Plain English writing skills course – staff training and public workshops

Make your writing clearer and easier to read

No one has ever complained that something is too easy to read.

By writing in plain English, you’ll make sure that your writing is not only read but also understood.

This writing workshop will teach participants how to:

  • write clearly and concisely with the reader in mind
  • plan and draft what they need to say
  • use simple words – even when expressing complex or technical information
  • make sentences active (and know when they need to be passive)
  • use positive language
  • structure different kinds of writing
  • proofread their own work.


Customised writing training that comes to your office

Your needs are unique – and so 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, from half a day to three days.

This is a hands-on and practical workshop filled with exercises so participants can immediately practise what they’ve learnt.

Ask about staff training

Who am I?

I’m a former Sydney Morning Herald editor and UTS lecturer with over 20 years of writing experience.

Over the past decade I’ve worked with a wide range of organisations – from government departments and councils to universities, financial services and real estate firms – and I know how crucial using plain English is in the workplace.

Public workshops on writing in plain English

I also run 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.

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.