Syntaxis grammar workshops teach participants to eliminate common mistakes and write with greater precision, professionalism, and authority.
Every Syntaxis grammar workshop is taught by Ellen Jovin, the author of several books on writing and grammar for the workplace. The workshop format is interactive, with lively discussion and questions. In-class exercises reinforce the principles covered in class.
This fast-paced, interactive writing workshop focuses on eliminating the most common errors in grammar and word choice from email, reports, and other business documents.
Syntaxis principal Ellen Jovin is the proprietor of the internationally acclaimed Grammar Table and the author of Rebel with a Clause: Tales & Tips from a Roving Grammarian (HarperCollins), a 2022 national bestseller about grammar and communication. Bring Ellen in through your sponsoring bar organization or law firm to run an entertaining and educational grammar program for your attorneys. Ellen’s program can easily be approved for CLE credit.
Are you confounded by commas? Perplexed about pronoun forms such as “me,” “myself,” and “I”? Tired of arguing with colleagues about which words can or cannot begin or end a sentence? This grammar workshop provides executives with solutions to persistent challenges in grammar, punctuation, and word choice. Greater confidence about the details leads to improved precision, control, and authority in written communications. Questions are always welcome in class.
Bring Syntaxis co-founder Ellen Jovin in through your sponsoring bar organization or law firm to run a lively advanced punctuation program for your attorneys. Ellen is the proprietor of the internationally acclaimed Grammar Table and the author of Rebel with a Clause: Tales & Tips from a Roving Grammarian (HarperCollins), a 2022 national bestseller about grammar and communication. The focus will be on advanced problems commonly encountered—and debated—by attorneys. Ellen’s program can easily be approved for CLE credit.
This Syntaxis punctuation workshop covers common punctuation errors in workplace writing. It's a great teambuilding option for a monthly meeting or other corporate event. Bond over dashes, colons, ellipses, exclamation points, and more! Where one puts a comma or apostrophe affects meaning, sometimes dramatically. Errors in commas, colons, and their grammatical cousins can also distract the reader from the writer’s message. This specialized business grammar course covers the fundamental rules of punctuation and mechanics, as well as common errors in their application.
This lively business writing workshop is designed specifically for nonnative speakers of English. The goal is to eliminate some of the most common workplace writing errors in grammar and word choice. Instructor Ellen Jovin has studied 25+ languages herself and is intimately familiar with the challenges of language acquisition. During the workshop she covers specific errors as well as techniques to help attendees advance skills on their own time. After the class, students can use the instructor’s entertaining self-study book English at Work: Find and Fix Your Mistakes in Business English to continue to work on their skills at home.
Our proofreading training helps attendees learn to find and fix mistakes in their email and other writing. Participants learn techniques used by professional proofreaders, and engaging, fast-paced exercises allow them to test their skills. Greater confidence about writing details leads to improved precision, control, and authority in written communications.