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Patsy's Bio & Reviews

Patsy's Experience

  • Teaching since 2013
  • 24 years of industry expertise
  • Led 228 courses
  • Taught 918 learners

Patsy is an expert writer, editor and media skills trainer.

As a journalist, she has worked on national weekly and monthly magazines at IPC Media, Time Inc, Bauer and the National Magazine Company. .

She was Commissioning Editor at Tamarind, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group and continues to work as a writer development coach.

Learner Reviews For Patsy



"Patsy was a very thorough and engaging trainer, gave us lots of food for thought and a good grounding in the principles of web writing."
Dechert LLP
  • 14th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Knowledgeable staff, great examples and fantastic environment :)"
HSSMI
  • 14th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Super friendly and knowledgable instructor who made it easy to understand by breaking it down to sections. Materials were easy to understand and exercises helped in understanding how to use these tips/advice in context."
Gallanach
  • 13th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Taking time to ensure I understand, all the area of the course."
The Prospering Place
  • 31st August - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"The examples were very relevant and there was so much content, it was very enjoyable. The environment was so nice, next to the river. I enjoyed the sea shanties!"
HMGCC
  • 18th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"This was a well thought out, interaction course and Patsy was very knowledgeable and engaging. The course covered a wide range of examples and types of copywriting that can be applied in various situations. Very helpful."
London Borough Of Hackney
  • 29th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"The course was for two days but Patsy kept it engaging throughout. I will be leaving with tips I will definitely use in my work."
Hackney Council
  • 29th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Delivery, making people feel relaxed. Nice small friendly groups. Great comms before the day as well. Thank you."
British Grooms Association
  • 18th June - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Really like that Media Training offer online courses rather than travelling to London. Class great and really enjoyed the session.Would like to attend another course with Patsy, enthusiastic and gave time to go over things if not understood"
Perkins Engines Company Limited
  • 18th June - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Real life examples and giving us the opportunity to get involved!"
Epping Forest District Council
  • 16th June - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Very useful examples and insightful applications in the real world."
Ruder Finn
  • 16th June - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Excellent practical tips and engaging session."
World Obesity Federation
  • 10th March - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Very informative and engaging; interesting activities"
World Obesity Federation
  • 10th March - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Really great course, broken down well. Easy to understand"
Prs For Music
  • 26th February - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Checking the IT support beforehand I thought was good"
Guy's & St Thomas NHS Trust
  • 5th February - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"It was really fun, engaging and informative. I have taken a lot away from it, especially all the lists of things to avoid while writing and what to look out for while editing. I really enjoyed the exercises."
Bryter
  • 5th February - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"The trainer was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful."
Arun District Council
  • 1st February - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Very clear training and loved that we had to go and work on our own content for a while - meant it was helpful and real to what we need to achieve!"
Arun District Council
  • 1st February - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"The course trainer engaging, knowledgeable, and great at encouraging discussion. The course included a good mix of trainer-led work, exercises, and discussions. Bonus points for encouraging engagement over zoom!"
Carbon Brief
  • 1st February - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Clear and structured day, with engaging exercises to help understand content"
The IMI
  • 1st February - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Engaging, friendly and informative. Really useful lesson and has helped tremendously."
RSM International
  • 21st December - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Keeping up engagement throughout the session by asking questions and making sure we understood the content."
RSM International
  • 21st December - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Very knowledgable tutor amazing to have industry experience"
Winchester BID
  • 17th December - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Course delivery, keeping me engaged. I am used to technical webinars and courses, this was my first ever non-technical course and it was amazing."
NCR
  • 4th December - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Patsy was fantastic - listened to the challenges I have and weaved them into training throughout the day."
Centre For Progressive Policy
  • 24th November - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Engaging with participants and keeping audience intrest. Patsy was great and super positive."
RSM International
  • 16th November - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Really excellent content with plenty of time allowed for questions and exercises on knowledge learnt."
Northern Powergrid
  • 16th November - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Making sure that all participants felt comfortable, gave us enough time to finish the exercises and Patsy was very encouraging, even when I got stuff wrong! Thanks Patsy!"
A2Dominion Housing Group
  • 16th November - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Sharing ideas and giving feedback equally to the group. Very engaging, asking the right questions that made us think, giving fantastic advice."
Explore Learning
  • 6th November - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Made the session go by quickly - didn't feel like a full day! Lots of short, snappy examples, simple tasks and activities and plenty of time for questions. Thank you!"
V&A Dundee
  • 6th November - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Good use of interactive tasks - never boring. We really enjoyed this course, learnt a lot."
PwC
  • 24th September - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Very interactive and informative session - thank you."
Cambridge Epigenetix
  • 17th July - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"The course was excellent - really engaging and interesting and Patsy was really flexible in letting me develop work that I need help with in my job. Thank you to the course organisers also as we had to rearrange due to COVID and then you allowed me to join online which I really appreciate."
The Royal College Of Radiologists
  • 17th July - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Pasty Isles was an excellent teacher, very patient and explained things in a clear way, she made the course enjoyable!"
IDS
  • 22nd June - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Great trainer, very practical, varied and stretching"
Arup
  • 16th June - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Making us feel welcome in an online enviroment when circumstances are different, the connection with the tutor and support was still there despite that. It was great to be able to still interact with other people whilst learning a lot. The knowledge of zoom, with polls and breakout rooms was great!!"
Cirencester Friendly Society
  • 16th June - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"The structure, lengths of each section, examples, exercises and interactivity were really well done"
Grenoble Ecole De Management
  • 16th June - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"I enjoyed the small class size as it allowed for all participants to be constantly involved in the discussions. The breakout exercises were interesting and a great way to reinforce the theory were had covered."
Freelance
  • 26th May - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Very responsive organisation. Experienced and personable."
Freelance
  • 26th May - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Trainer very clearly knew her subject and had a lot of real experience. I learnt so much and really enjoyed the day."
Thatcham Research
  • 12th May - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"I think it worked great as an online course, you adapted pretty well"
Accenture
  • 12th May - Online
  • Expert - Patsy


