Writing for non-native speakers
A complete system to change the way you think in English and write anything
A message from your trainerFREE PREVIEW
Here is what the course looks likeFREE PREVIEW
Three questions for you
VIDEO: Why thinking in English is better than translating
Skill 1. Video Tutorial
Skill 1. Presentation
Homework and all the useful links
How to do the 30 day writing challenge?
Where to submit homework?
TIP: make daily writing easier
Video answers to FAQ. First homework, 30-day challenge and our FB group...
HOMEWORK. Practice thinking in English
Skill 1. Feedback
How to edit your writing. Part 1
Skill 1. Part 1. Video Tutorial
Weak Words. VIDEO
Weak Words: The answers... and a new task
Part 1. Presentation
Homework. How to practice saying a lot in few words
How to submit Homework for this part
Homework. Revisiting long emails & texts
Explaining your job. Complicated vs Simple. Example
EXTRA: how to use ProWriting Aid. (VIDEO)
How to take the best from the 30daychallenge
VIDEO: How to edit your writing. Part 2.FREE PREVIEW
Video Tutorial. Is it even English?
Presentation. How to edit your writing. Part 2
Parallel Structures in English sentences
Links to the resources where you can check yourself
Video example: How to revisit what you think, say, and write in English
Video example 2: How to revisit what you think, say, and write in English
What is "it" in your speech?
VIDEO: How to edit your writing. Part 3
VIDEO Tutorial. How to achieve more clarity in your writing
Presentation. How to edit your writing. Part 3
Zombie nouns. More examples
VIDEO. The Structure of the English Sentence
Practicing Clarity. Explain your job title
Homework. Explain your Job Title
How to submit the homework
Homework. Practical Exercises
REVIEW. Do this after you do the homework
EXTRA: what if you only know the word in Russian? How to find the meaning without.a dictionary
Final Assignment on SKILL 1 & SKILL 2
A complete list of resources to edit your thinking... and your English texts
Eliminating unnecessary words from your texts. Ideas for independent practice.
Working with vocabulary in the #30daychallenge
Video answers to your questions
How to find the right synonyms
Words to say instead of VERY
Grammar video (most non-native speakers misplace modifiers in their sentences)
Enjoyable grammar video lessons
The English comma
Using commas to connect ideas
Practical tasks on punctuation
How to use a dash
How to use a semicolon
Creative Writing. Video tutorial
Creative Writing. Presentation
My personal collection of Inspirational quotes
VIDEO: How to use Pinterest and other social networks for inspiration
How I use Pinterest to practice creative writing
Writing a Letter to Self. Examples.
Why you need to read more to write better
Advice on creative writing from Stephen King
Metaphors and idioms that can spice up your speech
Creative Writing. Useful links & Examples
How to submit Homework
Final assignment for SKILL 3
Video feedback (a part of the final assignment)
The skill of summarizing
Practical task: summarizing long texts
Your turn! Summarize everything
VIDEO Tutorail. EMAILS. Tone and Language
Presentation: Tone & Language
VIDEO tutorial. Anatomy of a good email
Anatomy of a good email. Presentation
Video Tutorial: Transforming awkward emails into warm & professional messages
Presentation: Transforming awkward emails into warm & professional messages
Email Tone. Practical task
Cold email Templates
EXTRA: Examples of Subject lines for Marketing people
EXTRA: Video example. How to write a clear request email
Write in such a way that it SOUNDS great! (applicable to emails & other texts)
Emails of Apology & Thank you Emails at work
Presentation: Emails of Apology & Thank you Emails
Saying "Thank you" and "Sorry". Practical task
Replay of the live video. The tone of emails.
How to submit the homework for this section
TEMPLATES: Follow-up emails.
