Web writing training

Spinning the web

Our hands-on web writing training breaks the online copywriting process into practical, bite-sized chunks to help you create web text that keeps web readers on your sites.

This small, highly interactive class is taught by experienced web content producers using real-world examples. During the course you'll learn:

  • To think like your audience
    You need to know who your users are, what they're like and why they come to your site so you can serve up content that works for them
  • How audiences read web pages
    Understand how web readers interact with digital content (including on mobile), how they scan, skim and scroll through text and what this says about how well your pages will perform (ever wondered about your high bounce rates?)
  • Which structures work best for how we read web copy
    Exercises and examples will guide you through writing user-friendly web text for headings/sub-headings, links, calls-to-action and more
  • Tips and techniques for writing concisely
    Web readers don't want to waste their time with unnecessary text so learn how to use plain English and tighten your copy
  • What keywords really are and what we mean by 'natural search'
    Using the techniques learned during the day will automatically make your content easier to find on search engines
  • Why writing for social media needs a different approach
    You'll practice taking news or information text and creating shareable content
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Listen to your trainer, Felice, tell you all about the course

01min 39secs

What will you learn?

Morning

  • Set goals for your content
  • Identify your audience
  • Recognise web reading habits
  • Web vs print reading
  • What eye tracking / gaze plots tell us 
  • Scan, skim and scroll
  • Organise web page elements
  • Inverted pyramid
  • Writing for user needs
  • Show, not tell
  • Web treasure hunt

Afternoon

  • Tips for writing Plain English
  • Avoiding value judgement words
  • How to say what you mean
  • Headings/sub-headings
  • Lists, links and calls-to-action
  • Standfirsts - explain the page
  • Front-load and tighten text in body copy
  • How people will find your web page
  • Choose and use real keywords
  • How writing changes for social media
  • Writing shareable headlines

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Nice learning environment, good learning, knowledgeable trainer, all in all very good experience.

Is this the right course for you?

This course is particularly suitable if you are:

  • New to web writing or have some experience and would like a refresher and to gain some formal training
  • Working in an environment where you have inherited web duties or you work in a marketing, IT, web writing or communications function
  • Looking to empower employees to write and contribute to your digital content

Meet Felice Hawley, your trainer

Felice is a journalist and editor who began web-based writing after 16 years at CNN. Felice has led large web launch and content migration projects across numerous sectors including government, financial services and IT.

She spends most of her days working with clients on large- and medium-sized projects to create content strategies, draft tone-of-voice guidelines and craft amazing copy. She can often be found trying to bridge the gap between clients' editorial/commercial teams and IT departments.

Felice is an incredibly experienced trainer and her enthusiasm for all things content is unbelievably infectious... as you'll find out if you attend one of her courses.

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About the day

Duration

Courses start at 10am and finish at 4.30-5pm.

Food

Breakfast, lunch and cakes, all from the amazing PAUL's bakery plus as much fresh coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruit as you like. Oh, and unlimited Prosecco at the end of the day.

Class size

No more than 10 participants - enough so you have other people to learn from but not too many that you're lost in the crowd.

What to bring

As well as your lovely self, you'll need a laptop and charger. Once you've booked, let us know if you don't have a laptop and we can lend you one of ours.

Why learn with us?

  • 25

    interactive courses, all designed so you return to the office and get going with your new skills

  • 10k

    Webcredible alumni that you'll join, not forgetting continued support from your trainers

  • 20+

    countries across Europe, the Americas, Middle East and Asia so be part of our international family

Webcredible helps businesses innovate, grow and succeed in a digital world.

We carry out research with your customers and then design products, services and ways of working based around their needs.

Our training academy can help you do the same.

  • Venue: Purpose built for hands-on learning

  • Refreshments: Get very well fed whilst you're here

  • Community: Meet like-minded people

  • Hands-on: Activity-based learning

How to find us

Come and meet the whole team whilst you're here and hang out in our open plan office. We're right on the door step of Borough Market and The Globe Theatre.

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