Formal and Report Writing for Professionals: online instructor-led writing training

  • Good communication is a key skill for all professionals.
  • Formal and Report Writing for Professionals is a distance-learning course that can be taken at any time.
  • Suitable for anyone who writes professional reports or other material as part of their role.
  • Course instructor is a highly experienced editor and writer.
  • Detailed individualised feedback on writing assignments, described by participants as 'extremely helpful'.
  • Units teach a repeatable step-by-step process for drafting all types of document.
  • Units teach a detailed process for self-editing written work.

Course outline:

  • Unit 1: How sentences work and other fundamentals
  • Unit 2: Writing with style
  • Unit 3: Writing professional material
  • Unit 4: A repeatable writing process

Course format:

  1. Four self-study units (approximately 1.5 hours required per unit).
  2. Four accompanying assignments for submission to the course instructor.
  3. Detailed individualised feedback on assignments. (In lieu of the assignments, participants can submit anonymised pieces of their own writing and request guidance on particular issues or requirements they may have.)

Benefits of writing training for staff:

  • Learn a repeatable process for planning, drafting and editing documents.
  • Become familiar with the format of professional documents, whether reports, memos, press releases, etc.
  • Refresh your knowledge of grammar and style rules and gain beneficial new writing habits.
  • Get individualised feedback on written work identifying particular areas of concern, providing guidance on addressing problems and identifying writing strengths.

Benefits of writing training for organisations:

  • Staff write more confidently and with greater clarity.
  • Better structured and better written documents mean fewer misunderstandings and less time spent on drafting, proofing and rewriting.
  • Better documents mean better communication.
  • The repeatable process promotes a positive approach to writing assignments, allowing staff to concentrate on content rather than on the mechanics of writing.
  • The process encourages the development of ideas and structure as the first stage, resulting in clearer, more logical documents with well-thought-out content.
  • The repeatable process separates the drafting stage from the editing stage, and provides a three-step method of editing for optimum results.

What participants have said:

  • "a really good balance between theory and practice"
  • "pitched just right"
  • "the material is clear and I use it in my everyday work"
  • "the individualised feedback is extremely useful"

Find out more about Formal and Report Writing for Professionals:

 Contact us for the detailed course outline, availability, cost and other information.

Phone +353 86 057 4774