Do you have to write at work? Does your job involve writing emails, letters, reports, newsletters, business plans, bids, blogs, Twitter posts or press releases?
Most of us have to write at work - but very few of us have any training in how to do it well.
This short course introduces you to the techniques that will improve your writing instantly and dramatically. It focuses on essential skills that will help you write documents and emails that are clear, succinct and engaging. We'll focus on how to craft attention-grabbing sentences and write in simple, straightforward English.
We include a short section on avoiding the most common mistakes in English. We'll explain how to use commas and apostrophes and throw in some spelling tips too.
I'm Judy Yorke and I train people to improve their writing at work.
I've been a journalist for 30 years, working for a variety of titles from the Daily Mirror to the WI magazine. I also use my skills to edit documents for other people. I’ve worked on everything from multi-million pound franchise bids to company newsletters.
In 2014, I was editing a corporate document when I had my lightbulb moment.
Instead of making other people’s work sound better, why not train them to do it themselves?
So I qualified as a trainer (Level 3 Award in Education and Training) and set up a training company called The Sentence Works to train people who need to write at work.
I show individuals how to make their emails and documents more reader-friendly, succinct and engaging.These are skills I use every day as a journalist, and they translate brilliantly to the business world.
I've worked with local councils, institutions like the NHS and Skills Funding Agency, major charities like the Red Cross, and companies of all sizes. I've even run sessions for London Zoo (but not for the elephants).
Now I'm offering this training online.
Just a few short sessions can make an instant difference to your writing.
Sign up now and let me show you how to become a better writer at work.