Description of Class
We are revamping and updating this course. In the meantime, our individual coaching program is always a great fit for individuals or small teams who want to improve their writing and storytelling using real-time projects.
Business Writing Fundamentals will help you put your best self forward with every word you write in the workplace. You can learn at your own pace, with or without a coach.
Clear and Compelling Business Communication
Whether you’re composing emails, articles, reports, proposals, or other projects, you will learn the tools for crafting clear and concise communications. At StoryStudio, we believe that business writing IS creative writing, which is why our unique course relies on techniques not just from the world of business, but from fiction, poetry, and other writing genres. (Read more about our creative business writing philosophy here!)
Flexible, Convenient Self-Directed Online Instruction
You move through the class on your schedule. Guided by instructor videos, “food for thought” questions, reading and writing assignments, and grammar quizzes, you will explore skills that turn average messages into compelling business communications. You will also take a current work project and re-envision it —start to finish—using StoryStudio’s Business Writer’s Checklist.
The course can typically be completed in about three or four weeks. After your first login, you’ll have up to 12 weeks to finish. This course is self-directed and does not include live instructor interaction. However, you may choose to take the course with a Coach to provide ongoing feedback.
A Certificate of Completion may be sent to students or supervisors upon request.
Business Writing Skills That Work Harder for You
The objective is not just to learn and practice skills, but to become a more confident business writer—helping you gain attention, recognition, and even promotions. Whatever your goals, let your writing work harder for you.
Course highlights include:
Writing With Confidence & Style
- Why Confidence?
- Writing Wisdom
Before You Write
- Make Strategic Choices
- Asking the Right Questions BEFORE You Start Writing
Finding the Words
- Make a Mess
- Clean It Up
A Critical Second Look
- Stop Writing Upside Down
- Mine for Golden Nuggets
Editing & Revising
- Presentation Is (Almost) Everything
- Polishing Your Work Through Disciplined Editing and Revision
Putting Your New Skills to Work
- A Few Last Words from Your Instructor
- BONUS Materials
Take the Class With a Coach
You have the opportunity to work one-to-one with a coach as you move through the self-directed course. You still work at your own pace, but the coach will be there to answer questions and provide feedback on your work. An additional fee is required to use this option.