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Graceful Grammar and Punchy Punctuation: Everyday Writing for Your Organization

Mar. 29, 2019, 1pm-4pm


Back by popular demand, this half-day training will revisit some fundamental writing skills that will help your written communication stand out as refined and resonant. Through interactive lecture content, group discussions, and short in-class projects, you’ll identify the areas of your writing that could benefit from some polishing. Participants will gain practical tips for achieving verb strength and excellence in grammar and punctuation. This workshop does not focus on specific kinds of writing strategies, such as grant writing or marketing content. However, participants will take away memorable, quick ‘n easy tricks for improving all areas of written communication, ensuring consistently clear, effective, professional writing for day-to-day organizational needs: email correspondence, news releases, and internal communication. If it’s been a few years since your last English class, join us for a fun and interactive workshop that will renew your dedication to active verbs and inspire an appreciation for the semicolon.  

This event will cover
  • Guidance through a personalized workbook full of go-to grammar and punctuation guidelines
  • Personal editing and revision time (on participant's own work or a provided writing sample) with an emphasis on reader-oriented writing and editing
  • Goal-setting for excellence in grammar, punctuation, and editing
  • Suggested email etiquette and strategies for keeping up with everyday electronic communication
Intended Audience:
Anyone interested in refining everyday writing and editing skills, as well as anyone who sends and receives massive amounts of emails.

Cost + Registration:

  • $65 MANP Members / $105 Non-members
  • To register yourself, click the link below
  • To register someone else, email Learn@NonprofitMaine.org

About the Presenter:
Kendra Rand brings 20 years of experience teaching public speaking, communication studies, and media writing to a highly dynamic, supportive learning environment. Currently an instructor for the University of Maine Department of Communication & Journalism, Kendra brings a teaching style that is equal parts Tough Coach and Enthusiastic Cheerleader. With the busy everyday professional in mind, she is eager to share quick, accessible tips for achieving goals in generous, meaningful public communication.

Related Resources: 
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Location + Directions

Location: Bagaduce Music
49 South Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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