"Great environment and good facilities. Enjoyable course"
Cherry Advertising
  • 17th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"The Venue, the food, the training....Brilliant"
Gateway Housing Association
  • 17th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Course was engaging and informative. Trainer was friendly and knowledgeable. Lunch and refreshments were great"
ITech Media
  • 28th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Patsy was an expert in her field but most importantly she was so friendly and so engaging. Feel really inspired!"
BEIS
  • 19th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Really effective training from Patsy. Very clear and engaging. Great mix of exercises and teaching - I learnt a lot!"
Longitude
  • 19th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Great teacher, really enjoyed the course"
Tjx Europe
  • 19th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Everything. The course was fantastic, it gave me exactly what I came for! brilliant."
TJX Europe
  • 19th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"It was great to be welcomed at the door, so it was clear from the beginning where everything was and what to do. Patsy was brilliant and bubbly, and even though I struggled with a couple of tasks I still left feeling good!"
Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • 19th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Explaining, being welcoming and personable"
The Salvation Army
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Well organised, good facilities, great teachers"
Radcliffe Cardiology
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Really liked the practice on writing titles and going through the points to ensure you cover when editing text"
Informa
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Class size, resources, knowledgeable and friendly trainer."
IDG UK
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Patsy was fab. She was interesting and knowledgeable, using examples from her experience and applying it to attendees needs. Good pace. Good space. Thank you."
Theatres Trust
  • 3rd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Really good exercise to get you thinking creatively! Thanks!"
Care UK
  • 21st January - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Clear examples and interesting points and plenty of breaks"
Nixon Design
  • 21st January - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"I really liked the course and found it very relevant to my job, I found the examples extremely helpful and Patsy was very good at answering questions throughout the course."
Schroders
  • 21st January - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Professional, lively and good exercises, very good course! Thank you."
Freelance
  • 21st January - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Really informative course. Well taught. Good facilities and food/drink."
Kew Media Distribution
  • 25th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Making everyone feel comfortable, creative activities that really made you think"
Oktra
  • 25th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"A really engaging trainer, Patsy was knowledgeable, convincing, approachable as gave me confidence to use what I had learnt. Food was also lovely!"
Oktra
  • 25th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Range of activities that were interesting/fun but practical in the time constraints, really good feedback, interesting course content ."
Department For Education
  • 25th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Really enjoyed the course, learnt so much! Thank you!"
QVC UK
  • 16th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Patsy was incredible, very informative and I have learnt so much from her."
QVC
  • 16th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Teaching and feeding us. Everything we needed!"
Capital City College Group
  • 16th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"In depth knowledge of the course subject within the time frame of the day"
Fulwell73
  • 2nd October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Going the extra mile to ensure I fully understood."
Hill Group
  • 2nd October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Instruction was very clear, examples and activities worked well with instruction"
The Alan Turing Institute
  • 2nd October - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"The whole day was full of practical advice and a lot of take-aways. Really very valuable."
People's Health Trust
  • 26th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Trainer was great, lunch, drink and snacks all good - thank you"
Cranfield University
  • 26th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Very fun approach to a topic that can be boring at times. Helpful practical advice relevant for the workplace"
Microbiology Society
  • 26th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"The small sized and informal classes encouraged participation, whilst also allowing you to receive individual attention. A Great day!"
StarLeaf
  • 26th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"I found the venue easy to fine, the facilities were excellent and the training content very useful with a good balance of content and exercises (no death by PowerPoint!)"
