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Saturday 28 March

10.00 am - 5.00 pm


Writing with a purpose


Louise Tickle Training Courses - Writing with a purpose

A one-day intensive writing course for anyone who has an urge to write with a mission in mind.


If you want to challenge existing views, change practice, campaign against injustice, confront a local problem or influence policy, Louise has designed this one-day course to help you:


  • Clarify your motivation

  • Work out exactly what you want to say

  • Define your audience

  • Deploy facts, check for fairness and balance

  • Write to persuade

  • Explore platforms for your writing


The workshop is suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced writers: participants should arrive with a firm idea for an issue or subject area they are keen to explore.


Date: Saturday 28 March 2020

Venue: Stroud, Gloucestershire

Partipants: Maximum 6

Cost: £130


For more information and to book on the course, please email Louise at louise@louisetickle.co.uk


As a working journalist, Louise Tickle brings an up-to-the-minute perspective on what editors are looking for

s a working journalist who writes regularly for national media, Louise brings an up-to-the-minute perspective on what editors are looking for.


She has extensive experience of designing and delivering media training for communications teams and senior leaders across the education and voluntary sectors, and also delivers training on transparency principles and practice for social workers, journalists and legal professionals.


Sessions are interactive, practical, stretching and fun. Cake is often involved. But only if people are good.


If you would like to enquire about a training course, please get in touch.

All prices are exclusive of travel and accommodation where required.





Louise Tickle training courses

Media training for senior leaders


Louise understands that people working in complex and sensitive areas of public life often find contact with journalists hard to contemplate.


Drawing on her current experience as a journalist and former press office roles for national charities, Louise designs bespoke, one-to-one sessions for senior leaders who want to maximise the impact of their contact with the media.


She offers the following packages:


Half-day bespoke session with written feedback:

Two two-hour sessions, with written feedback:


Fees on request




Comment and opinion writing


Writing compelling comment and opinion pieces requires more than just a burning desire to get your point across. Louise will encourage you to drill down to what it is you really want say, help you hone your pitches to editors, and guide you through structuring an argument that demands attention – and which typically must be expressed in no more than 800 words.


One-day on-site workshop for up to six participants:


Fees on request




Transparency training


Together with the family barrister Lucy Reed, co-author of Transparency in the Family Courts, Louise designs and delivers training on transparency principles and practice in family law.


Holding the family courts to account: how to challenge reporting restrictions and not get jailed for contempt

A half-day course for journalists and editors


Should scrutiny trump privacy? Harnessing transparency as a power for good

A one-day course for social workers, social work managers, family lawyers and local authority comms teams.


Fees on request




Email louise@louisetickle.co.uk

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