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Writing & Editing Skills - Making the Message Clear - ONLINE WORKSHOP

Date: 
Wednesday November 02, 2022 to Thursday November 03, 2022
Time: 
9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 

This is an Aurora College workshop.  For information/registration please contact:

Yellowknife Campus - Karen Horn at (867) 920-8802 or email khorn@auroracollege.nt.ca

Thebacha Campus - Jessica Cox at (867) 872-7507 or email jcox@auroracollege.nt.ca

Aurora Campus - Ola Owolabi at (867) 777- 7821 or email Ola.Owolabi@auroracollege.nt.ca

This is a 2 day workshop scheduled online. 

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

External Course Promotion

Organization: 
Aurora College

$600.00