Business Writing and Grammar Essentials Seminar


Writing is a required skill for many working professionals. Whether you write emails, proposals, evaluations, recommendations, customer communications, or even blog posts and social media posts, your writing should be clear, concise, grammatically correct and properly punctuated.
In this one-day seminar, you will learn the basics of proper business writing along with numerous tips and tricks to help you figure out correct grammar, word usage and punctuation. In-class exercises offered throughout the seminar will reinforce what you've learned and will help you to sharpen your skills on the spot.

For More Information, Contact:

Jurate Murray
  • Email:
  • Phone: (312) 362-5913
  • FAX: (312) 362-6540

Student Testimonials

“The seminar was great and I learned a lot in just a few hours. As a foreigner, I was struggling with some minor grammar issues that we discussed in class and it immediately made a difference. Our instructor, Glynis, is a real treasure. She brought some common grammar mistakes to our attention and gave us very valuable advice on how to avoid them.”
—Elena Ivanova
“Since the class, my writing has improved, and I’m catching a lot of my errors before I use Grammarly.”
—Bruce Jones, Jr.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for professionals at any level in any career field or industry who want to write clearly, concisely, effectively and correctly. And, it’s ideal for anyone who wants a writing and grammar basics refresher.


  • Gain confidence in your writing ability
  • Improve your writing immediately
  • Obtain the results or reactions you want from your written communications
  • Set yourself apart from other employees
  • Improve your chances of advancement


  • The formula for successful business writing
  • The steps for writing effectively
  • Composing, editing and proofreading your work
  • Writing best practices
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Commonly confused and misused words
  • Email best practices
  • Writing resources
We also will address your writing, grammar, and punctuation questions while having a little fun along the way!


Click here to view our course syllabus.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there course materials?
There are no required textbooks for this course. It is highly recommended for participants to bring in some of their own writing samples about which they have grammar, punctuation, or word-choice questions.
Do I get DePaul credit for this class?
No, but some DePaul CPE courses have been approved for CEU credits. This is a professional education class with different requirements than courses taken for academic credit.
How big is the class?
Class size is limited to allow for a more interactive environment in the classroom. Most classes have fewer than 20 students.


Online registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Add the course you are interested in to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Registration is also available via phone, fax or mail. An Adobe Acrobat PDF of the registration form is provided for your convenience.

Course Availability

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KMC 152-00
Glynis Gibson
Friday, May 29, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
0.7 CEUs
7 Contact Hours
Required Fees: Price
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KMC 152-00
Glynis Gibson
DePaul Center, Room 7406, 1 East Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL
Friday, October 23, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
0.7 CEUs
7 Contact Hours
Required Fees: Price