Live online plain-language courses and online coaching

Online plain language training and coaching: just for you, or for a few people  

In-house training?  If you would like to arrange tailored, in-house training, for your people ― either online, or face-to-face in your offices ― then please contact us.

Training just for you?  Our online plain language courses are open to anyone. The courses are based on our full-day, face-to-face, plain-language course.

We have delivered the course more than 1,000 times ― for government bodies, law firms, financial services organisations, not-for-profits, and many more.  The founder, and Managing Director, of Words and Beyond, Christopher Balmford developed the course in the mid-1990s ― the course has been evolving ever since.

In response to the social distancing required by the COVID-19 crisis, we further evolved the course to make it work “live” online. Since June 2020, Bob MIlstein has been running our courses online.  He has delivered the course face-to-face more than 400 times. ― here’s a testimonial for the online course:

"The training worked really well in the digital format and was still engaging despite the fact we weren’t together in the same room."

Course  3 x 2-hour sessions

You can book this course on its own. You might like to add one or more of the coaching exercises.  You can do that before, or after, the course.

We run these courses over Zoom. 

One-on-one coaching ― 4 options 

Your coaching options are:
Option 1   Before your course.  We send you a short letter to rewrite. You email us your rewritten version. We review your draft, mark-up our                           detailed feedback.      

Option 2   After your course.  Same process as Option 1, but the letter we send you to rewrite is longer and more challenging.

Option 3   After your course.  You send us a real-life document you have written applying your learning from the course; we send you a quote to                     review your document and to mark-up our feedback. Then we use the same process as the other coaching exercises. 

Option 4   Stand alone, ongoing coaching, tailored for you. You can arrange for us to work with you to help you improve your writing style ―                       even if you don't come on a training course.  Also you can arrange Option 3 without a course. 

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