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Business Writing Center 2018-05-25T18:06:14+00:00

45 Business Writing Courses

Our online business writing courses are taught over the Internet with personal attention and coaching from our highly qualified instructors. Tuition is as low as $49 per course.

Full List of Courses
Courses Listed by Tuition and Discounts
General Business Writing
Business Report Writing
Email, Memos, and Letters
Grammar and Usage
Grammar and Writing Together
Writing for Nonnative Speakers
Proofreading and Editing
Training Writing Trainers
Tutoring and Coaching
Writing in Specialized Areas
Self-Study Courses

Coaching and Training from Highly Qualified Business Writing Instructors

Your Business Writing Center instructor will teach you the skills you need to become a competent, successful business writer. Our instructors have backgrounds in university teaching, corporate training, and management.

You will receive

  • Individualized feedback from your personal instructor
  • Access to your instructor by email or phone
  • Quality online materials developed by Ph.D. course developers
  • Business examples to make the learning real
  • Real writing practice and coaching until you “get it”
  • State-of-the-art individualized grammar training
  • All lessons online so you can work from anywhere in the world
  • Much time to finish so you can schedule your studies within your work activities
  • A graduation certificate with our gold seal for framing
  • You set the pace for your learning ~ quickly or leisurely
  • Language training if English is your second language
  • Adjustments for British and other forms of English
  • Use your own business writing or case studies we provide

Director and Senior Instructor

The director and senior instructor is Robert Hogan, PhD. Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies. He has been been a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County College, and Illinois State University College of Business. He was manager of communications in a telephone billing company and owner of a company writing documents on contract for government agencies and corporations. Dr. Hogan has had articles published in College Composition and Communication, English Education, Research in the Teaching of English, and various conference proceedings. He has published books on business writing (Explicit Business Writing: Best Practices for the Twenty-first Century and Business Writing for Forensic Managers) and coauthored a book on supervision (Consultant Supervision: A Clinical Approach).

You may ask to have Dr. Hogan as your instructor.

Our Most Popular Business Writing Courses

The Business Writing Center is committed to providing the perfect solution to your business writing training needs. We offer 45 online, self-pacing courses with instructor coaching and evaluations, to provide you with the training you need to write clear, effective, high-quality business documents.If you have questions about any of the courses or about registration, call 800 827-3770(309 452-2831 outside of the U.S.) or send an email to center@writingtrainers.com.

Click on one of the course names to see the description of the course and how to register.

See the list of all the courses


The Business Writing Skills course teaches the best practices business people must know to be able to write clear, effective, professional business documents, especially email, memos, letters, and reports. Graduates report that they receive high praise for their writing, and other employees begin to copy their style. The course contains 12 practice activities and four writing examinations. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills learned and skills that still need polish, coaches you through learning the skills, and certifies your competence. You receive a graduation certificate for framing at the end of the course. More . . .


The Basic Grammar Essentials and Business Writing Essentials courses are for busy business people who want to learn the essentials of business grammar and writing with fewer writing activities. It contains training in only the most important skills a businessperson needs to know to be able to write clear, effective business documents with correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure. The two courses provide the perfect combination of skills, so the Business Writing Center discounts the tuition if you enroll for both at the same time. More . . .


The BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial course is for people who have problems in grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, or sentence structure. The teaching, practice, and tests are based on your own writing. It is highly individualized. You work on only the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. You have unlimited access to the instructor to ask questions.You will send writing samples to your instructor. Your instructor will read each sample thoroughly, identify skills you need to learn, list the sentences with problems in each area with corrections showing how they should have been written, assign readings from the grammar textbook, answer any questions you have about the skills, have you practice the skills, and give you an online quiz containing sentences from your original writing sample that you must correct in ten minutes to be sure you have learned the skills. More . . .

The Basic Grammar and Writing Skills for Business course contains training in both usage (grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure) and business writing (e-mail, memos, letters, reports, and other documents). The focus is on providing the business writer who has some usage problems with the instruction to make his or her writing clear, effective, and correct. Business people with many basic writing skills problems should take BWC110 Basic Writing Skills Tutorial.The course uses the lessons from the Business Writing Skills course without the 12 practice activities. The time you would have spent on the practice activities is devoted to the grammar training.

The training materials include an online index for continued use of the reference tools after the course is finished. Course materials remain online for the duration of the course and after the course is finished.

Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period. More . . .


BWC210 Business Writing Skills and BWC110 Grammar Skills Tutorial together (discounted)

For students who want thorough, in-depth training in language and usage (grammar, punctuation, spelling, word choice, and sentence structure) and writing skills, the Business Writing Center offers a special combination of the BWC210 Business Writing Skills course and BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial.In the BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial, your instructor will thoroughly evaluate writing samples and give you study and practice based on your unique needs. You work on the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. The BWC210 Business Writing Skills course contains 12 practice activities and four writing examinations. The instructor will evaluate the activities and examinations, comments on skills you have learned and skills you still need to polish, and coaches you through learning the skills. The courses perfectly complement each other, so when you enroll in both the Business Writing Skills course and one of the language and grammar courses at the same time, you receive a discount on tuition. More . . .


BWC210 Business Writing Skills and BWC130 Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English together (discounted)

For nonnative speakers of English who want thorough, in-depth training in language and usage (grammar, punctuation, spelling, word choice, and sentence structure) and writing skills, the Business Writing Center offers a special combination of the BWC210 Business Writing Skills course and BWC130 Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English.In the BWC130 Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English, your instructor will thoroughly evaluate writing samples, looking especially for the difficulties we know nonnative speakers of English have with the language. We will use what we find to give you study and practice based on your unique needs. You work on the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. The BWC210 Business Writing Skills course contains 12 practice activities and four writing examinations. The instructor will evaluate the activities and examinations, comments on skills you have learned and skills you still need to polish, and coaches you through learning the skills. The courses perfectly complement each other, so when you enroll in both the Business Writing Skills course and one of the language and grammar courses at the same time, you receive a discount on tuition. More . . .

BWC130 Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English

The Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English course is for people who have a good command of the English language, but have basic usage problems resulting from speaking English as a second language. The course is a tutorial, so it focuses on your writing to teach you the skills you need to learn.Your instructor will read samples of your writing thoroughly, identify skills you need to learn, list the sentences with problems in each area, correct the sentences to show you how they should have been written, assign readings from the grammar textbook and online training materials, answer any questions you have about the skills, have you practice the skill, and give you an online quiz containing sentences from your original writing sample that you must correct to be sure you have learned the skills. You have unlimited access to the instructor in the course. More . . .


See the catalog of all 45 courses

Weekly Free Business Writing Lesson

This week’s free business writing lesson will teach you how to write strong, clear sentences using active voice.

Learn to Use Active Voice

Free Business Writing Tests

The Business Writing Center is making available free tests in basic grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and word usage. You may go through them yourself and have employees in your company or agency go through them.

Free Business Writing Tests

About the Business Writing Center

6,600 Worldwide Clients

The Business Writing Center has trained staff from a broad range of organizations:

Companies – 5,768
Nonprofit organizations – 495
Military/government – 234
Colleges/universities – 143

See 1,000 Most Recent Business Writing Center Clients

Awards, Recognitions, Evaluations

The Business Writing Center has been evaluated and has received awards or recognition from a number of organizations and media:

  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • Dun& Bradstreet
  • Department of Defense
  • National Association of Legal Assistants
  • HR-Wire
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • TechRepublic

See the list of awards