Business Writing: Grammar Essentials

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 09:30 to 12:30

Clear writing in the workplace requires a strong understanding of what you’re writing, who it’s for and the outcomes you want. But it also requires an understanding of how language works.

This workshop will take a grammar-focused approach to professional writing and explore communication at the sentence level.

Don’t be alarmed; you won’t be given scores of humiliating grammar tests or exposed for not understanding tenses and parts of speech. Rather, we will work together to understand how the tiny details of the right word or punctuation mark in the right place can add to the larger whole.

You will learn:

  • about sentence construction and house style
  • how to identify and rectify common grammar and punctuation errors
  • which punctuation marks to use and when
  • how to identify and use respected grammar and punctuation resources
  • an introduction to the main parts of speech and when to use them.

Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for anyone working in copywriting, online content, corporate writing or communications.

This workshop is part of the Writers Victoria Business Writing program. It develops employment-related skills.

About Marie Alafaci

Marie Alafaci has publications in biography, environmental science and speculative fiction; taught Professional Writing & Editing at Holmesglen TAFE; worked for the Australian Society of Authors; reviewed books; written features and run a manuscript assessment service. A business writing trainer, she has written and edited scores of corporate documents. She also teaches short courses in grammar and punctuation for RMIT.

Event Address
Writers Victoria, in The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC
Presented by
Marie Alafaci