Writing for
the Web

WC03

1 Day: 10:30am - 3:30pm

May be subject to minor time alterations

CPD Accredited Certificate

£490

Contact us for group rates

Course Overview

The one day Writing for the Web certificated short course will help you to develop your writing style to get the most out of your content for online publications. Learn how to write with SEO in mind, understand user behaviour and begin to think of text as visual. Cover best practices for titles and subheadings, blogging and editorial planning. Learn tips to keep your writing interesting and with content that engages your audience.

The sessions take the form of group discussion and practical exercises overseen by an expert online writer and editor.

During the short course, there will be a focus on adapting your written style, tone, and content for various types of audiences. The course will also cover the correct use of English, tricky spelling, punctuation, and grammar. There will be practical exercises on how to proofread and copy edit, to spot inconsistencies and errors.

Course Details

  • Write content for a digital web platform 
  • Write content that works for your organisation or brand 
  • Engage your audience with your online content 
  • Get your structure and copy editing techniques right
  • Work to house style 
  • Get your SEO right 
INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR THE WEB 
  • Why maintaining writing standards online is so important 
  • The differences between offline and online writing
  • Writing with your brand in mind
TARGETING ONLINE AUDIENCES
  • How visitors read online
  • A user-focused approach
  • Using plain English 
  • Engaging readers and getting the tone right
  • Titles and teaser text
  • Practical exercise
CONTENT STRUCTURE
  • Inverted pyramid copy structure
  • Sentence and paragraph length
  • Chunking up copy 
  • Developing a style guide for your online writing
  • Practical exercise
COPY EDITING & PROOF READING
  • Spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Evergreen copy
  • Practical exercise
SEO
  • Headlines and sells
  • Content management
  • Google Trends
  • Linking
  • Practical exercise
HOUSE STYLE  
  • Developing an editorial style guide and branding 
  • Tone of voice
  • Practical exercise
QUALITY CONTROL  
  • Standards and checks
  • The final proof of the online copy
  • Final checks before going live

This course is for you if you are looking to improve your online writing skills and style. Whether that is through making your writing more exciting, or improving the clarity and persuasiveness of your content.

LSPR Professional Development Certificate. The Certificate is recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service: http://www.cpduk.co.uk

Booking Form

Course Dates

  • Tuesday 10th October 2023 (Online)
  • Tuesday 24th October 2023 (In-Person)
  • Tuesday 7th November 2023 (Online)
  • Tuesday 21st November 2023 (In-Person)
  • Tuesday 5th December 2023 (Online)

Offers and Concessions

 
The charity rate is a 15% discount.
Use code CHARITY15 to get 15% off your booking.
The group rate is a 15% discount for groups of 3.
Use code GROUP15 to get 15% off your booking.
If your group is more than 3,
Contact us at info@lspr-education.com for our special rates.
 
Subject to availability. These offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and are available on selected courses. 
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Course Options

All of our short courses are designed to be flexible to your needs and demands

Online and In-Person

All of our short courses can be taken live online or in-person at our Notting Hill centre.

Team Training

Book your team onto one of our scheduled short courses where they will learn alongside other professionals, or book a customised private course with our assistance.

Tailored Programs

Need a course specific to your needs? We can tailor our short courses to fit with your specifications.

Additional Courses

Explore these three related short courses – chosen and recommended by our industry experts.

Business Writing

Explore how to succinctly and consistently portray your message to key audiences, whilst improving clarity and accuracy in your writing.

Blogging

Define your blog writing goals, understand the best approach for structure, how to decide on topics, and content to engage your audiences, create effective marketing strategies, and how to achieve SEO optimisation for your blog.

Copy Editing

Gain the specific knowledge, and practical skills needed to copy edit, proofread and re-write to a high standard, whether your work is in a communications role or within the publishing industry.

Our Happy Clients

I very much enjoyed this course. It included everything I wanted to know… I only wish it lasted longer!

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Makenzie Dougall

Copy Editor

The course has grounded me in a better understanding of the industry processes and interdependencies.

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Sydney Radclyffe

Editor

The course was really enjoyable and informative, and it was really helpful to gain a more formal understanding of grammar rules and editing techniques.

Louise Jarrold

Publishing Executive

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