Doug Nel Trainer

Doug Nel

Doug is a journalist and staff sub-editor with nearly 20 years’​ experience. He’s worked with many of the largest newspapers in the UK – including The Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Times and The Sun.

Outside of Fleet Street, Doug is an experienced copywriter for the elite advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather.

As a writing trainer for Emphasis, he passes on his razor-sharp instincts for writing that works to clients as diverse as London Business School, Ageas and the Crown Estate. He is also the lead course developer for our bespoke in-house training.


‘Really well put-together day which was tailored to my needs perfectly. Doug was very engaging and paced the day well. He is very knowledgeable about his subject. Big thank you!’

Anita Ravenscroft, Aldi


‘Doug was absolutely brilliant. Created such a relaxed environment which meant we could ask and speak feeling comfortable. I found it really enjoyable.’

Lauren Broadbent, Virgin Media


‘Doug was so informed, dynamic and I have had so much positive verbal feedback from staff. Thank you so much for an incredible course.’

Doug Sargeant, Swan Housing Group