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Writing SupportAll our writing support – audits, workshops, one-to-one coaching – is carefully tailored to each client’s needs. Our most popular workshop themes are outlined below. Sessions can last from two hours to a full day, or even longer if necessary. Because writing development is an ongoing process, we also offer at desk follow-up support, both in person and online.
Pricing varies according to time spent and the number of participants. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements

Who Are You Writing For?
Knowing your audience is crucial for clear, direct and concise communication with the people you want to influence. Participants learn key writing and editing skills which boost confidence and help them shape their messages for different clients/stakeholders.
Using More Engaging Language
There is often too much jargon and over-used vocabulary in professional communications. In this workshop we encourage participants to experiment with fresh language and explore the use of metaphor and simile. The result is writing which hits the spot and avoids tired and unimaginative phrases.
Improve Your Editing
Better drafts save management time. We use examples from your organisation, and writing generated by workshop participants, to provide practical techniques for more effective editing. Learn to re-structure, summarise, and write documents your target audience wants to read.
Understanding Your Narrative
Narratives define who we are and what we do. Organisations need stories that clearly depict why they exist, what they represent and where they are going. We show you how to define your story and make it memorable by weaving your USP, and other stand-out elements, into a coherent narrative that will draw your audience in.
Writing Press Releases
Snappy, factual, story-driven: press releases must be all these things if they are to grab attention. We help you to identify your core message, craft punchy headlines, and construct press releases that the media will want to publish.
Email Etiquette
Casual and friendly? Precise and official? Somewhere in between? Participants learn how to set the right tone in emails, whether in-house or written to other organisations. We explore language register, how to establish authority and show tact in responses, and how to self-edit before hitting ‘send’.
Blogging and Social Media
Who do you want to engage? What image do you want to project? How do you find your audience and communicate your message in a way that will keep them on your side? Participants experiment with different voices and tones, developing techniques to build a compelling and sustainable online presence.
Writing Marketing Documents
Fine-tune public documents to attract and win over your target readership. Using your organisation’s own marketing/PR materials, we show you how to hone your style and tone for the best public image/brand identity.
Note-taking Techniques
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information you collect and collate. This workshop teaches you how to analyse information as you record it to make strategic, concise and accurate notes. We also demonstrate how to identify relevance and priority so that you can put what matters first.
Bid Writing and Grant Proposals (for charities)
If you’re seeking funding, this workshop will help you create powerful and effective bids, proposals, and letters to potential donors. We start with understanding the process; written communication skills are then honed and polished through attention to structure, clarity of intention, and imaginative ways to engage different audiences.
Writing an Artist Statement (for creative industries)
An artist statement is one of the most important pieces of writing an artist or maker produces. Learn how to present yourself and your work in the best possible light and shade. This session shows you how to design a template that is adaptable to different audiences and which you can revise as your practice evolves throughout your career.