The Business Writing Toolkit

Price: R 5 995.00


The Business Writing Toolkit Course

Fast-track the Professionalism of Your Business Communications

Empower yourself to write business documents
with confidence and ease

The Business Writing Toolkit Course helps you eliminate potentially costly writing errors at work. If you find yourself second-guessing your grammar, double-checking your punctuation and stressing over your writing, then this course is for you.

With personalised feedback from a highly experienced business writing tutor, learn to communicate effectively in the corporate world. 

Perfect for busy professionals who need a flexible study schedule, our 14-week programme will iron out any recurring errors in your writing.  

Learn how to deliver clear, concise, reader-friendly documents in 15 writing assignments. Whether you are a beginner or a competent communicator whose writing needs a bit of a polish, take your documents to the next level with this course.

This Course Gives You...

Expert, Individual Feedback

Get prompt, honest, detailed feedback on every assignment from a professional writer. We focus on your unique writing strengths.

No Peer Reviews!

You will only be assessed by your tutor, an expert in their field. No more guessing and wondering how to write; you'll be guided line by line.

No Automated Marking

We use traditional methods of assessing work, as editors at publishing houses would. No generic feedback!

A Flexible Schedule

Work wherever and whenever you want to. You can easily fit our courses around work and other commitments.

Relevant, Usable Content

Easy-to-digest course notes that capture a lifetime of writing experience, ready for you to apply to your own writing.

Ongoing Assessment

Your writing is assessed continuously as your course progresses.

Increase Your Writing Confidence in the Corporate World

Master the skills required to create polished, professional business communication

On this course, you’ll study the key skills all writers need, including planning your business documents, making your writing and layout reader-friendly and error-free, presenting your ideas logically and using impactful vocabulary. Working at your own pace, you’ll quickly master best-practice business writing style.

Add the Business Writing Toolkit to your professional CV. You will benefit from your tutor’s feedback, professional tips and insights every step of the way.

SA Writers College Certified Course

'I really enjoyed working with Nadine. She provided great feedback that was easy to understand. Well worth my time and money. A supportive and intimate learning experience from professionals.'

Imogen Cowley, The Business Writing Toolkit Course

Course Overview

Start your course at any time – applications open all year round.


Price includes VAT



The assignments vary in length.



These modules include around 200 pages of course notes.



Work at your own pace – up to a maximum of fourteen weeks.


Working with an individual tutor means you can start the course at any time.


Basic writing skills are essential. Computer skills, e-mail and Internet access required. No previous tertiary qualification required.

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Tutor for this course

Susan Williams

With a strong background in education and vast experience working at multinational corporations, Susan consults and offers services in her areas of expertise. Since starting her business in 2000, she has been contracted to manage numerous group publishing projects with international distribution. In addition, she has first-hand experience in developing corporate and technical training video scripts and presentations, as well as developing superb induction and other internal/public training programmes.

Susan tutors the Report Writing and Presentation Course, the Write Better Newsletters Course and the Writing Coach Course. Despite her busy schedule, Susan also finds the time to be an active member of Toastmasters International.

Course Curriculum

Module 1

Planning Your Writing

  • Business Writing: What is it?
  • Think Before You Write
  • Plan Before You Write
  • Assignments


Module 2

The Rules of Plain English

  • What are they Saying?
  • Understand and avoid clichés, jargon and officialese
  • Keep it simple
  • Layout tips for business writers
  • Assignments


Module 3

Make it Flow: Logic and Writing

  • Simple Sentences and Clear Paragraphing
  • Logical Flow Through Transitions
  • Assignments


Module 4

Let’s Build Vocabulary

  • What are words?
  • Avoiding risky words
  • Improving vocabulary, and understanding how we build up vocabulary
  • Changes in meanings of words
  • Dictionaries and spelling rules
  • Assignments


Module 5

Eliminating Grammar Gremlins

  • Avoiding grammar gremlins
  • Books for your bookshelf
  • Assignments


Module 6

Mastering Punctuation

  • Understand why we use punctuation
  • Gain a sound knowledge of the punctuation rules
  • Know how to use punctuation correctly and effectively
  • Assignments


Module 7

It’s All About Style

  • Choosing a voice
  • Use the correct style
  • Assignments


What Our Students Say

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Get These Additional Benefits

Lifetime Course Access

Benefit from free lifetime access to future course updates and access to our writing resources.

Join a Community of Writers

You will have access to our friendly Facebook community, daily writing tips and writing inspiration.

500+ Bonus Articles on Our Blog

A superb, constantly updated resource with articles on writing and interviews with writers.

Work at Your Own Pace

Our courses work around you. You can pace your course around your busy life.

Work Opportunities

Top students are invited to join our writers and editors for hire service.

Be the First to Know About Writing Competitions

We'll help you keep up to date with the latest competition announcements

Risk-Free 100% Money-Back Guarantee

We are so confident that you will love your course that if you’re not 100% satisfied with the quality of our training, simply ask for a refund within 30 days.

Complete the Application Form to Enrol on the Business Writing Toolkit Course

You will receive an approval email and invoice within one working day.

*If the application form doesn’t submit, please contact admin and we’ll assist you.

Questions? We've Got Answers

Detailed course notes covering the content of each module will be emailed to you. At the end of each module, you will be required to complete several writing exercises. Once a writing assignment has been completed and emailed to your tutor, you will receive an assessment and feedback, and the module will be considered complete.

Absolutely. You have direct communication with your tutor for the duration of the course. The more questions you ask, the more you will get out of the course.

You will get lifetime access to the course, and you’ll benefit from all future updates and improvements to the course.

For the majority of our courses, only your tutor will see your work. Your work will remain completely private unless you get it published. In the journalism courses, your work might be published in the public domain, but you do have the final say as to whether or not it is published.

You will receive a Writers College Certificate upon successful completion of the course, provided you meet the following conditions: 

  • You must have completed all written assignments.

  • The course must have been completed within 14 weeks of registration.

  • A minimum average of 50% must be achieved.

  • Basic writing skills are essential.
  • Basic computer skills, as well as email and Internet access are required.
  • No previous tertiary qualification is required.

Because you will work with an individual tutor, you can apply for a course and start as soon as you want to. There are no specific start dates as would be the case with a traditional college.

An application is usually approved within one working day. Once we see proof of payment, your course will start.

You could be starting your course today!

  • Reading time: 15 hours

  • Writing time: Up to 25 hours

Once your application has been approved, you will receive notice of approval and an invoice via email. As soon as we see proof of payment, you will receive the first module. We will also send you your tutor’s email address and your login details. Your tutor will also be in touch to welcome you.

Any work you create on our courses is owned by you. We will never make a claim to anything you produce. We follow the rule that copyright subsists with the creator (you).

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