Course Detail: P_BUSWRIT - Business Writing Basics

When you are writing letters, memos, reports, and e-mail messages, does a little voice nag you about not being able to remember many of the writing rules you learned in school? Should you capitalize "board of directors"? Does a comma go inside or outside the quotation marks? What is the difference between "it's" and "its"? Brush up on common areas of confusion in grammar and punctuation to gain renewed confidence and increased efficiency in writing.

This is a course for those who want to communicate clearly. You will learn:

  • How to avoid common grammar traps
  • How to use commas and semicolons with confidence
  • How to apply tips for productive proofreading

***We are also now offering Technical Writing classes in Writing Policy Manuals and Proposal Writing for Technical Professionals***.


The University of Southern Maine is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

The registration fee includes all materials.

For more information:

 Session Detail:  PP1117BUSWRIT (10 seats (62%) remaining)
Schedule: Every day, starting on 11/17/17 and ending on 11/17/17
Times: 08:30am - 03:30pm
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Price: Business Writing Basics Reg Fee : $245.00

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Elizabeth Dodge
Elizabeth Dodge
Biography: Elizabeth Dodge, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, editor, and trainer in Portland. She has more than twenty years of experience in technical writing, marketing communications, public relations, and publishing. She has been teaching and tutoring for more than fifteen years, sharing her passion for writing with a coaching style that is sensitive to the personal nature of writing. Elizabeth  Dodge

Facility Detail
Abromson Center, Room 216
88 Bedford St
Portland, ME 04101

Cancellation Policy
A cancellation charge of 100.00% will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 5 days of the start of this session.