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Kate Cobb | Elance
Last Sign-in: Sep 18, 2015

Kate Cobb

Expert instructional design & curriculum content
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Top 1% on Elance, 100% recommended! Native English speaker (UK), highly experienced curriculum designer, training consultant, ebook writer. I am punctual on deadlines, keep to your brief and deliver a professional product. I have over 25 years experience working for private, public and not-for-profit sector clients. I specialise in training, management, business and personal development topics.I look forward to partnering you in your writing project and bringing your ideas into written focus.

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Extracts from a three module workbook for managers who are managing the stressof their...
An article that appeared in "manager", the professional journal of the...
An article that appeared in "manager", the professional journal of the...
Ezine article
Ezine article
Ezine article
Article for website magazine for women
Arricle foronline web magazine
Training session designed for a client
Training session designed for a client
Content for online training modules
Content for online training modules
ebook for a client
Content for a client
Leadership handouts for a private sector client -one module of five
PowerPoint presentation for a public sector client
Work for a client -one module from a series of six
PowerPoint presentation for a public sector client
My own company newsletter
Report of a survey onBlended Learning March 2010

Skills (4)

Curriculum development
Training manuals
Ebook design
English Proofreading
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
My Score

Service Description

You have a challenge and I want to help you solve it by providing you with a responsive, flexible and professional writing service. Whether you or your company is looking to design and implement new training events (on or off line) or revamp and update existing ones, I can take the whole project over from you and deliver you back the finished product with trainer's manual, course programme, participant handouts, worksheets, activities, evaluations or whatever it is you require, ready for you to brand up for your organisation and use.

Every writing project is different and demands its own style depending on its purpose and the audience for which it is intended. I will work with you to determine the most appropriate written 'voice' to use to achieve your goals. I write clear, consistent and understandable English and can vary my style to suit your particular needs.

My background is as a consultant, a trainer and coach, in business, management and leadership and I have been freelance since 1986. I have published six books on management issues, write articles on management topics for both on and offline magazines and edit books for others.

Here are some ways I can help you:

* I can design your soft skills training programme for you and write all the materials to go with it -case studies, role plays, tutors' notes etc.
* I can turn your content into an e-book or digital product
* I can design self-study workbooks
* I can edit and proof read your next book quickly and...

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Moving Forward YOUR Way
Director and coach
2009 - Present
As well being a writer I have a coaching practice where I help women professionals break through issues that are holding them back. My clients include women entrepreneurs and women in corporate...
K C Consulting Ltd
Freelance writer, editor and proof reader
2010 - 2011
Editing of 25 chapters submitted by 25 different authors for a self-development anthology. Writing of introduction and summary to the book. Editing forewords. Proof reading at second and final...
Freelance writer
2010 - 2010
Design and development of self study training manuals for managers on topic of managing stress in self and others. Client meetings, support through pilot project, revisions and general consultancy.
Freelance writer
2009 - 2010
Design and development of five self-study training programmes for graduate entry accountants – topics include research techniques, time and organisational management, work prioritisation. Client...
Freelance proposal writer
2009 - 2009
World Bank project :development of training methodology, objectives, time lines and other training components for tender proposal
Volunteer Centres Ireland
Freelance writer
2008 - 2009
Design and development of training programme for managers of volunteers in Ireland including tutors' instructions and full training manual: topics include managing in the voluntary sector,...
Freelance training consultant
2007 - 2009
Design and delivery of management training and leadership programmes to board level and senior management groups. Writing training manual and training materials to support delivery, both in English...
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
Freelance writer
2008 - 2008
Commissioned to develop strategy on Blended Learning for CIPD Learning and Development Manual pub. 2008. Involved research, strategy development, design of learning models and tools and original work.
Freelance proposal writer
2008 - 2008
Research and review of existing materials, collation of materials, close collaboration with consortium partners, development of methodologies, strategy proposals, budget calculations and layout to...
State Examinations Centre
Freelance writer
2007 - 2008
Design of development strategy for education managers (Examinations) and design of interactive learning packs on topics of team working and communication for use in in-house training sessions.
Freelance assessment author
2005 - 2008
Writer of on-line assessment tools for variety of public sector UK clients including NetWork Rail, London Underground and nPower, UK; work involving client meetings and negotiation, project...
Institute of Public Administration
Freelance writer
2003 - 2006
Design and development of distance learning package and training support materials for various training programmes in public administration service eg. Certificate in Personal Effectiveness and...
Institute of Public Administration
Freelance writer
2003 - 2006
Design and development of distance learning package and training support materials for various training programmes in public administration service eg. Certificate in Personal Effectiveness and...


International Coaching Federation/Results
Qualfied Coach/first level assessment
2009 - 2010
L’Assoc des Professionels de la Formation Continue
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
1999 - 1999
Chapterhouse Publishing
Certificate in Proof Reading
1995 - 1995
Local Government Training Board
Postgrad Diploma Vocational Guidance Counselling
1985 - 1986
Institute of Personnel & Development
Certificate in Training & Development
1985 - 1986
University of Leicester
1971 - 1974
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Training manuals
curriculum design course design instructional design
leadership management business personal development
workbooks ebooks
adult learning
My Snapshot
Writing & Translation
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
September 2011
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Kate Cobb