Writing workshops

From September 2020

(Covid restrictions permitting)

Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa,  Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, The Hague,

Nairobi, Paris, Vienna

andrew@wordsforchange.com
or +33-6-6517-3966

Andrew Johnston  |  Writing workshops

I’m taking my workshops online

If you’re interested in joining an online workshop, send me an email at andrew@wordsforchange.com

Online core workshop

for 9 participants

June 16-17, 2020 (2 half days)

EUR 325

 

Geneva

Core workshop

October 13, 2020
9:0017:00

Salle Farel, Spaces Quai de l'Ile

EUR 395

 

Online advanced workshop

for 6 participants

June 22, 2020

EUR 425

 

Geneva

Advanced workshop (6 people)

October 14, 2020
9:0017:00

Salle Farel, Spaces Quai de l'Ile

EUR 495

 

My core workshops are aimed at everyone who writes for a wider public. I tailor each workshop to the group’s needs by analysing samples of participants’ writing.

 

Each workshop covers a wide range of writing situations, from reports and press releases to web pages and social media. It includes hands-on editing practice. It will help you to:

 

Since 2013, I've given
170 workshops
in 20 countries for

people from 200 agencies,

including:

African Development Bank

European Climate Foundation

Global Witness

OECD

Overseas Development Institute

Save the Children

The Global Fund

UN Development Programme

UNESCO

UNICEF

World Bank

World Economic Forum

  • identify target audiences, communication goals and reading contexts
  • plan and structure documents logically and convincingly
  • build clear and concise paragraphs and sentences
  • choose the most appropriate words and identify words to omit
  • avoid, explain or replace jargon and buzzwords
  • revise drafts, improving structure, clarity and conciseness.

My one-day advanced workshops focus on group analysis of the 6 participants' texts.

My two-day workshops combine my core workshop material with a choice of  90-minute modules from a wide range of topics:

• Analysing 2 writing samples

   (by participants if possible)

• Writing blogs

• Policy briefs

• Presentations

• Critical thinking

• Using data to tell a story

• Scientific/research writing

• Concept notes

• Opinion articles (opeds)

• Social media

• Executive summaries

• Effective email

• Managing colleagues’ writing

Let me tailor a workshop for your team or agency. I have taught specialized workshops for education, environment, economics, energy and human resources teams.

 

Base fee per person: EUR 395 (open workshops), EUR 325 (in-house workshops),.

Discounts apply in developing countries, and for joint bookings, multiple workshops and larger groups.

 

To register: Write to andrew at wordsforchange.com or call +336-6517-3966

 

Andrew Johnston, 8 rue Robert Blache, 75010 Paris, France  |  andrew@wordsforchange.com  |  +336-6517-3966