Writing Clear Science workshops

Half-day & Online workshops, Melbourne & Sydney

2018 / 2019 Writing Clear Science Workshops

New Half-Day workshops and Online Workshops

The half-day How to Write Concisely workshop shows you how to remove clutter, repetition and excess detail from your writing without sacrificing your message.

In the Structuring Reports & Papers workshop, we show you what you need to write in each section of your document. Both workshops include practical exercises that allow you to work on your own project(s).

In the How to be an efficient writer online workshop we show you how to effectively and efficiently design the first draft of your document through a step-by-step program. This workshop delivers one module per week, over four weeks. Cost includes downloadable templates and worksheets and lifetime access. Download the brochure here.

What you take away

  • Improved writing and editing skills
  • A rewritten draft of your own work that you complete during the workshop (optional)
  • The Writing Clear Science workshop handbook
  • A workshop participation certificate
  • Worksheets and templates for future use
  • Recommended reading list

Open Workshop Calendar

  • ‘How to be an Efficient Writer’ - 7 Feb, Online (1/2 day) - Bookings close 5pm, 6 Feb | flyer
  • ‘How to write concisely’ - 26 Feb, Sydney (1/2 day) - Bookflyer
  • ‘Structuring reports & papers’ - 27 Feb, Sydney - BOOKINGS CLOSED
  • ‘Short talk’ - 2pm, 14 Mar, Online (20 min) – Free | Info
  • ‘How to write concisely’ - 26 Mar, Melbourne - BOOKINGS CLOSED
  • ‘How to Design Sentences & Paragraphs’ - 27 Mar, Melbourne - BOOKINGS CLOSED
  • ‘Structuring Research Papers’ - 9 Apr, Melbourne (1/2 day) - Bookflyer
  • ‘Structuring Science Reports’ - 10 Apr, Melbourne (1/2 day) - Bookflyer

Cost: Face-2-face half-day workshops

  • $195 (incl. gst) Includes morning tea and resources
  • 10% earlybird discount (expires 14 days prior to workshop date)

Cost: Online workshops

  • $395 (incl. gst) 4 modules delivered across 4 weeks
  • 50% discount for joining the feedback group (agree to complete feedback surveys)

Payment options

  • To pay by Credit Card - Click the 'Book' link above
  • To request an invoice or other ways to pay, please download and return the Registration Form
  • Additional discounts offered every month via our free email newsletter

About the presenter

Since 2005, Dr Marina Hurley has specialised in teaching scientific and professional writing through her Writing Clear Science training consultancy. Prior to 2005, Marina worked as an ecological scientist for 20 years. Marina is Visiting Fellow at UNSW teaching PhD students. Based in Melbourne, Marina regularly travels across Australia delivering workshops. au.linkedin.com/in/marinahurley

More Information: Download the brochure or visit www.writingclearscience.com.au. To help you prepare for the workshop, read Marina Hurley's blog so that you can familiarise yourself with her teaching approach.

Contact Details: Dr Marina Hurley 0416 097 979, info@writingclearscience.com.au


  • ‘An excellent workshop. I gained a lot of valuable information. The course was presented well by an enthusiastic trainer with outstanding knowledge of the topics.’
  • ‘Excellent balance of practical and theory. The workshop was run at a good pace and flowed well. Good amount of breaks.’
  • ‘Thank you for the brilliant writing course. …I am looking forward to practicing the writing skills I gained during the workshop.’

Who can attend

  • Postgraduate students
  • Research scientists
  • Government researchers
  • Graduate scientists
  • Technical Officers
  • Science professionals
  • Science communicators
  • Non-fiction professional writers

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