Introduction to Professional Writing
What you'll learn
- The principles of how to write professionally
Do You Ever Wonder If Your Reports, Proposals And Other Writing Are Having An Impact?
Poor writing gets poor results. This means that the message is lost, or the reader is unconvinced. A report's recommendations can get overlooked, and our proposals can fail to persuade donors. As a result, project's may go off track or - without funding - may not even get started.
And a lot of people find writing stressful - when it doesn't have to be that like that. Good writers aren't born that way. It's a skill that is easily learned.
Professional writers all:
Start with clear objectives
Organise their ideas logically
Aim to write clearly and be understood
And they are systematic. They don't waste their time staring at the screen waiting for magic to happen. They follow a sequence of steps - thinking, planning, drafting and editing - so they manage their work without deadline stress and consistently deliver writing that has impact.
Anyone can learn how to take the skills you already have and use them to write clearly and persuasively - whether it's a report, a proposal, a press release, memo or email.
This short course outlines some of the key principles of Professional Writing. I've trained thousand of development workers globally these simple principles. Join us today on your jourmey towards writing with impact.
Who this course is for:
- Development professionals; report writers; proposal writers
For over 20 years I've been helping development professionals around the world with the challenges of getting better results for their projects and beneficiaries.
Through 100s of training courses and consultancies, with partners such as UNICEF, Save the Children and Oxfam, as well as many national level and community-based organisations, I've worked with thousands of development professionals like you in all sectors in over 20 countries.
One thing I have learned is the challenges remain the same, whether you are leading a regional child rights project, helping smallholder farmers grow more efficiently or assisting displaced people in an emergency. (And, no, it's not about language skills - the proposal, report or M&E plan is the result of analysis, thinking and planning!)
I'm delightednow to be able to share my collected experience of what works and what doesn't, and help you, step-by-step, deliver projects that understand and respond to your beneficiaries needs.
In the end it's all about results - and I am very ready to help you on your journey to becoming an development professional, so you can deliver better results for your beneficiaries, keep getting support from donors and management for the great work you do and get your teams focused on creating positive change.
Join us and I'll see you on the other side!