Training Courses Offered
These courses are offered at your workplace or offsite, both in and out of Austin, Texas.
Expert Email Strategies: Email takes up over four hours of the average white-collar worker's day. This two-hour course helps you reduce workplace friction, improve professionalism, and reclaim the workday. (We can customize the course to include your company's email policies!)
Proofreading: Do typos and other mistakes compromise the professionalism of your workplace's communications? This course includes techniques for avoiding errors in the first place, as well as instruction on identifying the most common writing errors and practice for best ways to fix them. Available as a half-day or full-day course.
Writing for the Web: Less is more! This session focuses on how to create effective, informative web sites and pages, as well as succinct web copy. Learn to improve navigation, design, and content. Available as a half-day or full-day course.
Workplace Writing: This course shows how to approach the blank page or screen and how to painlessly craft readable, succinct, correct workplace writing. Soup to nuts—this session covers prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading. Available as a half-day or full-day course.
Grammar Review: Brush up your language skills! This full-day course, taught by the longtime editor of Harcourt's Holt Handbook for Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, and Sentences and editor of Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters, by Harold Evans, provides a refresher on grammar, as well as techniques to improve both speaking and writing.
Learning the Federal Plain Language Guidelines: Learn to craft clear, useful, correct content. Created for federal employees but useful for everyone. Following these guidelines will help readers find what they need, understand what they find, and use what they find to meet their needs.
Kathryn Rogers has been writing, editing, and teaching writing and editing for over fifteen years, first at Tulane University and then for employers and clients such as Harcourt/Holt Rinehart & Winston (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), 360Training, TATA Interactive Systems, and Solutions Training Group. She is the owner of Rogers Editorial Services, based in Austin, Texas, which offers writing, editing, proofreading, social media, training, and project management services.