Be a better reporter by writing better English

    Are you a second-language English journalist, struggling just a little (or perhaps a lot) with writing in English?

    Do your stories get changed all the time – and you don’t know why?

    Do you feel as though you don’t know where to start when you sit down to write?

    I can help.

    I am designing a six-week online course that addresses all these issues. I’m aiming to have it ready by the end of October. If you’d like to be kept in the loop, drop me your email address and I’ll make sure you get to hear about it first!

    More about the course

    The course is aimed primarily at news reporters. It will cover:

    • spelling and grammar;
    • online tools to help with writing;
    • common mistakes made by non-mother tongue English speakers;
    • how to structure news reports;
    • different kinds of writing styles for journalists.

    I train based on practical work rather than lots of theory, so there will be writing homework with individual feedback. I will also offer a closed Facebook group for trainees to support each other. There’ll be a mix of videos, written training materials and webinars.

    Disclaimer

    The course is private and not registered on the NQF – I have a track record in in-house training of journalists, largely at Independent Newspapers but I am not affiliated to any of the training institutions.

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