I offer a service tutoring museum staff and volunteers on how to write effectively for the web.

In a digital age every public institution’s web presence is critically important. It’s where you interact with your public. It’s where people get enthused, where they feel inspired, where they engage.

The written words on your website – whether introductions, articles, interviews, journals or blogs – are key to this first contact and so they need to be as accessible and engaging as possible.

Of course, all museums have great staff and great volunteers. They contribute wonderful copy to keep your website interesting and focused. I can help them refine their written style to make sure their words are as audience-centred and accessible as possible.

My training workshops will make good writing into great writing. They will help your writers write effectively. What’s more, the workshops I offer are flexible and easily tailored to your specific needs.

Ring me or text me (Rob Hawley – 07572928914) to discuss how I can help turn your website into a place of effective public-focused writing.


We asked Rob to work with some of our volunteers to develop their skills in writing for the web. He delivered a bespoke session tailored to the needs of the group, working with them on a one to one basis to cast his professional eye over their writing and help take it ‘to the next level’. Working with an under-confident group of volunteers, Rob was extremely positive and motivational whilst also being sensitive and diplomatic, helping to re-energize the group’s efforts to write effectively for the web. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Rob to lead a writing workshop for you or your organisation.

Rob Freeman, Project Officer, Craven Museum, Skipton, Yorkshire.


Rob Hawley delivered a series of thought provoking writing workshops for us as part of an Esmee Fairbairn funded project for Gawthorpe Textiles Collection. With both one to one and group work he helped us to think laterally in considering our audience when writing blog posts and encouraged each of us to find our own, very different, voices. He was able to work well with everyone across a diverse group and was gently encouraging, enabling all to contribute. I would definitely use his services again and have recommended him to others.
Rachel Terry, previous Curator, Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire.