Better Business Writing

2 Credits: Communications & Marketing


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Better Business Writing

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Communications & Marketing

Course Description

Being able to write clearly and persuasively is an essential requirement for succeeding in business. In the Better Business Writing self-study CPE course, we explore each step in the writing process, as well as how sentences and paragraphs should be structured. Also, the course offers dozens of tips regarding such matters as boilerplate phrases, clichés, graphics, grammar, readability measurements, and writing style. It also provides examples of different types of business writing, including adjustment letters, complaint letters, and press releases. In short, the course shows how to improve the effectiveness of your writing.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the reasons for improving your business writing skills.
  • Specify the steps involved in a business writing project.
  • Specify the reasons for using speed-writing.
  • Describe the components of a business document.
  • Specify the tools available for enhancing business documents.
  • Recognize how grammar enhancements can be applied to business documents.
  • Describe the different types of writing style enhancements.
  • Recognize the characteristics of the various types of business documents.
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
January 30, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …