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Better Writing in Six Weeks

Also see Writing with Style.

If you'd like to improve your writing, but your schedule won’t permit you to devote large blocks of time to the effort, this email course might be for you.

On every Wednesday morning for six weeks you will receive a new lesson, delivered to your email inbox for you to do as your schedule permits.

Each lesson consists of four components: two sets of exercises, a lesson drawn from the best of my previously published columns, and a helpful resource or recommendation for further reading. The exercises, in the form of a brief pre-test and post-test, are fun to do, and the lesson is easy to understand and apply to your everyday writing.

Give it more time if you can, but you can learn to write more effectively by devoting as little as 10 minutes a week.

Topics, Series 1:
               Punctuation errors
               Email protocol
               Correct usage (word choice)
               Writer's block
               Proofreading techniques
               Habits of good writing

Topics, Series 2:
               Dangling and misplaced modifiers
               Inclusive language
               Parallel structure
               Passive voice
               Salutations
               Proofreading errors

Both series also include a seventh review lesson.

All instruction and exercises are intended for you to work on independently. (In other words, your subscription does not include individual feedback or review of your work.) So that you know if you are doing the exercises correctly, however, I include answers and explanations.
 


As an incentive to try my series, I am offering Writing for Business, a collection of my columns that won a Minnesota Book Award, at half price ($5.45, reduced from $10.95). 
If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please add $9 (includes $.39 sales tax and $3.16 shipping and handling) to your subscription fee.

Because of variable shipping costs, this offer of
a half-price book is available only to U.S. purchasers.

 
To subscribe to “Better Writing in Six Weeks,” please send $99 (or $108 with book) if your company or organization is paying your fee, $49 (or $58 with book) if you are paying your fee from your personal resources, or $29 (or $38 with book) if you are a currently enrolled high school or college student and are paying your fee from your personal resources. 

You may make your purchase by credit card (see below) or by check (please mail to Good Writing for Good Results, 4828 Tenth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Because I offer the series on a continuous basis, you may register at any time. Your first lesson will arrive via email within one week after receipt of payment.

Reduced prices for multiple registrations:
 
   $89 per person for 2 to 6 persons (reduced from $99)

     $79 per person for 7 to 12 persons

     $1,000 flat fee for 13 or more persons, with a one-year site license entitling you to unlimited distribution within your company or organization for one year.

 

If you are interested registering 3 or more persons, please send me a query.

Also, if you are interested in offering my series to a group of staff members in an interactive, online format (in which participants submit exercises for evaluation and review), please send me a query about costs.

I hope you enjoy the series!

Better Writing in Six Weeks, Series 1

      Business rate

$99   

      Business rate + Book

$108   

      Individual rate

$49   

      Individual rate + Book

$58   

      Student rate

$29   

      Student rate + Book

$38   


To register two persons at the reduced price of $89 or $178 total,
please use this button:

To register three persons at the reduced price of $89 or $267 total,
please use this button:

If you're interested in registering more than 4 persons or in purchasing the second series,
please send me a query.

Please note that you are purchasing the series for your personal use only. You are welcome to print a paper copy of each lesson for that purpose, but you may not reproduce or forward copies of any part of the material to any other individual or organization. Any unauthorized reproduction by any means is a violation of copyright law.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please send me an email message.

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