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Finding Your Authorial Voice in Academic Writing
with Debbie Winter
Tuesday 31st May 2022 at 1-2pm (UK time)
Just £10 to book

Drawing on the field of Applied Linguistics, this workshop examines stylistic devices used to enable an authorial voice in academic writing. The stringent rules at play in the academic field can paralyse the writer.

This workshop will:

  • Explore the purpose of citation and examine different disciplinary approaches to citation
  • Explore the tension between humility and originality
  • Examine paradigm influences on the writing process
  • Explore the relationship between the author and the writer
  • Important Stylistic devices such as
  1. Hedges
  2. Boosters
  3. Evidential Markers
  4. Attitude Markers
  5. Self mentions
  6. Engagement markers
  7. Framing
  8. Code glosses

If you would like a certificate of attendance for this event, please send us an email.

Debbie Winter (LLB Hons, MA) lectured in Law and sang professionally on the jazz scene before deciding to change careers and become a vocal coach. She noticed a lack of high-quality training provision and certification opportunities, which led to the development of Voice Workshop Ltd. Debbie worked in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University and leading pedagogues to develop a unique training pathway in Professional Practice and Vocal Pedagogy. She has recently established a second MA in Performance Coaching and is currently creating content with leading specialists. UWTSD has recognised Voice Workshop Ltd to be a Centre of Excellence.

Since the MA began, Debbie has mentored and examined the Postgraduate students through the pathway. She is the academic lead responsible for recruiting the lecturing staff, designing and modifying the syllabus, lecturing in qualitative research methods, and managing the student projects. Debbie was also nominated for the Student-Led Teaching Fellowship awards for her outstanding work on the programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University and is the only external provider to receive such recognition. The programme was also shortlisted for the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence ‘Outstanding Music Educational Product’ in 2019.

Debbie has also, recently established the popular, rapidly growing Facebook group Voice Geek, which consists of 4.7k members. This popular discussion forum shares and discusses new research involving the voice. The Voice Geek conferences have enabled new researchers to present alongside leading pedagogues. The Voice Geek Conference ran successfully online during the first Pandemic Lockdown, generating £3,000 in aid of Help Musicians.

Debbie has also authored two articles, published in peer-reviewed journals:

Piloting a New Model for Treating Music Performance Anxiety: Training a Singing Teacher to Use Acceptance and Commitment Coaching With a Student Teresa A. Shaw, David G. Juncos and Debbie Winter

Voicing a Practitioner Research Methodology: Further Framing the Conversation

Debbie is also on the Editorial Board of VSR published by Routledge.

Tuesday 31st May 2022 at 1-2pm
(UK time)

This course is free for Voice Study Centre's MA/PGCert students and £10 (VAT inclusive) otherwise.

If you would like to book a place on this course, please use the payment form in the 'Book Your Place' tab or email

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