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Harness the Business Writing Process:
E-mail to proposals and reports

Do you find yourself feeling blank when you face the blank page? Do you have a lot  to say but don't know where to, or how to, start? Do you suspect your writing tends to go on too long and is not as organized or as focused as it could (or should) be? Have you ever used ASAP in an email message? Do you want to write more effective email messages, letters, proposals or reports? Do you want to write in a more efficient manner?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, Harness the Business Writing Process is for you. Based on seminars he conducts for private enterprises, this extensive e-course 

  • introduces you to the writing process 
  • shows you how to (and why to) capture attention, maintain interest and influence attitude - before you ask for action 
  • helps you define (and start with) your purpose 
  • shows you how to eliminate the blank page before you write
  • helps you quickly outline and write short messages 
  • helps you structure and outline long documents and write them in short, manageable chunks 
  • includes sample e-mails, letters, proposals and reports 
  • includes a number of editing and proofreading hints and tips

As part of the e-course, you will complete a number of business writing exercises and submit five business writing assignments for detailed feedback. Assignments include 

  • several e-mail messages 
  • a business letter (collection or complaint) 
  • an evaluation
  • a feasibility report 
  • a final assignment of your choice. 
  • Note: instead of the assigned documents, you can submit other work-related business documents for feedback

By the time you complete this course, you will be a more effective and efficient business writer. The course is based on Harness the Business Writing Process. A PDF copy of the book is included with the course. The book is also available from several online bookstores. Read more about it here.

"I have enjoyed the course and it has exceeded my expectations. Your candid and yet constructive comments have been greatly appreciated. On a scale of 1-10 I would give you an 11.... I found the assignments to be appropriate to the course material and I found the course notes were of great assistance. Above all, thank you for making me think about what I write. I will recommend this course to others." - K. Feir

"You give the most constructive comments I’ve ever received from an instructor. It’s great how your comments reinforce business writing concepts using my work as an example. Very useful." - C. Classen

"The course was an amazing learning experience all the way to the last assignment." - M. Pavlic

Harness the Business Writing Process: E-mail to major reports is Ideal for any business person who wants to become more effective and efficient business writers. Request the course outline: PDF file.

New low e-course price: $395. This e-course includes detailed lecture notes, exercises,  assignments and detailed feedback on assignments. You can also ask questions about course material, assignments and feedback on assignments at any point during the self-paced, one-on-one e-course.

Note: If you want to focus on one aspect of the course - e-mail, letters or reports, for instance - e-mail Paul and let him know. He can customize the course and the course fee for you.

*Total: $375 Canadian; credit card company will covert the fee to US or other funds for American buyers or buyers from other countries
  • To sign up for this e-course: email and request the 'harness the business writing e-course invoice' that you can pay online by credit card, or request the 'pay by check invoice'.
  • Ask about discounts for 3 or more courses or for 3 or more students enrolled in the same course.

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