A one-day training course in plain English and the tips,
techniques and secrets of professional writers and editors.

Successful writing depends on writing clearly, concisely and persuasively. Our training shares with you the secrets of professional writers and editors. Its strong practical emphasis helps break the poor writing habits so common in most work-related writing.

Writing for Results – Course Outline

A Fresh Approach to Writing

  • Defining your aim
  • Writing for your reader
  • Choosing powerful content
  • Planning and organising
  • Writing persuasively

Clear English and Good Style

  • Breaking bad habits
  • Using clear English principles
  • Improving the tone
  • Polishing your style

Proofreading Workshop

  • Common grammatical slips
  • Common punctuation errors
  • Misused and confused words
  • Proofreading techniques

Editing Workshop

  • Using the editor’s pen
  • Reviewing trainees' examples

StyleWriter Training

  • Using the program
  • Understanding the program’s graphs, statistics and ratings
  • Proofreading your document
  • Editing your text
  • Looking up writing advice
  • Measuring writing standards
  • Changing the audience and task
  • Reviewing the Editor’s List
  • Customising StyleWriter

Results Guaranteed – with the StyleWriter editing software

We guarantee our unique training, backed by our StyleWriter editing software, will transform the way you and your colleagues write.

To back up the training, participants will learn how to use StyleWriter – our plain English editing software. The Course fee includes a StyleWriter licence for everyone attending the course. This lets participants use the software on every document they write when back at their desks. With StyleWriter, the training continues every time you use the program to edit your next document.

The secret of our training is to show participants how to cut, edit and redraft just like a professional editor. On the day, we’ll teach plain English writing and editing techniques. We’ll draw on the lessons you can learn from professional writers. We’ll then show how to use these techniques and lessons apply to samples of your organisation’s own writing.

To back up the training, participants will learn how to use StyleWriter – our plain English editing software – recommended by the Plain Language Commission.

We have successfully trained over 10,000 people in blue-chip companies and major government agencies. Our training has been so successful, clients often book courses for 100 to 500 employees (see testimonials).

  • Courses for 10 to 15 people held at your office - £295 + VAT a person.
    (Includes StyleWriter – Professional Edition worth £130 + VAT)