Free Online Writing Courses

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After researching writing courses, the ones listed here were reputable sites that are up-front about their pricing. Most of the courses have paid and certificate options. The information about each site is taken from the internet and not guaranteed by this writer. Links can change at any time. Sites that require a monthly subscription are listed at the bottom of the page. Further investigate sites of interest.

Improve Your Writing Skills

Make Your Writing Stand Out in Eight Easy Steps – Udemy (free or certificate with upgrade) on demand, one hour class

Secret Sauce of Great Writing – Udemy free course to improve writing skills

Business Writing

Effective Business Writing – edX (free or certificate with upgrade) Dates to be announced

Writing for Content, Social Media and Marketing

Writing for Social Media – edX (free or certificate with upgrade) Dates to be announced

Rhetoric: The art of persuasive writing and public speaking – edX (free or certificate with upgrade)

Writing for Social Change edX (free or certificate with upgrade) starts July 24th or July 27th for 5 weeks

Writing Course Offerings by Site Free, Paid, and Subscription

EdX some free and some paid (often reasonable pricing) As courses are archived, new courses become available. Certificates offered

EdX Writing Courses

EdX Business and Communication Courses

Skillshare Writing Courses (free 14-day trial) 19.00/month

Harvard University catalog of online free courses

Udemy Writing Courses start at $14.99) 30-day money back guarantee

Linkedin Learning (formerly Lynda) Writing Courses one month free trial then $39.99/month. Certificates offered

Coursera Writing Courses often in conjunction with a University (free trial) $49/month. Certificates offered

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