Writing and Editing for Business Certificate of Completion
Having the ability to deliver clear, concise material saves time and demonstrates solid written communication skills. Revisit the basics of grammar, different writing styles and how to organize your thoughts for more effective writing in the workplace.
- Increase your marketability in the workplace
- Update your knowledge of grammar and punctuation pitfalls
- Learn more about the professional editing industry
• This program can be completed in one semester with up to a maximum of 2 years
Grammar and Punctuation Essentials
Brush up on basic writing skills. Review parts of speech, grammar and common grammatical mistakes. Explore sentence parts including words, phrases and clauses. Understand punctuation and common punctuation mistakes such as capitalization, abbreviations and numbers. Discuss commonly misused and misspelled words.
Recommended: Complete this course and Effective Business Writing before beginning Editing Fundamentals.
Required textbook: Ruvinsky, M. (2014). Practical Grammar: A Canadian Writer's Resource (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press Canada.
|Subject code: XCOM 20008||15 Hours Fee: $349|
|CRN 30607||Online||Jan. 6- Feb. 10|
|CRN 30165||5 classes||Jan. 21 - Feb. 4||6:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Tue., Thu.|
Effective Business Writing
Develop and refine your writing skills to meet the challenges of a professional workplace environment. Learn how to write clear, concise and dynamic emails, letters and reports with competence and ease. Review common grammatical mistakes, style principles, document design, and editing basics.
|Subject code: XTBW 10013||15 Hours Fee: $419|
|CRN 30088||Online||Mar. 23 - Apr. 27|
|CRN 30087||2 classes||Feb. 28 - 29||8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.||Fri. & Sat.|
Discover the fundamentals of professional editing and the skills and standards common to all editors. Learn why editing matters and how editing skills can be developed and refined. Be introduced to different kinds of editing (copy editing, style editing and structural editing).
No textbook required.
|Subject code: XCOM 20002||15 Hours Fee: $419|
|CRN 30166||5 classes||Jan. 15 - Feb. 12||6 - 9 p.m.||Wed.|
|CRN 30609||Online||Mar. 30 - May 4|
Margaret Chandler BA, MEd
Margaret is a teacher, author, and editor. She teaches business writing, grammar and style, and editing courses at Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary and delivers customized workshops to many other clients. She also provides writing and editing services through her company, Green Fuse Inc.
Margaret enjoys sharing her passion for the English language and helping people become better writers. Students appreciate the strategies and resources that she provides to make the writing process more efficient and pleasant. She's also excited about her recently published book Good Writing Is Good Business: Your go-to guide to confident, stylish and correct writing, which is a practical and comprehensive resource for all writers.
For information about this program:
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6
Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training unit.