Stephanie Oley is an experienced business writer and coach who has developed a sound method of teaching concise, jargon-free writing.
Writing coaches come in many forms – from rulebook wielders to butt-kickers and big motivational speakers.
I’m neither of those, preferring to start with kindness and grace towards my raw material – you. (And your team, if they’ll be joining you).
First, we recognise that your people are experts in their field. This expertise is a massive part of writing well. Next, we hone in on participants’ individual writing challenges and give them specific tools to solve these. For example:
- Main point buried in detail – this problem can usually be cleared with a refresher on effective structure, sentence grammar and reduced jargon.
- Need to be more persuasive – usually, this issue can be resolved through better audience analysis, better-quality evidence and a refresher on classic persuasive cues.
If you’re planning a tailored in-house workshop for your team, I’ll put together the frameworks, techniques and industry-wide examples to suit. You’ll do a mix of solo, pair and group exercises, and receive feedback throughout.
And if you prefer to work through the self-guided online courses, you’ll receive a set of tools that I’ve found work best for each scenario. You’ll get a real-life writing task for each learning module, and receive written feedback on your work.
Stephanie is an experienced business writer and coach who has developed a sound method of teaching concise, jargon-free writing that tells the story and sets clear reader expectations. Her early career was in government and lifestyle publishing before she realised her passion for helping others, moving into business writing and coaching in the early 2000s. She is a longtime presenter at The University of Sydney’s Centre for Continuing Education, having delivered a range of public workshops there since 2006. Stephanie has designed and delivered writing workshops in sectors including banking, accounting, universities, health, engineering, architecture and media.
Stephanie has designed and delivered writing workshops in sectors including banking, accounting, universities, health, engineering, architecture and media. When not presenting, Stephanie is also partner at Sydney creative agency, The Offices, where she oversees day-to-day proposal writing, content marketing and a range of corporate client writing projects.
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