About Tim Albert Training

I set up Tim Albert Training in 1990. My intention was to provide training on writing and editing aimed particularly (though not exclusively) at doctors and other health professionals.

 

Over the next 14 years I ran about 1,000 courses myself, and engaged co-tutors to run several hundred more. I loved the work and was proud of what I was able to do.

 

In 2007, when I hit the age of 60, I honoured a long-term promise to myself that I would not go past my shelf-life date, and retired from th training room. But before I did so I trained tutors to run two of the courses, and passed on another to a colleague.

 

I developed and ran a range of courses, with the most popular ones being a generic course on effective writing, a specialist course on writing scientific papers, and a short course for editors of medical journals.

 

,Other courses included medical journalism, effective newsletters, reports into public health, news writing, train the trainers and personal development plans

 

Over the next 14 years I ran about 1,000 courses myself, and engaged co-tutors to run several hundred more. I loved the work and was proud of what I was able to do.

 

In 2007, when I hit the age of 60, I honoured a long-term promise to myself that I would not go past my shelf-life date, and retired from th training room. But before I did so I trained tutors to run two of the courses, and passed on another to a colleague.

'I had to get up at 5 am and have a cold shower before driving to the station and catching the 6.35 to London. I also had to arrange a taxi to take the four kids (and German exchange) to school. When I return it will be 8.30 and I will have to join in the family workshop. The course was all worthwhile!' - course participant

Some of the things I was proud of doing . . .

  • Understanding that many people felt Plain English was too simple,
  • Developing a logical and easy-to-follow process that takes writers through planning, writing and rewriting,
  • Working out that many courses concentrated on criticising what people were writing rather than encouraged them how to write effectively and efficiently,
  • Coming up with a reader-centred model of effective writing that allowed readers to evaluate their work objectively,
  • Bringing in techniques from outside (journalism, time management, negotiation skills) to help in the writing process,
  • Seeing people leave at the end of the course feeling much more confident about their writing

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