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Copywriting for Journalists

Here are some of the comments from the journalists who attended yesterday’s Copywriting for Journalists course in London, on behalf of

“Jackie talked us through the skills of copywriting in a thorough and entertaining way, providing lots of skills and tips and techniques to start us on the copywriting journey.”
Charlie Webb

Great introduction to copywriting. I now have the confidence to go out and get work.”
Ellie Robinson

“Comprehensive, engaging and informative course with practical advice and a wealth of hints and tips.”
Katie Holmes

“A very useful and targeted course by someone whose years of hands-on experience clearly shows.”
Nick Bezuidenhout

“Relaxed training course suitable for journalists. Understands skills journalists have and takes it from there.”
Angela Rumsey

“Really great grounding on copywriting. I’m crammed with inspiration for my next work!”
Maddy Everington

“Interesting and practical course that gives you great advice and useful, usable skills.”
Stacey Meadwell

“Interesting and engaging with practical skills and knowledge to set up your copywriting business.”
Emily Sheridan


Feedback from Manchester recruiters

What delegates said after the Copywriting for Recruiters course I ran in Manchester yesterday with Mitch Sullivan.

“Great to have a breakdown of how a great ad is structured. Inspiration for the future. And with less swearing than I expected.”
Ed Collins

“Excellent and informative course. Some great insights into adverts.”
Ashley Kerns

“Informative, and thoroughly enjoyable…It was fun, challenging and I like to think I learned a lot.”
Max Robertson

In-house copywriting course

Some of the feedback from a copywriting course I ran for an in-house team in Bristol on behalf of

“Jackie had a great way of getting us to put ourselves in the shoes of our audiences.”
Emma Bartovsky

“Excellent copywriting course which has given me lots of techniques to use back in the office.”
Alan Crompton

Message for recruiters

About the Copywriting for Recruitment course I run with Mitch Sullivan, from a thread on LinkedIn:

“I had the MD of a company that I wrote an advert for say: ‘I’d apply for that myself’. Great course and it’s changed the way I look at marketing my jobs & myself.”
Michael Hewitt

“This course is excellent.
Chris Downes

If you go on one course this year, make it this one. Mitch and Jackie are brilliant.”
Laura King

Cracking course, learnt loads.
José Rubio

The proof’s in the pudding I hear you say. Well how does tripling your advert engagement sound? That’s what it did for me. I’ve had candidates say ‘I wasn’t really looking, but I loved how the company sounded in the ad’. We’ve made a number of direct hires this way, saving time AND money – It’s the best thing you’ll do this year to improve your talent attraction.
Sarah Potter


“Thorough and patient”

“Jackie is a fantastic copywriter and been hugely helpful and supportive while I improve my skills. She’s very thorough and patient – thank you Jackie!”

Hannah Power on LinkedIn

Recruiter testimonials

About Copywriting for Recruitment, with Mitch Sullivan:

“Top notch, clear and concise. It will make the world of difference to the once mundane process of advert writing.”
Jack Barnett

“Refreshing outlook on recruitment adverts.”
Tom Newell

“A truly excellent course with really engaging tutors. Best course I have been on!”
Louis Borhani

“Great training session, lots of useful tips.”
Alex Orphanou

“Really good informative course that was really engaging and helpful. Really recommend.”
Natalie Tompkins

“Thought-provoking and really useful. Will help me move my writing on – and I already love writing.”
Sarah Clarke

Delegate feedback

Comments from yesterday’s ‘Copywriting for Recruitment’ course in London Bridge:

“Jackie and Mitch were both extremely engaging and the tips we were given were fantastic. There was a clear difference between the ads we wrote originally and those after the course. I highly recommend you go along.”

Nina Pezeshkian

“A great course delivered in an effective memorable way. Would recommend to anyone wanting to improve their ad writing skills.”

Aaron Annesley

“Copywriting made easy. Was worried about how to unlock the creativity, but turns out it’s there! Cheers, Jackie and Mitch.”

Holly Giddings

Nice things people have said about me, my products and my services

This unsolicited feedback is included with permission, and is presented in no particular order. Thank you to all my lovely clients for their comments since I founded Comms Plus in 2001.

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Jackie Barrie, speaker, trainer, copywriter, and author

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