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Punctuation Basics for Business Writing

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.

Runtime: 64 minutes
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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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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.

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This course was last revised on October 6, 2020.

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  • 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).
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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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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