Writing Skills Training and Resources

Our Purpose

Get It Write offers services for people who realize that the written word makes a powerful and lasting impression.

What We Offer

Get It Write offers customized writing skills seminars as well as free access to articles on common grammar, mechanics, and usage issues.

Face-to-Face Seminars

We offer seminars ranging in length from one hour to several days and covering a wide range of writing-related issues: grammar, mechanics, usage, clarity, organization, focus, development, an economy of language, and audience awareness.

Articles

Several times a month, we publish short articles addressing common questions professionals have about writing and about English grammar, mechanics, and usage. Search the archive of past articles, and subscribe to have the latest content delivered to your inbox.

Online Courses

Visit the Get It Write Online Academy to learn about asynchronous online courses. Learn at your own pace from video lectures, content quizzes, practice exercises, and video reviews.

As a freelancer I have often consulted books and websites for grammatical advice. Nancy Tuten is the best I've found. She is the only one who anticipated my questions with straightforward answers and clear examples. I look forward to consulting Get It Write Online every time I am confronted by a grammatical quandary.

- Walter N., Freelance Writer

A gifted lecturer who delivers content in an interactive and comprehensive fashion, Nancy has mastered the art of engaged presentations designed to enhance the writing skills of her audience.

- The Hon. Justice Gillian Lucky, High Court of Trinidad and Tobago, Chair, Judicial Education Institute

The program is outstanding. Nancy makes complex topics accessible with her clear explanations and helpful materials. Her interactive program and lively presentation style (and sense of humor) make learning easy and enjoyable.

- Margaret Perry, Senior State and Federal Appellate Attorney

This course was precisely what I needed. I cannot recall a single issue we covered that will not be extremely helpful. I now realize how much help I need to be effective in my written communication.

- Fred Lancaster, National Account Manager, United Parcel Service

Nancy (Tuten) makes what could be a dry subject very interesting. She works to make the content relevant. The course was excellent.

- Samantha Williams, Director of Training and Development, S.C. Department of Public Safety

My entire office should enroll in this workshop. I wish I had taken it sooner. In the past, some of this information was difficult for me to understand, but not today.

- Bonnie Ziegler, Personnel Services, S.C. Budget and Control Board Internal Operations

Your excellent and informative articles have helped to demystify, and put straight, a number of grammatical quandaries I had! I appreciate your taking complex issues and providing crystal-clear explanations in common-sense language, with lucid and logical examples to test one’s knowledge.

- Robert Marshall
Chartered Insurance Practitioner, Erskine Murray Insurance Brokers

About the Instructor

Dr. Nancy Tuten founded Get It Write in 1991. Since then, she has taught seminars on writing-related issues to professionals in the public and private sectors, including federal and state government employees, judges and staff members of state and federal court systems, private attorneys, law school faculty and students, and employees in the financial sector (client list).

From 1988 to 2019, Nancy taught writing and literature at Columbia College, serving for eight years as dean of the Division of Communication, Languages, and Literatures and for fifteen years as director of the writing-across-the-curriculum program.

Recent Articles

Parallel Structure in Embedded Lists

Parallel Structure in Embedded Lists

Elsewhere on this site, we discuss the importance of parallel structure in vertical (bulleted) lists. But two or more parts of a sentence, clause, or phrase should be grammatically parallel even without bullets (or numbers or letters). This article focuses on parallel...

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