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60-minute live streaming program
  • October 6
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Punctuation Basics for Business Writing

October 6

Learn valuable punctuation skills to improve your business writing.

Have you ever stared at a sentence and wondered if you should stick in a few commas to make it easier to read? Have you ever thought that you should avoid using a semicolon because it looks pretentious? Are there times you have wracked your brain trying to remember where to stick the apostrophe? If you are punctuation impaired, then this course is for you! Learn the dry rules of punctuation in an engaging and memorable way. You will come away with silly and fun ways to choose which mark to use when, as well as how to ensure you get the right idea across every time.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe proper use of pronouns, plurals, and possessives.
  • You will be able to identify formal vs. informal greetings.
  • You will be able to recognize independent vs. dependent clauses.
  • You will be able to discuss the punctuation hierarchy.

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Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

Understanding the Punctuation Hierarchy
  • Enders
  • Dashes
  • Hyphens
Perfecting the Use of Colons, Semicolons, and Commas
  • Formal vs. Informal Greetings
  • Independent vs. Dependent Clauses
  • Do I Need a Comma?
    • To Oxford or Not to Oxford
    • The Royal Order of Adjectives
Fun Ways to Remember the Proper Use of
  • Pronouns
  • Plurals
  • Possessives
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Why Lorman?

Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Credits

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  • AIPB 1.0
     
  • This program is acceptable for 1.0 CPEC(s) towards the CB designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
     
  • ASAP PACE 0.1
     
  • This course is pre-approved through the American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) for 0.1 CEU(s) towards your PACE Recertification.
     
  • IAAP 1.0
     
  • This course has been preapproved by the International Association of Administrative professionals for 1.0 recertification point(s).
     
  • CPE 1.2 including Communications and Marketing 1.2
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.2 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Communications and Marketing for 1.2 hours. Prerequisite: . Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for business owners and managers, supervisors, associates, accountants, controllers, bookkeepers, CPAs, directors, and administrative professionals.

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Why Lorman?

Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Melanie Hope

Melanie Hope

Hope Speaking LLC

  • Owner/Operator of StormKatt Productions LLC (writing/editing) and Hope Speaking (training/speaking)
  • More than 20 years of experience in the corporate world in leadership and development
  • Contracted with both private and public enterprises delivering live workshops throughout the world
  • Written multiple books about leadership, communication, and writing
  • Distinguished (highest) Toastmaster status; semi-finalist in the 2012 World Championship of Public Speaking
  • Co-host of podcast and video channel CounterCultureWISE
  • Professional editor and writer for multiple clients, including NPR
  • B.A. degree in communications, University of Washington
  • Can be contacted at [email protected], HopeSpeaking.com, Twitter® @hopespeaking, Facebook® facebook.com/hopespeakingllc, YouTube® youtube.com/hopespeaking, Pinterest® pinterest.com/hopespeaking, and LinkedIn® linkedin.com/in/hopespeaking
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Product ID: 408007
Published 2020
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