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Writing with Clarity


Date: Thursday, 02/02/2023
Time: 9:30am- 12:00pm

Region: All
Location: Virtual, , , NY

Event Status: Registration Closed


JoAnn LeSage Nelson

JoAnn LeSage Nelson

Jo Ann LeSage Nelson, APR, vice president of client services, is responsible for strategic public relations and communications counseling for clients of Pierce Communications, an Albany, N.Y. based public relations, public affairs, and crisis communications firm.  She is an Accredited Public Relations professional and in 2020 was selected for membership in PRSA’s College of Fellows, an honor that signified and celebrates meaningful work accomplished, long-lasting impact made, and dedication shown to PRSA, the profession, and her community. She was named a Fellow along with only 14 other professionals in the nation last year.

Who Should Attend:

Any professional who has to communicate in writing, whether it be in memos, reports, policies, evaluations or even just email.

Session Objective:

*PLEASE NOTE: This class is in-person only.*

This course is for professionals whose primary focus is not on writing, but who still have to use written communication to fulfill their responsibilities. We’ll help you understand why the written word is so important and powerful. You’ll learn that writing well goes a long way in positioning you as a smart, informed professional. 

  • Considering your audience
  • Eliminating long, rambling sentences and words that add no value
  • Writing with an active voice
  • Avoiding jargon
  • Understanding why punctuation is so important
  • Understanding the importance of proofreading
  • 10 tips for clear writing