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Courses offered by Chris Simms

Drawing on his experience as a copywriter and as an author, Chris specialises in helping others to write with clarity, precision and style. Courses cover:

  • Digging out the nuggets to make your piece compelling
  • Layering your message to attract - and maintain - interest
  • Choosing language that adds energy to your writing
  • Making sentences and paragraphs glide elegantly along
  • Editing your own writing for maximum impact

Chris has worked as a freelance copywriter in Manchester’s advertising industry for 15 years. During that time, he’s created websites, brochures, reports and email campaigns for an array of organisations. These include charities, educational establishments and government bodies along with many private businesses.

He is also the author of twelve compelling thrillers, the majority of which are set in Manchester. In addition to several nominations for crime-writing prizes – for his novels and short stories – Chris was named by Waterstones as one of their ’25 Authors of the Future’.

While working as an RLF Writing Fellow at the University of Manchester, Chris designed and delivered several talks to postgraduates on how to write effectively. These talks have since been adapted and delivered to audiences beyond the educational sector.

Chris is equally at home working with academics as employees in private organisations. His teaching style is relaxed and informal with an emphasis on making writing enjoyable.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, business reports, online communication, letters and emails, journal articles, research or grant proposals, books, communicating with non-specialists
Participants: School/college students, undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Copywriter, novelist
Location: Northern England
Availability for travel: International
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