- Clear workplace writing
- Editing and proofreading for the workplace
- Essential grammar for writers and editors
- Writing concisely
Good writers inform, guide and persuade their readers with carefully chosen words, sentences and paragraphs that deliver a clear message, win attention and produce outcomes. Clarity suffers when writers are unsure about why they are writing, what they want to say, and what they want their readers to do. This writing skills course shows you how to recognise and overcome problems that obstruct clarity and frustrate readers.
All writers of non-fiction need thoughtful editors and rigorous proofreaders. This course takes you through practical examples showing how the professionals apply their skills to reports and other documents, conscious of their responsibility to the author, the reader and the language. It shows how to use house style, style sheets and proofreading marks, and how to structure documents for maximum readability and minimum ambiguity.
The essential grammar for writers and editors course will take you beyond the ‘sounds good’ school of writing and editing to an understanding of the essential organising principles of language. Get to know your language better, not by memorising archaic ‘rules’ but by learning how language elements function. This course also offers tips on grammar and punctuation choices that produce coherent, meaningful writing.
Learn proven techniques to produce clear, concise and persuasive reports, proposals, submissions and other documents. Learn how professional project managers, writers, editors, proofreaders and indexers coordinate their work to develop reports that cut through to their readership, even when readers just ‘skim’ the document. By discussing sample documents and doing some group writing and revising, you will be able to judge for yourself whether your documents are going to work and, if necessary, edit them so that they will.
|James Dixon||6-7 Sept 2017||Wednesday - Thursday||9am-5pm||2 days||$1200||Enrolments closed||Join our mailing list|
Immediately boost your speechwriting skills. This practical course will offer techniques, tips, examples, exercises and expert feedback on your writing that can be applied in your next speechwriting task.
Thoughtful writers quickly grasp which facts meet readers’ needs, before presenting them in concise, well-structured documents that realise their defined purpose. This course highlights 10 practices for transforming wordy drafts into concise finals.
|Bob Bolitho||11 Oct 2017||Wednesday||9am-5pm||1 day||$695||Enrolments closed||Join our mailing list|