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CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE000-000 - Writing & Editing Skills - Making the Message Clear - ONLINE WORKSHOP

Credits Non Credit
To Apply, Contact: Yellowknife North Slave Campus - Yellowknife
Registrar's Office
Toll Free: 1-866-291-4866
Phone: (867) 920-3030
Fax: (867) 873-0333
Karen Horn, Coordinator, Continuing Education, Yellowknife/North Slave Campus
Registrar's Office
Toll Free: 1-866-291-4866
Phone: (867) 920-8802
Fax: (867) 873-0333
Hours 0
Delivery Method Distance
Course Contact
p: 867-920-8802
f: 867-873-0333
Instructor Heather Lyon
Start Date Nov 28, 2019 Start Time 9:00 a.m.
End Date Nov 29, 2019 End Time 4:00 p.m.
Cost $600.00
Delivery Location
Yellowknife North Slave Campus - Yellowknife
Karen Horn, Coordinator, Continuing Education, Yellowknife/North Slave Campus

Writing & Editing Skills - Making the Message Clear

This is a 2 day workshop scheduled online.  The dates are November 28 & 29 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Overview

Good business writing leads to good business decisions, which leads to good business. This course emphasizes business writing (letters, memos, emails, documents, web material) with the reader and readability in mind. In two days you will focus on new formats, writing style, tone, clarity, conciseness and results while exploring new skills and time saving approaches.

    Spend less time writing and more time communicating

    Motivate and persuade readers to take action

    Develop an active, objective and powerful writing style

    Write sensitive or negative messages in a positive way

    Understand the importance of word choice

    Learn the implications of FOIP in written documentation

    Prepare written information with objectivity and a results perspective

    Develop time saving approaches to minute taking

Outline:

Introduction

Why is writing so difficult to do?

Preparing to Write

  • Purpose
  • Audience
  • Tone

Choosing a Format

  • Emails/Memos
  • Business Letters
  • Reports
  • Advertising Material
  • Instructional Documents
  • Historical Records

Putting it All Together

  • Start with an Outline
  • Greetings & Introductions
  • Main body of the message
  • Wrapping things up
  • Proof-reading & Editing

Effective and Efficient

  • Clear & Simple
    • Vocabulary
    • Sentence length & structure
    • Paragraph length
    • Readability
      • Headings
      • Lists/Tables
      • Page Numbering
      • Underlining & Italics
      • Font size and weight
      • Graphics & Pictures

Mechanics of Writing

  • Correct word choice
  • Correct spelling
  • Comma usage
  • Capitalization
  • Numbers
  • Abbreviations
  • Latin expressions
  • Subjects & Verbs
  • Colons & Semi-colons

Best Practices & Practical Application

  • Emails/Memos
  • Business Letters
  • Reports
  • Advertising Material
  • Instructional Documents
  • Historical Records
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