Business Writing Blog2020-06-09T02:32:53+00:00

Business Writing in a Nutshell – 21 Best Practices

Since 1997, the Business Writing Center has provided business writing courses to business writers from over 7,000 companies around the world. During the last 12 years, the Center has identified the best business writing practices businesspeople are using that have an impact on readers, based on the Center's business writing courses. This article describes the 21 best practices for     Read More . . .

By |September 15th, 2019|Categories: Features|0 Comments

Business Writing Course in Writing Meeting Minutes

The Recording and Writing Meeting Minutes course teaches how to write meeting minutes that satisfy an organization's needs. The Recording and Writing Meeting Minutes course takes you through every step in the process of deciding with your company what types of minutes to take, preparing for taking meeting minutes, recording your notes, writing meeting minutes, and distributing the minutes.     Read More . . .

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: Features, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Use Your Spelling Checker and Grammar Checker to Your Advantage

What the spellchecker and grammar checker do The spellchecker compares letters between spaces with the words it has in a dictionary that is part of the word processing system. It also checks a personal dictionary containing words you use that are not in the main dictionary, but which you don't want the system to stop at each time it does     Read More . . .

By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: Features|0 Comments

Does Business Vocabulary Make the Writer Seem More Intelligent?

Much business writing includes difficult or archaic business vocabulary and phrases people do not use in everyday speaking, such as "cognizant" instead of "aware," "initiate" instead of "begin," and "endeavor" instead of "try." Some writers feel business writing with difficult or archaic words is more businesslike and shows the writer's intelligence. Using common, everyday words feels to some writers like     Read More . . .

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments

Writing Coaching by Senior Instructor Dr. Robert Hogan

Business Writing InstructorDr. Robert Hogan teaches the coaching, tutoring, and individualized business writing courses. Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies. He has been a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County College, and Illinois State University College of Business. He was manager of communications in a telephone billing company and owner of a company writing documents on contract for government agencies and corporations.

More about Dr. Hogan and his courses you may take…

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Corporate and Government Training

Corporate discounts are available. Send an email to the Business Writing Center for more information: Email…

Government agencies and companies may purchase courses at the end of the fiscal year and defer registration of individuals in the courses for up to 12 months. Request information…

Dr. Hogan delivers workshops at company sites in general business writing, writing email, business report writing, writing letters, and principles of usage (grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentences, and word usage). More…

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6,600 Clients Worldwide

The Business Writing Center has trained staff from a broad range of organizations:

Companies – 5,768
Nonprofit organizations – 495
Military/government – 234
Colleges/universities – 143

See a sample list of the most recent 1,000 companies and agencies.

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Awards and Recognition

The Business Writing Center has been evaluated and has received awards or recognition from a number of organizations and media:

  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Department of Defense
  • National Association of Legal Assistants
  • HR-Wire
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • TechRepublic

See the list of awards