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Effective Business Writing for Non-Native Writers

Effective Business Writing Techniques for Non-Native Writers is a comprehensive business writing workshop that hones the bedrock business writing skills required for most frequent business written communication: memos, business letters, reports, and email. Learn to write both efficiently and effectively at work.

Thousands of clients, from leading corporations including Boeing, DuPont, FedEx, USAA, and the US Army, have improved their writing in this course. This course is identical to our Effective Business Writing Techniques course, but also includes additional grammar and syntax instruction, as well as detailed instructor guidance.

The first portion of the course addresses process

  • How to write efficiently, target a reader and elicit a positive business response from all documents. 
  • Spend 30% less time on each document by following this process.

The second portion of the course is practice and feedback: Complete writing exercises and receive award-winning instructor feedback on your writing, specific to your course goals.

  • This area addresses key documents.

The third portion of the course hones language and style: brevity, clarity, grammar, language flow, etc. 

  • You will learn to write clear, correct, crisp documents.

This course includes award-winning instructor coaching and feedback and ongoing support. Download Non-Native Effective Business Writing Course Outline

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$645 for individuals
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The course was an excellent opportunity to learn and refresh business writing tips. As a non-native English speaker I was able to identify and correct common errors related to grammar, text structure and word choices. I found this training very useful!

Public Affairs Executive

Thank you very much for your insightful comments. I actually appreciate the fact that you "nitpicked" my exercises. Your comments and suggestions are of great value and I can only benefit from your professional advice. What a great resource to go back and be able to refer to. I truly gained knowledge and an appreciation to perfecting writing skills in the business world. Thanks again

Account Executive
FedEx Services

Key Outcomes

  • Identify and correct your individual grammar errors
  • Reduce time writing each document
  • Include well organized, relevant content
  • Ensure quick reader understanding and action
  • Use clear, correct, and engaging language
  • Eliminate bloat and jargon
  • Clearly define the exact purpose for each piece of writing.
  • Project competency and professionalism in letters, memos, email and reports.

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Course Instructors


Mary Cullen

Mary founded Instructional Solutions in 1998, and is an internationally recognized business writing trainer and executive writing coach with two decades of experience helping thousands of individuals and businesses master the strategic skill of business writing. She excels at designing customized business writing training programs to maximize productivity, advance business objectives, and convey complex information.

Mary leads the project management and instructional design on customized courses. She also personally teaches the first courses launched for a client, and trains the instructors who lead ongoing training.

She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island, a M.A. in English Literature from Boston College, and a C.A.G.S. in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of New Hampshire.

She lives in Princeton, New Jersey where she enjoys yoga, running, cooking, tinkering with new technologies, and most especially her family.


Katie Almeida Spencer

Katie is an experienced English as a Second Language instructor, tutor, and teacher trainer. She is currently teaching Business Communication and Academic Writing at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is very skilled at evaluating both the substance and language of business documents. Her writing critiques and instruction have received stellar evaluations from our clients at DuPont, Liberty Mutual, and Greenwood Resources.

She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

She loves to travel, has intermediate level Spanish skills, and is working on her French for her next trip. She lives in Boston when she is not traveling.


Grace Cuddy

Grace worked as a writing tutor at Elon University, where she focused on working with non-native writers and business information flow. She is a successful blogger, and adept at business writing in social media and collaborative writing.

She holds a B.A. in International Studies and Communication from Elon University, and has completed graduate work in Composition and Rhetoric from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. She has supported training for our clients at DuPont, Liberty Mutual, USTA, Transocean, and Hillphoenix with stellar client reviews. 

She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and has traveled extensively, providing a keen sensitivity to global writing. She lives in New York City.