Our presenters have gained an unrivalled store of experience by providing more than 4,000 on-site writing-skills courses for government bodies, companies, councils and law firms. Many of these organizations return to us repeatedly. They trust us to pitch courses at the right level, to respect and develop the existing knowledge and skills of their staff, and to provide rational writing and editing methods.
We can tailor courses to meet your writers’ needs, which we identify by discussion with you and by studying their writing examples. The course style is informal and participative, with practical work, quizzes and group work. As needed, we can devise courses on particular topics.
Most of our courses last one day but we also provide half-day and two-day courses. Courses are usually for up to 12 participants. All participants get a set of attractive, regularly updated materials including a pre-course booklet on main principles, a folder and handouts. We offer an optional, tailor-made follow-up. One-to-one coaching is also available. Typical course aims are:
- to help your staff produce clear, well-punctuated and well-structured writing that fulfils its purpose
- to save your staff time, particularly by improving their planning of written work
- to help your staff identify good writing and rectify sub-standard work
- to help your staff decide when writing is ‘fit to go’, and therefore when they should avoid making unnecessary alterations.
For most courses, we’ll read, annotate and provide a brief assessment of up to four pages of writing from each participant before or after the course. Our course presenters are seasoned professionals – see ‘Our team
’ for details.