English is the second most widely used language on the planet. Therefore English language skills are incredibly important – in fact, the language skills of a workforce can have a direct impact on the growth of a business. Good grammar and punctuation are vital for any professional operating in the business world as it is the wording of a document that conveys precise meaning to the reader.
This Grammar and Punctuation course is for any company or individual who would like to improve their knowledge of language in order to develop their writing skills. It is a 5 week course that provides a comprehensive overview of grammar, punctuation and spelling. It will instruct course participants how to construct effective sentences, build paragraphs, identify common errors while doing so, vary sentences for clarity, purpose and effect, and utilize best practice to make it easier to read and understand a document.
Single sourcing is a method for developing re-usable information. Topic based authoring is the premise for single sourcing and allows content creators to assemble content into different formats such as print media, online help systems and websites. Single sourcing saves time and money, improves quality, provides greater control over content and increases usability of company documentation.
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of single sourcing and topic based authoring. It is of 10 weeks duration and covers the process of building documents, structuring content, language configuration and leveraging technology.
It is suitable for anyone interested in single sourcing including technical writers and editors, publication managers or managers responsible for a company’s content strategy.
Writing continues to be one of the most important skills in a business environment to communicate, to sell, to market, to propose, to explain, and to report. Written documents are still the primary means of formal communication, whether they are delivered electronically or on paper. Therefore, writing ability is a core business skill and writing well can have a positive impact on both an organization and an individual’s career.
This course is of 12 weeks duration which covers all important aspects of business writing. It teaches participants how to effectively plan written communication. They will learn how write clear, concise and effective documents. They will know how to structure emails, letters, memos, reports, proposals and presentations. Participants also learn basic business writing techniques such as how to use active voice and maintain consistency. This course also provides an understanding of grammar and punctuation.