Courses offered by Jennifer Potter

Jennifer tailors each course to participants' capabilities and professional or academic background. They include:

  • Stylish writing for academics
  • The principles and practice of good writing (for any audience)
  • Finding the story in your thesis
  • Effective editing
  • Writing compelling abstracts
  • Writing for business

About Jennifer

The author of four novels and five works of non-fiction, Jennifer has spent her working life as a writer across many genres – fiction, non-fiction, biography, journalism, reviewing, policy research, and speech-writing. Commended by critics for the clarity and elegance of her own writing, she is adept at communicating the principles of good writing to different audiences, and at helping others to express their ideas clearly and effectively.

A first-class graduate in modern languages, she started out in social policy research, spent a year with a private writing consultancy, and continues to write and edit reports for government departments, public and private bodies in fields as varied as economics and data protection.

Since 2007 she has mentored students and academic researchers in writing: as a Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Fellow at Queen Mary University of London and at King’s College London, where she worked exclusively with doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, and as an Honorary Teaching Fellow on Warwick University’s celebrated Writing Programme. She also runs writing workshops for private consultancies wishing to enhance the impact of their work.

Jennifer is a practised speaker at literary festivals and cultural events and believes passionately that excellent communication skills reinforce academic achievement.

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