Business Writing Style

Designed specifically for multi-language learners, this course focuses on advanced areas of professional communication including tone, context, and relationship-building strategies.  

Whether you are trying to strike the right note in an email to a client or co-worker, putting together promotional materials for yourself or your employer, or reaching out to community members with sensitive messaging, this course will enrich your awareness of the nuances of diverse communication situations and protocols and enhance your business writing skills.  

Apply the strategies you learn in weekly assignments, contribute to class discussions, participate in group work and receive constructive feedback from your peers and the instructor.  

Course Overview 

Week 1: Establishing Your Voice as a Professional Communicator 
Week 2: Awareness of Tone in Connecting with Your Readers 
Week 3: Accessibility for All Stakeholders 
Week 4: Focusing on Correspondence 
Week 5: Spotlight on Proposals and Reports 
Week 6: Style in the Workplace 
Week 7: Crafting the Perfect CV 
Week 8: Final Reflections  

This course can be taken as the follow-up course to Business Writing Essentials or can be taken on its own as a way to build expertise that is sensitive to context, nuance and tone at work.   

How am I Assessed? 
This course is marked complete/incomplete based on participation and completion of course materials. Your instructor provides personalized feedback on the assignments you complete.   

Expected Effort 
Expect to spend 2-3 hours per week completing course activities.     

Technology Requirements 
To take this course, you’ll need access to:  

  • an email account  
  • a computer, laptop or tablet 
  • the latest version of a web browser (or previous major version release)  
  • a reliable internet connection  
  • a video camera and microphone.  


There is no textbook for this course. 

Course Format

This course may be offered online, in-person, or a combination of both. Please see Available Sessions for details on the course format. 

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Available Sessions

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Apr 30, 2024-Jun 24, 2024 | Online | $570.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported
Code: WD202W24P
Apr 30, 2024-Jun 24, 2024
8 sessions

1nstructor: Deborah Blenkhorn

Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
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Jul 2, 2024-Aug 26, 2024 | Online | $570.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported
Code: WD202S24Q
Jul 2, 2024-Aug 26, 2024
8 sessions

1nstructor: Deborah Blenkhorn

Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$570.00 $0.00 $570.00