Consulting, Editing and Training

 

CONSULTING

Trying to get your story told the way you want it told? I spent years as a print and broadcast journalist and know what gets reporters’ and editors’ attention – and how to get them on your side. I also have plenty of experience in media relations, digital communications and social media, so I can help you craft your message and direct it at the right people in any audience.

EDITING

Telling your story the right way requires plenty of editing, both substantive editing and careful proofreading. Having been a newspaper copy editor and assistant editor of a magazine, as well as a freelance editor of web copy, I can help you turn your work into well-organised, eloquent, grammatically correct writing.

TRAINING

I have plenty of experience offering two types of training: media training and writing coaching.


As a media trainer, I can teach any individual or group how to prepare for encounters with the media:

  1. -What to expect and not expect of the media

  2. -How to craft your message and stay on it

  3. -How to respectfully establish boundaries and ground rules with reporters

  4. -How to establish a good rapport and, if desired, lasting contact with reporters

  5. -How to speak, dress and behave for a broadcast interview


As a writing coach, I can offer bespoke group or individual training on:

  1. -Writing a newspaper or magazine story

  2. -Writing for the Web

  3. -Writing a news release

  4. -Writing for social media

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

To make working with me a seamless experience, I can competently provide the following additional services:

  1. -Photography and photo editing

  2. -Social media setup, posting and monitoring

  3. -Website updating

  4. -Basic web design

  5. -Basic print layout and design

  6. -Speechwriting