e-lerniq series

Business Writing

The ability to write is still necessary and crucial in business, whether it's for proposals, reports, agendas, or any document that needs to be drafted. During the session, participants will brush up on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation), as well as learn about the most common business documents.

Typical Audience

Individual Contributors
New Leaders and Managers
Sr Management Staff


10 Modules
Case Studies
writing samples

Session Length

2 hrs


Certificate of Participation

Available Format

Suitable for learners with dyslexia

Language of Delivery


(a minimum level of intermediate English proficiency recommended)

Business Writing Challenges

Business writing presents its own challenges. From crafting a clear and concise email to writing an effective report, there is a lot to consider. While some people may be natural writers, others may need to invest more time and effort into honing their business writing skills. However, there are a few challenges that are common among all business writers.

One such challenge is understanding the audience. It is important to know who will be reading the document and what their needs are. Another challenge is staying on topic. With so much information to communicate, it can be easy to veer off course. Finally, challenges can also arise from the use of jargon or technical language. In order to ensure that your message is clear, avoid using complicated terms that may not be familiar to your audience.

By keeping these challenges in mind, you can become a more effective business writer. By understanding your audience and staying on topic, you can ensure that your message is clear and concise. And by avoiding jargon, you can make sure that your audience understands the information you are trying to communicate. With a little effort, you can become a master of business writing.

What Do Participants Learn in This Online
Business Writing Course?

  • As a result of participating in this online business writing course, participants will be able to:
    • Gain better awareness of common spelling and grammar issues in business writing;
    • Review basic concepts in sentence and paragraph construction;
    • Know the basic structure of agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports;
    • Know tips and techniques to use when deciding the most appropriate format to use for agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports;
    • Know tips and techniques in writing agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports;
    • Gain an overview of Request for Proposals, Projections, Executive Summaries, and Business Cases;
    • Define proofreading and understand techniques in improving proofreading skills.

Course Content

  • Working with words (spelling, grammar, creating a cheat sheet);
  • Constructing a Sentence (parts, punctuation, types of sentences);
  • Creating Paragraphs (basic parts, organization methods);
  • Writing Meeting Agendas (structure, format, agenda writing);
  • Writing Emails (addressing emails, grammar, etc);
  • Writing Business Letters (basic structure, choosing a format);
  • Writing Proposals (basic structure, choosing a format, writing the report);
  • Other Types of Documents (proposals, projections, executive summaries, business cases);
  • Proof Reading and Finishing (proofreading, peer review, printing, and publishing);