Courses offered by Jane Bingham include:
- Essay planning and writing for undergraduates
- Thesis planning, writing and editing
- Writing with style: clear, correct English for professionals
- Sentence surgery: grammar and punctuation made easy
- Writing for impact: getting your message across
- Telling true stories: making facts come to life
Jane is a versatile writer who concentrates on history, art and contemporary issues. While most of her writing is for young people, she has also written history books for adults. She has a degree in English Literature and an M.Phil. in Art History, and worked in publishing before becoming a free-lance author in 2001. As a Senior Editor at Usborne Publishing, she led a team of editors and designers, producing a wide range of illustrated books. Her free-lance work includes titles for Usborne, Hodder, OUP and Penguin, and websites for the BBC.
Alongside her writing career, Jane has been a Royal Literary Fund fellow at Oxford Brookes University (2007-2009 and 2010-11), where she provided guidance for hundreds of students, from first-years to post-docs. She also works with commercial companies, producing ‘writing audits’ of company documents and delivering tailor-made workshops in response to specific needs.
Jane is passionate about good writing, and loves to share her enthusiasm. Her workshops are filled with lively, hands-on activities, designed to help participants remember what they have learned. Whether she is working with students or professionals, she draws on a deep understanding of how language works and how it can be used in powerful ways.