One to one coaching power hour
Wherever you are in the world, we can offer you our hugely effective 60-minute coaching session on Zoom.
Before the session we’ll ask you to send us some examples of your writing which we’ll analyse in detail. If your copy is waffly, you have problems with grammar or you use too much jargon, we’ll identify the issue.
During your session, we’ll discuss your writing and how you can improve it. It really is that simple – and it really works. The tips will be easy to put into practice and will help you improve your writing instantly.
After the session, we’ll send you the notes we made on your copy.
Usually, one hour is all you need, but some people like to have a follow-up session to review progress or focus more on a particular weakness e.g. grammar.
To book your session, or to find out more, email Judy. We can do morning, afternoon, evening or lunch-time – whatever works for you.
Our Tried and Tested Workshops
Be a better writer in two hours flat
This “highlights” course for the short-of-time focuses on the points that will improve your writing the quickest. We’ll look at how to craft succinct, uncomplicated, attention-grabbing sentences, plus how to avoid management-speak and write in simple, straightforward English. We’ll discuss how to use apostrophes correctly, and throw in some essential tips on how to improve your spelling. A fantastically useful 120 minutes!
- We offer this as an individual or team session, either face-to-face or on Zoom.
Be a better writer in one morning (or the afternoon)
This course is highly interactive and occasionally noisy (you’ll need to be quick on the buzzer). You’ll leave able to write easy-to-read, succinct, professional documents that catch your reader’s attention.
The workshop covers
- Writing in crisp, punchy sentences
- Using straightforward English
- Clear, clean copy
- Intros, endings and structure
- Writing to length
- Jargon, acronyms and management-speak busted
- Tools and resources for writers
- Grammar and punctuation: common mistakes and how to avoid them.
- Spelling: hints and tips.
Although this course is designed for businesses, it can work well as a one-to-one too, and will include analysis of your writing. We have found it particularly suitable for people two or three years into their career who realise they need to improve their written communication skills.
How to be a media expert
Do you see other people in your field being quoted in the press, and writing opinion pieces for major magazines and newspapers? Do you want a bit of that too? This course will show you how to become the “go-to” person in your industry. We’ll focus on what journalists are looking for, how to be a dream interviewee and how to write articles for different media. We’ll practise print and broadcast interviews and cover blogging too. This course is run jointly with media trainer Steve Hemsley.
We have a special workshop for PR companies, which combines writing skills training with an insight into the minds of journalists. We’ll look at examples of bad press releases and reveal the things that wind journalists up about them. We’ll also discuss how to pitch a journalist by email and the things that will make them love you.
The Resident Expert
Do you want to learn at your own pace?
Want to improve your writing but pushed for time or can’t get to one of our workshops? Our online course is perfect for you.