Writing Coach / Training – for organisations

with Matthew Elton, DPhil, PG Dip (TA Counselling), BACP Registered

I have been writing and helping people with their writing for over 25 years. This experience, combined with counselling and psychotherapy skills, provides the basis for my writing coach and writing training work.

I also offer a writing coach service for individuals.

What kind of writing?

  • Organisational writing: reports, minutes, press releases, promotion
  • Information writing: leaflets, policy briefings, technical, web

Helping you to help your staff develop their writing skills

Do you have staff who need to develop their writing skills but lack the in-house resources to train and coach them? I can provide training and coaching for individuals or for small groups. Depending on the circumstances this can be as a one-off session or through a series of sessions.

The work can be tailored to the needs of each organisation and its staff. Two standard options are:

Focused individual support

Writers best develop their skills through practice punctuated by detailed and supportive feedback. The focused individual support package provides four sessions, one to one and lasting an hour, spread over up to three months. Ideally, sessions will be timed to provide feedback and support on writing work the person needs to complete as part of their job.



Small group: writing workshop

For small groups of staff who have the basic skills but need to raise their game, the writing workshop package provides a one-off three hour session. The group will receive training and engage in a range of exercises on process and technical skills. Each participant will submit a sample ahead of time. As well as receiving individual written feedback on their sample, the workshop will be fine-tuned to address the issues that arise in the samples.

Cost: £200 + travel if outwith Edinburgh. Cost: £150 + £25 per participant + travel if outwith Edinburgh.


To find out more, call 07779 036 924 for an informal and confidential chat. Or make an inquiry using the online form.