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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 and mentoring for a member of your team, look into our coaching packages.

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”

Download our Business Writing brochure (soon to be updated with new workshops and services), or call us for a quote today. Please note that our fees will be going up from 1 January 2019; a quote will provide you with the most up-to-date pricing. 

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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). 

There are no open workshops currently scheduled. We will update this page when more are announced. 

Webinars

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. 

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

In-house coaching packages

Writers Victoria also offers one-on-one coaching for staff members within an organisation. This is a more intensive approach to Business Writing training, combining editing and mentoring in meetings customised to the staff member's needs. 

The hours in a package can be dedicated to one person or spread across several employees - for example, if you purchase a 5-hour package, that could pay for 5x 1-hour coaching sessions with 5 different staff members.

Initial Coaching package

$700 + GST for 5 hours of coaching with a Business Writing tutor of your choice. The sessions:

  • can take place at your office, at Writers Victoria, by phone, or by Skype
  • are a form of mentoring designed for one or two people
  • are a mix of document feedback and face-to-face meetings, tailored to your needs.  

Advanced Coaching package

$1100 + GST for 10 hours of editing and coaching with a Business Writing tutor of your choice.

  • can take place at your office, at Writers Victoria, by phone, or by Skype
  • are a form of mentoring designed for one or two people
  • are a mix of document feedback and face-to-face meetings, tailored to your needs
  • save you money with a lower hourly rate. 

For further information about our coaching packages, or to book, email Deanne or call 03 9094 7855. 

Conference speakers

Looking for someone to speak or run a seminar at your conference or event? Writers Victoria can set you up with an industry expert. One of our Business Writing facilitators can deliver a condensed version of an existing course, or speak on a topic of your choosing.

Conference speaker pricing begins at $1100 + GST for 60 minutes. Please email Deanne for a more detailed quote.