"Better Business Writing" Course

The essentials your team needs to master writing professional business documents in one business writing course.

Our Courses are Customized for Your Team.

Myth: When it comes to business writing, readers care about what you have to say. Fact: Readers decide within a few seconds whether what they're reading is essential and then stop reading if it doesn't grab their attention. So your team’s rambling emails, long-winded briefs, and never-ending presentations? They're probably coming up short. Now that work-from-home and Zoom meetings are the norm, rather than the exception, effective business writing skills have become much more important, as professionals juggle work, school, and other tasks. That means that business documents must be to the point, on point, and written for skimmers.  In addition, your team's business writing can profit from ensuring it includes incorporates basic tenets of good business writing. 

Whether your organization defines business writing as emails, reports, SOPs, or sales and marketing materials; whether your documents are written for internal stakeholders, external clients, or both; or whether you work in real estate, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, or any other industry, one thing’s for certain: Hurley Write’s Better Business Writing Course is designed specifically for the types of documents your team writes, their particular readers, and how the documents are used. And the good news is that, regardless of the industry or document type, when your team's business documents meet readers' needs, are easy to read, and work for the reader, readers will continue to read. Our Better Business Writing course, offered virtually, onsite, and online, can help your team write better business documents. 

If most readers decide to keep reading in a few seconds, make it count with Hurley Write training.

Choose How to Take the Course:

In our instructor-led, customized onsite "Better Business Writing" workshop, your team will learn strategies to plan, write, and revise business documents that are readable, concise, and usable. The onsite workshops are hosted at your facility and offered in one-, two-, or three-day sessions.

Learn more about onsite training here.

Course Objectives:

  • Create strategies to write more efficiently
  • Target readers and establish goals
  • Develop useful planning strategies
  • Use language effectively
  • Use organization to facilitate reading
  • Apply logic to create readable documents
  • Write clear emails, memos, reports, and other business documents
  • Develop effective editing and proofreading strategies

In our instructor-led, customized virtual workshop, your team will learn strategies to plan, write, and revise business documents that are readable, concise, and usable. Unlike the onsite training, the virtual sessions are offered in shorter sessions over time, which helps with retention.

Learn more about virtual training here.

Course Objectives:

  • Create strategies to write more efficiently
  • Target readers and establish goals
  • Develop useful planning strategies
  • Use language effectively
  • Use organization to facilitate reading
  • Apply logic to create readable documents
  • Write clear emails, memos, reports, and other business documents
  • Develop effective editing and proofreading strategies

Online Training With Coaching: In addition to 24/7 access to all of the modules for 180 days, each module includes cheat sheets, take-aways, writing options, and our professional coaching on up to 10 pages of writing per module! Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same organization.

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Course Objectives:

  • Create strategies to write more efficiently
  • Target readers and establish goals
  • Develop useful planning strategies
  • Use language effectively
  • Use organization to facilitate reading
  • Apply logic to create readable documents
  • Write clear emails, memos, reports, and other business documents
  • Develop effective editing and proofreading strategies
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Thanks for everything! Your patience, flexibility, and knowledge are greatly appreciated. I am beginning to approach writing and editing in a whole new way thanks to you and this course!

Jennifer C.
- Verified Business Writing Course Attendee

Business Writing Courses

Show Transcript

Did you know that most readers decide within six seconds whether they wish to continue reading any given document? Yet professionals persist in writing rambling emails and other business documents that fail to engage the reader and highlight the organization's and the writer's professionalism and expertise. We get it. Writers often assume that readers will read whatever they write and will devote the time and energy necessary to figure out what the writer's point is. But we know that nothing is further from the truth.

In our customized business writing course offered onsite, virtually, as a webinar, or online, your team will learn strategies to write business documents that are read and acted upon. My name is Pam Hurley and I'm the owner and founder of Hurley Write Incorporated, a certified women-owned small business. Would love to chat with you about your needs for a business writing course, email us at [email protected] or call us. I look forward to chatting with you.

What To Expect (Virtual & Onsite)

Before the Course

  • A deep dive by our analysts into your team’s documents
  • A customized proposal that outlines the topics we propose to cover based on this analysis
  • A discovery/planning call to ensure that our plan meets your vision
  • Pre- and post-class assessment (depending on the package)

During the Course

  • In-class exercises that give participants opportunities to apply concepts
  • Breakout sessions in which participants work collaboratively to apply concepts and solve writing problems
  • Examples of your team’s rewritten workplace samples to illustrate concepts
  • Real-time coaching from the instructor
  • Micro-learning sessions
  • Socratic discussion
  • Multiple opportunities for participants to engage with the instructor and with each other

After the course

Depending which option you choose, your team can expect

  • Scores on their’ post-class assessment
  • Access to our digital library, which includes short videos, quizzes, and other resources
  • Access to Option 1 of one of our online courses
  • Office hours, so that participants can meet with the instructor, share work, and get personalized coaching
  • Forums, which is a chat room that participants can use to ask questions and get answers from our team of writing professionals
  • Personalized coaching

Why Improve Your Team’s Business Writing Skills?

Writing doesn’t have to be hard. With our business writing courses, your team will learn strategies to write professional, effective business documents.

Clearer Communication

Better Documents

Your team will learn how to write targeted and more concise, precise business documents.

Projects that Meet Deadlines

Your team will spend less time reviewing and editing, helping to maintain timelines.

Increased Efficiency

When your team has the right tools, they’ll write better documents in less time, saving time, money, and resources.