Free Business Writing Crash Course

How to Declutter Your Written Workplace Communications : Free Course

Stand Out From the Crowd With Outstanding Written Communication Skills in the Workplace

This crash course aims to help you transform the way you write by teaching you to recognise jargon, clutter, and ambiguous words in your own writing. The course explains how plain language transforms poor or mediocre business writing into strong prose that gets ideas, products, and services recognised. It also shows you how to translate complex ideas into clear, simple language.

Your Instructor

John Kohut
John Kohut

Learning to write beginning in high school unlocked the world for me, taking me from rural Canada to Harvard University, Beijing University, and SOAS in London on scholarships, and around the globe as a journalist. Mid-career, I took a break from journalism to pursue a master’s degree at London Business School. There I studied with brilliant, experienced business people, many of whom struggled with writing. I created the Kohut Academy to help them, and people like them, learn to write with greater ease, clarity, and satisfaction.

I have worked as a financial and political news correspondent and editor at some of the world’s most trusted news organisations including Reuters, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Globe and Mail, Asia Inc., Sunday Times of London, South China Morning Post, Asia Inc., and others.

Writing about complex issues in simple language has been at the heart of my career. It has also been my pleasure. I believe in the importance of clear, precise, transparent, accurate, and truthful communications as the foundations of good business, democratic government, respect for personal rights, and good corporate and individual citizenship.

Course Curriculum

  Section One: How to Declutter Written Business Communications
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How many hours will the course take to complete?
The course includes video and written lectures, quizzes, and exercises. Please do put effort into the exercises as practising writing is the only way to become a better writer. Count on spending two hours or more. This course, besides helping you decide whether to enroll in one of my paid courses, aims to teach you how to clean up your writing by getting rid of unhelpful words. If you go through it diligently, you should be able to transform your writing, by which I mean, you will be able to write more clear, concise, convincing, and engaging prose.

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