Freelance
  • 24th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"They whole day was enjoyable - especially thanks to our trainer Patsy. She made us all feel comfortable and welcome from the start, which helped get our ideas flowing. The group size was great for creative writing (six of us), as there were enough people to share ideas, but not too many that not everyone got to say something."
Cunard
  • 24th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"The teacher was very friendly and encouraging. Lunch was nice."
DICE
  • 24th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Highlighting the problems. It will take a lot of effort to work on them"
The Upside
  • 24th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Great practical examples which help you really think outside the box. Patsy really knew her stuff."
Freelance
  • 24th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Friendly, welcoming, good knowledge and great setup"
Eight Roads
  • 16th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Getting across the course information and not leaving any room for being bored and getting distracted"
Fulwell73
  • 30th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Everything was very well organised and information was clearly presented. Our trainer was lovely and she presented us with great examples we could use for our business."
Tutorcare
  • 30th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Excellent course! Trainer was brilliant - an expert on the subject, really personable and made the content challenging but clear."
Allianz Insurance Plc
  • 7th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Very knowledgeable trainer. Generally a great environment to learn in."
WorldFirst
  • 7th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Location, service, teacher training and exercises. everyone very friendly."
SI Partners
  • 7th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"I liked that the class sizes were small and everyone had a chance to participate. I also liked that we were encouraged to use our own examples as it made the training more relevant."
Lifting Equipment Engineers Association
  • 13th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Clean and nice atmosphere. Positive and Great trainer"
Freelance
  • 13th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Patsy was a great instructor - very personable, knowledgeable and explained the information very well. Thanks Patsy!"
Commonwealth Secretariat
  • 13th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Nice set-up, clean and friendly environment with trainers who are approachable and like to get personal."
Commonwealth Secretariat
  • 13th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Clear and engaging trainer, relevant and useful information, nice food, nice environment."
UK House Of Lords
  • 11th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Very informative and knowledgeable regarding grammar etc"
RAeS
  • 11th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Time schedule, topics that were covered, individual examples provided, lovely trainer"
London & Partners
  • 11th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Good overall summary, grammar advice, etc. Nice learning environment. Mixed, healthy lunch options."
Colchester Borough Council
  • 11th June - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Environment, friendly, relaxed. I have thoroughly enjoyed being here."
Skills For Care
  • 22nd May - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Varied activities, positive feedback, making the content interesting"
RCNi
  • 22nd May - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"It was a really great course and friendly informed teacher."
Parkinson's UK
  • 22nd May - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"I thought the day was really well organised and enjoyable. The classes were small which made for effective learning which was very efficient. Really liked Patsy, I thought she was very engaging and enthusiastic."
CIG Training Matters Magazine
  • 20th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Very clear examples and explanations of different techniques to improve writing"
ELife Sciences
  • 20th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Patsy was very knowledgeable - I felt I took away a lot from the course and it's given me plenty of ideas for future features."
The IET
  • 20th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"Overall great course, in a brilliant environment. Tutor took the time to make sure i understood aspects when i advised i didn't understand"
Canada Life
  • 16th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy


"The course was very informative, the trainer took on board and focused on areas we struggled in particular as well as the general course. Very friendly group and trainer, made me feel very relaxed as I always feel uncomfortable attending training sessions in subjects I am not confident in. I do feel that I can take back these skills in my personal development at work and lifestyle and input into my team to make our writing effective and correct."
Laing O'Rourke
  • 16th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Patsy