Writing workshops

From September 2020

(Covid restrictions permitting)

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

Nairobi, Paris, Vienna

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



Core workshop

October 13, 2020

Salle Farel, Spaces Quai de l'Ile

EUR 395


Online advanced workshop

for 6 participants

June 22, 2020

EUR 425



Advanced workshop (6 people)

October 14, 2020

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,


African Development Bank

European Climate Foundation

Global Witness


Overseas Development Institute

Save the Children

The Global Fund

UN Development Programme



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