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‘I seem to have been out of school the year the rules were mentioned. Do you know who said that? No, it wasn’t you. It was Joan Didion. Everyone stresses about writing. The Good Copy school is a place to get together and think about it.

From editorial to ad copy, syntax to style, we explore grammar basics and writing tactics in a clear, practical and fun way. Open to writers of all stripes.

 

 

The course is taught with reference to real-world examples that are both hilarious and insightful. My eyes are now wide open to inappropriate quote mark usage in my day-to-day life.

—Rachel Elliot-Jones, Assemble

Courses

Stop. Grammar Time.

Where do commas go? What on earth is a relative clause? Navigate nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar in this one-day course for everyone who uses words.

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Write Right

We all write, but what does it mean to write well? A half-day course exploring tactics and principles for planning, drafting and editing better writing.

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Calendar

Stop. Grammar Time.
Online
Thu 2 Dec
$280.00
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Where do commas go? And what on earth is a relative clause? Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words. Visit the course page to find out more.

This Stop. Grammar Time. will run online, via Zoom. 


By enrolling for the course here, you’re choosing Thursday 2 December, 12.30–5pm AEDT, for your ‘kick-off session’ – the date you‘ll complete the first 4.5 hours of the nine-hour course. 

Before enrolling for the course, make sure that you’re also available to attend a ‘wrap-up session’ – when you’ll complete the final 4.5 hours of the course. Here are the upcoming wrap-up session dates – note that we're in Melbourne and times are in AEDT (UTC+11:00)

  • Thursday 9 December, 12.30–5pm AEDT
  • Friday 4 February, 12.30–5pm AEDT
  • Thursday 3 March, 12.30–5pm AEDT


Once you’ve enrolled, we’ll email you to confirm your wrap-up session date and ensure you‘re on the roll for both classes.

Please note: All prices include GST. We charge the full course fee, $280, when you book your kick-off session. 

Kick-off class on Zoom: Thursday 2 December 12.30–5pm AEDT.

Write Right
Melbourne
Fri 3 Dec
$275.00
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We all write, but what does it mean to write well? Tactics and principles for planning, briefing, drafting and editing better writing. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Friday 3 December, 12.30–5pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

All prices include GST.

Stop. Grammar Time.
MELBOURNE
Sat 4 Dec
$350.00
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Where do commas go? And what on earth is a relative clause? Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words. Visit the course page to find out more. 

Runs Saturday 4 December, 9am–5.30pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

All prices include GST.

Write Right
Online
Fri 10 Dec
$220.00
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We all write, but what does it mean to write well? Tactics and principles for planning, briefing, drafting and editing better writing. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Friday 10 December, 12.30–5pm AEDT (UTC+11:00), online via Zoom.

All prices include GST.

Write Right
SYDNEY
Thu 13 Jan
$275.00
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We all write, but what does it mean to write well? Tactics and principles for planning, briefing, drafting and editing better writing. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Thursday 13 January, 12.30–5pm at Bustle Studios, 457 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.

All prices include GST.

Stop. Grammar Time.
SYDNEY
Fri 14 Jan
$350.00
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Where do commas go? And what on earth is a relative clause? Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Friday 14 January, 9am–5.30pm at Bustle Studios, 457 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.

Write Right
Online
Thu 20 Jan
$220.00
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We all write, but what does it mean to write well? Tactics and principles for planning, briefing, drafting and editing better writing. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Thursday 20 January, 12.30–5pm AEDT (UTC+11:00), online via Zoom.

All prices include GST.

Write Right
Melbourne
Fri 21 Jan
$275.00
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We all write, but what does it mean to write well? Tactics and principles for planning, briefing, drafting and editing better writing. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Friday 21 January, 12.30–5pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

All prices include GST.

Stop. Grammar Time.
Melbourne
Thu 27 Jan
$350.00
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Where do commas go? And what on earth is a relative clause? Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words. Visit the course page to find out more. 

Runs Thursday 27 January, 9am–5.30pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

All prices include GST.

Stop. Grammar Time.
Online
Fri 28 Jan
$280.00
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Where do commas go? And what on earth is a relative clause? Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words. Visit the course page to find out more.

This Stop. Grammar Time. will run online, via Zoom. 


By enrolling for the course here, you’re choosing Friday 28 January, 12.30–5pm AEDT, for your ‘kick-off session’ – the date you‘ll complete the first 4.5 hours of the nine-hour course. 

Before enrolling for the course, make sure that you’re also available to attend a ‘wrap-up session’ – when you’ll complete the final 4.5 hours of the course. Here are the upcoming wrap-up session dates – note that we're in Melbourne and times are in AEDT (UTC+11:00)

  • Friday 4 February, 12.30–5pm AEDT
  • Thursday 3 March,  12.30–5pm AEDT


Once you’ve enrolled, we’ll email you to confirm your wrap-up session date and ensure you‘re on the roll for both classes.

