Business Writing Essentials

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Business Writing Essentials

Master the 10 business writing strategies, including getting started, understanding sentence structure, and being concise.  Learn the new rules of e-communication to save time and achieve more.  Through comparison, revisions, and discussion, learn ways to improve accuracy and clarity.  Gain trust and increase confidence by crafting your message to meet your readers’ needs.  Take your writing to the next level by immediately applying these essential strategies.

Business writing; email etiquette; writing; grant writing; grammar; punctuation


Participants will receive a Pace University Certificate of Completion.


How You Will Benefit

  • Master the principles of good grammar and punctuation
  • Organize and write effective and powerful documents
  • Learn how to write effective email
  • Understand the entire writing process
  • Write effective letters for all occasions
  • Save time through proven tricks of the trade

What You Will Cover

  • Basic formats—and when to use them
  • Ten principles for readability
  • Letters that get results: four techniques for power and persuasion
  • Using your writing to gain recognition
  • Understanding your reader and selecting the appropriate approach; handling criticism
  • How to turn dictation into a readable document
  • Using mind-mapping to help you get started

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are interested in improving their business writing skills.

Meet the Instructor

Theresa Breland has delivered corporate training for Pace University since 2001. She has navigated among a variety of business training contexts,  serving both native and nonnative English speaking professionals in various industries (financial, marketing, nonprofit, environmental) in the public and private sectors. In addition to customized corporate training, Theresa teaches several academic English courses to pre-professional international art and design students. Drawing on innovative adult learning methodologies, she also trains teachers on the techniques of teaching English to adult learners. Theresa began her professional career in the fashion industry, holding various positions in merchandising, sales, planning, and international production. She later earned a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Teachers College Columbia University. The combination of her corporate experience and linguistics degree afforded her with the foundation to build a niche in professional business writing. She continuously uncovers the common challenges and the current changes associated with a wide range of professional contexts. For more information, see

SPRING 2014 Course Schedule:

Pace University Midtown
551 Fifth Avenue at 45th
New York, NY

March 18, 2014
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuition: $195  (includes all materials)
Course# 90087


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