Does your copy convince YOU? Is it vivid and engaging, or are you guilty of using tired adjectives such as comprehensive and essential? Perhaps you’d love to write more exciting copy but don’t have the time, or colleagues feel it’s not ‘appropriate’ for your product?
If you can relate to this, join us on this fun workshop and prepare to feel liberated!
- Universal principles that really work, whatever you’re selling, online and offline
- Why writing copy is totally different to the writing you learned in school
- Writing copy for readers, not ‘markets’ or products
- Focusing on the 10 second sell and on calls to action
- Fewer words, greater impact: being ruthless and taking risks
- How to get attention, and keep it
- Writing for different formats: book covers, advance information, catalogues, brochures, sales letters, press releases, websites, emailings, social media, adverts
- Short exercises on critiquing examples of copy, and working on real examples brought by participants.
What’s the day like?
It’s a day designed to help you stand back and see new approaches to copywriting – even if you’re describing a very specialist product – and to equip you with tips to help in the writing process and really boost your confidence.
Who should attend?
Anyone in a marketing or editorial role within publishing looking either for a lively general introduction, or for a refresher to inject some new ideas and fresh approaches to existing skills. The course is also suitable for participants from sectors such as museums and galleries, libraries and institutions.
About the Trainer: Rachel Maund
Rachel Maund has over 30 years’ experience of writing copy for publishers, and has been running training workshops on copywriting for 20 years, and on five continents. Her company, Marketability (UK) Ltd, is London-based but works with publishing clients all over the world, specialising in marketing and in training. She works across all publishing sectors, including large and small companies in STM, academic, schools, business/professional, travel, and trade. Clients include John Wiley, OUP, Cambridge University Press, Hachette, HarperCollins, SpringerNature, Taylor & Francis, SAGE Publications, World Scientific, Cengage, Pearson, Bloomsbury, and Bradt Travel Guides.
Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members
Kinokuniya Privilege card members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee.
Please provide your membership number and workshop title to [email protected] for the discount code before online registration.
Some workshops are eligible for the SkillsFuture Credit.
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to choose from the courses available on the the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.
Participants can disburse partial or full course fees (excludes registration fees) in SkillsFuture Credits.
For using the full course fee in SkillsFuture, please register for the course in Eventbrite and select 'Send Invoice' at the end of the online registration page.
For disbursement of partial course fee in SkillsFuture, please contact [email protected]
If you use your SkillsFuture for the full course fee (exclude registration fee), please register for this workshop first and select 'Send Invoice' as payment mode. You are required to make cash payment of the Eventbrite registration fee at the workshop.
If you use partial SkillsFuture of the course fee, please sign in to your SkillsFuture account and after which email to [email protected] with the remaining course fee (including Eventbrite fee) you will make payment for.
IMDA Talent Assistance Specialised Training Grant
Successful applicants will receive support of 90% of course fee (excluding GST), capped at $2,500 per course for IMDA’s approved local and online courses. Applicants will also be eligible for up to $15,000 per annum (from 1 April to 31 March) in funding support to defray part of the costs for the course fees, airfare and living expenses when they attend short overseas specialised media courses not found in Singapore or for skills needed by the industry.
Please visit http://www.sixdegrees.asia to apply or for more information. You will be required to setup a basic account
Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 10 – 30 pax
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.
Cancellation & Substitution
The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.
Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.
Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.