Grammar and Business Writing Workshop

News Release
April 20, 2017
Contact: Kim Raymond, 338.8034,


Grammar and Business Writing Workshop

Belfast, Maine– Grammar and business writing will be the focus of a workshop June 9 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.

The workshop includes a session from 8:30 a.m.–noon., “Making Your Business Writing More Effective – including Email”. Practical, easy-to-learn tools for effective writing will be presented, with special attention given to writing emails. Common business formats will be presented to understand their structure and characteristics. Specific content will include writing process and its purpose, readership, organization, drafting, revision and editing.

The workshop’s session from 1 p.m. –3:30 p.m., “Good Grammar, A Refresher Course”, will offer a review of the key points of grammar, including punctuation and style. Participants will do a self-assessment of their skills and develop helpful strategies for continuous improvement.

Since 1986, presenter Jim Milliken has provided management and communication consultation to business, industry, and nonprofits throughout the United States. He holds the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification and specializes in problem solving and delegation, business writing and advertising, and negotiation and presentation skills. His work ( combines organizational skills with nearly 30 years of experience as a newspaper editor.

The professional development registration fee is $95; $50 for UMaine students. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Registration is available online: (

For more information or to request an accommodation, contact Kim Raymond, 338.8034,

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s only public research university. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 30 doctoral degrees and 80 master’s degrees; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving

energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit