“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.”

Lawrence Clark Powell (from Richard Branson’s top 10 quotes on communication)

Hello, I’m Teresa Cook, your go-to person for training in writing reports, proposals, business cases, policies and procedures and minutes of meetings.

Welcome to my website which is dedicated to helping people with report writing. From here you can:

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View blogs, links and resources on  report writing and related skills

Report writing at any level is not easy. It’s not something you’re taught at school and it’s hard to just pick up from others around you.  It takes time, practice and knowledge to perfect the skill.  But it’s worth mastering your skills to be able to write a report that is effective.  To prompt people to do something for example, you first have to get them to read it, understand it, accept it and be motivated to act on it and only a good report can do that.  The key is writing in a way that looks appealing, is easy to understand and at the same time engaging, is unbiased and credible and has a clear call to action.  (Forsyth 2006).

So if you or your colleagues are staring blankly at a computer screen wondering what to write or getting frustrated with reports being rejected or neglected or given the dreaded ‘red pen’ and trying to figure out where things are going wrong, book on one of my courses.  If you’re not sure what you need, you can send me a copy of something you’ve written and I’ll give you my feedback, free and no obligation.

Find out more about who I am, what I do and how I can help you solve problems and improve writing skills in the workplace

Good writing is also part of your corporate brand.

Get it wrong and people don’t engage with what you’re trying to say.

Get it right and see the results.

Read my latest blogs

7 Top tips for Minute taking

7 top tips for minute taking By Teresa Cook Writing up the Minutes after a meeting can be a stressful chore which is why many people put off doing it.  So here are seven tips to help and inspire you: Just start You return from the meeting.  You’re exhausted from...

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Books and internet resources about report writing

Internet resources  http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/ Make this your first stop as they have been campaigning for better writing since 1973 and they’re acknowledged experts. This site has all you need: free guides, lots of advice and even an amusing gobbledegook...

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Report writing checklist

Use this checklist to ensure your report is ready to go Purpose and content Is the purpose/objective of the report included at the beginning and is it clear and unambiguous? Overall, have I done what I set out to do and achieved the purpose/objective? Does it take the...

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