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£ 229 VAT inc.


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The course will introduce you to the basic elements of copywriting using examples and practical exercises.

The Tutor
Alison has worked as a copywriter, editor and producer for 20 years. Starting her career at The Tokyo Journal she swapped journalism for advertising, creating hundreds of promos, commercials and billboards for broadcasters such as News Corp, the National Geographic Channel, MBC and Sky. Having lived in Japan, Hong Kong, Dubai and South Africa, Alison has shaped words and ideas to connect with different cultures and audiences, garnering Promax awards including World Gold in New York for Best Campaign.

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Keeley Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 4BA


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To take into account

Have an understanding of the different types of copy – web, print, long and short copy etc. Have a working knowledge of the basic principles of copywriting and be able to apply these to print and digital media. Know the importance of a good headline and how to set about writing one. Understand the importance of research and the value of a good brief.

You won’t need any special equipment. You can work on laptops and tablets if you prefer, but for some exercises you may need paper or notebook and pencils or pens.

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Course programme

We will explore and practice the skills needed to write good copy and content. This will include writing for print and for the web as well as various media including letters, newsletters and websites. You will learn the differences between print and digital, long copy and short copy and the importance of a good headline, a good brief and doing your research.

Powerpoint slides will be used to demonstrate the basic principles of good copy and to illustrate examples of good and bad practice. Each session will include information and written exercises and class discussion with feedback after each section. There will be additional information online.

Additional information

City Lit offers a range of business-related writing courses. Search 'business writing' on our website to find the perfect course to support your career. All students are invited to join us at City Lit Talks Back, our monthly performance night for City Lit writers. Everyone is welcome, admission is free and there's no need to book in advance. Students are also encouraged to submit to Between the Lines, our annual anthology of creative writing. For the latest news, courses and events, stay in touch with the Department on Facebook and Twitter. General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00. See the course guide for term dates and further details


£ 229 VAT inc.