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Writing well is not a 'nice to have' skill; it is an essential skill. Your career will suffer if you cannot write well. You don't want your manager telling you that your writing skills are holding you back, so take the opportunity to upskill now.

Clear writing is based on clear thinking and there is no reason why you can't write well. You don't have to write the next great novel, but you do need to write well. And maybe you'll surprise yourself and find you no longer say: 'I hate writing'.

In this course, you'll learn through videos, reading information, quizzes, podcasts and activities. You'll also receive two comprehensive e-books on sentences and words for future reference. Each lesson is bite-sized, so you can dip in and out when you have a few minutes to spare.

The principles in this course apply to all types of business writing, including reports, memos, proposals and emails.

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to improve the professionalism of their business writing.

Many organisations buy an annual licence for their employees. Contact me if you'd like to learn more (details below).

All Online Writing Training courses will close on 31 July 2024 – register now so you don't miss out.

How you will learn

A variety of learning methods

All my courses are straightforward and easy to use. Yes, some topics are complex, but I explain concepts simply and clearly and this course is chunked into small manageable sections.

The learning tools include videos, podcasts, e-books, information sheets, activity sheets and quizzes. This course has two e-books: Sentence Guide and Word Guide. You can download these e-books for future reference.

Although this course is self-paced, you are welcome to email me for help or more information.

The power of good writing

What you'll learn

  • Think first

    When you think first, your writing will be faster and more efficient. You don't have to totally plan your document, but you do need to be clear about why you are writing, who you are writing to and what you want to say. This course offers three techniques to help you clarify your messages before you start.

  • Write well

    To communicate effectively, you need to structure your writing for your readers and use language they will relate to. You'll learn how to structure a document and brush up on basic writing skills. It is often at the sentence and word choice level, you can make the most improvement to your writing.

  • Review and edit

    Too many writers write too close to the deadline and don't allow enough time to review and edit their work. Before you start fixing the typos, you need to review your writing for meaning: will it achieve what you want? Then you can edit for sentence structure, grammar and typos.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • Your writing

    • Download e-books and glossary

    • Parts of speech (video)

  • 2

    Think first

    • Think first

    • Plan with outlining (audio)

    • Plan with storylining (audio)

    • Plan with PACK (video)

    • Plan your writing (activity)

  • 3

    Structure your writing well

    • Structure

    • Structure your writing for readers (video)

    • Structure (activity)

  • 4

    Write clear paragraphs

    • Write clear paragraphs

    • Paragraphs (video)

    • Write clear topic sentences (activities)

    • Rewrite paragraphs (activities)

  • 5

    Understand sentence basics

    • Sentence basics

    • Sentence terms (video)

    • Sentence terms (quiz)

    • Active and passive voice (video)

  • 6

    Work with sentences

    • Work with sentences

    • Sentences (video)

    • Tighten your sentences (activities)

    • Improve your sentence structure (activities)

    • Prefer the active voice (activities)

    • Refine your sentences

    • Refine your sentences (video)

  • 7

    Use lists well

    • Use lists well

    • Lists (quiz)

    • Turn prose into bullets (activities)

  • 8

    Use an appropriate tone

    • Set the tone

    • Language elements of tone (quiz)

    • Tone and audience (activities)

  • 9

    Choose words with care

    • Choose words with care

  • 10

    Learn the difference between commonly confused words

    • Commonly confused words

    • Five commonly confused words (video)

    • A-B commonly confused words (quiz)

    • C- E commonly confused words (quiz)

    • F-M commonly confused words (quiz)

    • P-Z commonly confused words (quiz)

    • Homonyms (video)

    • Homonyms (quiz)

  • 11

    Test your vocabulary and spelling

    • Latin words and spelling

    • Latin words (quiz)

    • Spelling (quiz)

  • 12

    Format your writing well

    • Format your document well

    • Design with Word (video)

  • 13

    Avoid common grammar, punctuation and usage mistakes

    • Common mistakes

    • Grammar (quiz)

  • 14

    Review and edit

    • Review and edit

    • Editing (activities)

  • 15

    References, testimonial and next steps

    • References

    • Testimonial

    • Next steps


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Mary Morel

Your instructor

I have been working with words all my career as a freelance writer, editor and trainer.

During my career, I've taught thousands of people from a range of organisations, including large corporations, government departments, associations and not-for-profits.

This course is based on my practical experience writing and teaching. I'm always thinking about what works and why in business writing and have developed simple and practical techniques to help you improve your writing.

I believe people who teach writing need to write themselves. I blog regularly and have written three nonfiction books (Promote Your Business, Talk Up Your Business, Write to Govern.)

My qualifications include a BA in English and History, a Diploma of Social Work and a Diploma of Teaching. I am a lifelong student of writing and grammar.


  • Does the price include Australian GST?

    The price is in Australian dollars and includes goods and services tax (GST). If you are an international buyer, contact me and I will refund the GST.

  • How long will this course take?

    I estimate this course will take 9-12 hours, but I recommend that you do it in several sittings, not all at once. The course is broken into sections to make it easy to dip in and out of.

  • How long do I have access to the course for?

    All Online Writing Training courses will close on 31 July 2024. Please make sure you download any material you wish to keep before that date.

  • My writing skills are quite good. Will I learn anything new from this course?

    Definitely. We never stop learning about writing. This is a chance to take your writing to the next level.

  • Will the course be relevant for my industry?

    The principles of good writing apply to all industries.

  • Do you have a money-back guarantee?

    Yes, I have a 7-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked.

  • Will I receive a certificate at the end?

    Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion.


For more information, email Mary Morel.

Ph: +61 400 686 600