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Handling Difficult Copy

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Event Date
24th Oct 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Standard Price
£485.00 + VAT
Members Price
£375.00 + VAT

Steve Knight

Central London



For an internal communicator, the job of turning a technical report or business message into a story or piece of content that is understandable for the relevant audience can be a tricky one. This course looks at when to edit, when to rewrite and when to simply start again.



Course content




  • Discussion session on briefing technical writers who are producing copy for a more general audience
  • Practical sessions on dealing with acronyms and story correcting (what to watch out for)
  • Discussion session on management vs reader requirements
  • Practical session on rewriting (when to rewrite and how to do it)
  • Discussion session on jargon-busting
  • Practical session on cutting to length (one of the editor's most vital skills)
  • Discussion session on style points
  • Practical session on turning IT/engineering/financial etc information into editorial that can be understood by a general audience
  • Discussion session looking at the difference between news and features

Please note that this course assumes previous knowledge and experience of regular writing/editing with a good understanding of English grammar. 




Delegate feedback

"I thought this course was great - really useful and very relevant for me. The trainer was really engaging and I learnt lots of tips that I can use day to day."

"Steve is an excellent tutor. He makes the class fun and interesting and adds lots of wise anecdotes."

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