Writing is a critical skill for academics and medical researchers but is rarely explicitly taught at universities. Since 2004, I have worked with many academics who, while experts in their fields, sold themselves short with poor writing skills. This is why I became a trainer – to give people strategies to improve their own writing.
My experience as an editor means that these workshops are full of useful tips that address common problems in academic writing. Participants learn through practical exercises and also have the opportunity to apply their new-found skills to their own work.
What writing workshops do you offer?
Below are the outlines of my workshops; feel free to get in touch to discuss these in more details or to find out about workshops tailored to your requirements.
How do I book a workshop?
Thank you for your wonderful workshop ‘Getting the story right: Writing the first draft’. I have been suffering from ‘Can’t get started’ disease and your workshop helped me immensely. What I really found helpful was the workbook exercises alongside your reassurance that free writing and bullet points are okay to begin with. I went home after your workshop and wrote out the entire first draft of my literature review. It was in bullet point form, but once I did this I was then able to start writing sentences and plugging in my evidence. This was such a relief to me! And my supervisor was incredibly impressed with my progress at our next meeting. So thank you from the bottom of my heart and the top of my brain — you were able to connect the two for me.LM, PhD student, Newcastle