writing training

Learn how to write better


Your people want to get better at writing. You want to invest in that because you’re smart, and you know good writing saves a hell of a lot of time, money, and pain. And you’ve found me. YUSS!

But here’s the thing: I’ve been doing this for a long time. A long, long time. Don’t let the flawless skin fool you. I’ve had enough years of practice to now be officially classed as Freaking. Amazing.

So I’m only willing to do this right. I don’t need your business badly enough to do a shit job for you.

The real challenge isn’t sounding more professional – it’s sounding more HUMAN. It’s understanding that the formal voice and corporate jargon is exactly the thing standing in the way of your words doing what they’re SUPPOSED to do. Because, as it turns out, business writing is more about being authentic and courageously transparent than it is about having an impressive vocab or knowing where the f*ck to use a semi-colon.

In writing, an authentic voice = trust. A straight-up voice = confidence. Plain language = achieving more of the outcomes you want.

Want some o’ that? Here’s how:



i do in-house training


What does that mean? It means I come into your business and run training for up to 12 people.

It means I DON’T run public courses that individuals can enrol on. Please don’t email me to ask when my next course is.

What I CAN do for you if you’re just one person is executive 1-1 coaching starting at a $5,000+gst package. I also run online courses for individuals.

If that’s still not clear, I’m just gonna shake my head all the way into next week.




What’s it worth to you?


The benefits of better writing can be measured. Give me your email and I’ll send you the evidence.

Training day



$8,000 +gst

(travel and accommodation extra)

That’s it.

No packages.

No discounts.

You want me, that’s how much I cost.

1-day courses

Click to see course details

For individuals

You can check out my online courses! They’re bite-sized chunks of upskilling presented in super-short videos with optional exercises. Binge watch or take a bite a day, everything you need is here.


My best work happens over 2 days


Over 2 days I can take your team from whatever level they’re at, reframe them to modern writing approaches that actually work, AND make sure they know how to actually write that way once they leave the room.

They’ll be buzzing, they’ll be writing freakishly well, and you’ll see REAL CHANGE.

You wouldn’t want anything less.

But you’re special *rolls eyes* and you can only do 1 day I get it. I don’t like it, but I get it. So you’ve got the 2 options above – just know people will be left wanting MUCH MORE.

Why I won’t do a ½ day training


Because it’s a waste of your money. You’ll get awareness, but no skill. You’ll be entertained and excited. You’ll play with koosh balls and giggle. But when you leave the room you won’t be able to do anything different.

You’re smarter than that.


Am I a bit much for you?

Want someone who’s also incredibly good at what they do but maybe not quite so popping candy? I’m a huge fan of these guys and their work. I once tongue-in-cheek called them vanilla and we’re still friends. Seriously though, if I’m a bit much for your business and you want someone who says fuck a bit less but still knows their shit, you should give them a call.

What people say

  • I found Shelly's course really helpful. The content and presentation is clear and insightful, and I am using the things I picked all the time in my day to day work.

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    Stuart Crosswell
  • We love Shelly! When looking for someone to help our company with our writing and communication skills, Shelly was recommended multiple times. We put our entire team through her coaching and we are now signing all our new starters up for her online Email Communications course to ensure everyone is communicating in the same consistent, clear and well structured way. She's great - highly recommended!

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    Liz Knight
  • Shelly Davies rocks your socks off.

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    Kawarau Ngaia
  • A day with Shelly is a day well spent

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    Scott Ebbett
  • Awesome and practical training, which left me with tools that I could apply immediately. Less waffle here I come!

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    Paul Evans
  • Extremely useful skills for day-to-day business writing. Can see marked improvement in efficiency already - in both my own work and that of others in the course. Hilarious presentation style that got everyone involved.

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    Hannah Liddell
  • Shelly is great. She makes the content interesting, easy to understand, and easy to put in to practice. Plain English is her thing!

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    Tania Nutira
  • Shelly’s style of teaching is like finding that book you’ve been waiting ages to read. You finally get it, read it, front to back and back again then BAM, can't wait for the sequel. Nga mini uni Shelly😉

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    Ferinica Foreman
  • Shelly is awesome at what she does and makes learning fun.

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    Aaron Botherway
  • Very engaging and interactive training. Learnt some very practical and handy tips for writing emails and reports. Recommended!

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