Copy Platforms: The Workshop

Writing guidelines for your communications—from voice to form


Who Attends the Copy Platforms workshop?

This workshop is useful for decision-makers as well as those responsible for implementing editorial decisions. The goal is to align the organization’s identity and messages with its voice(s) and communications style.

What You Will Learn

  • What to include in your copy platform
  • How to refine your platform in phases
  • How to further define your organization’s audiences
  • How to identify and describe the organization’s voice
  • How & when to update editorial guidelines
  • How to devise a text-approval protocol
  • How to resolve conflicts around messaging & text
  • How to set style guidelines

Building a Copy Platform—The Process

As always with the Institute for Business Writing, this is a hands-on course. We’ll use a proven copy-platform template as a baseline, customizing and refining it until it mirrors your organization. Throughout the course, each participant will receive individualized coaching on how to contribute to the team’s copy platform.

Why this Course is Unique

Creating a solid copy platform is a specialized, politically sensitive task. This course takes on that task, facilitating agreement on the messages at stake—and how to communicate them with consistency and a well-defined, unified style.

  • June 3, 4, 7: 10 am - 2 pm

  • 3 sessions of 4 hours each.
    This workshop is both online & in-person.

  • Location: Beurs van Berlage - get directions

  • Register for this course
    €1,100 (excl. VAT). Group and NGO rates are available.

  • International English

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  • Have questions about this course? Call us +31 (0) 62 502 0817 or send us an email.

What to Expect

The workshop is in English and is taught by a professional with extensive corporate experience in writing, editing—and developing copy platforms. You will leave the workshop with a ready-to-implement copy platform.

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