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Report Writing Course

This pragmatic and very effective report writing course guides participants through the planning and writing of an actual work report. It teaches the most efficient process to plan a report, how to sequence information logically, and write a compelling executive summary. It concludes with using clear language to make complex ideas easy to understand.

This course breaks down the optimal report writing process, and includes award-winning instructor feedback after each incremental exercise. By the end of the course, participants gain experience writing a successful report, break through any blocks, and possess the skills to write any work report well. 

This report writing training is essential for analytical positions that need to review and summarize information into reports - financial analysts, business analysts, scientists, engineers, and senior positions. Because participants develop their own actual work report during the course, with instructor guidance, the training is highly pragmatic, relevant, and immediately applied at work. Boeing, FedEx, Novo Nordisk, Shell, USAA, and the US Army have successfully honed report writing with this course.

Links for report planning tools, award-winning instructor coaching and feedback, and ongoing support are all included.

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$795 for individuals
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Available online and onsite and customized for groups

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The time spent preparing for a report is the most important (I didn’t know how important until I took the course!) I am amazed at how much time I saved with this approach, and organization is much more clear. The live coaching was superb.

Shell Oil

The training was great. The major benefits were the presentation on the most efficient process and the various web tools as well as the concept map. I wish all people from the regulatory department were invited to attend!

Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager
Novo Nordisk

Key Outcomes

  • Employ an efficient process for planning and organizing information and ideas
  • Eliminate “information dumping” in reports
  • Understand how to tier information appropriately in reports to match wide audience needs
  • Eliminate jargon and bloat
  • Reduce the amount of time required to write reports
  • Write synthesized, compelling executive summaries
  • Receive expert coaching on an actual report you write at work

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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.


Andrew Steinbeiser

Andrew Steinbeiser is a freelance journalist and writer who reports on the arts and entertainment industries. He previously worked at Marvel Entertainment on marketing and communications projects. Additionally, Andrew has worked as a tutor for Syracuse University’s renowned writing center, helping students draft and edit essays, reports, and more.

He holds a B.A. in Communications & Rhetorical Studies and a B.A. in Journalism, both from Syracuse University.

Despite growing up near Portland, Maine, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon. When he’s not writing, he enjoys running, hiking, and reading comic books.


Tom Dupuis

Tom specializes in technical writing and is particularly interested in analytical and financial writing, as well as synthesizing strong executive summaries. 

He currently teaches Business Communication at Rutgers University.

He holds a B.A. in Business Administration and English from Reed College, and a M.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado. He has successfully supported our clients from Boeing, FedEx, and the US Army. 

He loves hiking, gardening, the power of language, and lives in the nature of the Hudson Valley, outside of New York City.