Online Classes

The less time your team spends editing their writing, the more time you can devote to the business of—well, managing the business.

When your team takes online business writing courses with Hurley Write, they’ll be expertly trained to become more proficient, efficient writers.

Our suite of online writing classes provides a dedicated, professional editor, available to answer questions, provide additional information, and give substantive feedback on your team’s writing.  We even offer discounts for multiple attendees from the same organization.

Don’t know if online writing classes are right for your team? Contact us—we can design a solution that combines online writing classes, webinars, and coaching to create a dynamic combination of training that best suits your team, your budget, and your schedule.

Need help choosing a business writing course? Drop us a line, and we’ll help you figure it out.

 
Better Business Writing

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.

These online writing classes include

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

Topics

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
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Effective Writing for Engineers

Engineers are natural problem-solvers and critical thinkers. In other words, they’ve already got the raw materials necessary to be terrific writers. All they need is someone to show them how to apply those great problem-solving skills to writing process. That’s where we come in.

Our seven-module online course, designed specifically for engineers, shows them strategies they can use to hone the techniques they need to make their writing more concise, precise, and readable.

Features

  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor (Options 2 and 3)
  • 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 writing classes aren’t your thing, we have customized onsite business writing courses and webinars, all tailored to meet your needs.

Topics

Module 1: Planning the Document
  • Analyzing audience purpose
  • Presenting a positive image through writing
  • Eliminating distractions
Module 2: Using Organization to Guide Readers
  • Using appropriate organizational strategies
  • Using organization to guide readers
  • Organizing sentences and paragraphs for greatest effect
Module 3: Writing Readable Documents
  • Being precise and concise
  • Avoiding wordiness
  • Avoiding language "traps"
  • Making your writing more emphatic and readable
Module 4: Writing Concise, Precise Documents
  • Meeting readers' needs for conciseness
  • Using longer and shorter paragraphs and sentences for greatest impact
  • Linking ideas
  • Constructing effective paragraphs
  • Using headings and subheadings
Module 5: Using Logic to Build the Argument
  • Using logic in technical documents
  • Gaining reader "buy-in"
  • The components of logic
Module 6: Writing Engineering Reports
  • Writing the body of the engineering report
  • Writing the supplementary components (executive summary, Introduction)
  • Using transitions to create "flow"
  • Writing the Recommendations and Conclusions sections
Module 7: Editing and Proofreading Strategies
  • Understanding the difference between editing and proofreading
  • Editing for readability
  • Proofreading strategies
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Exceptional Technical Writing

Technical writing. It’s not sexy, but it’s gotta get done.

Here’s the good news: if your employees are critical thinkers, they’re already better writers than they think they are. And we’ve got amazing teachers to help them find their stride.

In this interactive six-module course, they’ll be introduced to various technical writing concepts that will improve their ability to write cleanly, crisply, and succinctly. They’ll develop strategies to plan, write, and revise quickly and easily, empowering them to write user-friendly, more readable technical documents that reflect positively on the organization.

Features

  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor (Options 2 and 3)
  • 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 writing classes aren’t your thing, we have customized onsite business writing courses and webinars, all tailored to meet your needs.

Topics

Module 1: Developing a Writing Strategy
  • The importance of audience and purpose analysis
  • The importance of developing a writing strategy
  • Presenting a positive image through writing
  • Ensuring readability
Module 2: Organizational Strategies
  • Understanding the importance of good organization
  • Creating outlines and more
  • Exploring the vast universe of organization; or organizing sentences, paragraphs, and documents
  • Types of organizational strategies
Module 3: Using Language Effectively
  • Being precise and concise
  • Using appropriate emphasis
  • Avoiding wordiness
  • Avoiding language "traps"
  • Making your writing more emphatic and readable
Module 4: Constructing Effective Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Emphasizing appropriately
  • Understanding how readers read
  • Using longer and shorter paragraphs
  • Understanding appropriate sentence structure
Module 5: Writing the Technical Report
  • Writing the body of the technical report
  • Understanding the components of the technical report
  • Creating the appropriate argument
  • Ensuring that the report is readable and usable
Module 6: Editing and Proofreading Strategies
  • When to edit and when to proofread
  • Becoming your own best editor
  • What to look for in editing
  • Developing practical editing and proofreading techniques
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Succinct Scientific Writing

Whether your team writes for the FDA, colleagues, the public, or a client, we’ll teach them how to convey—effectively and with confidence—the essence and nuances of your work. Lab reports, journal articles, deviation reports, SOPs, scientific reports; you name it, we’ll teach your team strategies to make their scientific documents shine.

Our convenient, interactive six-module online scientific writing course relies on critical thinking, as well as practical strategies, to help your team plan, write, and revise any scientific document.

