Managing Other People’s Writing

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Virtual classes –
tailored for your staff

Face-to-face

At your office –
tailored for your staff

Managing Other People’s Writing will help you build your team’s skills with time-saving techniques for explaining expectations, reducing revisions, and making sure they do the work (not you).

Managing other people’s writing offers delegation and supervision skills specifically for written work – better drafts and fewer rewrites.
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Course Content

This Managing Other People’s Writing course helps you to get the best written work from your team. It will help take the pain out of documentation – when the work produced by your team doesn’t bear enough resemblance to what you were expecting.

Content

  • Diagnosing the problems
  • Explaining your criteria
  • Providing information about the context and the reader
  • Insisting on clear objectives
  • Helping with organisation – outlines and structural tools
  • Checking for ‘flow’ in paragraphs and sentences
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation for grown-ups
  • Highlighting key points effectively – persuasive writing
  • Explaining how to change the emphasis and tone
  • Making sure they review and polish their work

Outcomes

As a result of attending the course, you will:
  • delegate and supervise written work quickly and effectively;
  • give knowledgeable feedback that doesn’t duck the issues;
  • set clear criteria for the final approval of work; and
  • enable your team to produce higher quality first drafts.

Format

Based on real drafting work – discussion of common problems and techniques with tutor feedback

Delegates

Lawyers and supervisors who want to improve the quality of writing in their teams

Managing Other People's Writing Live Online Course

2 hours

Lawyers and supervisors

Face-to-Face

Have you experienced ‘the pain of documentation’? When the work produced by your team bears only a passing resemblance to what you asked for?

This course will help you to get the best from your people.

Content

  • Explaining your criteria
  • Providing information about the context and the reader
  • Insisting on clear objectives
  • Helping with organisation – outlines and other structural tools
  • Checking for ‘flow’ in paragraphs and sentences
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation for grown-ups
  • Highlighting key points effectively – persuasive writing
  • Explaining how to change the emphasis and tone
  • Reviewing, polishing and making sure they do the work

Outcomes

As as result of attending the course, you will:

  1. delegate and supervise written work quickly and effectively;
  2. give knowledgeable feedback that doesn’t duck the issues;
  3. set clear criteria for the final approval of work; and
  4. enable your team to produce higher quality first drafts.

Format

  1. Workshop with in-tray exercises based on the team’s work. Delegates benefit from discussions with their peers about effective techniques.
  2. Coaching for individuals

Managing Other People's Writing Face-to-face Course

2 hours

Lawyers and supervisors

One-to-one session helping you get the best written work from your team.

Content

Possible content tailored to your needs:
  • Diagnosing the problems
  • Explaining your criteria
  • Providing information about the context and the reader
  • Insisting on clear objectives
  • Helping with organisation – outlines and structural tools
  • Checking for ‘flow’ in paragraphs and sentences
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation for grown-ups
  • Highlighting key points effectively – persuasive writing
  • Explaining how to change the emphasis and tone
  • Making sure they review and polish their work

Outcomes

As a result of attending the course, you will:
  • delegate and supervise written work quickly and effectively;
  • give knowledgeable feedback that doesn’t duck the issues;
  • set clear criteria for the final approval of work; and
  • enable your team to produce higher quality first drafts.

Format

Based on real drafting work – discussion of common problems and techniques with tutor feedback

Delegates

Lawyers and supervisors who want to improve the quality of writing in their teams

Managing Other People's Writing Coaching Course

1 hour

Lawyers and Supervisors

Tutors

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Peter Kinch
Doug Robinson website image
Doug Robinson
James Welsh website image
James Welsh

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