"Better Business Writing" Online Course

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If you’re considering an online course, now’s the time! Prices will increase Jan. 1, 2016, but if you purchase by Dec. 31, 2015, you can enjoy this year’s pricing and have up to one year from the date of purchase to begin the course.

If your team needs to hone its professional business writing skills, we have the online course for them! Our six-module online business writing course arms your team with the tools they need to plan, write, and revise business documents; write for a variety of readers; avoid common problems in business writing; plan and write effective emails, business reports, and proposals; and edit and proofread business documents.

Better Business Writings: $199.00
You have 24/7 access to all of the modules for 180 days!
With Feedback: $999.00
In addition to having 24/7 access to all of the modules for 180 days, each module includes cheat sheets, take-aways, writing options, and feedback on up 10 pages of your writing per module!
Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same organization. Find out more.


  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor
  • Hurley Write Cheat Sheets 
  • A copy of the Hurley Write eBook, Writing in the Workplace
  • Knowledge checks
  • Take-away tips
  • Writing options
  • Written feedback on submitted writing
  • Certificate of completion

And if online business writing courses aren’t your thing, we have customized onsite workshops, webinars, and virtual trainings, tailored to meet your needs.


Module 1: The Building Blocks of Business Writing
  • Ensuring your writing reflects the “face” of your organization
  • Analyzing your readers
  • Meshing your goal with your reader’s
  • Eliminating distractions
  • Meeting reader’s needs
Module 2: Making Your Writing Easy to Read
  • Eliminating unnecessary words
  • Avoiding business jargon and clichés
  • Ensuring every word adds value
  • Using language to write succinct, accurate business documents
Module 3: Writing Concise, Precise Emails
  • Planning
  • Writing effective subject lines
  • Getting to the point
  • Ensuring readability
Module 4: Writing Effective Business Letters
  • Writing good news and bad news letters
  • Writing action letters
  • Using bullets, numbering, and other cues effectively
  • Avoiding clichés and anachronisms
Module 5: Writing Business Reports
  • Writing the various components of business reports
  • Writing an effective executive summary, recommendations, and conclusions section
  • Writing sales and research proposals
  • Using persuasion effectively
Module 6: Writing Proposals
  • Writing the various components of proposals
  • Writing an engaging proposal
  • Writing sales and research proposals
  • Using persuasion effectively
Module 7: Constructing Useful Editing and Proofreading Strategies
  • Defining editing and proofreading
  • Foolproof techniques to edit and proofread
  • Becoming your best editor
  • Editing others’ work
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Discounts for multiple attendees from the same organization!