Virginia Durksen [about me, Visible Ink’s writer–editor and chief curator]
For nearly three decades, I have been helping smart people write clear, purposeful documents. It takes lots of patience and a whole lot of practice. I’m getting better at it with every project and every workshop, always with an eye for the next challenge.
Visible Ink is an owner-operated company. I have been in business for over 25 years. Offering two workshop dates each month gives me time to prepare for and follow up on workshops. It also allows for time to continue writing and editing for a few great clients. And to read. And travel. And generally enjoy life.
Over the years, I have also worked to help build a great community of editors. I am happy to promote the profession I serve. As an advocate for clear communication, I also provide media interviews and keynote speeches. Please contact me if you think if your writers and editors at work need a little visible ink.
Workplace writers [about you and yours: colleagues, employees, bosses]
You thought you were avoiding a career that requires writing. And yet here you are, writing proposals, reports, procedures and plans of all sorts. You are a writer at work.
Customers, citizens, decision makers [about all of us, including them]
Readers—the people we hope to inform and influence—are why we write. And they are why we all need to translate what we know [invisible ink] into clear, useful writing that helps readers see what we are trying to say.
That’s Visible Ink. Writing @ Work. Editing on Purpose.
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Writing @ Work: Managers and Mentors [open for registration]
- Two-day workshop for managers who provide leadership and feedback on other people’s writing, where writing meets mentoring. Training that reaches beyond grammar.
- 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16 and Wednesday, January 17
- Workshop materials, morning coffee and lunch included in registration fee of $750 (plus GST).
Let me know what you need to know. Or, let me know if you’re not sure what you need to know.