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

About Jane

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.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, business reports, journal articles, books, communicating with non-specialists
Participants: School/college students, undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic), international students
Activities: Workshops, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, children’s non-fiction
Location: Midlands
Availability for travel: International