Endorsements and Testimonials

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From: Elaine Pyke – Sky Atlantic Channel Director.
‘Yvonne gave me my first break in television. She was my first teacher, my first producer and a key person in my script editing training. She has a passion for long running series, thinks outside the box and is prepared to take risks’.

‘Yvonne offers invaluable, insightful and applicable advice for TV writers’ – Persephone Vandegrift – writer

‘Yvonne is an inspirational teacher’ – Jean Maye – writer


What people who’ve attended, think about the workshops that I have run.

Rachel Paterson – Writer
“Your story lining workshop; apart from being brilliant fun, I think it’s cut about two years off my learning curve”.

Gemma Boswell – Script Editor on Doctors
“How to write a TV drama treatment was a brilliantly hands-on and informative course. It was a fantastic way of gaining top insider knowledge and receiving constructive advice that can only help improve your writing”.

Gale Barker – Researcher/Writer
“Yvonne is a powerball of energy, humour, and wisdom. There is never a dull moment in this hands-on course, which provides an authentic taste of what it is like to take part in a storylining conference, but in a safe and supportive environment. Never have so many storylines been created in such a short time by so few! A real creation experience!”

David Bishop – Writer on Doctors Series XI
“I studied storylining on a workshop led by Yvonne, and the original pilot script I wrote straight after got me a trial on a BBC continuing drama series.”

The Script Factory – Script Development Organisation
“The Television courses we have held with Yvonne have been exceptionally well received and the comments below illustrate how valuable, stimulating and just plain fun they have been for everyone attending, be they screenwriters, producers or script editors.”

Sonia Garbettt – Writer
“Yvonne inspires you to dig deep. She identifies your strengths and weaknesses and then gives you the tools to improve.”

Sue Nelson – Broadcaster
“Yvonne’s storylining workshop was superb. Her enthusiasm, experience, and ‘tell it like it is’ humour made the course an invaluable learning tool. It stretched all of us, gave practical structure advice that crosses and informs other related media and made you realise whether you were suited to writing as a group – I loved it!”

Lee Ramseyer-Bache – Media Student
“The long running TV storylining workshop was a highly productive and refreshing experience that showed me how collaborative ’round table’ writing is actually done. I have never participated in such an enriching and enlightening practical workshop. Yvonne is an excellent and insightful tutor who creates both a relaxed and productive atmosphere to work in.”

Alison Seddon – Writer
“I really enjoyed the storylining workshop. It was absorbing, challenging and fun, really well structured and led with professional ease. I left the 2 days with greater confidence and a clearer idea of what to do next. Yvonne clearly knows her stuff!”

General Comments

Just some of the many reasons why Yvonne could help you

Kristina Day – Writer and member of Script Advice Writers Room:
‘She hasn’t asked me to do this but I just wanted to say that Yvonne’s “HOW TO GET INTO TELEVISION AND STAY THERE” totally ROCKS!’

From Laurence Timms – Writer
‘Excellent, priceless material. It’s easy enough to get script-centric advice but pragmatic real-world knowledge like this is very hard to come by. Thanks!’

Liz Holliday – Writer
‘Yvon’s newsletter and top tips are a wonderful blend of inspiration and practical advice. Doing one of Yvon’s courses at the Script Factory helped to give me the confidence to apply to do an MA in Screenwriting at the London College of Communication, which I have just completed.’

Jeremy Carne – Writer
‘Yvonne disarmed us and we became, for our two days, a fledgling community. With egos tucked safely out of the way we could really work’.

Sonia Garbettt – Writer
‘Yvonne inspires you to dig deep. She identifies your strengths and weaknesses and then gives you the tools to improve’.

‘The course overall was excellent, I have been on several industry/writing training courses and this was the most interesting, practical and useful.’

‘Yvonne is a great Teacher. I really enjoyed the course and felt really comfortable. She gives great feedback and very useful advice.’

‘I gained a good understanding of the soap story lining process as well as ideas, techniques and inspiration for my own personal writing projects.’

‘Knowledgeable and practical experience of story lining for soaps – unavailable anywhere else’!

John Morrison – Writer
“It’s impossible to read your own script with a dispassionate eye. You helped me get my stupid head out from the trees and finally see the wood. The next draft has been totally transformed. So confident now going forward. Money well spent.”