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Editing Skills

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Editing business writing well shapes the raw material of a good first draft into a great final draft.

Don’t sell yourself short by skipping the most important part of the writing process, editing business writing. This course teaches you how to write and edit writing to create business writing that warrants and rewards the attention of your busy readers.

Course Highlights

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

Course Description

This is a practical course. We study the best practices for editing business writing and then learn to apply them to sample documents. We train you to work through a document in orderly steps. First you edit the business writing as a whole, then drill down to focus on writing paragraphs, individual sentences, and word choice. You email your work to the instructor and receive extensive feedback.

When You Complete This Course...

  • You will know how to edit so you create clear, concise, well-organized business writing.
  • You will know how to edit writing so it is focused, clear, and intelligible to your readers.

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: Prepare to Edit

Lesson 2: Edit to Give the Document Focus

Lesson 3: Edit to Give the Document Cohesiveness

Lesson 4: Edit the Introduction, Format, and Conclusion

Edit Writing Sample 1

Lesson 5: Edit Paragraphs for Focus and Continuity

Lesson 6: Edit Paragraphs for Emphasis and Variety

Edit Writing Sample 2

Lesson 7: Know the Basic Structure of a Sentence

Lesson 8: Build Meaningful Sentences

Lesson 9: Write Effective Sentences

Lesson 10: Add Sentence Variety

Lesson 11: Work with Problem Sentences

Edit Writing Sample 3

Lesson 12: Write Concisely

Lesson 13: Use Precise Words

Lesson 14: Use Clear Words for Concepts

Edit Writing Sample 4

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Suggested Combinations

This course and Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial

One-on-one grammar training customized just for you, without wasting time on skills you don’t need.

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This course and Business Writing Skills

Our fundamental writing course for clear, effective, professional business documents.

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This course and Editing Skills

Shape first drafts into well-structured, error-free, polished documents.

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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: 14

Practice Activities: 8

Exams: 4

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