Course Overview

Your success in landing and keeping a job in today’s competitive market depends on your ability
to communicate effectively, both in the spoken and written word. Business Writing will help you
do just that in 35 hours.
Today’s business professionals must be able to communicate effectively through the written word if
they are going to succeed in today’s business environment.
If you want to improve your business writing skills, then this course is ideal for you.

We welcome auditing student.*

* Provided there is space available on the first class, undecided students may join the first half of class to observe. Please contact us to schedule in advance.

  • In this course, you will learn business writing techniques by creating different kinds of memos,business letters and reports.
  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation, word order, sentences, transitions, paragraphs, proper tone and style will be emphasized.
  • Participants will apply this knowledge using Microsoft Word.
  • In addition, you’ll learn basic writing techniques such as how to use active voice, how to apply the 6 C’s of writing, how to avoid using jargon or offensive phrases, and how to write with a YOU attitude!
  • You’ll also learn about the proper formats for letters, memos, emails, and proposals.
  • You will learn to apply the rules of grammar

About the Course

Classes are held in a Computer Lab


  • Certificate of Completion
  • Tax Receipt Form for tuition fees for courses taken in the calendar year. To qualify, the fees must be more than $100 for the year.


Basic knowledge of Windows and intermediate level of English.

James Denas (FCGmA, HRD CDG) has been teaching Business Writing at Skills for Change since 2010.

He is the owner of Designed by You Custom Jewellery, President of the North York Faceting Guild, and an instructor at the Canadian Gemmological Association.

Mr. Denas also narrates audiobooks for the CNIB and broadcasts for AMI Audio, where his recent three-part documentary Death of a President: The Moment and The Controversy won the 2014 bronze medal at The New York International Festivals.

Next Session:

October 1, 2019 |Toronto
Tuesdays | 9:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M. (7 weeks, 35 Hours).

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” For new comer like me, It would be better for giving more for this particular course. I am so grateful for my instructor to help me to learn more about the task which I was not aware. He helped me all the way. I like the way Skills for Change doing such short courses & helpfully in future I will take more classes.”