Writing Skills Training and Resources
If your writing looks professional,
so do you.
Who We Are
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Executive Resumes and Cover Letters
- Editing Projects
- In-House-Style Guides
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
- The Hon. Justice Gillian Lucky, High Court of Trinidad and Tobago, Chair, Judicial Education Institute
- Margaret Perry, Senior State and Federal Appellate Attorney
- Fred Lancaster, National Account Manager, United Parcel Service
- Samantha Williams, Director of Training and Development, S.C. Department of Public Safety
- Bonnie Ziegler, Personnel Services, S.C. Budget and Control Board Internal Operations
- Robert Marshall
Chartered Insurance Practitioner, Erskine Murray Insurance Brokers
Bi and Semi as Prefixes
If you receive a paycheck on the fifteenth and thirtieth of each month, are you paid bimonthly or semimonthly? If a newspaper is published every two weeks, it is a biweekly or a semimonthly publication? The answer is not simple. If we check Webster’s for definitions...
Did You Say What You Think You Said? Misplaced Participles Recently, in part one of our series on misplaced modifiers, we explored how word order can affect the clarity of a sentence. That post looked at familiar one-word modifiers such as only and almost, and it also...
Beware the One-Word Misplaced Modifier
One noteworthy characteristic of effective writers is their logical and strategic arrangement of words. They know that to convey their messages accurately, their sentences must be clear and unambiguous. They also know that careless word order—in particular, the...