The San Juan EDC teaches the art of business writing

Submitted by the San Juan Economic Development Council

Effective business writing is not only a key tool, it defines one’s image as a business person or entrepreneur. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a free workshop on the topic of writing for business, on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 1-2 p.m. on San Juan Island. Advanced registration is required. Please call 378-2906 to reserve your space, or email This workshop is not sponsored by the San Juan Island Library.

The secret to effective writing for business purposes is organization, directness and simplicity. Noted management consultant and author, Mike Sanders, will present five tools to allow you to double writing speed and reader’s comprehension to write powerfully and fast. These tools include clear, familiar words, short sentences with a single point, active voice sentence construction, using paragraph headings and employing journalistic style. Free handouts and business writing certification are included.

The EDC thanks San Juan County government, our ports, the Town of Friday Harbor, Heritage Bank, Islanders Bank and the Department of Commerce for their support of this workshop.

The San Juan County Economic Development Council strives to strengthen and diversify the economy of San Juan County. We believe a strong economy builds a strong community. The EDC works to build an environment that helps business owners create jobs. We serve business: linking organizations and resources, providing valuable information, rendering assistance and advocating for an improved island business environment.