Courses offered by Helena Attlee

Helena’s courses are designed to build confidence and strengthen the writing of staff and postgraduate students through the introduction of new skills and practical techniques. They include:

  • Writing for impact and effect in a professional context
  • Writing a reflective account of your professional practice
  • Improving your writing for business
  • Adjusting your writing style for different readerships
  • Bringing creative energy to your academic writing

About Helena

After many years as an editor, author of non-fiction books and feature writer, Helena was appointed RLF Fellow at the University of Worcester from 2009-12. She also runs Open Ground Writing, organising creative writing workshops outdoors, and leads tours to gardens all over the world.

Her most recent book, The Land Where Lemons Grow, The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit (Penguin 2014) spans science and history, medicine, travel, politics, industry, food and literature. Lemons is a bestseller and has been featured as BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week.

Helena’s experience as RLF Fellow at Worcester gave her a deep understanding of the challenges commonly faced by academic writers. Her workshops can be tailor made to meet specific needs. However, they all feature enjoyable exercises designed to build participants’ confidence, opportunities for discussion and the introduction of practical skills and literary techniques that will refresh and reinvigorate academic writing.

Discipline areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, letters and emails, books, communicating with non-specialists
Participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, children’s non-fiction, copywriter, journalist
Location: Wales
Availability for travel: International