Journalism and media writing – staff training, self-paced online course and one-on-one sessions

Taught by an experienced newspaper editor and journalist

Whether you work in journalism, communications, PR or marketing, my training can improve your media writing skills.

I offer training for both organisations and individuals, either through customised sessions or a self-paced online course.


Staff training that’s hands on and practical

My customised training can show your staff how to write:

  • news stories
  • features
  • reviews
  • profiles
  • press releases.

It can also cover storytelling and interviewing techniques.

This is a hands-on and practical writing workshop filled with exercises so participants can immediately practise what they’ve learnt. Participants can also bring in their own writing that can be workshopped during the class.

The course can be tailored to suit different skill levels, from beginners to experienced writers, and can run from one to three days depending on your needs.

Ask about staff training


An online writing course that allows you to study whenever – and wherever – you want

If you want to study at your own pace, then my online Writing Essentials course is for you.

It covers writing news stories, press releases, marketing copy and how to improve your general writing skills.

It’s equivalent to a full-day course, with six sessions that each take between 45 minutes to an hour and a half (and you can pause whenever you want).

There are also plenty of exercises throughout the course, allowing you to put theory into practice.

Price: $US120 per person.

Find out more and enrol


One-on-one writing training

Personalised one-on-one sessions are available either online or in person, 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.


Who am I?

I’m a former Sydney Morning Herald editor and journalist who has worked at the paper for over a decade across almost every section, covering areas from travel and entertainment to health, science and technology (and I still occasionally write opinion columns for it). I also worked as a magazine editor and journalist for five years before that.

I’ve been teaching writing and journalism for over a decade. I’ve taught at UTS, the University of Sydney and the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism before launching Media Survival, where I teach writing to publishers, journalists, marketers, PR practitioners and a wide range of organisations.


Public workshops on journalism and media writing

I also run media writing 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.