Suitable for anyone who writes professional reports or other material as part of their role
Course instructor and writing mentor is a highly experienced editor and writer
Detailed feedback on writing assignments or professional edit of existing piece of work
Units teach a detailed process for self-editing written work
Unit 1: Writing fundamentals
Unit 2: Writing with style
Unit 3: Writing professional material
Three self-study units (approximately 1.5 hours required per unit).
Three assignments with detailed individualised feedback. In lieu of the assignments, participants can submit a piece of their own writing and receive a professional edit of their work. Participants can request guidance on their writing style, weaknesses and strengths.
What participants have said
"a really good balance between theory and practice"
"the individualised feedback is extremely useful"
"pitched just right"
"the material is clear and I use it in my everyday work"
Highly experienced tutor
Professional edit of own work as part of feedback
Benefits for staff
Write more confidently and with greater clarity.
Learn a repeatable process for planning, drafting and editing documents.
Refresh your knowledge of grammar and style rules and gain beneficial new writing habits.
Get individualised feedback on written work identifying particular areas of concern and writing strengths.
Become more familiar with the format of professional documents, including reports, memos, press releases, etc.
Benefits for organisations
Good communication is a key skill for all professionals and better documents mean better communication.
Good writing skills mean fewer misunderstandings and less time spent on drafting, proofing and rewriting.
The repeatable process promotes a positive approach to writing assignments.
The process encourages the development of ideas and structure as the first stage, resulting in logical, persuasive text.
Association of Editors, Proofreaders & Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI) and the Chartered Institute of Editing & Proofreading (CIEP)