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Business Communications: Written

Communicating through writing is essential in the information age. The information age has altered the ways in which we communicate and placed an increasing emphasis on written communications.

The ever-increasing use of computers and computer networks to organize and transmit information means the need for competent writing skills is rising. Millions of people previously not required to do a lot of writing on the job are now expected to write frequently and rapidly.

Focus Areas

This writing class will improve your business writing skills by focusing on three specific areas:

  • Context, purpose and audience

  • Grammar and punctuation

  • Social media standards


Participants will:

  1. Produce quality, effective written communication with the appropriateness and intention of purpose and audience.
  2. Create professional, credible communications with proper grammar, punctuation and thought construction.
  3. Utilize commonly accepted standards for social media business communications.


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Jean Paul Vaudreuil

Jean Paul Vaudreuil received his degrees in Journalism and English in 1990 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He spent the next 23 years working in corporate environments with companies such as McKee Foods, Chattanooga Group, Arcadis, and American Bicycle Group. For the past five years he has been teaching Professional Writing and Composition/Rhetoric class at UTC as a full-time lecturer.

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