business writing

Do writing skills really matter in today's workplace?

You bet they do! Why?

The average senior manager or executive spends several hours every day reading letters, memos, e-mails and reports written by employees. Much of that time is wasted as they try to understand and absorb the meaning of poorly written materials -- and that time is expensive.
Poorly written messages not only waste time and money, but can damage a company's image or reputation.
Many important ideas are never adopted because those who have the ideas don't have the ability to advocate them in writing.

Writing is one of the most important skillsets in today's workplace. Poor writing skills can hold back careers or damage reputations. Strong writing skills can position individuals, departments or organizations for success.

If you are considering a writing program for your organization, you've come to the right place. Read all about Helen Wilkie's writing Workshops . If you have particular needs that are not covered by her existing programs, Helen is also open to customizing your program just for you. Call her at 416-966-5023, or e-mail  to explore the possibilities.

Helen is also the creator of a number of books, CDs, special reports and other learning tools to help individuals sharpen their writing skills. Many workshop clients purchase these for all their participants, to help instill the learning after the event is over. Others buy them in quantity for distribution to their employees. Still others buy them to improve their own writing skills. Browse through the current selection at LearningTools.