Please note: All prices include GST. We charge the full course fee, $280, when you book your kick-off session. 

Kick-off class on Zoom: Friday 28 January, 12.30–5pm AEDT.

Write Right
Melbourne
Thu 10 Feb
$275.00
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We all write, but what does it mean to write well? Tactics and principles for planning, briefing, drafting and editing better writing. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Thursday 10 February, 12.30–5pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

All prices include GST.

Stop. Grammar Time.
Melbourne
Fri 11 Feb
$350.00
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Where do commas go? And what on earth is a relative clause? Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words. Visit the course page to find out more. 

Runs Friday 11 February, 9am–5.30pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

All prices include GST.

Write Right
Online
Thu 17 Feb
$220.00
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We all write, but what does it mean to write well? Tactics and principles for planning, briefing, drafting and editing better writing. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Thursday 17 February, 12.30–5pm AEDT (UTC+11:00), online via Zoom.

All prices include GST.

Write Right
MELBOURNE
Sat 19 Feb
$275.00
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We all write, but what does it mean to write well? Tactics and principles for planning, briefing, drafting and editing better writing. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Saturday 19 February, 9am–1.30pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

All prices include GST.

Stop. Grammar Time.
Online
Thu 24 Feb
$280.00
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Where do commas go? And what on earth is a relative clause? Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words. Visit the course page to find out more.

This Stop. Grammar Time. will run online, via Zoom. 


By enrolling for the course here, you’re choosing Thursday 24 February, 12.30–5pm AEDT, for your ‘kick-off session’ – the date you‘ll complete the first 4.5 hours of the nine-hour course. 

Before enrolling for the course, make sure that you’re also available to attend a ‘wrap-up session’ – when you’ll complete the final 4.5 hours of the course. Here are the upcoming wrap-up session dates – note that we're in Melbourne and times are in AEDT (UTC+11:00):

  • Thursday 3 March,  12.30–5pm AEDT


Once you’ve enrolled, we’ll email you to confirm your wrap-up session date and ensure you‘re on the roll for both classes.

Please note: All prices include GST. We charge the full course fee, $280, when you book your kick-off session. 

Kick-off class on Zoom: Thursday 24 February, 12.30–5pm AEDT.

FAQ

What’s the difference between Stop. Grammar Time. and Write Right?
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Stop. Grammar Time. teaches the nuts and bolts of grammar and punctuation, from what makes up a sentence to where commas can go and whether semicolons belong in dot-point lists. We explore the world of style, practise real-world editing techniques, and bust common myths and mix-ups. It’s a course for people who want to craft error-free sentences and find out, once and for all, whether it’s okay to use and at the start of a sentence. (It is.)

Write Right is a course for people who want to examine how they approach writing in all its modern guises—from emails to marketing copy, reports and editorial. We promise to explore the principles of good, active writing and inspire you to think critically about the process; we do not promise to teach you a guaranteed formula for your next Facebook post. We’ve based this course on Joan Didion’s advice: ‘Prune it out, clean it up, make the point.’
Are the courses available online?
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Yes! Both Write Right and Stop. Grammar Time. are available as online courses.

Write Right is delivered online as a four-hour Zoom session. Check our calendar for the upcoming online class dates.

Online, Stop. Grammar Time. is taught as two half-day classes on separate dates. Check our calendar for the upcoming online class dates. Once you've enrolled in a kick-off date, we'll email to ask you when is best for your wrap-up session. 
Can you run a course at my work?
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Yes! Click on over to our services page to find out how.
English is my second language. Is that a problem?
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You will need to be fluent in English to get the most out of our classes.
Can I enrol someone else?
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Yep! You can use our e-vouchers to enrol anyone you know—a friend, a colleague or three—in any of our upcoming classes. Head to the shop and sort for vouchers to find out how.
I want to buy my friend an enrolment for their birthday—but I don’t know which class date suits them. What can I do?
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You can check out the digital vouchers on offer in our shop! Our Stop. Grammar Time. and Write Right vouchers can be redeemed for all upcoming classes—so you can gift one to your buddy and leave the date decision up to them.
I want to be an editor. Will your courses help me get there?
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Stop. Grammar Time. will introduce you to the world of editing. We cover the basics of English syntax, discuss usage and style, and explore a few real-world editing tactics.
Where do you hold your classes?
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We hold our Melbourne classes at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood. We sometimes pop up elsewhere in the metropolitan area for one-off events.

We use a number of different venues when we visit Sydney. Wherever we appear next, you can be sure it will be close to the city, public transport and good coffee. 

You can find venue details in each class’s calendar entry.
What happens if I can’t make it to class?
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We’ll miss you. But we’ll also happily transfer you into an upcoming class or offer you a full refund. Email Dylan at school@thegoodcopy.com.au as soon as you know you can’t make it, and he’ll help you out.

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