Grammar, Punctuation and Proofreading: Quick Wins

Poor grammar, typos and spelling mistakes can negatively impact how your company is perceived. To address this challenge, Writing Machine has created Grammar, Punctuation and Proofreading: Quick Wins. This half-day course gives learners invaluable grammar, punctuation and spelling tips and techniques that help them improve the quality and accuracy of their writing and make the best possible impression with their written communications.


Ideal for companies whose time is short, or budgets are tight, this course helps your teams to write clearly and correctly and to minimize errors that could negatively impact your brand image. After completing the course, delegates will be able to apply simple techniques that improve the accuracy of their writing and avoid common errors about which they might otherwise be unaware.

Grammar, Punctuation and Proofreading: Quick Wins is an excellent introduction to the benefits of the Structured Writing Method™, which Writing Machine has been using to create world-class content, reports and bid responses for our clients for more than 30 years.

After attending the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of good grammar for effective business writing
  • Write in a way that is clear, but also correct
  • Identify and side-step common grammar pitfalls related to punctuation marks, spelling, acronyms and more
  • Understand when it’s OK – or even beneficial – to break grammar rules
  • Break down the mammoth task of proofreading into manageable tasks

Grammar, Punctuation and Proofreading: Quick Wins is delivered virtually in a single, half-day session. Delegates can attend the course from anywhere, on any internet-connected device – saving time and reducing the need for business travel. The virtual classroom session is focused on active learning, and features elements such as breakout sessions, activities and group discussions.

The course is ideally delivered to groups of between 10 and 20 delegates. If you have a larger or smaller cohort or require personalised training for yourself or members of your team, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Optionally, delegates to the course can augment the virtual classroom session with access to Writing Machine’s full Structured Writing MethodeLearning at a discounted rate, helping you and your team build confidence and practice what you’ve learned.

“The spelling section and how to properly use the apostrophe were great reminders. For the more junior delegates, there was definitely plenty for them to learn.”

Sharon Curd, Marketing Manager, Allianz

“I will now pay more attention to my final documents.”

Allianz delegate, Allianz
“The Quick Wins course gave our HR and administration team easy to implement techniques to check their own work for sense and errors.”
Simone Comelio, Learning & Development Manager, Midlands Co-operative society

“I need to take time to review. I will write one day and review the next and read aloud to ensure it reads properly and has the correct punctuation.”

Midlands Co-operative society delegate, Midlands Co-operative society

“This course was in-depth but enjoyable, giving a fabulous refresh on the English language.”

Midlands Co-operative society delegate, Midlands Co-operative society

“Within days of Writing Machine delivering its Grammar, Punctuation and Proofreading Quick Wins course to our marketing and communications team, I was already noticing improvements.”

Christine Hobart, Senior Manager of Internal Communications, Grant Thornton

“The course made me aware of how easy is it to make mistakes.”

EY Delegate, EY

“The course seemed to go so quickly. It was very interesting and useful.”

EY Delegate, EY
“Definitely clarified a few long-held uncertainties for me.”
AXA delegate, EY

“Surpassed my expectations. Very engaging and interactive.”

AXA delegate, EY

“Above and beyond my expectations. I was anticipating very dry material, but the course was incredibly interesting… it will enhance my writing.”

Bidvest Foodservice delegate, Bidvest Foodservice
“This Quick Wins course has given me the confidence to challenge the spell-check!”
Bidvest Foodservice delegate, Bidvest Foodservice

Why it matters

Watch this video from our Structured Writing Method Independent eLearning course to see why it is so important to pay close attention to grammar and punctuation.

Grammar, Punctuation and Proofreading: Quick Wins teaches many of the the tips which are part of the Structured Writing Method. This is an approach to thinking and writing which provides a logical, linear process that we follow as an agency and teach as an academy. It is applicable to every business and to every business document,

Next Steps

To find out more about or to discuss your training requirements , please either fill in the form below, email or call us on +44 (0)1962 841250.