Getting to Grips with Grammar and Punctuation

Boost your credibility with higher writing standards

For: Anyone who struggles with grammar, punctuation or proofreading

Level: Can be tailored to beginner or intermediate level

Time: ½ day (face-to-face or virtual courses)

Grammar and punctuation are the secret gremlins in many people’s business communications. 

They know they’re not getting it quite right, but they’re not sure exactly what they should be doing. 

On Getting to Grips with Grammar and Punctuation, your team will tackle the gaps in their knowledge. They’ll learn about commonly confused words, punctuation marks and grammatical structures through clear explanations and fun exercises.

At the end of the session, they’ll learn simple editing and proofreading techniques which will help them to reduce and spot mistakes in their writing.

Your team will be able to:

  • Improve communications with clients and senior managers who will no longer be put off by errors
  • Produce work more quickly using their enhanced writing and proofreading skills
  • Reduce the time their manager spends correcting their work

Content for Getting to Grips with Grammar and Punctuation

Why grammar and punctuation matter

  • How it can reduce their credibility, change their meaning or distract their readers

Word usage: getting the right word every time

  • Homophones and other commonly confused words

Punctuation: when and how to use each mark

  • Commas
  • Semi-colons
  • Bullet points
  • Apostrophes
  • Hyphens, dashes and other common punctuation marks

Grammar: how different structures affect their message

  • Plural and singular verbs
  • Word order
  • Collective nouns and pronouns


  • Why proofreading their own work is so difficult
  • Techniques they can use to ‘trick’ their brain into seeing their work with fresh eyes
  • Resources for checking their word-usage, punctuation and grammar

Learning options for Getting to Grips with Grammar and Punctuation

  • Training only
  • Combine with reviews of your people’s writing
  • Combine with coaching for individual team members
  • Combine with a consulting project to develop common standards, processes and tools for all your communications

Your training programme will include implementation resources and support to help your team make fast progress with their writing skills.

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My training is based on my 20 years’ experience as a business writer and communications professional.

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I’m based in London and work with clients
across the UK and internationally.

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If you’d like to have a chat about Getting to Grips with Grammar and Punctuation for your team, please send me a message.