2Write for writing and editing


2Write offers writing and design workshops for individuals and groups. We enjoy sharing our skills with NGOs, small businesses and community organisations.

We can show you how to

  • write well: say what you mean in clear, simple language
  • write newsletters and magazines: promote your organisation, inform your members and lift morale
  • write creative non-fiction
  • write media releases and manage the media: face your fears and get your message across
  • write letters, reports and documents: be professional, get rid of jargon and fluff
  • adjust your writing for the web

Our courses are tailor-made to suit your organisation, subject matter, style and audience.  We provide written course material and ongoing support.

Please get in touch with us to discuss your training needs.

'I greatly appreciated Pip Desmond’s sharing of her knowledge 
and experience in such a generous and inclusive way. Her workshops 
gave me much needed insight into an area of writing I’ve struggled with. 
Thank you, Pip and the Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat.” Fleur Beale
- Fleur Beale, 2020 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat
'Great session with Pip Desmond yesterday. We had several samples 
of writing which we worked on.  Thank you, Pip.' 
- Peter Glensor, Hui E, Community Aotearoa 


'Great feedback from the evaluation... learnt heaps in such
a short time. I have been to many writing courses, but
Pip's has to be the best. I looking forward to applying
my new-found knowledge.'
- Honey Winter, Te Wana quality programme review manager

Pip's creative writing class. From left: Pip, Polan, Este, Fatima, Nunu, Justin, Alito.

Pip’s creative writing class in Dili. From left: Pip, Polan, Este, Fatima, Nunu, Justin, Alito.

In Timor

  • Pat mentored local World Vision staff in story-writing, design and photography for print and web.
  • Pip taught creative writing to local researchers who have gathered 800 women’s stories of resistance to the Indonesian occupation of their country.