Be Your Own Editor: Grammar and Proofreading Onsite Training

Sloppy grammar can damage a businessperson’s credibility. In this two-day course, participants review key grammar and punctuation rules necessary to maintain credibility in today’s competitive business world.

This training makes it possible to relax and focus on mastering specific, job-relevant techniques to use Standard English to accomplish business goals. Through games, examples, and practice exercises, readers learn to identify and correct errors and awkward constructions in their own writing.

Write It Well can deliver this workshop online or onsite.

Booking Information: 

  • A two-day course (13 hours); the maximum class size is 20
  • The workbook is Be Your Own Editor: Grammar and Proofreading for Businesspeople


  • Correcting incomplete, run-on, and awkward sentences
  • Using articles, pronouns, and verbs correctly
  • Using commas, apostrophes, semicolons, colons, parentheses, and dashes correctly
  • Identifying and clarifying commonly misused words

Here’s an overview of our approach:

  • We customize the curriculum after reviewing objectives and assessing training participants’ writing samples
  • We encourage active participation through discussion and practice during the training
  • Participants apply concepts and techniques by evaluating, editing, planning, and drafting job-related documents
  • The instructor offers one-on-one feedback


For the past 15 years, we have counted on Write It Well's training programs to improve the writing skills of our employees. Good business writing skills are critical for effective communications, as well as for career enhancement.

Aileen Evans

Port of Oakland