Our clients say...

"Within 2 weeks we appeared on the first page of Google!!" 

"Simon created some magic copy that perfectly reflected our brand and really connected with our clients."  

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Government Web Writing Training

Fair Work Ombudsman Health Victoria Campbelltown City Council

 

Customised government/NPO web content writing workshops

  • Learn from a web writing expert with 20yrs exp.
  • 100% tailored, relevant and interactive 
  • Latest-practice, proven content writing techniques 
  • Half, one or two-day workshops at work, Australia-wide

 

Need a proposal and quote?

- Call Simon on 0414 414 151 
- Email simon@getthere.com.au 


Elevate your staff writing skills and confidence

Looking for practical web content training that acheives immediate results for your:

  • government content writing staff?
  • not-for-profit content writing staff?

I run customised workshops for content teams and other staff who write for the web in:

  • federal, and state goverment departments
  • local councils
  • NPOs and NGOs

Your participants will learn the latest, proven writing for the web techniques - and how to confidently apply them to their projects straight away.

 


Susy Trier, Dept. of Education, QLD says...

"Simon created and presented extremely comprehensive, engaging and relevant workshops. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
We're implementing his recommendations right across the department." 

 


Get customised training designed for results

I've run web writing training programs across Australia.

I can tailor a course to your exact needs - and run the workshop at your venue of choice in:

  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart or Darwin

  • Regional centres across Australia

  • International destinations 


Ready to chat or get a quote?

 

 


Eleanor Raftery, Waverley Council says...


"Highly informative, valuable and so relevant to local government. The way Simon used comparisons with other council sites and constructively critiqued our web pages was great. And then applying his techniques to re-writing content was enormously beneficial." 


 

 Learn the latest practical web writing skills

Depending on their needs, this may include:

  • understanding how people read on the web now

  • constructing easy-to-scan content

  • avoiding jargon and bureaucratic-speak

  • how to engage busy web readers  

  • ways to speak with YOUR web audience/s 

  • pitching language - cultural/language levels

  • persuading visitors to take action

  • structuring content and navigation paths 

  • writing Google-friendly (SEO) content

  • meeting WSAG 2.0 accessibility requirements

  • turning print into web friendly content

  • using images and infographics 

  • writing for mobile first

  • social content and video script writing.

Plus, anything else that will help your writers. It’s 100% about your needs.

 

 

 


Catherine Duff, Fair Work Ombudsman says...

"Simon, the team gave overwhelmingly positive feedback about the workshopsI have attached some photos of the ‘Simon Says’ infographic they created to accompany them on the new website content writing journey.

Thank you again for sharing your expertise with us and tailoring the training in such a helpful way."  


Sponge up 20 years real web writing experience

Your workshop will be designed and run by me, Simon Hillier, one of Australia's most experienced web content writers and trainers.

I'll share my expertise gained writing content for hundreds of organisations including Microsoft, PayPal, Cochlear, Telstra, government departments and NPOs.

First, we'll discuss your objectives.

Maybe you're launching a new site, rewriting your existing site or simply want to boost your staff skills.

From there, I'll analyse your existing web content in detail and design a course that gets you the results you need. Now and over time.

Training sessions are practical, interactive, fun and 100% focused around:

  • your organisation goals

  • your website and content needs 

  • your team's current skill levels and where you want them to be.


 


Rachael McCully, Dental Health VIC says...

"I would highly recomend Simon's web writing course. He offered so many practical insights into how we can improve our online communications.

Judging from staff feedback and their recent content results, it was time and money well spent. We are feeling much more confident and inspired"

 


You may also want to know...

How many participants in a workshop?

Your choice. I've run workshops for as few as two, and up to 50, people. 

The ideal number is 6 - 20 people, as I can give each participant individual attention. 


How long are the workshops?

Anywhere from a few hours to a full day (or a couple of days), depending on your needs and time restraints.

 

What's included in the training?

Your training will include:

  • pre-workshop discussion, preparation and content analysis 
  • an 80+ page customised work book for each participant
  • practical exercises throughout the workshop
  • lots of open discussion
  • opportunity for participants to contact me post-workshop.

Clients tell me that my writing training is the most customised and relevant they have ever received.

This is because the writing techniques, exercises, discussion and participant workbooks examine: 

  • your existing web content 
  • new content your writers may be creating/soon to create
  • examples within your sector
  • examples from other government/NGO sites
  • relevant best-practice web writing.

My goal is to ensure your people get the best content training, value and results available anywhere in the world.

 
How much does the training cost?

Training is developed around individual needs, so prices vary depending on goals, numbers, length etc.

You can be sure my rates are extremely competitive.

And I guarantee results.


Like a detailed proposal and quote?

Call Simon on 0414 414 151 or email 
simon@getthere.com.au 

More government/NPO client feedback

Let me know if you'd like to speak with a client to find out about their experience and the results we acheived.

"Simon is an excellent presenter and engaged the teams with well prepared, professional, tailored training materials - including practical exercises – for our websites and intranet. Content quality has vastly improved and  I would highly recommend Simon and his training.” 
Clarissa Swann, Australian Financial Securities Authority 


"Most of our writers had academic backgrounds so it was important for them to understand the difference between writing for academia and writing for the web. Simon used meaningful research to demonstrate how audiences access information online and gave excellent examples of best practice. He was skilled at handling challenging questions and delivered the training in a fun and supportive environment that left the group feeling confident and inspired about writing their web content."  
Ellice Mol, ANSTO


"One of the reasons Simon’s workshop was so effective is that he did his homework and provided examples from our existing site to clearly explain the theory. His entertaining and friendly presenting style meant that his message cut through clearly. I got good feedback from the participants and would confidently recommend his course to other organisations looking to run a web writing workshop.”
Martine Brieger, Wyong Shire Council 

"Simon worked closely with us to understand our online strategy and the diverse content published via the website, email and social media. All participants received a comprehensive workbook tailored specifically for the AMA, which is now an excellent reference tool for staff. Simon delivered this course with clarity and professionalism.  I highly recommend him to any private or public organisation looking to train their staff in how to write for the web."
Sarah Morrison, AMA


The tailored training was perfect for bringing more funds into breast cancer research.Simon taught us how to make our website more SEO and user friendly. This has greatly increased participation in our events and fundraising."
Sue Murray, CEO, National Breast Cancer Foundation

 
"Hi Simon, just writing to let you know that the feedback from our staff was extremely positive. They loved the mix of theory and use of pages from our own site.Thank you once again for the great workshops."
Richard Shorten, National Prescribing Service
 

Like a quote for a customised workshop?

I'd love the opportunity to help you and your team boost your content writing skills, confidence and results. 

If you'd like a proposal and quote for your workshop contact Simon in Sydney today: