10 Crushing business writing mistakes and how to avoid them

April 12, 2023 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Eastern Time
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | events@ame.org
Fees
Member fee: Complimentary
Non-member fee: Complimentary

Location

Virtual Event
DESCRIPTION

Everyone makes a spelling mistake now and then, and most of us have clicked “send” on an unfinished email. While it’s embarrassing to make mistakes like these, you can probably recover from them with a quick edit, re-send, or phone call of apology. But some business writing mistakes, while common, will crush your reader’s willingness to plow through your document or their ability to understand what you’re trying to say. In this session, you’ll learn which business writing mistakes hurt your document or email the most. You’ll review real writing samples of people who work in engineering and analyze whether they’ve committed any of these crushing mistakes. You’ll also learn strategies for planning and editing your document, so you can avoid these errors.

HOST COMPANY

E-WRITE is a writing training consultancy. We help the most stubborn, inexperienced, or word-phobic employees at your organization improve their writing skills, so they can do their jobs better. We have tons of hands-on experience teaching customized writing courses for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad. ewriteonline.com

 

AGENDA
  • 11 a.m. Session start time 
  • 11:45 a.m. Q&A
  • 12 p.m. Event adjourns
PRESENTER

 

Leslie O’Flahavan is the owner of E-WRITE, a writing training consultancy. She can help the most stubborn, inexperienced, or word-phobic employees at your organization improve their writing skills, so they can do their jobs better. She has led E-WRITE since 1996, so she has tons of hands-on experience teaching customized writing courses for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad.

PARTICIPANT BENEFITS
  • You will learn how to ensure the most important parts of your writing get your best attention: your message, your request, your suggestion. 
  • How to use reliable proofreading strategies that will prevent you from embarrassing yourself or your company.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Anyone who wants to improve their writing skills.

OTHER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

We strive to host events that are inclusive and accessible to everyone to fully participate and engage. Live captioning will be available for this event. Please email events@ame.org if you have any questions.  You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150. Your membership will entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops, and virtual events for one year. By registering for this event, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.

To fully participate in this virtual event, a high-speed internet connection, speaker/headphones, microphone, and webcam are needed. While not required, you will have a better online experience if you do not use wireless internet service. A wired/ethernet connection will have a stronger signal than wireless. Make sure you download the Zoom Client for Meetings desktop application for the best experience. Do not use the version available through your web browser as it has limited features. https://zoom.us/download