On this page you'll find information on all authors' workshops, workshop topics, schedules, and enrolment options.
Introduction to Publishing gives aspiring authors and writers a solid understanding of the book and media publishing industry as it stands today, and where it will be tomorrow. This is a comprehensive publishing workshop that covers the entire process, from preparing your manuscript for final edits to meeting with publishing agents and signing book deals. The workshop is delivered individually or in very small groups to facilitate a constructive and realistic understanding of the publishing industry for both, first-time and experienced authors.
You will learn how the publishing industry works today, the myriad ways available to become published, and select the best options for negotiating royalties, choosing agents, and establishing solid fan-bases to drive engagement around your books and your brand.
• Understand how the publishing industry works
• Learn about self-publishing vs using agents
• Create marketability for your books and brand
• Account for hidden costs and fees
• Drive reader-interest through fan-bases and appearances
• Deep-dive into Amazon and CreateSpace marketplaces
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to navigate the publishing industry with confidence and clarity, and relate effectively with the officers and pros of the publishing industry. There are no conditions or pre-requisites for attending this workshop.
Life-Booster: This workshop gives you the skills to upgrade or boost your existing career. Your instructor will help you with career advice and any professional work support you require, during the copywriting course. Career support and job advice is applicable primarily to industries and markets locally within Singapore.
Authorship is a highly popular, and popularised career, with plenty of opportunities, obstacles, and overarching effects. This workshop on authorship teaches you not only how to write for personal or business purposes, but also gets you to master the entire process of writing, from idea generation and drafting, to clarifying the narrative process, making a point, and aligning your content with your audience. This workshop prepares you for a lifetime as a career author, focusing on getting your first book out, then your second, third, fourth and so on.
You will learn what authorship actually means, in a world where word processors are produced. You will use your ideas, aspirations, and passions to build universes for your readers, and create worlds from words that your audiences want to live in and belong to.
• Create worlds from words that matter to readers
• Bridge the gap between real and realistic
• Think in design-led perspectives to express intangible ideas
• Extend your inspiration to several genres
• Construct characters that come alive beyond the page
• Start a stable, profitable career as a full-time author
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to write original stories and texts that audiences want to read and belong to. You will be able to write for both fiction and non-fiction purposes, and build meaningful relationships between your characters and readers, and blur the lines between your world and the one we exist in. There are no conditions or pre-requisites for attending this workshop.
Life-Changer: This workshop gives you the skills to switch careers, start your own business, and/or boost your existing career. Your instructor will help you with career advice and any professional work support you require, during the copywriting course. Career support and job advice is applicable primarily to industries and markets locally within Singapore.
PIC Scheme Eligibility
If you are a Singapore-based resident, you may be eligible to apply directly for the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme from IRAS under ‘Training of Employees’. You can apply for up to a maximum of S$10,000 total credit per year, under the current PIC scheme up to YOA 2018. [+] More on the PIC Scheme
Uniformed Services Subsidies
If you are a part of a uniformed services organization you may be eligible to apply for Quantico’s internal subsidy for your training workshops and courses at Quantico. This subsidy is for all gazetted uniformed services (the armed forces, police force, civil defence, medical organizations, and uniformed youth groups) approved by the government for the Republic of Singapore.
Owing to the nature of this field, and delivery of these two workshops, ‘Introduction to Publishing’ and ‘Introduction to Authorship’ are extremely popular workshops at Quantico, and spaces are almost always filled. The workshop size in Quantico Singapore’s facilities for both these courses are a maximum of 1:3. This is to ensure two quality matters:
First, as authors ourselves we know the amount of individual attention required to train and coach an aspiring author in his or her own unique ways and styles of expression.
Second, your ideas deserve maximum attention and maximum privacy. To reduce the potential for idea-stealing or IP-theft, we keep the number of participants to a maximum of three per instructor. These quality measures drive a much higher rate of success for these workshops and creates a safe, conducive environment for authors like you to express yourself and your ambitionsconfidently, and in confidence.
Why do organisations and institutions like 3M, Google, Accorhotels, Ministry of Education (MOE), Delphys, OCBC, McCann World Group, Lifelong Learning Institute (e2i), Boys’ Town, BusinessChina, Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), Starhub, and the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) trust Quantico’s workshops and courses to develop their leaders? [ Full List + ]
When you come for a workshop at Quantico, you are entering a world of human stories, of lifelong learning, and a community of content experts committed to broadening and deepening the skills and capabilities of communications professionals.
We’re a full-fledged communications and research firm. That means you get to work first-hand with live projects and apply your theories to real-world applications. We’re widening the boundaries of what content is capable of producing at work, within our families, for our societies, and across our planet. Each discovery cycles back into your workshops. So your workshops are consistently evolving to keep pace with trends, and remain ahead of what’s possible in the field.
After all, the purpose of copywriting is to sell; not just products and services, but ideas, ideologies, people, emotions, organisations, campaigns, countries, faith, relationships, and leadership. In other words, you’re an integral part of a world full of stories. Everyone is a walking, talking story. Everyone has a story tell. Be the one to tell them. We’ll show you how. Welcome to Quantico’s Workshops.
AccorHotels Asia Pacific
AccorHotels Greater China
AccorHotels Hong Kong
Agency for Integrated Care
Alliance Era Pte Ltd
Art Science Museum (ASM)
Asia Pacific Maritime Trade Show
Asia Television Forum
Baron’s Strong Brew
Boys’ Town Singapore
Bureau Pte Ltd
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Chan Brothers Travel
Charities Aid Foundation South East Asia
Civil Service College (CSC)
ClearPath Sdn Bhd
Contact Centre Association of Singapore
Dow Chemical Company
DST Telecoms Brunei
Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine
Employment and Employability Institute (e2i)
Esplanade Theatres By The Bay
Evolve Mixed Martial Arts
Fairfield Methodist Alumni Association
Far East Management Pte Ltd
Far East Hospitality Pte Ltd
Fullerton Financial Holdings
Gems Advisors (Asia) Pte Ltd
George P. Johnson
Gold Roast White Coffee
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
Hai’s Pte Ltd
Havas Media Pte Ltd
Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)
International Data Corporation (IDC)
Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG)
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore
IP Academy Singapore (IPOS)
Iron Ore Week Singapore
Knowledge Management Solutions (KMS)
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School
Lantiq Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Lazada South East Asia
Lazy Lizard Restaurant and Bars
Marina Bay Sands
McCann World Group
Mendaki (Yasan Mendaki)
Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)
Ministry of Education (MOE)
Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
Nanyang Technological University
National University of Singapore (NUS)
National Youth Council Singapore (NYC)
Neo Garden Catering
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
One World International School
People’s Association Singapore (PA)
Persatuan Permudi Islam Singapura
PSA Corporation Ltd
Ripe Australian Fruit Juices
RMA Contracts Pte Ltd
Shenton Wealth Holdings
Singapore Exchange (SGX)
Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC)
Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
Singapore Kindness Movement
Singapore Post (SingPost)
Singapore Science Centre
Singapore Swimming Club
Singapore Tourism Board
Singtel Telecommunications Pte Ltd
Singtel Mobile Pte Ltd
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Sofitel So Singapore
Standard Chartered Bank
Upper Storey Pte Ltd
Warees Investments Pte Ltd (MUIS)
Wesley Methodist Church
Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Workforce Development Agency (WDA)
100% Design Singapore