This hands-on boot camp is for professionals who need to write well to excel in their careers. If you’d like to take your work from stuffy to engaging, improve your grammar, and perform communications tasks such as tweeting, writing newsletters, and crafting web-friendly copy with confidence, this boot camp is for you. By the end of the day, you’ll have the tools you need to make an immediate improvement in your written work. We suggest bringing a laptop or tablet so you can complete in-class exercises.
Communications for Professionals
What will I learn?
Using lecture, exercises, and case studies, we’ll cover the following and more:
- Tips for improving your grammar overnight
- Writing pitfalls to avoid
- Adapting your message to different digital platforms
- The art of writing emails that get read
- Crafting content—for emails, newsletters, web pages and more—that gets right to the point
- Basic editing tips for improving sentence flow
- Basic proofreading tips that will help you eliminate typos
Amy Robertson is a marketing, communications and PR professional. Currently, she works in media relations and issues management at the Provincial Health Services Authority. She has also worked in-house at Trinity Western University, Simon Fraser University and Briercrest College and Seminary. She specializes in communications and PR strategy, crisis communications and issues management, marketing communications content, social media communications, editorial and web writing, and editing. Her articles have appeared in publications across the country, and she has an unusual passion for grammar. Currently, she is enrolled in an MA in Communication at SFU, during which she is exploring whether social media makes our sense of community more individualistic.