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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

Writing is Jennifer’s life. Determined to keep her writing fresh, she brings to her workshops insights gained as a writer across many disciplines: novels, social and cultural histories, studies of landscape and gardens, biography, journalism, reviewing, policy research and speechwriting. Commended by critics for the clarity and elegance of her own writing, she is adept at helping you find the right words to communicate your ideas 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 wrote or edited reports for government departments, private and public bodies. Since her first RLF writing fellowship at Queen Mary University of London, Jennifer has increasingly focused on helping doctoral, postdoctoral and early-career researchers find their voice as writers in a crowded academic marketplace. Having established a new fellowship at King’s College London aimed exclusively at PhD students and staff, she now runs writing workshops and masterclasses for several Russell Group universities, and in 2018 was appointed one of the first RLF Writing Fellows at the British Library.

Jennifer’s lively workshops use creative techniques to help you develop your writing craft, advance 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
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