Pointing you in the right direction

Do you want to get your message across and make yourself understood by customers and colleagues?

I can help you and your employees to write clearly for a wide range of material, including letters, articles, guides, promotional copy, reports, web content or leaflets.

In-house plain English training course
I can run half or whole day training sessions in your place of work. Each course is practical, informative and fun and aims to help you:

  • understand the need to write clearly and accurately
  • appreciate how improving your writing skills can make your job a lot easier, and
  • learn and apply the techniques for clear and effective writing.

I can adapt the content of the course to suit your needs, for example, if you want to spend time on your own documents. If you would like to do this, I will ask you for examples of your documents two weeks in advance of the course.

Customised workshops
I can run informal and practical workshops on specific topics, such as:

  • top tips for clear writing
  • writing a good letter
  • writing engaging copy
  • writing for the web
  • the basics of effective proofreading
  • planning effective communication

In each workshop, we look at real examples of your work, discuss what works and what doesn’t, then have a go at re-doing it. Sessions typically run for a couple of hours and work best with smaller groups of people.

These sessions are totally built around your business, so please contact me to discuss your specific needs.

Personal coaching
I can work with you on a one-to-one basis. Through our sessions I will offer feedback on your writing and will help you to fine-tune your skills, enabling you to be more confident and professional in your approach.

Coaching sessions can cover many aspects of writing, including: planning, language, audience identification, tone of voice, creativity, proofreading.

Coaching can be carried out by telephone or in person at your place of business.

Ongoing support
Anyone who attends one of my training events can take advantage of my free on-line helpdesk which you’ll find on the contact page.