Better Business Writing

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.

You were hired to do a certain job, yet you probably find yourself spending far too much time revising your team’s writing. And the emails they write often seem to be random thoughts that go nowhere. You understand that the documents and emails your team writes must reflect the organization’s professionalism and your team’s intelligence but, let’s be honest, too often those documents just don’t get the job done. And that’s where you have to step in and spend your valuable time revising.

Our six-module online business writing courses arm your team with the tools they need to plan, write, and revise business documents, including emails: how to write for particular readers; how to avoid common problems in business writing; how to plan and write effective emails, business reports (good and bad news), and proposals; and how to edit and proofread business documents.

Choose the option that works best for you:

Option 1: Independent Study/Quick Study - $579.00 See Details
  • Our lowest-priced option
  • Access to each module for one week
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • No feedback on written work
Option 2: Expert Guide - $709.00 See Details
  • Our mid-priced option
  • Access to each module for two weeks
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • Personal editor and personalized, substantive feedback on writing submissions
  • View new modules at your convenience.
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Option 3: Pace Yourself - $999.00 See Details
  • Our most flexible option
  • Access to all modules at once for a total of six months
  • You view the modules when you’re ready
  • Review the modules in any order you choose — all at once or one at a time — and review past modules any time
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • Professional editor and personalized, substantive feedback on writing submissions
  • One video-chat session with your editor per-module
Purchase any online course by Feb. 28, 2015 and enjoy 2014 pricing;
prices will increase Mar. 1, 2015
Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same organization. Find out more.

Not sure if an online business writing course is right for your team? Check out our customized onsite courses and webinars.

All of our online business writing courses are SCORM 1.2-, SCORM 2004-, and AICC-compliant and each module takes roughly 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

This course includes

  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor (Options 2 and 3)
  • Discussion and examples supplement (pdf)
  • The Hurley Write Cheat Sheet
  • A copy of the Hurley Write eBook, Writing Strategies For Corporate America (Option 3)
  • Knowledge checks
  • Take-away tips
  • Writing options
  • Written feedback on submitted writing (Options 2 and 3)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • One online video-chat session with your editor, per-module (Option 3)

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


Module 1: The Building Blocks of Business Writing
  • Analyzing audience needs
  • Understanding purpose
  • Understanding the necessity of persuasion
  • Maintaining a positive image
Module 2: Making your Writing Easy to Read
  • How to avoid language traps
  • Using language to write clearly and concisely
  • Making your writing more emphatic and immediate
  • Being precise and concise
  • Avoiding business clichés and jargon
Module 3: Writing Concise, Precise Emails
  • Planning
  • Writing effective subject lines
  • Getting to the point
  • Ensuring readability
Module 4: Writing Effective Business Letters
  • Getting to the point
  • Ensuring proper format
  • Avoiding clichés
  • Using paragraphing appropriately
  • Using the "sandwich" technique to relay bad news
Module 5: Writing Business Reports and Proposals
  • Writing the components of business reports
  • Writing the executive summary, introduction, and conclusion
  • Meeting readers' needs
  • Writing persuasive proposals
  • Writing the components of proposals
Module 6: Editing Business Documents
  • Defining editing and proofing
  • Foolproof techniques
  • Becoming your best editor
  • Helping others edit

Need more info? Click here for a PDF that outlines objectives and concepts covered in our business writing online course!

Discounts for multiple attendees from the same organization or ask about our rebate program!