Features

  • Voiced lectures
  • A copy of the Hurley Write eBook, Writing Strategies For Corporate America (Option 3)
  • A professional editor (feedback options)
  • Multimedia window
  • The Hurley Write Cheat Sheet
  • Writing options
  • Certificate of completion
  • One online video-chat session with your editor, per-module (Option 3)

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

Topics

Module 1: Developing a Rhetorical Strategy
  • The importance of audience and purpose analysis
  • How scientific writing is persuasive
  • Understanding the necessity of persuasion
  • Presenting a positive image through writing
  • Ensuring readability
Module 2: Organizational Strategies
  • Understanding the importance of good organization
  • Creating outlines and more
  • Exploring the vast universe of organization; or organizing sentences, paragraphs, and documents
  • Summarizing
Module 3: Using Language Effectively
  • Being precise and concise
  • Using appropriate emphasis
  • Avoiding wordiness
  • Avoiding language "traps"
  • Making your writing more emphatic and readable
Module 4: Meeting Reader Needs/Writing Supplemental Components
  • Emphasizing appropriately
  • Understanding how scientific readers read
  • Writing the abstract and summary
Module 5: Writing the Scientific Report
  • Writing the body of the scientific paper
  • Getting the point across
  • Creating the appropriate argument
  • Ensuring that the report is readable and usable
Module 6: Editing and Proofreading Strategies
  • When to edit and when to proofread
  • Becoming your own best editor
  • What to look for in editing
  • Developing practical editing and proofreading techniques
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Writing Fundamentals

If your employees think they’ve got a knack for the written word, but you recognize their skills are scattered or unpolished, this five-module online course is a great option to help them nail the basics and refine their writing. It’s also ideal for writers whose first language is not English or for those who need a refresher.

Features

  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor (Options 2 and 3)
  • 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 writing classes aren’t your thing, we have customized onsite business writing courses and webinars, all tailored to meet your needs.

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Writing the Scientific Manuscript

If you’re pursuing publication or would like more intensive training than that of our six-module course, “Succinct Scientific Writing,” we’ve created a course perfect for you.

Designed for writers who are interested in honing and elevating their scientific manuscript skills, this ten-module course offers longer and more robust lectures, covers more topics, and allows writers a longer time to apply the concepts discussed.

Features

  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor (Options 2 and 3)
  • 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 writing classes aren’t your thing, we have customized onsite business writing courses and webinars, all tailored to meet your needs.

Topics

Module 1: Developing a Writing Strategy
  • Analyzing audience needs
  • Understanding purpose
  • Understanding the necessity of persuasion
  • Maintaining a positive image
  • Being concise and precise
  • Using active/passive voice, concrete/abstract language, emphasis
Module 2: Developing Effective Organizational Strategies
  • Using organizational techniques
  • Using outlining effectively
  • Presenting content to gain readers’ attention
Module 3: Using Language Effectively
  • Reducing unnecessary words
  • Reducing repetition and redundancy
  • Keeping it simple
  • Using only words that add value
  • Creating flow
  • Showing relationships
  • Avoiding lazy pronouns
Module 4: Understanding How Readers Read
  • Using appropriate emphasis
  • Creating “links” between and among ideas
  • Using shorter versus longer sentences and paragraphs
  • Meeting readers’ needs for effective sentences and paragraphs
  • Using topic and supporting sentences
Module 5: Writing the Components of the Scientific Manuscript
  • Understanding the role of the various components
  • Understanding the difference between the abstract and the executive summary
  • Writing an effective Introduction and Conclusion
  • Using logic to create the “walk-away” message
  • Ensuring that you’ve used reasoning
Module 6: Writing the Supplementary Components
  • Writing the Discussion and Results
  • Understanding the role of the various components
  • Understanding the difference between the abstract and the executive summary
  • Writing an effective Introduction and Conclusion
  • Writing the Discussion and Results
Module 7: Using Charts, Tables, and Graphs Effectively
  • Meeting readers’ expectations for
  • Using descriptive titling and captioning
  • Guidelines for creating
  • Design tips
Module 8: Preparing and Submitting Your Article for Submission
  • Understanding submission guidelines
  • Ensuring consistency
  • Following guidelines
  • Using appropriate resources
Module 9: Creating Oral Presentations
  • Designing the presentation
  • Understanding your audience
  • Getting and keeping listeners’ attention
  • Controlling the room
  • Using visuals effectively (including PowerPoint)
Module 10: Editing and Proofreading Strategies
  • Understanding the difference between editing and proofreading
  • Conducting the holistic and traditional edit
  • Practical proofreading techniques
  • Editing for content
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