Grammar and punctuation course – training for staff and individuals

A grammar and punctuation course created for writers

Grammar shouldn’t be about pedantry: instead, it should be about making your writing as clear and compelling as possible.

Created by a writer for writers, this practical and down-to-earth grammar and punctuation workshop covers:

  • why grammar and punctuation are important for readability
  • how to use commas, colons, semicolons, apostrophes and other punctuation marks
  • structuring sentences and paragraphs
  • understanding subjects, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, clauses, phrases and more
  • using strong verbs to make your writing evocative (and how to avoid nominalisations)
  • how the active voice can tighten your writing (and knowing when to use the passive)
  • how to apply everything you’ve just learnt to become a better writer (for example, you won’t just learn what participles are, but also when and how to use them)
  • spotting and fixing common punctuation and grammatical mistakes.

There’ll be plenty of exercises throughout the course so you can put theory into practice.


Public grammar and punctuation course – live half-day webinar

The next course will run from 9.30am to 12.45pm (AEST) on Tuesday 18 June.

Only eight places are available to make sure everyone can easily participate. Tickets cost $240 (plus GST).

Digital handbooks and certificates will be given, in addition to a recording of the webinar.

Register now

If you can’t make this workshop, register your interest and I’ll let you know when the next one will be.


Staff training and one-on-one sessions

If your staff could use a grammar and punctuation refresher, then I can provide customised training online or on your premises anywhere in Australia.

One-on-one sessions are also available – either online or in person.

This punctuation and grammar course can be tailored to suit your needs and can also be combined with my editing course.

Ask for more information


Who am I?

I’m a former Sydney Morning Herald editor and UTS journalism lecturer with over 25 years of writing experience.

When I teach grammar and punctuation, I do so from a writer’s perspective. In other words, I won’t be teaching you pedantic grammar rules for the sake of it – instead, I’ll be showing you how you can use grammar to become a stronger, more confident writer.