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Courses offered by Katie Grant

Sessions include:

  • The art and craft of editing
  • Who am I when I write? Voice in academic writing
  • Reading like a writer
  • Making the most of your writing time
  • Structured writing retreats, writing clinics and writing groups for all stages of Masters and PhD researchers, and academic staff
  • 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 to her academic writing interventions:

  • as an academic writer – (co-creator of the Advancing Academic Writing skills website at the University of Glasgow, RLF Writing Fellow, RLF Bridge Fellow, conference contributor)
  • as a newspaper columnist (including, at various times, the HeraldScotsmanScotland on Sunday and the Scottish editions of the Times and Sunday Times) and occasional book reviewer (New York Times)
  • as a historical novelist (10 novels – Puffin, Quercus, Virago – including two trilogies)

Katie’s approach is participant-centred, with all writing interventions tailored to the particular group and their particular needs. She knows the value of hands-on practice, so her sessions see participants mapping techniques directly onto their own work.

A Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Writing Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Katie also works with doctoral training partnerships and individual HEIs all over the UK. She is the co-ordinator of the RLF Consultant Fellows’ programme, an RLF Bridge Fellow and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She is also Chair of the panel of judges for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction.

Discipline areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, online communication, letters and emails, journal articles, books, communicating with non-specialists
Participants: School/college students, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic), international students
Activities: Workshops, retreats, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, children’s fiction, young adult fiction, journalist, novelist
Location: Scotland
Availability for travel: UK-wide
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