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Professional Writing Online Workshop Series - March 2, 2020 - May 18, 2020


Have you been asked to write basic correspondence, a short article for a newsletter or the newspaper, a grant application or any variety of other things, only to feel that your writing wasn't quite what was needed?  Excellent writing skills are imperative for effective communication internally and externally and many of us could use some personalized feedback in order to improve the quality of our writing.  If you would like to increase your ability to write better, please join us for this 8 week, online writing workshop focused specifically on actual writing tasks that you may have encountered in your current library job and will continue to encounter throughout your career.  In addition to interactive lectures and assignments with personalized and direct feedback, supplemental resources for further information on each topic will be offered.  

This online workshop will meet every Tuesday from March 2 - March 23 for 1 hour and every other Tuesday beginning April 13 - May 11 for one hour, with peer to peer interaction or student-instructor interaction in the off weeks.  The online workshop will be limited to 15 participants in order to ensure an optimal learning environment.

Learning Objectives:
  • Practice grammar skills and increase ability to self-edit
  • Improve writing clarity through word choice and placement
  • Understand and execute best practices for writing emails in a professional environment
  • Produce formal written documents, such as letters, newsletters, instructions, and directions
  • Practice techniques to deepen audience engagement through advertising and document design

Series Dates:
Tuesday, March 2, 2020 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, March 9, 2020 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, March 16, 2020 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, March 23, 2020 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, April 13, 2020 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, April 27, 2020 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, May 11, 2020 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, May 18, 2020 at 10:00 am


Alexis Vaughan, has an MA in English from Cleveland State University and has been an Adjunct Instructor at Bryant & Stratton College for the past eleven years where she teaches English, Communications, Information Technology and Internship courses.  In addition, Ms. Vaughan has been an Instructor with the Berlitz Corporation for the past two years, tutoring individual students from overseas looking to improve their spoken and written business English.  Ms. Vaughan was named the Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year for 2015 and is a highly accomplished professional with classroom based and virtual instruction.  She is an expert problem solver able to devise creative solutions to help learners reach their goals and has consistently received the highest possible evaluation rating during classroom observation.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern

Online via Zoom

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Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in improving their writing skills
Competency: Communication

Non-Member Cost:      $250
NEO-RLS Bronze Member/
NORWELD, SERLS, SWON Member Cost:  $200
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   $150
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    $100

The archived webinar of this online workshop will only be available to those that are registered in advance.

This event is supported in part by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Event Registration:
This class was a popular class and it is full.  Please email Melissa Lattanzi,  to be put on a waiting list and an additional class may be added for the future.

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