Training courses

Practical courses for professionals

Business professionals need to be able to write with impact to achieve goals. The ability to communicate effectively is a key skill and can be essential for your career path.

As professional writers and editors, we’re experts in delivering writing skills training. Since 2009, we’ve trained thousands of people who write at work in the public and private sectors, from insurance companies and legal firms to government agencies and consumer bodies. We understand your challenges – and show you how to develop your skills to achieve practical results.

For companies, we offer tailored online training during the pandemic restrictions. For individuals, we offer short open courses on a range of writing skills. We’ll be back delivering courses onsite when life returns to normal.

Get the skills you need to feel confident your communications are clear, concise and polished.

Choose a course below to find out more.

If you don’t find what you need here, just let us know and we can design one for you.  Our methods ensure you get the training you need.

Course categories

Plain English courses

Write so that customers understand the first time they read

People in office

Plain English for the public sector

Plain English for emails and letters

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Plain English for business

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Plain English for financial services

Business writing skills courses

Have confidence your writing is clear, concise and correct

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Business writing skills

Studying-data

Effective report writing

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Customer communications with impact

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Brush up your grammar and punctuation

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Editing skills

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Proofreading skills

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Writing for the web

Minutes and meetings

Make your meetings productive

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Managing online meetings

Assistant taking notes

Minute-taking made easy

Legal firms

Ensure all your clients can understand your communications

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Drafting in clear English

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writing e-zine articles

Polish-your-English-for-support-staff

Polish your English for support staff

University staff

Learn how to write and edit for different audiences

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Editing for academic purposes

Writing-for-your-website

Writing for your website

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Practical writing skills

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Editing skills

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Proofreading skills

Why choose us for your business writing training?

Customised training means content reflects the real-life experience, skills and needs of participants
Practical exercises are based on your own materials so training is highly practical, results-focused and productive
We understand your challenges because we’ve trained thousands of people in how to write effectively at work

You choose how you want to learn

Live online training

Choose a practical interactive online session. Then, for more practice, your writing assignment will be edited by a professional editor.

Tailored in-house courses

Get the training you need with customised onsite training for your teams. One-day or half-day courses for small groups.

Bespoke coaching – online

One-to-one sessions focus on your challenges and objectives. Practical exercises are based on your own materials.

What’s special about our training?

Problem-solving approach

Our lively and highly practical workshop-style courses require active participation.  We engage people by using a problem-solving approach. For example, we assess the accessibility of a web page and discuss how to improve it. Learning points are covered in this way and then reinforced with practical exercises (in a group, in pairs or individually). 

Respect for participants

Our training methods are based on research that shows how adults learn best. This includes showing respect for their experience and expertise – and encouraging them to share problems and solutions. We also encourage participants to relate all learning points to their own role.

 

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We understand your challenges 

We’ve trained thousands of people in how to plan, write and edit effective communications. Whether you write emails, insurance guides, web content or formal reports, we’re here to help you do it more effectively and confidently. 

Tailored training 

We use authentic materials so content will reflect the real-life experience, skills and needs of participants. Some practical exercises are based on your
own materials so training is highly practical, results-focused and productive.

No question is too big or small – we’re happy to help!

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