Stop Writing Crap: How to Better Get Your Message Across
8

Thursday, 8 December

6:30 8:30 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle , WA 98101
$40 USD
Regular Ticket
$40 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Stop Writing Crap: How to Better Get Your Message Across

8

Thursday, 8 December

6:30 8:30 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle , WA 98101
$40 USD
Regular Ticket
$40 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

Your boss just told you to write a press release. Your team just elected you to throw together the presentation for your product release. You need to send a really, really unpleasant email, and you're going to have to face that person in the office. Every. Single. Day. If only you didn't think your writing sucked. If only.

Longtime news editor Joel Magalnick is here to help. He will walk this class through different scenarios to make you a better writer and get you to think about how your message matters. Together we will look at items such as press releases, articles, white papers and more, and talk about how they can be better.

Takeaways

  • Discuss active and passive writing tenses, and appropriate uses for each
  • Edit long-winded articles to avoid the dreaded TLDR syndrome (Too Long, Didn't Read)
  • Get rid of adjectives
  • Write our own missives and then pull them apart

Prereqs & Preparation

Come with pen and paper or a laptop. We will be getting hands-on!

About the Instructor

Joel Magalnick Photo

Joel Magalnick has spent more than a decade as a journalist and editor. As the leader of a community newspaper, he led everything from digital media efforts to creating budgets to laying out pages. He currently runs an agency called The Refined Story, which focuses on extracting the editorial potential from companies’ knowledge bases, using content as a sales tool, and helping startups seeking funding better tell their stories. Find The Refined Story online here .

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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