Making your message clear: writing and editing for non-academic audiences

Thursday 18 May 2017 – 9.30am to 1pm

Torridon Room, Charles Stewart House

16 Chambers Street, Edinburgh

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This half-day course provides support for anyone involved in explaining academic ideas to a non-academic audience in written form. It is aimed at researchers, research and policy officers, and knowledge exchange and impact people. The course is led by Dr Sarah Morton, Co-Director of CRFR with over 15 years of experience of working in Knowledge Exchange environments, and Lesley Kelly, CRFR Knowledge Exchange & Communications Co-ordinator.

This course covers:

  • Top tips for plain language
  • Jargon busting
  • Writing clear language research summaries
  • Tailoring your message

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Have learned some techniques to support writing in clear language
  • Feel confident in their abilities in getting their message across to a range of audiences
  • Have knowledge about a range of resources to support them in producing material for non-academic audiences

The course contains practical exercises. Participants should aim to bring a piece of writing they are working on.


The cost of this half-day course is £50.

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