Courses offered by Deborah Chancellor

Deborah focuses on writing and editing skills in both an academic and an office environment:

  • Developing the ability to write clearly
  • Using strategies to edit efficiently
  • Spotting and avoiding common grammar mistakes
  • Writing a persuasive pitch
  • Improving office communication (for administrative/academic staff)
  • Writing an effective covering letter/email (for undergraduates)

About Deborah

Deborah is a prolific and versatile author, with over 25 years of writing experience. She has written almost 100 books for children and young adults, both fiction and non-fiction. She is translated into many languages and sold all over the world. The broad variety of subjects tackled by Deborah illustrates her wide-ranging interests. Her biography Harriet Tubman (2013) was short-listed for the Little Rebels Prize, and Being a Vegetarian (2009) won the UK Gourmand World Cookbook Award.

In addition to her successful work as a writer, Deborah is also an experienced writing tutor who enjoys helping students improve their writing skills. From 2009-2012, Deborah was RLF Fellow at the University of Cambridge, where she worked with undergraduates and graduates across all disciplines. Having originally trained as a primary teacher, Deborah delivers writing tutorials, practical writing workshops and Book Week talks in schools. Her part-time work in a Sixth Form library has inspired her to extend the reach of her writing workshops to meet the professional development needs of staff, both academic and administrative. In addition to her student workshops, she also runs training workshops designed to address communication issues faced by non-academic and teaching staff in both schools and universities.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, online communication, letters and emails, journal articles, books, communicating with non-specialists
Participants: School/college students, undergraduates, staff (academic), staff (non-academic), international students
Activities: Workshops, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Children’s fiction, children’s non-fiction, young adult fiction
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: Regional