Aligned to the UK Government’s content and publishing style guide, this training will help participants decide what language is appropriate in a specific context. Participants will consider debates such as people-first language in discussions of disability, what pronouns to use, and whether dictionaries really do know best. There will also the opportunity to explore what happens when a writer or editor uses features of regional or second-language varieties of English. There will be time to reflect on the extent to which society privileges some voices over others and, in doing so, turns these preferences into linguistic prejudice. And, in a world where large language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT are writing publications, how can we eliminate bias once and for all.
The above training can be completely customised fit your exact organisational requirements. This means you can add your own specific work examples and case studies which makes the learning even more relevant and effective.
10:00 - 16:00
Available to be delivered In-House. Contact us for a quotation.
Face to Face or Virtual
This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.Enquire
Rebecca is a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and holds a PGCE. Rebecca also holds over 15 years of teaching experience.Read Bio
Rebecca is a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and holds a PGCE. With over 15 years of teaching experience spanning schools, colleges and professional organisations, Rebecca communicates and coaches with exemplary use of language, grammar and writing skills. She runs Rothwell Editorial, a successful editing and writing company, and works with some incredible people.
An accomplished ghostwriter, Rebecca collaborates with high-profile clients to create truly personal memoirs and autobiographies. She is a successful author and blogger in her own right – her work has been printed in national newspapers and by some of the world’s leading publishing houses. As an editor, Rebecca works on professional documents, freeing them from clichés and stock phrases, to bring personality and accuracy to the writing.
Rebecca is fascinated with the study of linguistics and how our language choices define us, both as private individuals and public personalities. She combines her personal interest with her professional experience and honed skills to create effective, worthwhile and meaningful training sessions.
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