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Take Your Writing From Good to Great

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Overview

For most professionals, writing is a major part of their work. Every day they write emails, cover letters, presentations, proposals, speeches and memos—all of which are needed to accomplish a specific goal. But if the writing is flat, fuzzy and unfocused, chances are the piece won’t have the desired impact.

What makes writing truly effective? It’s not about the grammar, word choices or sentence structure. It’s about being able to step back from the work and think like an editor. In this class, book and writing coach Jennie Nash will teach you the five key self-editing skills you need to take any piece of writing from good to great.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Figure out why your writing is falling flat.
  • Build revision into your writing process.
  • Take off your writer’s hat to assess the big picture.
  • Get into your reader’s head.
  • Test the logic of your argument.
  • Consider issues of voice, pacing and authority.
  • Listen to your words as if they were a song on the radio.

Syllabus

  • Class Introduction: Why Your Writing is Falling Flat
  • Good Editing Takes Your Work from Good to Great
  • Know Your Purpose, Own Your Power
  • Take Off Your Writer’s Hat
  • Get Into Your Reader’s Head
  • Test the Logic of Your Argument
  • Listen to Your Words

Taught by

Jennie Nash

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