Business Writing: Grammar Essentials

Marie Alafaci in front of books

Marie Alafaci
14 February 2018 - 9:30 to 12:30 PM
Marie Alafaci
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 our 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.

Read Marie's Q&A about grammar here

Read more about our Business Writing workshops:

Business Writing: Annual Reports, 4 April

Business Writing: Editing Workplace Documents, 13 June

Writers Victoria
176 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Phone: 03 9094 7895
Registration fee
Non-profit $ 210.00
Corporate or Government $ 265.00

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