Workshop Options

All my writing programs are developed and customized based on your individual, team, class or organization requirements.

 

To discuss your training needs, don't hesitate to get in touch:

2-hour

workshop

In this writing ‘refresher’ workshop I focus on some fundamental ways you can improve your writing and then give some practical exercises. We’ll cover:

  • Why you need to ‘cut the fat’ from your writing

  • How to edit for clarity 

  • The importance of respecting and understanding your reader

  • The value of plain language

  • Some basic grammar and punctuation rules – where we go wrong

1-day workshop

9 am – 4 pm

We still cover the principles of good writing, and go a little deeper in this one-day workshop. Some of the areas we cover include:

  • Building your writing around good questions

  • Persuasive writing – writing to convince

  • Complex business writing: the basics of report writing

  • More punctuation tips and grammar rules

2-day workshop

9 am – 4 pm

In this intensive two-day course, participants have an opportunity to improve the way they write emails, customer success stories, employee profiles, and more complex business documents.

 

The focus is on planning your documents, writing strong leads and headlines, creating an effective executive summary, editing for clarity, and getting your message across with impact. The benefit of a two-day program is more time spent on practical exercises and immediate feedback from the instructor and peers. 

5-hour

audio class

As online education has grown in popularity, I have adapted all my programs to both synchronous (learning that happens in real time) and asynchronous (content is available for students to access when it best suits their schedule) formats. 

Each of the audio sessions is 1-hour long, pre-recorded and includes a lecture on the foundational concepts, examples and then some practical exercises. For people who select this option, I also offer some one-on-one time so you can receive some individual guidance and support. Topics covered in the online program include:

  • The writing process: diving in

  • Cutting the clutter: how to edit, improve readability and use plain language

  • The basics of grammar and punctuation

  • Smart email practices

  • Complex business writing: report writing