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Business Writing Toolkit


Our online business writing course is perfect for busy professionals who write at work - from admin staff to business executives.


Good writing skills are vital in the workplace

Good writing creates a good impression of your business, something that helps you win customers and clients in the corporate world. For office managers, good writing gets the intended message across, which means the job gets done. It's as simple as that.

What this course achieves

This course aims to build writing confidence, iron out writing errors and help you create clear, reader-friendly documents.

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 the correct business writing style

The course package includes

  • Personalised feedback on every assignment from a professional business writing tutor.
  • A detailed course manual of seven modules.
  • Access to the online library packed with writing resources.
  • Lifelong access to the course notes, and future upgrades.


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

Rugaya Gamiet, Business Writing Toolkit


business writing toolkit course


Course details:

  • Cost: $ 575.00 GST inclusive
  • Modules: 7 Modules
  • Duration: At your own pace within 14 weeks
  • Start date: At any time; applications all year round via our website

Students must complete:

Admission requirements:

  • 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:

Nadine von Moltke-Todd is an award-winning writer and was the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine for nine years. During her tenure at Entrepreneur Media, she interviewed over 400 business owners, professionals and investors. She has also been a recipient of multiple top 25 Tabpi awards for business writing and the 2017 Silver award for best business profile (Tabpies).

As the content editor for ThinkSales Global, Entrepreneur Media’s sister company, Nadine has created content for numerous corporate clients as well, including Old Mutual, Sasfin Bank, Standard Bank and Sureswipe.

Nadine is currently a senior business writer and content strategist who works with select corporate and entrepreneurial clients to build their content strategies. She is passionate about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial growth, and has a keen understanding of the unique challenges that small and medium business face. She is highly experienced in the best channels and ways to communicate with business owners and corporate executives.

Nadine has managed and mentored numerous writers over her 15-year career as a journalist, business writer and editor - expertise that she puts to good use at NZ Writers College.



Course Curriculum

Module 1 - An Introduction to Business Writing

  • Putting the business back in writing
  • What is business writing?
  • The difference between business and fiction writing
  • Understanding the good, the bad and the ugly of business writing
  • Write using the active voice
  • Write with brevity and clarity
  • Assignments

Module 2 - Writing to Be Understood

  • Are you making your readers work too hard to understand you?
  • How to write clearly and concisely
  • Keep it simple, stupid
  • Assignments

Module 3 - Planning Your Writing: A 5-Step Process

  • Stop, think and act
  • Five steps to planning your content
  • Assignments

Module 4 - The Importance of Grammar and Punctuation - Part One

  • Introduction: English – and why it’s such a difficult language to speak and write well
  • English in the real world – and why it’s so easy to make mistakes
  • Contronyms, malapropisms and spoonerisms
  • Homonyms and homophones
  • Typos and autocorrects
  • Proofreading your work
  • The difference between editing and proofreading
  • 7 Steps to proofreading your own work
  • Assignments

Module 5 - The Importance of Grammar and Punctuation - Part Two

  • Introduction: Avoid the common grammar and punctuation pitfalls that plague writers
  • Using the wrong words
  • Using the wrong prepositions
  • Placing apostrophes in the incorrect place
  • Misusing commas and full stops
  • Inconsistent pronoun usage
  • Omitting words that your readers need
  • Mixing up when to use singular versus plural subjects and verbs
  • Misusing capital letters
  • Assignments

Module 6- Finding Your Voice

  • Make your mark
  • Determining your objective
  • Choosing your tone
  • It’s all about style
  • Layout tips
  • Assignments

Module 7- Delivering Your Point

  • Pulling it all together
  • Using logic to make your argument
  • Introductions, conclusions and paragraphs
  • Assignments

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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 be completed within 14 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.
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Read what past students say about this course

‘I had a very positive experience. I think if you are really interested in improving your writing ability, then The Writers College is definitely the way to go!’
Monica Hurn, graduate student

‘The Writers College is outstanding in its professionalism, course content and tutor quality. Every aspect of the course from the initial registration to the end is commendable.’ Colleen Page, graduate student

‘The Writers College is a hidden gem among online writing programs. It has the high, rich quality of an Oxford Continuing Education writing course for an incredibly affordable cost. I cannot recommend it enough in all my writing circles.’ Irina Novac graduate student


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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.



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