Workshops and training
As well as writing and editing, I also offer workshops and training sessions to help your teams improve their written communications. Sessions are pitched towards your particular needs, and I can help you identify what those are.
- Common spelling and grammatical mistakes
- Clear English and readability (with tests)
- How to structure content to get your message across
- Writing for the web, and basic SEO writing
- Getting rid of the jargon (or: ‘what does this mean?’)
- Better proofreading
- Copy-editing: how to make your text print-ready
For training with a deeper strategic element, and personal development capacity:
Q: Why did Plato not want poets in his republic?
A: Because they had the power to change people’s minds, using nothing but words.
It has been demonstrated that the ability to read poetry increases right-brain activity and the ability to see connections, think strategically, and discern what’s lying under the surface. Very useful assets in these troubled times!
I offer a workshop on harnessing the power of poetry to improve your business writing. This is a fun and unusual way to focus on cutting clichés, using the five senses to get messages across, the role of metaphor, the importance of being clear and concise, and some ancient tools of persuasion.
I will be happy to offer poetry workshops for business people, focusing on aspects that are relevant in the workplace. I can engage your staff in a lunchtime session, half an afternoon, or a whole afternoon – leaving them refreshed, intrigued, and looking at communication from a new angle.
I also provide mentoring to help people improve their writing on an ongoing basis.