An essential business skill

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 to tell 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 that you like writing, and 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.

An essential business skill

The power of good writing

What you'll learn

  • Clear writing is based on clear thinking

    This course offers three techniques to help you clarify your messages before you start writing. When you think first, your writing will be faster and more efficient.

  • Write well

    To communicate effectively, you need to structure your writing for your readers and use plain language. In this course, you'll learn techniques to improve your writing at every level: paragraphs, sentences, lists and word choice.

  • Review and edit

    Too many writers write too close to the deadline and don't allow enough time to review and edit their work. In this course, you'll receive tips and a cheat sheet to help you review your writing more professionally.

Course curriculum

Price

The price is in Australian dollars

Your instructor: Mary Morel

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

During my career, I've taught thousands of people from a huge 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.

Your instructor: Mary Morel

FAQ

  • How long will this course take?

    I estimate this course will take 6-10 hours, but I recommend that you do it in several sittings, not all at once.

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

    You have access for one year.

  • 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.