Biotext provides training courses in scientific writing and editing, publishing, accessibility, engagement, data visualisation and design. These workshops have won wide acclaim in the science communication community, and among government agencies, research and academic institutions, and nongovernment organisations.
Training courses now running
- Successful scientific writing and editing
- Presenting data properly
- Writing about evidence
- Information design
Successful scientific writing and editing
This very popular course is for anyone who writes or edits scientific material for any audience. You will learn how to make complex information easy to read and understand, and use editing skills to improve your own and other people’s work.
Our next open courses will be held in Canberra on:
- Tuesday 9 May
- Tuesday 20 June.
Course topics Common problems — looks at examples of typical science writing from a range of sources. Where to start — outlines a set of questions to…
Presenting data properly
This half-day course is for anyone who needs an insight into data visualisation – to present data in clear and accurate ways to a variety of audiences. You will learn how to match your type of data to the correct graph, table or map, and how to design these visuals so that your ‘data story’ carries the most impact.
Open courses will be held in Canberra on:
- Thursday 27 April
This is a half-day course. Course topics Data visualisation Finding your ‘data story’ Choosing the correct type of graph for your data Creating data visuals that are…
Writing about evidence
This half-day course is for anyone who writes about scientific evidence. You will learn how to identify common problems in writing about scientific evidence, and use strategies to eliminate misleading statements and bias.
This is a half-day course which is usually combined as a section within our one-day Successful scientific writing and editing course. Course topics Scientific rigour can easily be lost…
This course is for anyone who would like to use visual communication to better present information. You will learn how to identify parts of your text that would benefit from visual presentation and how to work with a designer to develop design ideas.
Can be run as a half-day course or as part of one of our other courses. Course topics Common problems — looks at examples of typical reports from…
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Jacqui from Adelaide
Really useful! I will be applying everything I learnt immediately. It will definitely make me a better writer.
Dennis from Canberra
Very relevant, should be a “must take course” for regulatory scientists.
Jose from Melbourne
Great overview of scientific writing and data presentation.
Sally from Canberra
This is one of the most useful courses I have ever attended. [It] should be provided to all graduates and new staff as well as to existing staff. (Public servant since 1991.)
Kate from Sydney
Great course. Fun, interactive and plenty that I will be able to apply to my writing (and editing).