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Copywriting for Publishers


As someone who works in publishing, you are already familiar with the power of words.

This virtual workshop shows you how to harness that power to create copy that inspires, persuades and sells. It provides you with practical tools to complement your writing skills and further develop your expertise.

Interspersed throughout are short exercises designed to extend your writing and editing capabilities. Among other things, you’ll have the chance to write a tagline, a cover blurb and the headline and opening paragraph for a press release.

The course also touches on artificial-intelligence copywriting tools, such as ChatGPT, explaining why your own creative skills are superior to machine learning.

Gain invaluable insights

In two half-day sessions, you’ll learn how to make your words work harder for you and how to ensure they connect with your target audiences. At the same time, you’ll acquire invaluable insights into how to produce effective copy more quickly and with greater confidence.

You’ll also have an opportunity to get feedback on something you have written. Send the tutor an example of your work and during the training  he will provide constructive advice on it.

Whether you write newsletters, catalogue content, advance information sheets, cover copy, copy for Amazon or other online content, this course can make a difference.

Who is it for?

Anyone working in publishing or in a related area who has to convey key messages through the written word. This includes:

  • Copywriters
  • Editorial assistants, assistant editors, editors
  • Freelance publicists
  • PR assistants, executives, managers
  • Publicity assistants, executives, managers
  • Marketing assistants, executives, managers
  • Web assistants, editors, managers.

What will you achieve?

On completing this course you’ll be able to:

  • Write copy that connects with readers
  • Exploit powerful techniques used by top professionals
  • Apply these techniques to a range of copywriting tasks.


  • Writing with greater confidence
  • Making your text flow more smoothly
  • Capturing and holding reader attention
  • Adapting your words for your audience
  • Creating customer-winning calls to action
  • Avoiding all the classic copywriting mistakes.

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Enrol on this course

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Session 1: 1 October | Session 2: 3 October (mornings only)


Tuesday, 01 October 2024


Date information for future sessions

October 2024

  • 1 & 3 October 2024
  • Times: Each session will run from 9.00am to 12.30pm 

 Course format

  • Virtual course
  • 9am to 12.30pm 
  • Four x 1.5 hour sessions plus breaks, comprising two half-day sessions.

 A number of discounts are available

 Enrol on this course

What you will need

To join the course, you will need access to a computer, tablet or laptop with a camera and microphone. You will need to activate a free Zoom account to join the course. This takes two minutes and does not require any payment. It is purely for administrative purposes.