Mary teaches a variety of
interactive group writing and editing classes for adults and
writers and businesses. All classes can be presented AT YOUR
OFFICE or MEETING PLACE
(Save travel dollars!) For rates and scheduling information or
to set up a custom writing program, just
drop us an e-mail.
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Business Communication Courses:
Mary Boone is a veteran instructor who can help employees at every
level of your company become better, more efficient writers. Her
workshops are fast-paced, fun and filled with hands-on exercises
that make writing less frightening. Best of all, you don't have
to travel anywhere to participate - Mary will bring her
expertise to you. Choose from a number of classes or
design your own:
Best Business Writing: Letters, Emails and Proposals
Every day employees at all
levels of your company struggle while writing memos,
letters and e-mails.
If they're like most U.S. workers, they spend
twice as much time writing as they should – that
costing your company many thousands of dollars each year. Best
Business Writing helps employees overcome writer’s block,
organize thoughts and confidently tackle writing
ABCs of Proofreading,
Grammar and Spelling
Commas, semicolons and
split infinitives -- Oh, my! Grammatical and proofreading errors
call into question your organization's credibility. This class
will help your employees better understand the rules of grammar
and punctuation. We'll review the most common mistakes and
practice proofreading techniques that will help you catch mistakes
before your clients do.
Sales Letters That Sell
A good sales letter can be
a powerful tool for prospecting new customers and strengthening
relationships with existing clients. A bad sales letter isn't
worth the 37-cent stamp it takes to mail it. Learn to catch your
readers' attention and persuade them to take action.
acronyms and legalese can make documents almost impossible to
read. This class will help employees defog writing by removing
complex phrasing. We'll focus on writing that's clean, clear and
tailored to the reader.
Classes for Writers
Making Real Money as a
With an average annual salary of $6,000, less
than 1 percent of all writers can support themselves by writing.
Gain the knowledge you need to set up, market and sustain a
successful non-fiction writing business. Learn to set rates, find
work and pitch stories with confidence.
Incredible Interviews: Making Every Question Count
Everyone has at least one good story to tell. It's the
writer's job to uncover that story. This class will help you find
appropriate sources for your articles, gather background
information, record observations, set up and conduct interviews,
and ultimately select the quotes you'll use in your article.