Price: $1,999.00

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Business Writing For Non Native English Speakers

Business Writing for Non Native English Speakers training provides best practices to write clear, successful, professional business and technical documents, including SOPs, one-pagers, proposals, promo-docs, wikis, etc.

This course aims to improve your Business English writing skills by developing your use of vocabulary, grammar, style, and communication skills within a business context, and your ability to write professional business and technical documents, software and system specifications for specific purposes.

You will learn a systematic technique for writing and leads your audience through the content. Business Writing for Non Native English Speakers Training delivers fundamental styles and methods for facing any form of writing task. The training help you in interacting with your audience about what they really need to know, including methods to evaluate your business and technical writing and establish goals to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their written material.

Participants (including Engineers, SDEs/Software Development Engineers, PM, marketing and sales professionals) can bring their own projects or they can use the real-world project samples provided by Tonex instructors. Participants will experience what they are taught via group activities and hands-on workshops.


Learning Objectives

After completing Business Writing For Non Native English Speakers training  course, you will be able to:

  • Discover the conventional writing structure, format, grammar, and vocabulary in a variety of business and technical documentation
  • Write in a similar way and at a similar level as the articles and other material you read in your field
  • Write Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and specifications
  • Write one-pagers, proposals, SoW, promotion documents, and Wikis
  • Write an executive summary
  • Write persuasively in English
  • Write good resumes and job letters
  • Write Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and specifications
  • Write one-pagers, promotion documents, and Wikis
  • Write executive summaries
  • Generate concise content
  • Adapt content to purpose, context and audience
  • Use appropriate style and tone of writing for business purposes
  • Finish projects faster and more efficiently
  • Reduce misunderstanding and communication issues
  • Arrange your ideas and produce content quicker
  • Remove multiple time-consuming revisions
  • Communicate more effectively

Learn About

  • Styles and formulas for diverse writing business documents as English natives
  • Reap familiarity with strong openings and closings to attract and maintain attention
  • Thinking rationally by obstructive ideas and constructing your document via modeling information
  • Determining your reader’s demands and prospects to set up the purpose and focus
  • Arrange opinion and producing content
  • How /when/what to use the right tone, persuading and positive and negative terms
  • Methods for editing and proofreading the final version


Business Writing For Non Native Speakers of English Training is a 2-day course designed for business individuals at all levels who are interested in a fast and easy way to effective business writing and required to explain complex ideas in simple, easy-to-understand language. Engineers, SDEs/Software Development Engineers, PM, marketing and sales professionals.

Course Content

Business Writing 101

  • Business and Technical Documentation Process
  • Format, Style and Structure
  • Quick Grammar Review
  • Noun family
  • Verb family
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Clauses

Strategies for the Writing Business and Technical Documents

  • Introduction
  • Identifying main topics
  • Constructing raw material
  • Arranging information to highlight gaps
  • Identifying audiences and purposes
  • How to adapt to the audience?
  • Determining key communication issues
  • Constructing arguments
  • Stating problems
  • Drafting and word processing
  • Testing and revising
  • Adding Visual Elements
  • Writing clearly
  • Writing concisely
  • Creating appropriate subject lines

Readability 101

  • Readability key principles
  • Writing paragraphs
  • Techniques to maintain the focus
  • Creating flow between sentences and paragraphs
  • Editing
  • Choosing appropriate words and phrases
  • Proofreading

Grammar, Style, and Vocabulary 101

  • Indefinite articles
  • The definite article
  • Verbs
  • Modal verbs
  • Passive vs. active writing
  • Relative clauses
  • Connectives
  • Noun compounds
  • Vocabulary building
  • Definition of Common Terms
  • Quality Control
  • Metrics for measurement
  • Reviews

Structure and Format of Business and Technical Documents and Publications

  • Assessing the Audience
  • Selecting the format
  • Crafting the Style
  • System and Software Specifications and Documents
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Writing process in the context of Software Engineering and Applications
  • User Manuals
  • Proposals
  • Reports
  • Instructions
  • Journal Articles
  • Technical memos
  • Blogs
  • SoWs
  • Wikis
  • Presentation
  • Progress reports
  • Case Studies

Writing Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Specifications

  • The need for clarity
  • Sentence structure
  • How grammatical errors in business writing are handled
  • References
  • Elegant Variation
  • Types of ambiguities
  • Totality
  • The slash mark “/”
  • Ambiguous words
  • Verb tenses and auxiliary verb usage
  • Point-of-view for reviewers of SOP
  • Modifiers that apply to two or more nouns
  • Essential and nonessential dependent clauses
  • Multiple conjunctions
  • Specifications in the third person
  • Lists
  • Case Studies and Samples

Review of Business Writing  Quality

  • What is business writing and how to differentiate the good from the bad
  • Structural template
  • Business writing structural template
  • Writing Methodology
  • Common pitfalls
  • Structuring Your SOP
  • Structuring a statement of work (SoW)
  • Structuring a proposal
  • Wiki Writing
  • A business writing self-assessment
  • Pinpointing strengths and weaknesses
  • How to make business writing easier to read
  • Writing business documents using the templates
  • Adapt business writing tone to match different types of readers
  • Formatting Tips: Bullets, underlining, lists and other formatting techniques
  • How to eliminate unnecessary words and redundant expressions
  • Guidelines to break grammar rules
  • Eliminating unintentional bias that can alienate readers
  • Presenting complex information in a way that is easy for readers to understand
  • Editing and proofing techniques
  • Techniques to avoid overlooking typos

Case Study 1: Evaluating a Written SOP  

  • Recognizing who is your audience
  • Explore expectations and needs
  • Developing for clarity and reviewing for conciseness
  • Making effective communication
  • Developing prioritization matrices
  • Drafting an effective Executive Summary
  • Generating a report via an end-to-end writing process


Workshop 1

  • Correcting a bad-written Proposal
  • Describing methodology
  • Explaining the results

Workshops 2

  • Workshop: Examples of good and poor SOP writing (group project)
  • Workshop – Correcting a bad-written WiKi

Workshop 3

  • Creating business and technical documents based on authentic examples
  • Analyzing, writing and validating business and technical documents via group activities and case studies
  • Comparing different business and technical approaches
  • Analyzing writing requirements using a process-mapping methodology


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