Courses offered by Jennifer Potter

Increasingly in demand from universities in and out of London, Jennifer's tailored courses range from one-hour masterclasses to linked workshops running across several days, with optional one-to-one appraisal. They include:

  • Persuasive writing for new doctoral researchers
  • Finding your voice as an academic writer
  • Effective editing
  • Writing compelling abstracts
  • The art, craft and practice of good writing
  • Writing for impact

About Jennifer

Writing is Jennifer’s life. The author of four novels and six works of non-fiction, she brings to her workshops experience and insights gained as a writer across many disciplines: fiction, non-fiction, history, biography, journalism, reviewing, policy research and writing speeches for public figures. Commended by critics for the clarity and conviction of her own writing, she is adept at helping you find the right words to communicate your ideas cleanly, cogently and to greatest effect.

A first-class graduate in modern languages, Jennifer started out in social policy research, spent a year with a private writing consultancy and undertook writing and editing commissions for government departments, private and public bodies. She continues to offer writing advice to business and the professions.

Since her first Royal Literary Fund (RLF) writing fellowship in 2007 mentoring students at Queen Mary University of London, Jennifer has increasingly focused on doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and academic staff, establishing a new fellowship at King’s College London exclusively for researchers and helping another Russell Group university communicate the impact of its research to a general audience.

Jennifer’s lively workshops use creative techniques to develop your writing craft, helping you to further your career and enjoy your writing more.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, business reports, online communication, letters and emails, journal articles, books, communicating with non-specialists, preparing for conferences
Participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic), international students
Activities: Workshops, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations, online community commentaries
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, biographer, copywriter, journalist, novelist
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: International