Public workshops

We are now offering 4 virtual training options to the public. This means you can strengthen your plain English skills no matter where you are. This fact sheet explains how it works.

Plain English Essentials

Learn how the core concepts of plain English can radically improve how you write at work, whether you're writing short emails, long reports or anything in between.
 

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Grammar and Punctuation Essentials

Whether you missed out on grammar at school or simply want to brush up on your knowledge, learn how grammar and punctuation can sharpen your style. 

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Web Writing Essentials

Explore how to adapt your content for a digital platform and keep readers' attention in a crowded web environment. 

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Plain Language for Lawyers

Refresh your drafting skills to write clear, client-focused advices and transaction documents. 

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Learn to balance the needs of your readers in our intermediate course.

Perfect for

Writers who have to cater to a wide range of readers, in all document types such as letters and emails, bulletins and assessments.

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Writing for Clarity

What we cover

We show you how to:

  • map your readers to better understand their needs
  • structure your material effectively so readers can easily find what they need
  • make your text flow seamlessly
  • set tone and readability at the right level
  • remove words and details that reduce your document's impact.

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Learn to persuade readers to your point of view in our advanced course.

Perfect for

Writers who must think analytically and recommend action in documents like reports, submissions, proposals and letters.

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Writing to Persuade

What we cover

We explain the key steps to more successful documents so you can:

  • identify the core issues to discuss
  • support your claim with the best arguments
  • test your analysis and reasoning
  • structure your text to give your arguments greater impact
  • review your language so it matches the needs of your readers.

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 Our participants say

Every element was interesting in the way it was dissected, explained and applied.

The Zoom training worked very well. I found it easy to use.

I now have tactics to plan my thoughts before writing.

The tools will help me and my staff to provide clearer information to members and senators.

The trainer made the day fun and interesting and provided tips and tools relevant to my job.

It was nice to see other faces through the Zoom program considering the isolation period many participants were facing.

  Ask us about our extensive range of plain English training solutions for your organisation.