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The aim of the Writing Clear Science teaching program is to assist science professionals to produce high-quality documents and to permanently improve their writing skills.  

Dr Marina Hurley teaches how to write clearly and succinctly, without sacrificing scientific accuracy. Marina also helps you overcome your writing obstacles, improve your writing productivity and enhance your project management skills.

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Online writing course

How to be an Efficient Writer

 course opens 17th September 2020

(next release scheduled for 28th January 2021)

4 week course including 12 month access
 to lectures and downloadable resources

    Learn how to:
    - Get your thoughts down quickly
    - Manage your time effectively
    - Avoid distraction and procrastination
    - Effectively manage your writing project and
       monitor your productivity
    - Produce a content-rich first draft of a new
      document by the end of the course

     Resources   
    - Handbook, templates & worksheets      
    - Additional resources for future use
     - Download the brochure
    - Download the course outline

    Cost:
    - $395 (incl. gst).
    - Minus 10% group discount (3 or more bookings).
    - Bookings & info: https://www.trybooking.com/BKFOO
    - To request an invoice or other ways to pay, please
      download, then complete the pdf Registration Form, and           return to info@writingclearscience.com.au

In-House workshops

1-3 day face-to-face workshops  

CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19

   Short lectures followed by exercises and discussions.
Tailored for current projects and learning needs.

    Learn how to:
      - Write clearly and concisely
      - Improve your productivity and confidence
      - Write for your target audience
      - Write efficiently
      - Design your document (report, paper or thesis)

   Tailored workshops
      - 14 modules to choose from
      - Pre-workshop assessment of learning needs  
      - Writing exercises tailored for current projects 

     Resources
     - Handbook, templates & worksheets 
     - Additional resources for future use
     - Size: Minimum 8 - Maximum 30

     - Download the testimonials brochure
    Cost:
       - Flat fee plus capped expenses
       - Group discount for online courses
       - Contact us for a full outline and quote.  


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Testimonials

"While authoring scientific reports as a consultant ecologist for over ten years, I always found it challenging to balance efficient reporting with high-quality outputs. The How to be an Efficient Writer course has given me great confidence in this pursuit. The course provided me with a robust toolset that is delivered within a clear and straight-forward framework, which emphasises key science-writing principles. I now take a more structured approach to writing tasks and have a much clearer idea of the time required to deliver high quality writing products. I recommend the course to both early and mature professionals looking to build their skills from scratch, and those looking to sharpen their current approach to science writing.  Marina, thanks again for providing such a great course. I really enjoyed the webinars/lectures and think the materials will serve me well for the rest of my career. I’m now trying to build the techniques into my standard practice as a matter of habit and routine."

Geordie Scott-Walker, Consultant Ecologist

"I completed ‘How to be an efficient writer’ in the first year of my PhD. Prior to the course, I ticked every box for inefficiency and felt I needed help. I credit Marina for teaching me, step by step, the skill of producing a scientific document in a time frame expected at a professional level. I am so grateful for the knowledge I gained and have continued to use for every writing project since."

Clancy Hall, Research Scientist

"The How to be an Efficient Writer course has given me the tips I needed to get over that initial hurdle to just start writing. I now use things I learnt in the course almost everyday and I feel less dread when it comes to writing. Highly recommended."

Roxanne Francis, Research Scientist

"Your workshop really helped me brain storm ideas before I started to write so I wouldn’t be overwhelmed with the amount of thoughts and information I needed to incorporate into reports. A course well worth the time. No hesitation to recommend."

Sherine Jansz

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Dr Marina Hurley

About the facilitator

Formerly an ecologist, since 2005 Dr Marina Hurley has specialised in teaching scientific and professional writing through her Writing Clear Science training consultancy. Marina is a Visiting Fellow at UNSW, teaching science writing to PhD students and staff. Based in Melbourne, Marina regularly travels across Australia to deliver workshops.    au.linkedin.com/in/marinahurley/

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