Powerful business writing: How to write concisely
What you'll learn
- Write punchier, more concise messages – with confidence.
- Craft simple, elegant content that’s easy to understand.
- Transform your writing into powerful, professional written communication.
- Learn how to select the most compelling words.
- Uncover the secrets to eliminating wordiness.
- Download cheat sheets to keep beside your computer.
- The desire to write concisely and with confidence.
- Sound English writing skills – the course does not include grammar theory.
**UPDATED FOR 2023 – ALL NEW CONTENT, EXAMPLES AND EXERCISES**
“I purchased this course way back in 2012 when I was just beginning to take writing seriously… I have looked and re-looked at this course over time and have still found it to be highly relevant and helpful.” – Caleb K, Udemy student
LESS IS MORE
Often the fewer words you write, the more impact you make.
Your writing is punchy, to the point and enticing for your readers.
Do you write for business, university or a blog?
Do you write too many words? Wish you could be more succinct?
Do you need to write to a word count?
Perhaps you just need to produce your best written communication.
Whether you write client emails, essays, marketing material or technical reports, being concise will help you get a more powerful message across – faster. This course will equip you with the writing and editing skills to produce concise, effective written communication with confidence.
“Comprehensive guide on keeping it simple. Fewer words for a more compelling story!” –Jack O, Udemy student
I’ve worked as a writer and editor for more than 25 years – as a journalist for high-profile international publications, and as a copywriter for countless businesses, creative agencies, government entities and not-for-profit organizations. Being succinct is one of the most common issues I’m asked to address.
In this fast-paced business writing course, I share my secrets to writing concise content and powerful messages. I reveal simple techniques to keep your words down and your message compelling – giving you the confidence to write concisely, with ease.
“This course is well-planned and well-presented. The instructor teaches from a foundation of experience in writing business messages. This makes for a decidedly "business-friendly" class rather than one packed with complex rules about grammar and structure.” – Bruce F, Udemy student
I’ve created cheat sheets you can print and keep next to your computer for easy reference, and exercises that will hone your business writing skills.
Forget grammar theory; think easy-to-follow examples and business-oriented content. Like my writing, my explanations are concise and clear – you won’t find yourself sitting through long-winded or technical explanations.
At the end of this course, your business writing will:
Make more impact
Be more succinct and powerful
Be punchy, clear and impactful
Grab and hold your readers’ attention
“Interesting course and easy to follow. I'm already cutting down on wordiness and achieving better results. Good examples and cheat sheets.” – Ann P, Udemy student
Complete this business writing course in just 1 hour, and continue to use the material as a reference.
Enroll now to reduce wordiness and produce more professional writing.
"This course made me aware how many words I frequently use and how many I could lose to make the sentence more crisp. Very helpful!" Franziska B
"This was a great course with challenging exercises to refresh or increase your writing skills." Stephen
"It was a good match! Is coaching available? Thanks for a helpful and interesting course." Gwendolyn W
"Very useful tips. I love the cheat sheets! The instructor's pace was very good." Theresa B. K
"Useful tips to write with less words." Octavio M
"I undertook this writing course to help my writing become more concise. It achieved that and more – and in very little time. I was surprised at how quickly my writing improved. The examples and exercises are relevant and easy to follow. I will continue to refer to the material in my current role." Jayne K
"* Material/delivery clear and concise. * Enjoyed the exercises. would like to see more. * Instructor very knowledgeable." Jerome C
"I used the various tools and means to check my writing and improve the way I communicate. Especially when writing emails, I use what I learned to check and make sure it is following the best practice taught." Dawn C
"Glad I took the course. Knowledgeable instructor who communicates clearly and efficiently. Useful tips for concise writing." Lincoln J
"Course has been useful for me to understand how to write more precisely going forward." Preethi J
"I enjoyed the course. It was simple and easy to follow! Keep up the good work, Caroline!" Vishruta B
"Good course to develop short and powerful posts, document and presentations!" Romans L
"Excellent course. Highly recommend." Adam L
"The course gives great practical examples." Michael D
"No jargon and simple examples made it easy to grasp." Jennifer J
"This is the best course I have taken so far." Kim K
"Perfect!" Emma M
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who writes – whether it’s for business, university or school
- You should have sound English writing skills as the course does not include grammar theory
- Marketing executives
- Content managers
- Executive assistants
- Sales executives
- Technicians who write reports
- Real estate agents
- Public servants
- Defence personnel
Writewords Writewell founder Caroline McDevitt has worked in media and marketing-communications for more than 20 years.
As a journalist, Caroline has written for, and edited, high-profile, international publications including The Times, Qantas: The Australian Way and Moneymagazine, covering travel, sport, finance and international affairs.
As a business writing specialist, she has worked with countless businesses, creative agencies, government entities and not-for-profit organisations.
Caroline's Writewords Writewell courses will give you the skills to write with confidence – in business, at work, in life.
“Caroline has the rare ability to be creative while never losing an eye for detail. I have hired her to write publications, edit magazines, proofread and project manage – and I will continue to use her in the future. She is a valuable freelance resource to any busy communications team." - Chrissa Favaloro, Australian Catholic University
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