National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Course Description

Business Grammar and Proofreading

Program Description:

Dear Professional:

Business Grammar & Proofreading is a new one-day workshop that features a phenomenal, “no-fear approach” to business grammar and proofreading skills. This skill-packed program has been designed for busy professionals like you who want a super-fast, easy way to brush up on grammar, spelling, proofreading, and business usage.

We’ve boiled down hundreds of grammar and usage rules to “the most important of the most important,” focusing on those contemporary grammar skills that will make the biggest, most immediate impact on your written business communication. This fast-paced, interactive learning adventure presents information in easy-to-grasp concepts that make learning fun — and painless. You’ll be startled at how much you’ll absorb, retain and enjoy!

An important feature of our exceptional workshop is a special update on the newest standards in business usage. You’ll discover how to handle courtesy titles, gender-pronoun problems, terms that may be considered insensitive or even offensive, and fresh alternatives to outdated words and phrases that have fallen out of favor.

Packed with tips, tricks and easy-to-remember techniques, this workshop is a must-attend event for you if any part of your job involves communicating in writing. Whether you prepare formal business reports, proofread business letters, send e-mail to customers or clients, or jot memos to your boss, the skills you’ll learn will add professional polish — and accuracy — to every sentence you write!

Don’t wait any longer to get the crucial grammar and proofreading skills you need to shine like the credible, capable professional you are. Enroll today!


John Carey
Director of Curriculum

What You'll Learn:

Spend just one day with us — learning in a fun environment where there’s no pressure or stress — and your grammar anxiety will melt away. You’ll discover dozens of easy tricks and tips for remembering grammar basics — tools you’ll use for the rest of your life!

Forget “Dear Gentlemen.” You’ll learn up-to-date business usage for courtesy titles, salutations and more. Find out how to handle those sticky gender-pronoun issues and learn which words and terms may be considered insensitive or offensive.

Grammar blunders and spelling errors scream “unprofessional!” Such mistakes can tarnish your image fast. This workshop will give you the important grammar skills you need to succeed, plus the confidence that comes from knowing that your written communication is error-free.

By learning the foolproof techniques that professional proofreaders use, you’ll build a safety net for catching errors that would otherwise slip past. You’ll become the “eagle eye” in your office, proofreading quickly without sacrificing accuracy, as you spot even the smallest errors.

You’ll keep honing your business grammar and usage skills long after this workshop is over, thanks to the valuable take-home materials you’ll receive as a participant. This valuable desktop reference is filled with grammar rules, tips and tricks and will become a trusted resource you’ll keep close at hand.

Who Should Attend?

YOU, especially if you miss one of these errors!

If you missed even one of these errors, you’re at risk for letting embarrassing mistakes slip into your work — and damage your professional credibility. Enroll in this workshop today and gain the skills and confidence you need to produce error-free business communication that makes you shine!

Workshop Agenda:

Out With the Old Business Communication Rules and in With the New!

“Must-Know” Grammar Basics for Blunder-Free Writing

Smart Ways to Rev Up Your Sentences — and Polish Your Professional Image!

Handy “Cheat Sheets” for Capitalization, Numbers and Abbreviations

Punctuation Made Easy for the Semicolon-Challenged!

Secrets of Goof-Proof Spelling

New Business Usage Standards: R.I.P. to “Dear Gentlemen”

Proofread Like a Pro to Catch Embarrassing Errors Before They “Go Public”

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m.

Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required. If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the workshop,

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