Monthly Archives: April 2014

Writing/editing workshop: Brussels, May 26

After the success of my writing and editing workshops in Geneva, I’m offering one in Brussels on May 26, designed for people in international organizations who write for policymakers and the wider public.

My Geneva workshops have been attended by staff from a wide range of agencies, including UNHCR, ILO, WHO, Africa Progress Panel, Kofi Annan Foundation, Interpeace, IEC, Medair, HD Centre, ICVA, OCHA, The Global Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization 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.

WHEN: 9:00–17:00, Monday May 26, 2014
WHERE: Multiburo Parlement Européen, Square de Meeûs 38/40B, Brussels
COST: 350 EUR (includes sandwich lunch)
TO REGISTER: Write to andrew.johnston at mac.com or call +336-6517-3966

Writing workshops: Geneva, May 12 and June 23

I am giving writing and editing workshops in Geneva on May 12 and June 23, designed for people in international organizations who write for policymakers and the wider public.

I have led three workshops in Geneva in the past six months, which have been attended by staff 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.

WHEN: 9:00–17:15, May 12 and June 23
WHERE: Hotel Eden, 135 rue de Lausanne, 1202 Geneva
COST: 350 EUR (includes coffee breaks and sandwich lunch)
TO REGISTER: Write to andrew.johnston at mac.com or call +336-6517-3966