This online workshop provides tips that can be immediately used to improve your writing. Common problems are identified and practical skills are given to overcome them.

During your working day, you probably spend a few hours writing. Most of us write scores of emails a day. Many of us write longer reports.

Written communication lies at the heart of most business ventures, yet many people find it difficult to express themselves clearly and succinctly.

This course identifies common writing mistakes, and explains how to overcome them. Attendees will gain practical tools they can immediately implement to improve their writing.

Topics covered include:

  • The ‘run on’ sentence
  • Active and passive tense
  • The ‘misplaced only’
  • Effective use of bullets
  • How commas change meaning

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Key learning outcomes

By participating in this course, attendees will gain:

  • An understanding of common writing errors
  • Simple tools to identify problems with your writing
  • An understanding of common grammatical errors
  • Skills to correct all of the above
  • An improved ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Tips for effectively engaging your reader
  • Encouragement to identify their own particular writing habits

Intended audience

  • All engineers, regardless of whether English is their first language

Course customisation

  • Your business’ special conditions
  • learning outcomes focussed on your business values


Dr Gigi Fenster studied law in South Africa. She has spent most of her career working in the construction industry, training and advising on construction law matters. She has written two books and has a PhD in Creative Writing. She teaches law and creative writing.

Course delivery options



Max participants


Available Yes

Max participants 25

Face to face

Available Wellington region only

Max participants 25