Writing Skills Training Courses – Communications Training London, UK | Media First

Writing skills training courses

Constructive

Receive immediate and constructive feedback during your training.

Edit

Learn the editing and proofing techniques journalists use.

Bespoke

Courses are designed to meet your exact requirements.

Tutors

Training delivered by current working journalists.

Practical

People learn and remember more when they take an active role.

Writing Skills training courses

Not only does good business writing still matter, but written communication is becoming more important than ever.

Emails, blogs, social media posts, website copy, press releases, branded content, marketing material and white papers are all powerful tools which require good writing skills to reach the intended audience and have the desired impact.

Even an effective speech needs to be written well in advance.

Writing emails alone will account for 10 per cent of our working lives according to researchers and even an effective speech needs to be written well in advance.

But writing and capturing your thoughts and intentions in words is hard. In the words of American author Walter Zinsser, “it’s one of the hardest things people do”.

Perhaps your press releases are not grabbing the attention of journalists or your internal communications are failing to motivate your workforce. Perhaps your speeches are falling flat or that branded content you put so much effort into producing is going largely unnoticed.

Whatever your writing requirement, our current working journalist tutors are ideally placed to help you create more engaging and impactful content which will elicit the response you are looking for.

No matter what writing experience you and your team have, we will devise a bespoke and practical course to meet your requirements.

Our courses will help you structure your writing, select the best language, master the art of persuasion and make the best use of facts, stories and case studies.

Each course is delivered by working journalists and television presenters, who come from national, regional and local media and have a unique understanding of what makes audiences tick.

They have extensive experience in writing engaging copy and are also perfectly placed to advise on producing eye-catching headlines, generating content ideas, editing accurately, researching efficiently and proofing quickly.

We enjoyed the course very much and learned a lot from it.  Simon was very good, he first took us through the steps of what points we needed to consider in order to get the information we need from an interview. By making us participate in this process, drawing on our own personal stories it made it easier to remember. He also gave us good pointers on how to frame our story, where to start and how to catch the reader’s interest. Getting us to interview each other and write a short article following from that helped us to realise that we could actually write something interesting.

— Saadia John, Be the Change Co-ordinator, Lloyd’s Register

Our Clients

We have a huge amount of experience in over 40 different sectors such as automotive, charity, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, travel and many more. Here is a small selection of our clients.

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Simon Brooke

Journalist and editor Simon writes regularly for The Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Express, The Daily Mail and Business Life magazine.

Charles Abel

A tenacious and experienced news, business and technical journalist, Charles provides blue chip and public sector organisations with the skills to face the toughest interviews.

Lynne Wallis

Lynne is a versatile journalist who has written news, features, investigations and column style pieces for multiple newspapers and magazines over a thirty year career.

Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn is a senior and accomplished reporter and broadcaster with more than 30 years experience in national and international journalism.

Our Training Team

Our courses are delivered by current working journalists, along with PR and communications professionals - all of whom are expert and experienced trainers.

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