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Business Writing for Professionals

1 Full Day  |  .6 CEUs
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Business Writing For Professionals Are you swamped with e-mail and correspondence? Would you like to streamline your writing, get to the point, but still maintain courtesy and professionalism? Do you often wonder if you are using correct grammar and punctuation?

In this course, you will discover how to structure sentences that are not only correct, but also impressive, powerful, and efficient. You will also learn proofreading techniques to safeguard your work from careless errors. Learning these skills will save you time and money by avoiding misinterpretations, numerous edits, and re-work.

Program Description

Topics covered in the program include:

~ The importance of effective business writing
~ Improving your writing style by:
• Identifying your target audience and customizing your message for that audience
• Writing clearly and concisely
• Eliminating redundancy
• Using the active voice
• Creating simple and forceful sentences
• Understanding commonly misused words
~ Choose an appropriate tone for your correspondence
~ Write business correspondence with clear purpose statements, action statements, and a logical sequence
~ Use proper e-mail etiquette and style
~ Understand correct use of punctuation marks
~ Identify major parts and structure of sentences
~ Tips and techniques for faster, more powerful writing
~ Techniques to proofread more effectively

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

~ Discuss tips and strategies to professionalize written organizational communication
~ Review effective strategies and techniques for written communication in 21st century organizations
~ Describe 'quick tricks' to increase effectiveness in e-mail correspondence
~ Engage in hands-on, collaborative writing practice with memos and email communications


This program is designed for employees and managers throughout the organization.


Any of the executive education programs offered by the Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education (HCEEE) can be delivered to your organization at your location Please contact us for more information.

Program Fee

Program fee varies based on the size of your group and includes tuition, instructional materials and lunch. Please contact us for more information.


Monica Starke, Ed.D.

Dr. Monica Starke is a Training Specialist and Consultant in the United States and the Caribbean; she specializes in Leadership, Organizational, and Individual Development. She has been working as an adjunct professor with Nova Southeastern University in the department of Organizational Leadership for over twelve years and facilitates doctoral-level courses live and online, as an international instructor. Dr. Starke serves as an organizational and professional development consultant for law firms and other organizations in the United States and in the Caribbean.

Dr. Starke has over fifteen years of experience in the field of adult education and training working with individuals and groups. She has worked with many diverse groups and specializes in seminars that promote teamwork, effective leadership, interpersonal communication, and effective self-management. She also has extensive expertise and experience in conflict resolution, business-writing and diversity education and has also worked in these areas with individuals, departments, and corporations. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Psychology from the University of Miami; a Master's degree in Counselor Education from Florida International University; and, she obtained her Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Adult Education with a specialization in Training.

Comments From Past Participants

"The material is relevant. I appreciated every second."
Haydee Jimenez, Assistant Operations Manager | Taplin, Canida & Habacht

"Good class to cover business writing for all levels."
Jeff McNally, Purchasing Manager | Independent Purchasing Cooperative

"Excellent program! Would definitely recommend this course to other business professionals."
Jessica Ramey, Operations Manager | MediaWhiz

"Full of useful and practical tool for everyday working."
Yvonne Barrett, Customer Account Representative | Airbus

Course Customization

Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.

Contact Information

For additional program information, please contact us at:

Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954.262.5119
Toll Free: 800.672.7223, ext. 25119
Fax: 954.262.3188

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