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Writing Coach : 4 'must dos' to instantly improve your writing skills

Are you worried that your English writing skills could be holding you back in your work, in your profession. Then it’s time for action!  It’s time to check with a writing coach. 

The good news is you can rapidly improve your writing skills. Because it takes just three or four sessions with a writing coach to put you on track to write with more impact. To make you more productive in your work, in your job, in your business.

What’s more, you can do it at a tempo that fits your workload. I’ll explain how one-to-one coaching can do the trick. Or, if there are more people in your organisation, then a group workshop might be the answer.

To get started, here are four ‘must dos’ to instantly improve your writing skills:

  1. Focus on your intended readers; what do they know and what do you want to tell them.
  2. The writing process is 80% working out what to tell your readers and 20% working out how to write it.
  3. You first draft is not your final document. Write, rewrite and edit until your message is correct, clear, concise.
  4. Perfect grammar in not enough. Learn the techniques, tips and tricks of clear, concise writing.

See how one-to-one writing coaching can really make a difference.

Developing writing skills is a bit like learning to drive a car or ride a bicycle. Once you’ve learned the skills, you never forget them. And the more you practise your skills the better you become.

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 Clear, concise writing is much more than the sum of grammatically correct sentences.

Writing coaching: beyond perfect grammar 

Perfect English grammar is not going to make you a great writer! Hey, I’m not saying English grammar isn’t important. Of course it is!

But clear, concise writing is much more than the sum of grammatically correct sentences. 

If you’ve learned English as your second language or even third, writing training has most likely concentrated on correct spelling and grammar. This is only the starting point. Now you are ready  to learn the techniques, tricks and tips to write with power and conviction.

I’m offering writing coaching tailor-made for you and your business. It’s for managers, engineers and scientists; for anyone in business or a profession that requires writing regularly in English.

I want to put at your fingertips the skills and techniques, tips and tricks you need to write more efficiently and effectively.

You’ll learn what they don’t teach you in English language courses. Because the coaching starts where standard language courses leave off.

There’s no one size that fits all in writing coaching. that’s why I offer one-to-one coaching  where you want support with specific writing issues. Usually, one or two individual sessions is sufficient to get on the right track.

Maybe, you’d like to have a few tips to get on track for writing a winning proposal. Writing a well-argued report. Or structuring a technical paper. You’ll be surprised what you what can be achieved one to two sessions.

You’ve got no time for writing training. You’re on tight deadlines. Yes. I agree this could be a problem. But timely practical writing support could pay dividends.

Knowing what’s needed to write a winning proposal. To write easy to understand technical manuals. Or product brochures that get your client’s attention. This is got to be a bonus in your work.

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Tailor-made writing workshops

Clear, concise writing is essential for all technical and business documents – project proposals, technical reports, scientific papers, user manuals. And for technical product brochures, news articles, press releases. And yes, most definitely for writing emails!

I’m offering writing workshops tailor-made to the specific type of writing you do regularly. So you will learn the skill of clear, concise writing in context of the documents you write every day. 

You can choose the workshop focus that may be any of the following:

  • Concise and well-structured reports
  • User manuals in Simplified Technical English (STE)
  • Scientific papers peer-review
  • Convincing proposals
  • Brochures and newsletters for customers
  • Websites that hold viewers’ attention
  • Press releases that get media attention
  • Emails that are answered promptly.

And to ensure the training is totally relevant to you and your work, we’ll work together on typical examples from your day-to-day writing. That’s also why training is in-company in small group workshops with colleagues. This means you can relax without concern about the confidentiality of your writing.

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In-company workshop on clear, concise writing

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You’ve got no time for writing training. You’re on tight deadlines. Yes. I agree; these are the problems busy people have. But timely practical writing support could pay dividends.

Knowing how to formulate a winning proposal. To write easy to read and understand technical manuals. Or product brochures that get your client’s attention. This is got to be a bonus in your work.

Like to know how writing coaching could help – contact Helen West at west@englishcom.nl