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

Each week, we publish articles about the most popular English grammar and writing questions that we receive as English educators. We cover grammar, mechanics, usage, punctuation, pronouns, and other popular topics.

Online Courses

Get It Write has a new online academy, with two courses available now and one more by August 1, 2021. Learn at your own pace from video lectures, content quizzes, practice exercises, and video reviews.

What We Offer

As a freelancer I have often consulted books and websites for grammatical advice. Dr. 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

Nancy founded Get It Write in 1991. Since then, she has taught hundreds of seminars on writing-related issues to professionals in the workforce, including employees of state and local governments, judges and staff members of state and federal court systems, bankers, and attorneys (see her client list).

From 1988 to 2019, she taught writing and literature at Columbia College. A tenured full-professor holding an endowed chair, she served as dean of the Division of Communication, Languages, and Literatures for eight years and directed the writing-across-the-curriculum program for fifteen years.

Recent Articles

The Colon (and How It Differs from the Semicolon)

The Colon (and How It Differs from the Semicolon)

Recently I came across two expressions sorely in need of a well-placed colon. The first appeared in the Washington Post*: Although the vaccines remain remarkably effective, the virus has bountiful opportunities to find new ways to evade immunity. Most of the world...

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