Media & English Training & Writing Services

Courses for Journalists/Artists & Musicians/English Language courses for Business Professionals

 

Training for Journalists 

Develop skills to work as a professional journalist in print/radio/TV and online - course for people who either want to break into journalism, or further develop their skills (appropriate for native and non-native speakers of English).

By the end of the course you will know how:

- to contact artists, politicians, agents/managers and editors and then set up an interview

- to structure an interview and ask effective questions to get a strong response (inc. questions to avoid)

- to research/edit your work (inc. advice on key resources and processes) 

- to approach editors to try and place your interview, or self-publish.

These courses include original material, based on my many years experience as a professional journalist and also published/broadcast examples to study. The focus of the course will depend on student needs, but by the end allow you to work as a journalist with confidence.

Media Training for Artists & Musicians

Get personalised feedback and individual training on how to best present yourself to journalists, in interview situations and other contexts, including online. This coaching can be either a stand-alone course, or ongoing training support. 

All training programs will focus on how:

- to present your work and career in a professional way, from first approach, whether by messages/email or phone contact

- to contact journalists or magazines to interest them in your work, including how and when to involve your publicist/manager

- to answer interview questions in an effective and engaging way, including tips on how the journalist will be thinking and what they are looking for and how to avoid common mistakes

- to maintain relationships with journalists and media professionals.

This coaching can also include advice on or written support for websites and promotional material, such as a career chronology, biographical notes and press-kits (including previously published/broadcast material on your work).
 

English Language Training for Business Professionals

I am also available for one to one or small group English language training.

Areas of specialisation: advertising and media; legal; recruitment/job-hunting and communication (public speaking/negotiating) and communication skills; accent reduction, fluency development.

Throughout my career, I have taught all levels from beginners to advanced and all nationalities/language backgrounds and exams such as TOEIC.  

Detailed CVs in English or French available on request. 

All training programs and coaching delivered either in person in Paris, or London/Europe (and/or via email - a private Facebook page with resources, chat and Skype). 

 

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Writing & Editorial Services

Professional writing and editorial services also available:

- promotional material, websites

- business/scientific reports

- 'plain English' advice (on rewriting material)

- press releases (media-focussed work)

And also

- essay-writing and academic writing training and support.   

 

Translation 

Fast and accurate written translation available: French to English, and also proof-reading and correction of translated material into English from all languages.

 Rates are negotiable and very reasonable. Thank you for your interest.


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