VIDEO: How to add human touch to your writing
VIDEO Tutorial: Writing Reports
Presentation: Writing Reports
Reports: Extra Tips & Templates
EXTRA: Harvard Style of Report Writing
EXTRA: SAP report template
Video: Writing a product description
VIDEO Tutorial: How to write a product description
Presentation: How to write a product description
More examples of product descriptions
How to submit homework for this section
Examples of pitches of famous startups
Your tagline. The Skill of making your message brief and to the point.
VIDEO: What's a tagline + Examples
Tagline for a small business or your professional services
Examples of great taglines (for your inspiration)
The evolution of my UpSkillMe tagline. Personal story
How to add a cool email signature
Resume and CV. Structure & Outline
Video Tutorial. Resume and CV: Structure & Outline
VIDEO: Worst Resume Mistakes
VIDEO: Writing an Executive Summary
Executive Summary. How to write it + Examples
Executive Summary. More Examples
Practical Task: submit your executive summary here
LinkedIn Summary and Headline
Learn how to fascinate. Use vocabulary that describes you best
How to formulate your achievements. Examples
Submit your achievements here
Review and questions
Cover Letter. Basics
Cover Letter. Presentation
VIDEO tutorial. Cover Letter
Examples of Cover Letters
VIDEO: Tips to write your LinkedIn Summary and revisit your executive summary
How to make your LinkedIn page visible
VIDEO Tutorial. Linkedin
Homework: Submit your LinkedIn page here
Reasons why you need a video resume
How to approach a video resume. Where do I begin?
5 things to talk about in a video resume
Examples of good video resumes, including mine!
Things to avoid in a video resume
Submit your first draft
Your first draft (the audio part)
Tips on voice, intonation, rhythm and pauses
Submit your final version here
What will you learn here. VIDEO INSIDE
Let's define your focus for this section
Practical task #1
HEADLINES for your posts and publications
Examples of great headlines and tools to analyze the ones you create yourself
Video Tutorial. The Zoom-In-Zoom-Out technique
Zoom-in-Zoom-out Technique. Presentation
Two simple tips to begin a story. Begin, end, make a point. Close the loop.
VIDEO TUTORIAL. 7 ways to begin a STORY
7 ways to begin a story. Presentation
Summary of practical tasks so far in this section
Practical task: Submit the beginning of your story here
How to end a story and get your point across
VIDEO Tutorial. How to end your story and get your point across
Examples how you can get your point across in a story
Where to find inspiration? Podcasts, Blogs, Stories.
A smart tip to edit your beginning/end....and also scan your resume!
Your story. The final assignment
Writing your future stories
Skill # 6 Review
How to connect your ideas and why it's important
Download a list of connectors you can use every day
Practical exercise. Where to look for great connectors
Examples of good connectors. Another Practical task
More advanced connectors
What now? Another practical task
A video that explains the strategy of this Chapter
How to add reading and improve your vocabulary
Practical task. Read this
The reading assignment
The reading assignment. The video/audio part
How to add listening and learn to HEAR every single word
Examples of interviews and podcasts you can use to practice.
Practical task. Listen to this.
Practicing with a song
TED Karaoke exercise explained
The listening assignment
The listening assignment (the audio/video part)
How to add speaking and improve the level of fluency
Practical task. Writing + Speaking
The speaking assignment
How to sync reading, speaking, and listening. FREE resources
My TOP 10 favorite things to do to continuously practice. Try them out!
Topics for your journal. Continue your daily writing practice
The link to the Playlist with all the Live videos
Your final "Exam". It's easy, don't worry:)
A check list of all practical tasks
A complete list of resources offered in the course
Final Video Feedback
Download the file below to learn which types of assignments students complete in the course
Please click here to download the full PDF Final assignments Confident Business Writing for non-native speakers.pdf
You get access to the course materials and individual support for nine months
Non-native speakers can't achieve clarity in their writing because they translate.
This course is designed to help you shift your thinking paradigm and learn to formulate your ideas correctly in a foreign language
Most business people worldwide today are non-native speakers.
