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Professional’s Plain Language Business Writing (A TIFPI Certificate Program)

  • 10 Sep 2013
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Virtual Webinar -- Sept 10, 17, 24 and Oct 1 and 8.


  • One-time 10% reduction
  • One-time price reduction. Available only until September 10th 2013.

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Professional’s Plain Language
Business Writing 
(A TIFPI Certificate Program)

Virtual Webinar -- Sept 10, 17, 24 and Oct 1 and 8.
Limited attendance 20 -- enroll today

Who Should Attend? 
  • Business professionals who must present their thoughts in writing
  • Professionals and consultants who want to meet Plain Language standards

ObjectivesBy the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Organize thoughts to fit your purpose and audience
  • Get started faster and easier
  • Write clearly and concisely
  • Add emphasis to your ideas
  • Edit more efficiently
About this Course

Each day business people squander countless hours producing memos, reports, and emails that go unread by their readers. To counter this trend, TIfPI will offer Professional’s Plain Language Business Writing.” Sessions will begin on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 and held weekly through Tuesday, October 10, 2013. TIfPI will award a certificate for those successfully completing the series.

The series was created by Jane Ranshaw, who also leads each session. In addition to the group sessions, participants will receive weekly one-on-one coaching and review of homework assignments. Ranshaw has been an independent writing consultant in the Chicago area for 35 years and has delivered writing seminars for more than 20.

Benefits of this series include:

  • Save time in needless rewrites and endless email exchanges
  • Convey confidence in your writingundefinedand in your ideas
  • Improve relationships with clear, concise messages
  • Meet standards set by the Plain Language Act of 2010


  • A report the participant has written previously
  • Five weekly 90-minute live on-line sessions
  • One to two hours of homework weekly, including assignments submitted to the course leader
  • Professional review of writing exercises
  • In-class exercises
  • Optional one-on-one 30-minute coaching sessions each week
  • Extensive handouts including Ranshaw’s award-winning Consultant's Quick Guide to Grammar and Style
How the Programs Works
  • Five weekly 90-minute live sessions
  • One to two hours of homework weekly, including assignments you submit to the course leaders
  • Professional review of writing exercises
  • In-class exercises
  • Extensive handouts for each session
For details on the schedule.

Instructor:  Jane Ranshaw

Jane Ranshaw is president of Jane Ranshaw & Associates, Inc. Since 1976, her company has provided training and communication consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and other organizations. She conducts her own seminars on business writing and has been a course leader for the American Management Association since 1991.
Ms. Ranshaw completed her MBA at The University of Chicago and her BS degree in Business at Indiana University. Her education and business experience give her a unique perspective on the communication challenges facing organizations today.  For more...

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