I am going to lead a writing and editing workshop in Geneva on March 31, designed specifically for people in international organizations who write for policymakers and the wider public.
My last two workshops in Geneva were attended by people from a wide range of agencies, including UNHCR, ILO, WHO, Africa Progress Panel, Kofi Annan Foundation, Interpeace, IEC, Medair, HD Centre, ICVA, WTO and World Economic Forum.
The workshop includes hands-on exercises and focuses on:
– how to plan, structure, write clearly and revise;
– framing arguments; avoiding jargon; analysing the politics of language;
– writing press releases, opinion articles, speeches, reports, blogs and web pages.
Each workshop is tailored to the needs of its participants, which I assess in advance using a questionnaire and analysis of writing samples.