Writing & Editing for Business

Writing and Editing for Business Certificate of Completion


Whether you are asked to write for the workplace, or just exploring creative writing aspirations, having the ability to deliver clear, concise material will save endless rewrite hours.  Revisit the basics of grammar, different writing styles and how to organize your thoughts for more effective writing.


  • Increase your marketability in the workplace
  • Update your knowledge of grammar and punctuation pitfalls
  • Learn more about the professional editing industry
• Complete the 3 required courses ( 45 Hours)
• The Program can be completed in one semester with a maximum of 2 years to complete

Required Courses

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.

Subject code: XCOM 20008 15 Hours. Fee: $349  
CRN 30325 2 classes Feb. 3-10 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.

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.

Required textbook:
Chandler, M. (2017). Good Writing is Good Business. Green Fuse Inc.   

Available at the MRU BookStore (http://bookstore.mtroyal.ca/). eBook available at www.goodbusinesswiriter.com

Subject code: XTBW 10013 15 Hours. Fee: $419  Choose 1 of the CRN's below
CRN 30140
Online Apr. 3- Apr. 30    
CRN 30139 2 classes Mar. 10 -17  8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Sat.

Editing Fundamentals

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).

Subject Code: XCOM 20002 15 Hours. Fee: $419  
CRN 30326 2 classes Jan. 13-20 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Sat.


Refer to your Confirmation of Registration for course specific information.

CE Bio - Professional Editing Technical Writing - ChandlerMargaret Chandler BA, MEd

Margaret Chandler is a continuing education instructor at Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary. At Mount Royal University, she teaches grammar and punctuation, effective business writing, and editing courses. She also delivers customized workshops for clients in the private and non-profit sectors. When not busy teaching, she works as a freelance editor and writer.

Margaret studied literature and journalism at the Freie Universität in Berlin and has a BA in history and a MEd in Adult and Community Education from the University of Calgary.

She greatly enjoys sharing her passion for the English language and helping people become better writers. Students appreciate the practical tools, techniques, and resources she provides that make the writing process less difficult and more rewarding.


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For information about this program:


403.440.6013 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 department.

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