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Feb 6, 2017
1h 42m

You might be a leading expert in your field, but if you can't write with clarity and accuracy, you're much less likely to reach your full potential. In this course, Avoiding Common Writing Mistakes, you'll learn about the value of effective writing and how to avoid some of the most common writing mistakes. Then, you'll learn how to use punctuation and structure sentences effectively. Finally, you'll learn how to convert these skills into workplace success. When you're finished with this course, you'll be better equipped to avoid the most common writing mistakes and pitfalls, and to represent yourself, your work, and your ideas more effectively.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit

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Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, Avoiding Common Writing Mistakes. I'm a project manager and strategic consultant with experience in mobile development, healthcare, consumer product development, and more. I'm also the author of Pluralsight's series of PMP and business analysis courses. Between not only the ubiquity of email and corporate life, but also the increasing integration of social tools and custom digital solutions, more business than ever is conducted in a text format of some sort. The rise of remote teams, especially those that may include members spread across the globe, raises the stakes even higher. Some think writing is a dead art, but the truth couldn't be more clear. Writing has never been more critical to your career and business success as it is today. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include the enemies of effective writing, including tricky grammar situations, punctuation rules and guidelines that can help make your writing more clear, tips for structuring sentences to best convey your messages, and how to convert these new skills into success for your organization and career. By the end of this course you'll have a newly sharpened sense of how to communicate in writing, and improve your ability to use writing to inform and convince others. The only prerequisite for this course is a desire to learn how more effective writing can help you better communicate and advance your career. I hope you'll join me on this journey to improve your writing skills with Avoiding Common Writing Mistakes, here at Pluralsight.