Burnish Writing LogoBURNISH is run by me, Brenda Cooper. I’m a well published scholar and have experience working with students and  academic colleagues, spanning over thirty years. My greatest satisfaction is my former students, many of whom are now established academics, critics and writers.

I have published books, journal articles and materials for teachers in schools. I have judged literary prizes, acted as a reader for a range of publishers and reviewed published works. I have run workshops for academics, including early career researchers as well as established scholars. The focus of my workshops is to stimulate collaboration and to catalyse participants into completing work for publication. I work hands on with the substance and structure of research papers across a wide range of fields. I run workshops in both the UK and South Africa.