Training

Training in digital media

I’ve worked as a trainer for Google’s Digital Garage, presenting face-to-face seminars to small businesses (SMEs) on being effective online.

I also work for the BBC, designing and delivering online content for its learning and development wing, the BBC Academy.

Some of my other clients include law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys, NHS local and Birmingham Literature Festival for whom I have devised and delivered training on:

  • writing for the web
  • social media
  • being findable online (SEO)

“Just wanted to pass on the messages of thank yous from the delegates that attended last Friday’s International Women’s Day. The presentation you delivered was spot on and everyone took something away. The feedback has been amazing.” (Pushpa Alexander, HeadzupBusiness after a presentation for Google’s Digital Garage)

Training teachers in writing

As a result of my working as a writer in schools, I’ve run programmes for teachers helping them encourage writing through developing journalism, with the National Association of Writers in Education. I had a lot of fun working with the poet, Andy Croft, devising material for teaching poetry and journalism.  We did through  Writing Together, a project run by the Book Trust and the Poetry Society.

“It’s the best course I’ve ever been on.” “Excellent ideas for lessons.” “The two worked very well together.” “Superb opportunity.” “I’m still in awe.” (Comments made by teachers following the Writing Together training day in Cambridge that Andy Croft and I devised and led)