Language workshops designed for the needs of your organization.

The experienced team at Colborne Communications has been successfully delivering courses and workshops in writing, editing, and other communication skills for over 35 years.

We provide workshops and seminars on the following topics:

  • Plain language
  • Writing and rewriting
  • Structural and stylistic editing
  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading
  • Manuscript evaluations
  • Research and fact checking
  • Estimating and budgeting
  • Using various types of software to prepare publications

Our most popular workshops are in writing, clear language training, and editing. You can keep reading for some basic information on each of these, but we tend to do the following for all of our workshops:

  • Tailor workshops to your needs
  • Review and discuss writing samples
  • Follow up in individual sessions

Business Writing Workshops

We believe that, to be effective, workshops have to be tailored to the client’s individual situation. We prepare for writing workshops by examining a sample of recent work from each person who will be attending. We also interview an appropriate manager to determine the goals of the documents: who reads them, what message should be conveyed, and what approach is preferred.

Plain Language Workshops

Would you like to leverage and monetize your company’s synergy with a new initiative? Or maybe you want to incent customer-based dialogue re: your shifting paradigms to proactively prevent your business solutions from becoming commoditized?

Well good luck, because the average reader doesn’t have the patience to untangle verbose, vague, clichéd jargon — and that’s precisely why your organization will benefit from learning clear language skills. We’ll help your group to de-clutter their language and get your message across cleanly and clearly.

Editing Workshops

Are you a publishing house that wants to offer editing training to your employees? Or a big corporation whose employees know how to write snappy marketing copy but don’t know how to edit it? We can help you out.

We’ve taught editing in a number of institutions, from one-day corporate seminars to full university courses. Let us know what your company produces and we will customize workshops to sharpen the skills of your employees, making for concise and consistent copy time and time again.