Writing for the reader

Workshop overview

This practical workshop will help you to tailor your writing for specific readers.

You will do writing exercises and get lots of practical tips.

The workshop will help you to:

Online adaptable

We have adapted this workshop to run online in shorter sessions over several days, please contact us for details.

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Distinguish good writing from bad writing

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Understand what plain language is and isn’t

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Think about and understand your readers

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Write clearly and concisely with style

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Structure your content to suit the reader and how they will read your document

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Summarise your research for non-technical readers

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Write for decision-makers, policymakers, journal editors, journalists and other specific groups

WRITING SCIENCE

Topics covered

Our writing workshops are highly tailored to meet the specific needs of participants and their organisation.

We can run the workshop over 1 day, 2 days or 3 days.

The longer the workshop the more opportunities we have for including writing exercises and panel discussions, and for giving participants individual feedback on real working documents.

All workshops cover the following topics to different degrees:

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Writing in plain English

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Sentence-level techniques that will bring your writing to life

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Crafting your messages

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Selecting content

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Structuring your content

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Choosing the right format for your document

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Identifying your readers and their needs

$6985 + GST

1-day workshop fee

Cost estimate

We recommend a maximum of 10 participants to ensure as much individual feedback as possible, but can include extra participants at an additional cost of $50 + GST per person.

We run our workshops all across Australia.

Workshops are normally run on a request-only basis.

Prices are fully inclusive of all our costs, regardless of location. Please ask us about running the workshop in other countries (we have previously run it in the Philippines, New Caledonia and Thailand).

We ask that your organisation arrange the venue and catering, and participant numbers.

We are happy to negotiate price for adapted workshop content/procedures.

Discounts can be negotiated if more than one workshop is run at the same location.

$2000 + GST

Deposit

1-day workshop

On confirmation of your booking, you will need to pay a deposit.

Should you cancel the workshop, we will refund your deposit, minus an administration fee of 10% of the total workshop cost.

If we have already incurred non-refundable costs, for example for flights and accommodation, we will also deduct these costs from your deposit.

$12540 + GST

 2-day workshop fee

COST ESTIMATE

We recommend a maximum of 10 participants to ensure as much individual feedback as possible, but can include extra participants at an additional cost of $50 + GST per person.

 

$3000 + GST

Deposit

2-day workshop

On confirmation of your booking, you will need to pay a deposit.

 

WRITING SCIENCE

Testimonials

The workshop turned the complexity of writing into a simple and friendly task! I am very happy with that and I am sure I will be using all these tips in my day to day writing needs.”

Participant, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Nov 2020

Content was very relevant and exercises were very practical.

Information Development Officer, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Jun 2019

“I liked the direct feedback on ideas I was trying to communicate. I enjoyed the small group size and the interactive nature of the workshop.”

Participant, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, May 2020