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Fall 2016 Webinar

Writing Concisely

Date Tuesday, November 15;
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time;
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Cost $70 for enrollments paid on or before November 8;
$80 after November 8
Class Limit 24
Instructor Melissa Stein

Want to get results with more powerful, persuasive content and communications? Learn basic strategies to help you avoid common pitfalls like wordiness, jargon, clich├ęs, weak verbs, and bias so your message comes through loud and clear.

In this live online class, we’ll cover how to

  • Use fewer words to communicate your ideas
  • Write more clearly, naturally, and quickly
  • Pinpoint and organize main points using basic prewriting strategies
  • Edit like a pro

A detailed PDF handbook including self-tests reinforces your new skills and provides an array of tips and checklists to help you streamline communications, alleviate writer’s block, meet deadlines, and present a more professional image.

Plan to use a computer or a device with a comfortably large screen to read informational slides. Interactive audio is accessed through a computer microphone and speakers or a headset; telephone dial-in is also available. Participant questions are welcome during the class.

Melissa Stein has worked in publishing for more than 20 years. She performs project management, copywriting, and all levels of editing for publishers, packagers, corporations, advertising agencies, nonprofit organizations, and independent authors. She has taught editing for Editcetera and UC Berkeley Extension and writing at UC Davis, leads customized on-site workshops, and provides one-on-one tutoring.

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