Better Business Writing in 35 Minutes

Simple tips for creating writing that's easy to understand and achieves results
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (365 ratings)
4,429 students
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How to create effective writing that people will actually read.
The golden rule for avoiding miscommunication and achieving results.
How changing your writing process can lead to better writing.
The key questions you need to consider before you write anything.
How to avoid writer's paralysis and get your words to flow.
The easiest ways to edit your own writing without missing mistakes.
How to think like a business writer.

Requirements

  • Access to word processing software or a pen and paper.

Description

My name is Tom Foskett, and I'm a technical writer, editor, and writing coach.

In the next 35 minutes, I'll show you how to create effective business writing.

That means writing that:

  1. Will actually get read

  2. Delivers a clear message

  3. Achieves the goal that you wrote it for

You don't have to be a writer for this course to be useful. The advice I'll give is just as relevant to sending an email as it is to writing a report.

Thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoy the course.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who writes for their job, even if that just means sending the occasional email.

Course content

1 section6 lectures34m total length
  • Introduction
    01:36
  • Your Reader
    10:13
  • The Writing Process
    03:26
  • Planning What You Write
    08:05
  • Creating the First Draft
    05:13
  • Editing Your Writing
    06:15

Instructor

Technical Writer, Editor, and Writing Coach
Tom Foskett
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 365 Reviews
  • 4,430 Students
  • 1 Course

My name is Tom Foskett. I’m a freelance editor, technical writer and writing coach from Clearer Content.

I specialise in making complex subjects easy to understand.

Before setting up Clearer Content, I spent almost a decade as a specialist in business systems and processes. In that time, I saw how many problems were caused by poor communication.

Clear, effective business writing can (and should) be an incredibly powerful tool. Together, we can remove the risk of poor communication.

Outside of work I’m a keen sailor, gamer, and amateur programmer, with a passion for travel and world history.