Business and Report Writing


This intensive and practical training course will provide attendees with everything they need to be effective, impactful and confident business writers able to create e-mails, reports, proposals and much more.

The course has recently been delivered to great feedback online as well as in Saudi Arabia, Russia, the UAE and elsewhere.

Course Length:

Three days.


Face-to-face or virtual group course.


Having attended this course, participants will:

1. Have advanced their competences in writing and creating numerous types of written document for business.

2. Be able to use written communication to build relationships with a reader and achieve the results they need.

3. Know how to write a range of shorter and longer documents that have the best possible impact.

4. Be effective and influential writers able to manage the full writing process.

5. Know how to ensure the effectiveness of their writing and be able to edit and proofread documents.

Who Should Attend:

The course is aimed at anyone who needs to develop their competences in business writing.

Key Features of the Course:

- What makes writing effective?

- Perfect paragraphing

- Ways to arrange information

- Writing effective e-mails

- Etiquette and avoiding “flaming”

- Managing directness and indirectness

- Influencing the reader

- Visual and technical information

- Being concise

- Managing clarity and complexity

- Hedging and managing levels of caution

- The different types of report

- Writing proposals

- Integrating research into writing

- Argument and influencing in writing

- Writing a memorandum, cooperation agreement and press release

- Editing and proofreading

- Personal action planning

Recommended Reading:

Brieger, Nick (2011) Writing. Hammersmith: Collins.

Dobbs, Ben (2018) “Are You ‘Flaming’ Someone?” in Modern English Teacher. October, 2018.

Emmerson, Paul (2004) E-mail English. Oxford: Macmillan.

Greenhall, Margaret (2010) Report Writing. Lancashire: Universe of Learning.

Outline / Technical Proposal:


(c) Ben Dobbs, Dublin, 2021.