Written Communication

Effective business writing skills are at the heart of good business practices. Effective use of language is critical to customer and associate communication. Fox Valley Technical College provides training modules in a range of written communication skills including:
* Business Writing
* Design and Documentation
* Grant and Proposal Writing
* Marketing Communication
* Proofreading
* Report Writing
* Technical Writing
* Writing Foundations
Explore *module options* to learn more or request a consultation with one of our professional communications trainers.

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  • Module Options
    **Business Writing**
    * Using reader-centered techniques to maintain customer goodwill
    * Choosing language that keeps your message clear, concise and contemporary
    * Designing documents that accomplishes your objectives
    * Using direct and indirect approaches to accomplish desired results
    * Applying the best practices of email communication to your own writing
    **Design and Documentation**
    * Digital and design preparation
    * Report and technical document preparation
    * Web communication and promotion
    **Grant and Proposal Writing**
    * Grant announcement identification
    * Grant writing steps
    * Grant application submission
    **Marketing Communication**
    * Social media
    * Writing and designing for the web
    * Marketing messaging
    * Proofreading approaches and tips to improve document accuracy
    * Rules regarding correct number usage in written communication
    * Spelling errors and commonly misspelled words that cause clarity problems
    * Punctuation rules for commas, semicolons, colons, dashes and quotation marks
    **Report Writing**
    * Review essential report writing skills
    * Learn to recognize the elements of good report writing
    * Gain new skills on report formats and their usage
    * Use report models
    * Opportunities for practice, critiques and question-asking
    **Technical Writing**
    * Basics of technical report writing using company documents
    * Editing skills using workplace examples and technical reports
    * Individualized coaching and writing feedback
    **Writing Foundations**
    * Matching singular or plural subjects with appropriate verb forms
    * Identifying correct verb form usage with indefinite pronouns
    * Omitting prepositional phrases when proofreading to ensure correct grammar
    * Eliminating redundant adjectives, adverbs and phrases
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
5 N. Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54914-1655

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