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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
Fax:     (239) 590-1066

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FGCU Florida Institute of Government Presents "Secrets of Business Writing Basics" Workshop

WHO FGCU Florida Institute of Government, for managers, supervisors and employees from both the private and public sectors

WHAT "Secrets of Business Writing Basics" half-day workshop from the Florida Institute of Government's Professional Writing Series. Participants will learn to create written documents that are professional, organized, powerful and persuasive to attract the attention of busy readers and get them to take action. Lorna Kibbey is instructor for the course.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 6

WHERE Student Union 213

WHY Topics covered:
     Organization - learn three steps to help make documents clear and concise
     Plain language - learn the value and the secrets of Plain Language (and the website that serves as a resource for all)
     Using words - examine several types of words and how they are used and abused
     Grammar and punctuation - learn how to avoid the most common errors
     Document types - match your writing purpose to the type of document you need
     Software tips - learn how to use features of word processing software to improve writing skills

COST $69 (includes continental breakfast)

CONTACT Joanne Hartke at (239) 590-7815 or

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