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Courses offered by Anne Wilson include:

  • What academic writing is and how to get better at it (for postgraduates)
  • Make an impact: write better REF impact case studies
  • Communicating your research (writing for non-specialist audiences)
  • Writing retreats tailored for Years 1, 2 and 3 of the PhD
  • Telling your story (improving success in grant applications)
  • Report writing for non-academic staff

Academics are often so close to their own research and so entrenched in the discipline’s writing conventions that they miss opportunities to be creative. Anne’s workshops ‘unpack’ and de-mystify academic writing, helping participants to look dispassionately at their own writing practice. Her interactive workshops are bespoke, tailored to the needs of a specific group. Her approach is to use the rich experience in the room to create a vibrant, active learning experience.

Anne combines a strong background in journalism / corporate communications, with teaching and facilitating in academia. She helps people create compelling narratives from complex data, in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. She supports academic and research staff in writing journal articles, grant applications and conference presentations and in giving feedback to students on their writing.

A former freelance journalist (Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The New York Times) Anne has written an academic book on the identity of British mixed-race children and two crime novels, as well as blogposts and flash fiction for various websites. In the corporate arena, she has won numerous awards for drama and documentary scripts and has good links with experienced film-makers.

Discipline areas: Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, business reports, scientific research reports, online communication, letters and emails, journal articles, research or grant proposals, communicating with non-specialists, preparing for conferences
Participants: Postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, copywriter, journalist, radio or TV writer
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: International
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