needs to proofread
  • Review the essential business grammar rules
  • Learn the special method of editing from the outside in

Course Description

You learn step-by-step techniques to edit business writing for clarity and coherence, then proofread your business writing using the rules of business grammar. You will study examples and get feedback on your revisions. You also review basic business grammar and usage.

When You Complete This Course...

  • You will have learned and practiced how to improve any business writing.
  • You will have trained your eye to spot problems quickly and edit to create a polished work product.

How It Works

Work Online

When you enroll, we give you access to all the online lessons and training materials. Each lesson builds on the lessons that precede it. We offer clear explanations for every part of our training and plenty of real-world examples of how to apply the skills you are learning.

Set Your Own Pace

You go at your own pace and submit assignments when you are ready. You don’t have to be online with other students or perform activities at specific times.

Instructor Feedback

Your instructor evaluates all your work, coaches you through learning the skills, and gives you personalized feedback on what you are doing well and what still needs polish. You can contact your instructor at any time if you have questions about your training, business writing, or the English language.


When you finish the course within four months, you receive a graduation certificate.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Edit to Give the Document Cohesiveness

Lesson 2: Edit Paragraphs for Focus and Continuity

Writing Sample 1 Assessment

Lesson 3: Know the Basic Structure of a Sentence

Lesson 4: Build Meaningful Sentences

Lesson 5: Write Effective Sentences

Lesson 6: Work with Problem Sentences

Writing Sample 2 Assessment

Lesson 7: Write Concisely

Lesson 8: Use Clear Words for Concepts

Writing Sample 3 Assessment

Lesson 9: Number Accuracy

Lesson 10: Abbreviations

Lesson 11: Number Expression

Lesson 12: Capitalization

Lesson 13: Commas

Lesson 14: Other Punctuation

Lesson 15: Special Punctuation and Symbols

Lesson 16: Spelling

Lesson 17: Confusing Words

Lesson 18: Subject/Verb Agreement

Lesson 19: Pronoun Agreement

Lesson 20: Write Strong, Active Sentences

Writing Sample 4 Assessment

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Dr. Hogan

Writing Coaching by Dr. Robert Hogan

Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies.

Learn more about Dr. Hogan.

Course Features

Course Materials: Online

Certificate upon Completion: Yes

Instructor Feedback: Yes

Letter of Recommendation: Yes

Lesson Count: 20

Practice Activities: 7

Exams: 4

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