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 Business and Marketing Writing

 

Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for obtaining great marketing copy? Maybe your boss made you the company writer, but you’ve never had any training. Or maybe you’re just interested in a writing or marketing career. Whatever your background, this fun, introductory course will teach you to write or identify copy that achieves business and marketing goals.
   
Learn how to:

  • Improve your work, knowledge and company’s image, as well as your chances of getting hired, promoted or applauded
  • Write great marketing copy to improve your company’s image and your chances of getting hired or promoted

Target Audience: Marketing directors

 

 Grammar Refresher

 

This class helps participants avoid, recognize and correct errors in their writing. The class focuses on common errors in word usage and builds on the foundation of all writing while understanding the eight parts of speech. 
 
Learn how to: 

  • Write clear, concise and grammatically correct text
  • Revisit the rules of grammar
  • Use the right word and correct punctuation
  • Know the do’s and don’ts of effective business e-mail
  • Improve your ability to critique your writing and that of others

Target Audience: All employees who need to update their grammar skills​

 

 Grant Writing

 

In this course, an experienced grant writer will show you how to research and write winning proposals that get funded. You’ll become proficient in the proposal format used by the vast majority of public foundations.

Learn what to do – and, more importantly, what not to do – on your cover sheet, narrative, background page, and stakeholder and third-party evaluation plan. Before the course is over, you will have discovered a number of significant finishing touches that can give your project the edge. You’ll also learn about the importance of obtaining community and political support before submitting a proposal to any government agency. 
 
Learn how to: 

  • Identify ways to continue funding in the future after your grant has expired
  • Assemble, write and submit complete grant proposals to foundations and corporations 

Target Audience:  Employees who have successfully passed Grant Writing I​

 

 Technical Writing

 

Writing in the workplace provides professionals and paraprofessionals in government and business a workshop environment in which to develop workplace writing skills. Participants learn how to use a process that takes them from planning to writing a technical document.
 
Learn how to: 

  • Organize your material by purpose and audience
  • Write with greater clarity and precision
  • Know the purpose of your writing before you begin
  • Recognize the needs of your audience 

Target Audience:  Supervisors and mid-management employees

 

 Writing Effective Grant Proposals

 

Preparing successful grant proposals to receive funding from corporations or foundations requires careful research, meticulous preparation and graceful writing. Grant administrators tell us that many grant requestors have no real understanding of the proposal writing process. 
 
Learn how to: 

  • Prepare grant proposals that get results for your favorite organization or charity
  • Become familiar with the institution or project for which you are requesting support
  • Avoid the errors that lead to the rejection of your proposal

Target Audience: All employees from the frontline to the executive level

 

 Writing Essentials

 

Master the essentials of writing so you can excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online and take your creative literary talents to a new level. 
 
Learn how to:

  • Improve your writing skills by defining ways to select strong and persuasive words, spell correctly and choose the right punctuation
  • Compose well-written sentences, build effective paragraphs and organizing your material logically
  • Plan and produce ways to make the most of e-mail and other forms of electronic communication 

Target Audience:  All employees from the frontline to the executive level​

 

 Writing Reports

 

This course addresses reports and other long documents. Making reports easier to write and read begins with strategies for dividing report writing into manageable steps and ensuring that the report will fulfill the readers’ expectations. 
 
Learn how to: 

  • Understand the needs of your audience
  • Plan and organize the report
  • Overcome writer’s block
  • Incorporate graphs, charts and tables

Target Audience: All employees from the frontline to the executive level

Contact Information

For more information contact the Division of Workforce Development by phone (850) 201-8760 or e-mail workforce@tcc.fl.edu.

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