Writing for websites in-house course

This course looks at how to use plain English to write effective website copy. It gives tips about good use of layout, language and design, as well as explaining the various accessibility issues affecting people writing online publications.

Please note that this course is not a web design course. It is aimed at people who are required to write for the web using content management systems.

The course will cover the following:

  • Tips for clearer writing
  • Active writing
  • Writing concisely
  • Righting some writing wrongs
  • Using lists
  • Writing text links
  • 'Alt' tags and images
  • Links and navigation
  • Forms
  • Accessibility

The inhouse course has an initial session that covers the principles of plain English. Please note that if you have been on the one-day ‘plain English course’ in the last year or so, you will find you have already covered these principles.

The course timings for in-house courses are:

Start 9.30am
Coffee 11am
Lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Coffee 3pm
Finish 5pm

Ordering the 'Writing for in-house websites course':

We run the course at your offices, over one day. The programme is flexible and can be adapted to your own specific needs. Some of the sessions cover techniques of plain English, and others concentrate on either practical case studies we provide or your own documents. If possible, we like to use your own material so that we are using familiar and meaningful documents to reinforce the techniques.

If you have any questions about this course, or if you want to make a booking, please phone George on 01663 744409 or email inhousetraining@plainenglish.co.uk.

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