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Courses offered by Katie Grant

Sessions include:

  • Who am I when I write? Voice in Academic Writing
  • The art and craft of editing
  • Writing for publication
  • Making the most of your writing time
  • Structured writing retreats for all stages of the PhD
  • The Bridge: academic writing development for sixth form in England and Wales; 5th and 6th year in Scotland

Katie brings the energy, expertise and experience of the professional writer (academic, journalism, creative) to her 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

Through highly interactive, imaginative workshops and carefully structured writing retreats, Katie not only helps participants tackle their 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, an RLF Development Consultant and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

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