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Poorly written communications are bad for business. Mistakes can be expensive, whether they're business proposals full of typos, web pages that fail to convey your message, ambiguous emails that create confusion, or presentation materials with errors that reflect badly on the presenter and your company. Business can be lost, costs increased, confidence undermined, and your reputation diminished.

Writers Victoria offers a range of professional writing courses for business and government clients.

Give your team the skills and confidence to develop clear and effective written communications — from reports, proposals and policies to emails, web pages and blog posts, speeches, media releases, marketing materials and more.

Our cost-effective, half- and one-day training courses can be delivered in your own venue at a time that suits you. You can also send some of your team members to one of our open workshops. Or, for tailored feedback on your looming annual report, look into annual reports coaching with communications expert Spiri Tsintziras.

Good writing gets better results. No matter your role or industry, good writing and communication skills can make a difference. Our experienced tutors use creative techniques to make our courses both practical and fun.

By training your staff with Writers Victoria, you’ll also be supporting the State's peak body for writers and writing. Writers Victoria is a not-for-profit literary charity with more than 25 years’ experience providing professional development for all sorts of writers.

“Very interactive and positive”

“Clear, concise delivery, well-paced”

A lot of opportunities to collaborate, problem solve and improve written products

Very good value for money

“A great refresher”

One-day courses from $4,000 (less than $350 per person). Download our Business Writing brochure, or call us for a quote today.

You can also ask us about:

  • Holding your training day at Writers Victoria in Central Melbourne.
  • Designing a bespoke training course to meet your needs.

How to book

For more information or to book your next course, email Deanne or call 03 9094 7855.

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Open workshops

We also host a number of open-access workshops in our inner-Melbourne training room. These half-day refresher sessions allow you to book for one or more members of your team (or for yourself). 

Clear and Concise Reports with Kyra-Bae Snell

Friday 15 September, 10am-1pm
Learn the fundamentals of good writing and the importance of clear, concise reports that deliver their messages to a target audience. Book now. 

Grammar for Business with Marie Alafaci

Friday 20 October, 10am-1pm
Improve your communication at the sentence level with this grammar-focused approach to professional writing. Book now. 

Writing for the Workplace with Phillipa Martin (repeat session)

Friday 24 November, 9am-12pm
In this repeat of our September workshop, learn the basics of good writing that will improve your written communication in the workplace: writing emails, structuring longer communications, following a company style guide, and more. Book now. 


Perhaps you're unable to visit Central Melbourne for one of our workshops, or perhaps you'd prefer an hour of online professional development instead of a half-day training session. Our Business Writing webinars let you hone your skills from home or the office. All webinars are also recorded so that you can view them for a month afterwards. 

From $70 per person (inc. GST).

There are no upcoming webinars currently scheduled, but we will update this section when new ones are announced. 

Annual reports coaching

An organisation's annual report is key to engaging stakeholders and representing the company. To help you polish your annual report to perfection, Writers Victoria is offering annual reports coaching with Spiri Tsintziras.

Rescue package

5 hours of mentoring with Spiri. Includes the following:

  • Initial troubleshooting session (face-to-face meeting if requested).
  • Identifying support areas.
  • Skype or phone sessions to work through general concerns about your annual report.

Editing package

10 hours of editing with Spiri. Includes the following:

  • Structural editing advice.
  • Basic copy editing on your annual report.
  • Skype or phone consultations when required.

For a quote and further information on our annual reports coaching packages, email Deanne or call 03 9094 7855.