Trevor’s approach offers a unique blend of ingredients based on his 30 years’ experience as a writer, lecturer, researcher and trainer. He has worked with some of the biggest publishing names in Britain and the United States, including: The Discovery Channel, The Economist, Geographical magazine, The Guardian newspaper, Heinemann, The Natural History Museum (London), Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Penguin, Random House and The Telegraph newspaper.
Trevor’s writing experience ranges from press releases for the UK’s largest government research council and guidebook-writing for a £97-million science, nature and arts complex, to scholarly books, academic articles and features for the national press. He brings this breadth of experience to bear in working with staff, students and workshop participants whatever their background and level of experience. Trevor works with seasoned professionals as well as those new to academic and other forms of reading and writing.
Hand in hand with his publishing background goes Trevor’s expertise as facilitator, trainer and coach. Originally a marine biologist, he is a qualified teacher (PGCE, University of Bath). After teaching and managing in private and state education for eight years, he became a teaching and learning consultant to the UK’s largest non-metropolitan education authority. He has since worked in several capacities in UK universities. Today, he facilitates courses in non-fiction writing and high-level reading at several UK universities and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Trento, Italy. Trevor has a background in counselling, holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and an MSc in Marine Biology, is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and holds a PhD in Education (University of Bath).
Between 2007 and 2011 coached hundreds of students and staff in his role as a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund (RLF) at the University of Bath. His experience over more than three decades gives him in-depth knowledge of the challenges of high-level writing and reading. He continues to publish scholarly articles on academic writing and learning development and he is a reviewer for two academic journals and a major academic book publisher.
Since 2010, Trevor has been senior author on four major online learning projects and led a national HE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project on developing undergraduates’ writing abilities, involving six universities. From that project emerged a special interest group on STEM writing. Trevor also leads the Consultant Fellows’ Programme for the Royal Literary Fund (RLF). This trains and accredits former RLF Fellows to facilitate writing activities with groups of staff and students in universities. Trevor is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Trevor has the ‘soft’ skills to work with clients and workshop participants on sensitive issues and the ‘hard’ skills to understand and respond to the needs of individuals and organisations. This approach delivers an outstanding return on investment.
Contact Trevor for a conversation, without obligation, about developing your own, your colleagues’ or your students’ writing.