Writing workshop: revising and editing papers before submission

Aim:The aim of this course is to create a supportive setting where participants analyze and enrich their writing through feedback from peers and the workshop leader.
Provider: Carolyn Newey
For:PRBB residents who are advanced but non-native English speakers

This practical writing workshop will give participants an opportunity to put into practice the theory covered in the course Write it clearly: fundamentals of good scientific writing. Participants should ideally have a writing project in mind that they wish to work on, such as a draft paper, grant proposal or similar. In all cases you should be prepared to bring samples of your written work to class.

Participants will complete short written assignments in class and at home. They will engage in peer-reviewing others’ work and provide feedback. The trainer will address specific, theoretical issues as they arise.

In accepting registrations, priority will be given to those who have attended the Write it clearly course but scientists who already know the principles of clear writing are welcome to register too and will be considered on a case by case basis – please state your experience of writing published papers and/or attendance at other writing courses.

Study commitment:

When registering, you should be aware that to get full benefit from this course you will need to complete some writing assignments between sessions.
Participants need to commit to attending ALL SIX, of the two hour sessions.


Carolyn Newey is an author’s editor, trainer and consultant who has been editing biomedical texts in close collaboration with scientists and physicians in Barcelona for over 20 years. A native of New Zealand, Carolyn speaks both Catalan and Spanish fluently and has an in-depth understanding of the linguistic needs of non-native English speakers.

"This course has provided me with an incredibly useful background to correct my own work."Edition 2015.
"It is a great course for any scientist, you see how your writing improves in a week" Edition 2014.

Dates: Place/time: Capacity: State:  
Next edition in Autumn 2017

Please indicate in the "entry criteria" field on the registration page if you have attended the "Write it clearly" course or your experience of writing published papers and/or attendance at other writing courses.

Participants need to bring a laptop.

This course was previously called "Writing for the reader - Advanced"

For any questions or comments please email intervals@prbb.org.

Finished editions:

14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th and 30th November 2016
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November and 9th December 2015 (all Mondays BUT the 9th Dec that is Wednesday)
14th, 21st, 28th May and 4th, 11th and 18th June 2015
10th, 12th 17th, 19th, 24th & 26th November 2014
22nd, 25th, 29th September, 2nd, 6th & 9th October 2014
18th, 25th September, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd October 2013
25th Sept, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th October 2012
14th, 21st, 28th September and 5th, 19th and 26th October 2011
6th Oct, 13th Oct, 20th Oct, 25th Oct, 3rd Nov & 10th Nov