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Professional Writing for Brevity and Clarity  


Today, much of a business professional’s communication is accomplished through writing (memos, emails, letters, reports, documents, processes, procedures and instructions). Unsurprisingly, surveys show the most sought-after skill in today’s business arena is “the ability to communicate clearly, correctly, and concisely.” Most people don’t have time to read long, wordy emails or memos with grammatical errors. Business writing that leaves a powerful and meaningful impression lets others know you’re an intelligent, competent business professional. But this kind of writing requires special consideration and thought.

In this five-week online course, students will engage in independent activities (readings, videos, and two writing assignments) and interactive ones (discussion boards, peer editing and feedback, 3-4 real-time online class sessions). At its conclusion, students will be able to:

  • write simple direct prose that says precisely what it needs to say
  • write well organized and grammatically correct communication
  • communicate complex ideas, clearly and concisely
  • meet their reader’s needs
  • empower their messages and make them stand out

Course Details

    • Dates
      • August 19 - September 22, 2019

    • Cost
      • Standard: $250
      • PLU students & alumni: $200
      • Corporate discount: $200, if sending 3 or more people (please contact our office to make arrangements prior to registering)

    • 12 Contact Hours

    • 1.2 CEUs (10 contact hours per CEUs)


Registration Information

Please contact Continuing Education at or 253-535-7722 for discount codes before registering.


Refund Policies

This course operates by the General CE Refund Policies.


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Contact Information
Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education

Phone: 253-535-7722

Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98447