Courses offered by Katie Grant

Sessions include:

  • Finding the right voice: developing particular writing for particular audiences
  • Writing for publication
  • Writing for impact (including REF impact statements)
  • Drowning, not waving: recapturing and re-energising your thesis or journal article
  • The Bridge: academic writing development for years 10, 11 and 12 in England and Wales; 5th and 6th year in Scotland
  • The Art and Craft of Editing

About Katie

A strong combination of academic writing, journalism and fiction informs Katie’s approach to teaching and facilitating academic writing interventions:

  • as an academic writer (conference abstracts, reports, constructing workshops) – finding your voice, clarity, argument, organisation, confidence
  • as a newspaper columnist (including, at various times, the Herald, Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Scottish editions of the Times and Sunday Times) – marshalling facts, clarity of purpose, writing with style, wordcount, deadlines, time-management
  • as a historical novelist (10 novels (Puffin, Quercus, Virago) including two trilogies) – research, scaffolding, narrative structure, writing discipline, self-editing

Katie designs and facilitates interventions on all aspects of academic writing, for example finding your academic voice, writing for impact, keeping your thesis on track, editing and how to write for different audiences. During highly interactive and imaginative workshops, Katie not only helps participants tackle particular writing problems, she also shares techniques and strategies that participants can use to help others.

Katie was the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Glasgow from 2011-2014, coaching students writing in varied disciplines from first year through to PhD. She is the Royal Literary Fund Ambassador, 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, journal articles, books
Participants: School/college students, undergraduates, postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, immersives, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, young adult fiction, journalist, novelist
Location: Scotland
Availability for travel: International