Become an expert communicator who uses words with flair and confidence in this three-day writing workshop.

Words are tiny weapons of persuasion. They can shape the way we (and others) see the world, so it’s crucial to wield them properly, especially for your business. Learn how to apply the principles of good writing to your work, how to deploy simple tools to dramatically improve your writing, and how to communicate more masterfully than ever. Know which words to use when, why to use them, and how to use them to maximum effect. Understand the nuances of style, tone and register – and how to modulate them depending on the platform you’re writing for. Equip yourself with basic sub-editing and proofreading skills to improve your own drafts and help colleagues to do the same. During the course of this highly practical one-week programme, you’ll work on a long-form piece of writing (a thought leadership piece, a feature article or a corporate profile) that is submitted for evaluation upon completion of the course. 

By the end of this course you’ll be able to: 

  • Write vivid, clear prose 
  • Identify and create connection with your target audience
  • Tell engaging, human stories
  • Sharpen your stories using seven strategic questions
  • Embrace the journalistic principle of “show, don’t tell”
  • Sub-edit and proofread your stories

Course Details

Duration: Three days
Location: Johannesburg or online
Group size: 3-10 participants

How it works: This course can either be run as a block course (three consecutive days) or one day of training weekly over three weeks.


Nala Academy prides itself on offering the best, by the best. We provide a range of online and in-person courses for journalists, editors and content producers. Our training is dynamic, contemporary and practical – with course content that evolves as quickly as the industry does. 

Our core training team includes some of the most recognised names in media in Africa who have built, led and worked for some of the biggest media brands on the continent. We also bring in prominent global journalists and communicators as guest trainers. 

To sign up for this course or enquire about our other offerings, get in touch.