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Business Writing Toolkit

 Welcome to the Business Writing Toolkit at NZ Writers College.

For business owners, good writing creates a good impression; a good impression in the corporate world means you gain customers and clients. For office managers, good writing gets the intended message across, which means the job gets done. It's as simple as that.

The Business Writing Toolkit is a 7-module crash course perfect for busy professionals who write at work - from admin staff to business executives.

The course aims to build writing confidence, iron out writing errors and help you create clear, reader-friendly documents. Led by a professional business writing tutor, you receive personal, one-on-one attention and feedback for fifteen practical assignments.

The course teaches seven key writing skills:

  1. How to plan your business documents
  2. How to make your writing and layout reader-friendly and correct
  3. How to ensure that you present your ideas logically and coherently
  4. How to target your reader/s
  5. How to create a good impact with words and build vocabulary
  6. How to avoid common grammar and punctuation errors
  7. How to master correct business writing style


“It was a great experience, I have learned a lot. It met all of my objectives and more.”

Rugaya Gamiet, Business Writing Toolkit



Course Details:


Students must complete:


Admission Requirements:

  • Cost: $ 569.00 GST inclusive
  • Modules: 7 Modules
  • Duration: Six weeks
  • Start date: At any time; applications all year round via our website
Students must complete 15 assignments:
  • Planning a memorandum
  • Re-working an email
  • Writing a job advertisement
  • Replacing "awful abstracts"
  • Placing paragraphs in a business letter
  • Working on a brochure
  • Spelling exercise
  • Thesaurus exercise
  • Vocabulary exercise
  • Grammar exercise
  • Punctuation exercise
  • Proofreading exercise
  • Working with the active and passive voice
  • Analysing style
  • Rewriting a business letter
  • Basic writing skills are essential
  • Computer skills, e-mail and Internet access required
  • No previous tertiary qualification required



Tutor for this course:

Susan Williams
Susan Williams  is the founder and managing director of Prose&Coms, a communications company that specialises in corporate publications, training and storytelling for strategic, motivational and therapeutic purposes.

Susan also tutors the Writing Coach Course




How does the course work?

Detailed class notes covering the content of each module are e-mailed to students.

At the end of each module, students will be required to complete several writing exercises. Once the writing assignment has been completed, and e-mailed to the lecturer, an assessment and feedback will be sent to the student, and the module will be considered complete.


Conditions of Certification:


Students will receive an NZ Writers College Certificate upon successful completion of the course, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Students must have completed all module assignments
  • Students must have attained a minimum of 50% for an exam following completion of the modules
  • The course must have been completed within six weeks of registration.
  • Students are expected to attain a minimum average of 50% for the course

Need more advice about the best course for you?

We would love to chat to you if you have any questions about our writing courses.

If you need some advice about the best course or writing field for you, drop us a line or give Koos or Nichola a call at 09 550 4635. We can tell you about going rates in the field, chance of publishing success and general writing career options both in New Zealand and internationally.

  • If you have questions about how we work, we have information in our FAQ section and How We Train section.
  • If you want to pay off your course fee, please read the information here.
  • For information on our refund policy, please read our policies here.
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Read what past-students say about this course

“It was a great experience I have learned a lot. Thank you Susan for all your help. It met all my objectives and more; it was a very good course.” Rugaya Gamiet, Business Writing Toolkit

“The course was a pleasant experience and introduction into business writing. The material was easy to follow. Susan was an effective tutor. Her feedback was given in a constructive manner that was easy to understand. I found the elements of the course necessary for the professional world.” Samuel Loho, Business Writing Toolkit

“I enjoyed the course. I found it challenging. It forced me to think about the way I communicate in the business world. I found Susan to be very fair and professional. She encouraged me to complete the course. The Writers' College and the Business Writing Toolkit Course is of a very high standard.” Tania Pantony, Business Writing Toolkit Course

"It was a wonderful course that I really enjoyed doing. I may be back for a creative writing course. Susan seems to be excellent with English which I found inspiring. It was a pleasure having her as my tutor." Darienne Hallas, Business Writing Toolkit

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and will consider another." Laura Lindique, Business Writing Toolkit

"Just want to say thank you for the great course. I really enjoyed it and it definitely improved my confidence when it comes to business writing." Tamlyn Williams, Business Writing


More Testimonials Here



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NZ Writers College is a leading online writing school in New Zealand.

We offer specialised, online writing courses tutored by award-winning writers. Get the writing tools you need, expert insider advice and hours and hours of writing practice. Work one-to-one with a professional writer and realise your writing dreams.



NZ Writers College offers online writing classes all over New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. We have students from Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, Whangarei, Rotorua, Hastings, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Invercargill, Dunedin, Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North, as well as Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne, Australia.

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