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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.

Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words

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Write Right

Tactics for planning, briefing, editing and just plain writing better writing

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Calendar

Stop. Grammar Time.
MEL
One-day class
18 November
$350.00
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Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words. Visit the course page to find out more. 

Runs Saturday 18 November 2017, 9am–5.30pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood. Enrolments close Thursday 16 November.

All prices include GST.

Columbia Publishing
MEL
Info night
21 November
Free
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The Columbia Publishing Course is an intensive, six-week introduction to all aspects of book, magazine and digital publishing. The program takes place in June and July at Columbia University in New York City as part of the Columbia Journalism School. A second offering of the Columbia Publishing Course happens annually at Exeter College at the University of Oxford. This course runs for four weeks through September and focuses more on book publishing.

If you’d like to find out more, join us for a casual info night with Columbia Publishing’s assistant director, Eric Greene. Grab a wine, hear about the curriculum, check out the upcoming summer school dates in New York and Oxford, and feel free to pepper Eric with questions.

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 6.30–8pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood. RSVPs are essential! Click the ‘more info’ button to put your name down. Plus ones are welcome.
Stop. Grammar Time.
SYD
One-day class
25 November
Booked Out
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Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words. Visit the course page to find out more. 

Runs Saturday 25 November 2017, 9am–5.30pm, at the Walkley Foundation, 245 Chalmers Street, Redfern.

All prices include GST. MEAA members: enter your discount code at checkout to receive 15% off. Any questions? Email school@thegoodcopy.com.au.

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Write Right
MEL
Half-day class
1 December
$275.00
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From editorial to ad copy: tactics and tips for planning, briefing, editing and just plain writing great writing. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Friday 1 December, 1.30–5.30pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

All prices include GST.

Stop. Grammar Time.
MEL
One-day class
9 December
$350.00
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Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words. Visit the course page to find out more. 

Runs Saturday 9 December 2017, 9am–5.30pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood. Enrolments close Thursday 7 December.

All prices include GST.

Write Right
MEL
Half-day class
13 January
$275.00
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From editorial to ad copy: tactics and tips for planning, briefing, editing and just plain writing great writing in the middle of summer. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Saturday 13 January, 9.30am–1.30pm, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood.

All prices include GST.

Stop. Grammar Time.
MEL
Two-day intensive
19, 20 January
$385.00
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Nuts-and-bolts punctuation and grammar for everyone who uses words in the middle of summer. Visit the course page to find out more.

Runs Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January 2018, 10am–4pm each day, at The Good Copy, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood. Enrolments close Wednesday 17 January.

All prices include GST.

FAQ

Can you run a course at my work?
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Yes! Click on over to our services page to find out how.
Where do you hold your classes?
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We most often hold our Melbourne classes at our Good Copy HQ, 19–21 Johnston Street, Collingwood—but we sometimes pop up elsewhere in the metropolitan area. Keep an eye on our calendar. We most often hold our Sydney classes at the Walkley Foundation, 245 Chalmers Street, Redfern.
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.
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.
Can I enrol someone else?
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Yes. You can enrol anyone you know—a friend, a colleague or three—into any of our upcoming classes. While we tinker with our website to make this easier for you, please email school@thegoodcopy.com.au with the students’ details and their preferred class, and we’ll enrol them the manual way. We can even create an invoice for you, if you’d prefer to pay on terms.
Can I buy my friend an enrolment for their birthday, even though I don’t know which class suits them?
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You can, you ol’ softie. Simply email Meredith at school@thegoodcopy.com.au and she’ll help you out. We can even snail-mail you a letterpress-printed voucher, if you’d like.
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 Meredith at school@thegoodcopy.com.au as soon as you know you can’t make it, and she’ll help you out.

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