Courses offered by Katie Grant

Sessions include:

  • Finding the right voice: developing particular writing for particular audiences
  • Effective and pain-free peer reviewing for both reviewer and reviewed
  • How essays work: detailed essay structure, including essay title dissection and paragraph matrices
  • The Bridge: academic writing demystified. (For years 10, 11 and 12 in England and Wales; 5th and 6th year in Scotland)
  • Reading for writing: how to use reading to improve academic, business, personal and creative writing

About Katie

Katie works with groups and also one-to-one with academics writing for the REF, PhD students, undergraduates and school leavers to develop the effective techniques, varied writing voices and attractive tone we all need to make an impact academically, creatively or in the media.

As co-creator of Advancing Academic Writing, the University of Glasgow’s online, discipline-specific writing help, Katie crafted instruction, explanation and graded exercises on a full range of topics, including punctuation, effective opening lines, wordiness, clarity, paragraphing and constructing an abstract.

Before turning novelist, Katie was a newspaper columnist for The Scotsman and the Sunday Times (Scotland), amongst other papers. She still writes for the media and contributes regularly to television and radio in Scotland. With ten published novels in UK and US (Virago, Quercus, Puffin) Katie brings a broad writing perspective, with hands-on experience, both imaginative and practical.

Katie was the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow in the University of Glasgow’s School of Education (2011-13), and in the Student Learning Service (2013-14), coaching students in varied disciplines from first year through to PhD. She is a Project Fellow for the RLF, a mentor on the RLF Consultant Fellows’ programme and an RLF Development Consultant.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Essays, dissertations, literature reviews, online communication, books
Participants: School/college students, undergraduates, postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, immersives, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, children’s fiction, young adult fiction, journalist, novelist
Location: Scotland
Availability for travel: International