Righting your writing!
- Looking to refresh your grammar and punctuation skills?
- Are you in a job where accuracy in English is essential? (Which should be every job, but let’s not go there…)
- Are your Word documents littered with green squiggly lines?
- Want to kiss goodbye to your current Russian Roulette approach to apostrophes, plurals and other gremlins?
- If you're keen to transform your writing into a thing of error-free beauty, this entertaining and informative day awaits!
Get to know your grammar
In many cultures, Grammar is a kindly old woman who bakes sponge cakes, knits jumpers and comments on how much you’ve grown. But the grammar we’re talking about here packs hand grenades and tripwires – showcasing English at its inconsistent best. And when teamed up with punctuation, they’re a mischievous pair – wielding a bunch of rules you’d swear had
been designed to make us all look perpetually stupid.
But never fear – help is at hand! If you’re sick of patchy punctuation and grammar guesswork and just want to learn it once and for all, our one-day Grammar and Punctuation Essentials seminar is exactly what the doc ordered. (Document, that is.) Because when you master the golden rules, your work becomes gold-star worthy
YES! Please send me an outline for this course
In one day, you'll learn:
- The fundamentals of punctuation and grammar to give you more confidence in your writing and your job.
- Common mistakes in business writing and how to fix them – things like apostrophes, plurals, quotes and more. (LOTS more!)
- An understanding of the ‘grey areas’ of language – when to bend, break or keep a rule or convention.
- How to know when more than one solution is acceptable.
- Practical and interactive exercises exploring and reinforcing the nine parts of speech and building blocks of English.
- The knowledge to feel empowered in correcting yours and other people’s writing.
- and MUCH more!
Understand and deliver
Your guide through this lexical minefield is Deb Doyle – an editorial expert with an uncanny ability to turn the traditionally dull-at-best world of punctuation and grammar into a fun, jam-packed, eye-opening and sidesplitting journey!
At the conclusion of this one-day workshop, you’ll not only be able to identify and apply simple solutions to common writing quirks, but your work will be more professional, polished and easier to read. Turns out you CAN have your sponge cake and eat it too!
WARNING: a byproduct of this course is that you’ll find yourself scoffing at printed signs, tut-tutting advertisements and correcting your friends’ Facebook updates…
Your FREE COPY OF Grey Areas and Gremlins
(valued at $50).
You’ll receive your very own copy of the comprehensive text-workbook Grey Areas and Gremlins: A grammar and punctuation refresher (valued at $50). This is a useful resource you can refer to even when the seminar is over.
Why learn grammar and punctuation?
If you are one of the many people who work with words, you might be struggling to make sense of what you write and read. You might be a professional freelance writer or hold a responsible position in the publications arm of a company or government enterprise – or you might be one of the many people who belong to the generations of Australians who missed out on learning grammar and punctuation at school!
If you lack confidence in explaining the choices you make when drafting or editing a variety of documents for a range of readers, you’ll transform your skills by completing this grammar and punctuation seminar.
Rave reviews about
Grammar and Punctuation Essentials
"Deb has encyclopaedic knowledge and an easy, breezy, inclusive style; she made learning a pleasure. Already I am more confident - I now have a name for the nausea-inducing corporate speak that is rampant at my workplace - Nominalisation. It is my curse, but also my new cause!"
- Dianne Mansell
“Deb was absolutely brilliant. Her teaching style is approachable, intelligent and well-paced. I would add three exclamation marks but I now know that's a hyphenated no-no!”
- Janet Hillis
“The way the course was presented was fantastic. There was never a dull moment. Deb Doyle is an outstanding presenter. She made the course enjoyable and very easy to understand. Deb showed genuine interest in our desire to learn. I've gained knowledge as well as confidence in my grammar and punctuation skills.”
- Claudia Arrage
"Grammar and Punctuation has immediate practical benefits and is a worthwhile investment."
- Mathew Patterson
“I really enjoyed the practical exercises and the informative discussion. Deb was a great presenter. I enjoyed her relaxed and conversational attitude and she was very knowledgeable about the subject. The location was stunning, the staff very pleasant and the course materials well-prepared and effective.”
- Kellie Deayton
“I enjoyed the fact that the flow of the information was consistent and continual. There was lots of information and it was delivered in a clear and concise manner. DEB IS AWESOME!”
- Jayne Herrmann
"This course is something anyone can benefit from."
- Tina Chappell
"I feel much more confident with the basic rules of grammar and punctuation that once baffled me."
- Sunni Hughes
"Deb was fantastic. She really knows her stuff. I now have a better basic knowledge of grammar and punctuation."
- Stephanie Johnston
About the course
VIDEO: What is the most common grammar mistake you see?
Learn from the best
Deb Doyle is an experienced editorial-training consultant and
publication editor. Deb has conducted courses for the Productivity
Commission, AMP and Wizard Home Loans as well as many other corporate
and government entities located in Sydney or Melbourne. Deb's courses
are interactive and fun. You'll be amazed at how engaging and
interesting a workshop in grammar and punctuation can be. ...