Writing essentials course – staff training and public workshops

Improve your writing skills

Taught by a former Sydney Morning Herald editor and journalist, this fun and practical writing course covers:

  • how to write clearly and concisely
  • setting the right tone for your audience
  • creating great headlines and intros
  • cutting and editing your own work
  • improving readability
  • proofreading
  • grammar and punctuation (in a way that’s easy to understand and not overwhelming).

This course is offered in three different ways:

  • in-house courses for staff that can be taught on your premises anywhere in Australia or New Zealand
  • workshops that are open to the public
  • one-on-one training.

In-house training to help your staff become better writers

I provide in-house staff training for a wide range of organisations – from government departments and universities to corporations. This can be taught at your office or a venue of your choice anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.

Because your needs are unique, your training ought to be as well. This writing course can be customised to cover the topics relevant to you, such as:

  • news and feature writing
  • sales proposals
  • press releases and media pitches
  • copywriting
  • content marketing
  • business writing – such as for reports, briefs and emails.

The length of the course varies depending on your requirements – it can range from half a day to three days.

Exercises are threaded throughout the course so participants can immediately practise what they’ve learnt.

Handbooks and certificates will be given to each participant.

Ask about staff training

Public writing workshops

I also run workshops around Australia that are open to the public.

Register your interest and I’ll let you know when the next public course in your area will be.

One-on-one writing training

Personalised one-on-one sessions are also available, allowing me to focus on the specific writing skills you want to build – and the type of content you need to write.

Contact me to find out more.