My other service offering is training in clear business English.

I am a visiting lecturer at City, University of London, running 10-week short courses in Writing for Business.

Drawing on my City University expertise and material, I also provide customised training in business writing for other educational bodies, corporates or individuals. This can be in the classroom, by video meeting (e.g. Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts) or even by phone: it is completely up to you.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements. This service is priced by the hour (including preparation/homework) and if necessary including travel costs.

I am also writing a book Clear Business English in Financial Services, targeted for publication during 2018.

Writing for Business Short Course

*** Tuesday evenings during university term-time: 10 weekly classes, 6.30-8.30 pm ***

This evening course is for business professionals who want to improve their writing for business skills. It is a highly practical course suitable for anyone whose job involves writing corporate documents, or who wants their business writing to stand out in a crowd.

Topics covered in this course include: how to write marketing texts, mission statements, press releases and corporate documents for external, in-house, web and blog use, how to conduct interviews, how to edit documents, how to write speeches, and how to write for the digital market.

No specific qualifications are necessary but students should be working within a business environment and have a desire to improve their written skills in this context.

Apply here to sign up for a course.

Customised Training

Drawing on my City University expertise and material, I also provide customised training in business writing for other educational bodies, corporates or individuals.

This can be in the classroom, by video meeting (e.g. Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts) or even by phone: it is completely up to you.

Clients who have used my customised training services include Morley College, Strabens Hall wealth advisors and the Bank of England (Prudential Regulation Authority).

The syllabus for this kind of training is often based on my City, University of London Writing for Business short course and my forthcoming book, but can also be tailored to cover any or all of the following topics:

  • Principles of good business writing
  • ‘Correctness’ in business writing: rules, usage and style
  • Sound, story and structure
  • Understanding the market and the reader
  • Planning and research
  • Legal and editorial
  • Digital writing including readability metrics
  • Email, presentations, speeches and other formats
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Press releases and interviewing
  • The format is completely flexible: it can be mainly lecture-style, more workshop-style, or more personally interactive, with individual/small group tuition and homework. It depends on your needs.

    Please contact me to discuss your requirements. This service is priced by the hour (including preparation/homework) and if necessary including travel costs.

    Clear Business English in Financial Services

    Do you feel your written English lets you down?

    Do you worry about writing that important email, covering letter or report?

    Do you worry that you might compromise regulatory rules or a business deal because your writing isn’t clear enough?

    Would you like to write business English that looks and sounds better, and gets better results?

    English is a hard language to get right. There are lots of rules on grammar, usage and style but how many of them really matter? And which ones should we use when?

    Clear Business English in Financial Services will help you refine your professional communications in the financial services sector; and make you a more confident business English writer all round.

    This book uses a few simple principles that can be applied to any piece of business English, short or long, and whatever the format. Using clear guidance and practical examples the book tells financial services professionals what they really need to know to make a great impression in all their business writing: manuals, policies, reports, executive summaries, web and marketing content, blogs, emails, even tweets.

    Clear Business English in Financial Services is targeted for publication in 2018.

    Meet Clara. She is helping me finish writing the book.

    Clara

    For a free consultation on what Prism-Clarity can do to help you, contact:

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    +44 (0)1763 248 201