As non-native speakers, we need to learn to communicate clearly with anyone, whatever their cultural background is or what their mother tongue is. When you write, you learn how to develop your speaking skills and apply the new thinking paradigm to the situations you face at work.
Non-native speakers need resources to check their writing MORE than native speakers.
People often genuinely don't know what is a mistake and what is not, what sentence makes sense and what doesn't. The course offers enough strategies and resources to learn to edit the way people think so that they can apply the same strategies in situations where they have to speak.
Many non-native speakers, especially Russians, don't know how to talk about their achievements.
And yet, it's a fundamental skill for writing a good resume. Everyone here will learn to create a marketing tool (a resume) to successfully sell themselves as professionals to foreign companies.
Non-native speakers need help with metaphors.
All it takes is to be more attentive. For examples, listen to the speech by Steve Harvey, which went viral. He says there: "You gotta jump. You gotta dash off that cliff and jump out there as far as you can". Knowing how to use metaphors and analogies is another important step towards native-like fluency. Metaphors make your writing easy to imagine and your ideas - easy to remember.
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Most often asked questions
The course is 100% in English. If you can read this website, most probably your level of English is enough. If you already write a lot in English and you feel that you need to improve, the course is for you. Check out the introductory video, and if you understand me well - you will do great in the course.
Congratulations! It's a great achievement. People who take my courses already have a good command of the language. Many are advanced, some teach English as a foreign language. If your English is already advanced, you will still find a lot of useful tips and tools here to continue moving towards native-like fluency - the level of absolute freedom of expressing yourself.
You need to write a paragraph to apply (you will find instructions when you click "apply"). You will receive feedback on your writing too. I choose course participants based on their paragraphs.
There are no deadlines in the course. I believe that everybody works at their own pace, and everybody needs their own amount of time to do the work. My approach is that I don't motivate. I don't remind you to do the homework. However, I am always there to give you personalized feedback on your work. You can also participate in live videos and ask your questions in real time.
I recommend that you start from the beginning. The first two chapters are about "Learning to Think in English" and they will make it easier for you to move forward. Then you can jump to any chapter you like the most. If your focus now is Resume only, you can start with the course "Resume in English. Do it Yourself". Access to this course is a bonus for participants.
The program is limited to 20 participants. Apply now to reserve your spot.
You need to write a paragraph to apply!
99,700 RUB (or six payments of 20,700 RUB)
access to all the course materials for 9 months
personalized feedback on your work (will be given in the form of texts, video and audio messages in our online community)
monthly live videos to correct mistakes and answer your questions
Life-time access to the online community (where you can keep practicing)
Life-time access to all the live videos for the course participants (including videos that will be released after your membership expires)
In order to apply for individual coaching with Natalia, please mention in the application that you prefer individual work.
Step 1 to request individual coaching - submit your application
Step 2 - we schedule a 20-min video call
Step 3 - payment details will be discussed with approved participants
The trainer reserves the right to refuse the request for individual coaching.
In case a person gets refused, they will be offered practical exercises to strengthen the skills required to take the course.
They may reapply for individual coaching after they complete the exercises.
access to all the course materials for 12 months
Individual learning plan and a goal-setting video session with the trainer before the start of the course
Weekly video calls with the trainer (90 min each)
Feedback will be given individually (in the form of texts, audio and video messages)
Access to all live videos for the course participants (including videos that were released before you joined and that will be released after your membership expires)
Individual support with writing your resume/updating your LinkedIn Profile
Life-time access to the online community (where you can keep practicing)
Access to the course "Resume in English. Do it Yourself"
Personal chat with Natalia and unlimited feedback
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a personalized offer for your team.
a team of min three people
personalized feedback on everyone's work (will be given in the form of texts, video and audio messages in our online community)
a combination of online and on-site training
tasks will be tailored to match people's personalities, their responsibilities at work, and the company's global vision
min 6 months of work. A transparent system to track people's progress
results will be seen in the workplace, not in the course
The number of students is limited. Use the opportunity.