Writing Skills for NIH Employees

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In this one-day workshop, you'll learn the three dimensions of professional writing: organization, format, and style. Using the Business Writers Handbook, you will become familiar with the generally accepted principles governing day-to-day correspondence. You will learn how to apply critical thinking to the writing process. You will review how to improve your writing skills by applying plain English principles, such as writing in the active voice. You will also discuss how to manage the writing and editing process when working with a team of contributors. The instructor will focus on letters and memos (whether delivered on paper by mail, or electronically by email), reports, and executive summaries. Tuition includes a class handbook, the aforementioned desk-reference, and a list of resources available outside of class for those wanting to continue improving their writing and editing skills.

Key Topics: 
  • Putting plain language into practice
  • Managing the writing project
  • Using style guides
  • Writing letters, memos, and emails
  • Writing executive summaries
  • Writing, editing, and managing the preparation of reports

All NIH employees interested in writing more effectively.

Course Offerings
Start Date End Date Location Cancellation Deadline IC Price Register
Mon, 09/23/19, 9:00am Mon, 09/23/19, 4:00pm Building 45 - Natcher Conference Center 45 Center Drive - Room 1014 (NT1) Mon, 08/26/19 $430