Ex-Mail editor to re-run popular writing skills course

A former editor of the Birmingham Mail has organised another course for businesses wanting to improve their writing skills.

Steve Dyson, who now works via Dyson Media Ltd, is holding the ‘Good media writing skills’ training day in Birmingham city centre on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

Steve, who is offering a 20 per cent discount to Press Club members,  said: “We often run courses direct for clients’ businesses, but have run this ‘open course’ twice a year since 2010 in Birmingham.

“It’s always gone down well both with those new to writing and others who want to refresh their skills. The big benefit is that companies can book single spaces, getting all that knowledge for a minimum spend.”

Steve, who is also associate director of ASAP PR, added: “It’s an intensive but fun course, with a lively mix of interactive teaching and challenging exercises on style, grammar, simple language, headlines, editing, proofreading and – of course – writing.”

Previous Dyson Media delegates have included staff from Barclays Bank, BHSF, Birmingham Chamber, Birmingham City Council, Centro, Marketing Birmingham, NEC Group, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and various PR companies.

Neil Rami, chief executive of Marketing Birmingham, said: "I've always found Dyson Media’s training and advice to be of a high calibre, drawing on Steve’s vast experience."

Places on the one-day 'Good media writing skills' course cost £295 +VAT, which includes a hot lunch, snacks and tea or coffee all day.

Full details at www.dysonmedia.co.uk. To book, email steve.dysonmedia@gmail.com, or call 0781 8004575