New Digital TextWorkshop launched

A recent TextWorkshop at the Museum of London Docklands

A recent TextWorkshop at the Museum of London Docklands

It’s proving to be a busy year at TextWorkshop. Along with upcoming courses at the National Maritime Museum (26th May) and the Design Museum (12th September), we’ve just launched a brand-new Digital TextWorkshop, taking place at the Natural History Museum on 16th June.

It’s never been more important to get your digital text-writing up to scratch, so the new Digital TextWorkshop will cover all the tips and tricks of effective digital communication. We’ll cover writing for screen-based interactives and websites – as well as how and why you should tweet.

The course runs from 10.30-4.30 and costs between £75 and £165 depending on whether you’re freelance or working for a national organisation. You can book a place by visiting www.textworkshop.co.uk, where, along with dates for our 2011 courses, you’ll find pictures and feedback from recent courses and our all-new TextWorkshop video, shot at the Natural History Museum.

I run TextWorkshop with Dea Birkett, director of Kids in Museums, true member of the twitterati, and journalist with The Guardian newspaper. We offer training in good writing for people in the heritage sector, and our unique courses bring together expertise from the worlds of museums and journalism to give people new skills and new ideas.

Our courses are interactive and fun, and we are always looking for ways to make them better. Feedback is very positive – one recent workshop, at the Museum of London Docklands on 3 February, had this response:

‘Great day, very inspiring, I feel energised to write better text.’

‘I learned that writing great text isn’t a secret art.’

‘I feel like I have the tools and techniques to make a difference from boring text.’

‘Brilliant course. You had my full attention all the way through.’

Our next TextWorkshop course is 26th May at the National Maritime Museum, before the Digital TextWorkshop on 16th June. In the mean time we’re doing some in-house work with museums and organisations around the country who want to make sure their text-writing practice and strategy is in tip-top form.