Report Writing Training

Contact us today to improve the professionalism
of your department’s reports

Why Take a Writing Class?

After 20 years of reading reports written by educated professionals in various career fields, we have learned that many people are experts in most facets of their jobs, but they often struggle to convey their work in a well-written report. Our program seeks to teach your employees how to apply advanced writing principles to the specific reports they produce for your department.

What Do We Teach?

We focus on how to improve the readability, accuracy, and conciseness of the students’ reports. We also address how to write for a specific audience, how to correct common grammar errors, and how to integrate useful visual tools into reports. And we pay particular attention to teaching proper editing techniques that will dramatically improve writing performance.

How Do We Train?

The training atmosphere is enjoyable and relaxing, ensuring everyone is actively engaged in the class. We integrate practical exercises to offer students an opportunity to practice what they learn, and to allow us to provide critical individual feedback to improve everyone’s writing. And we tailor the training to the specific needs of your department or office.



  • Improve the overall professionalism of your reports
  • Overcome readability, clarity, and accuracy issues
  • Learn techniques to write for your specific audience
  • Learn to integrate visual tools


  • Improve editing techniques
  • Identify and correct common grammar errors
  • Assess the effectiveness of agency report formats
  • Provide tailored feedback to improve writing skills


  • Investigators, Detectives, Probation Officers, LEOs
  • Auditors
  • Attorneys
  • Internal investigators
  • Anyone who can benefit from additional writing training


  • The standard class is two days
  • A three day class is also available with more personalized feedback
  • Shorter classes can be customized for conferences or continuing professional education requirements


  • We come to your location
  • Training can be conducted in your office or at an off-site location
  • Training at your location saves in travel costs for your employees



Mr. Darnell has been a federal criminal investigator for over 20 years, conducting diverse investigations involving counterintelligence matters, procurement fraud, public corruption, health care fraud, and export violations. He is a certified adjunct instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), and regularly teaches public corruption and report writing classes for the Inspector General Academy.

Prior to becoming a criminal investigator, Mr. Darnell taught English composition at the university level.

Mr. Darnell has received multiple awards, including the Agent of the Year award in 2013 and the regional Agent of the Year award in 2007. He was the lead investigator on a major public corruption case that received the Significant Fraud Case award from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in 2017. He received an Award for Excellence in 2012 from the Council for the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) for his work on a case involving defective battlefield munitions, and he received the adjunct instructor of the year award in 2017 from the CIGIE Criminal Investigator Academy.


The greatest strength of this training comes from the instructor’s ability to tailor the training to our specific needs and base it on the work we produce…His empathy and amazing personality made it a comfortable and safe environment. This proved to be extremely beneficial for helping us remain open and not defensive when discussing our errors or shortcomings.
Honestly, having someone with great people skills to discuss an otherwise dry topic makes all the difference. Also, [his] passion for writing makes it easy to learn from him because you feel you are basically asking an expert for advice on something that greatly affects…your job.
The instructor was excellent at maintaining the attendees’ attention. The writing exercises were beneficial to put concepts into practice. Tailoring the presentation made in the afternoon on the second day specifically to our reports was extremely beneficial…Overall, this training was by far the best I’ve attended!

I found everything in your discussion extremely helpful. I could benefit from more training like this. You were entertaining while providing your instruction. You made the day fly by!

I have seen great improvements in the overall writing of staff, and I can confidently say that the training was well worth it and extremely beneficial.
I felt the whole class was wonderfully organized…[he] kept things moving, interesting, and engaging for the entire session.
Great energy, upbeat. Dynamic speaker. Best speaker of the conference.
Very good speaker – best one at conference
Tremendous presentation! Should be giving this presentation to all…classes
[He] did an excellent job providing guidance to me during this training course. He is professional yet brings friendliness that encourages interaction and discussion.
Mr. Darnell was highly valuable to the course. His feedback and guidance gave me the confidence to continue to become a better writer.
He is an expert at writing and brings a level of knowledge required for a class like this one.
I have been struggling with report writing and almost immediately you’ve really helped me to understand why I stare at my computer screen without being able to type.
Excellent instruction and coordination. Instructor was well-prepared, captivating, humble, and informative…I am very pleased with the course and would highly recommend it to others.
Seriously, great class.  You did something that most cannot do – you made a writing class interesting and super fun!



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