Testimonials

Below are some of the testimonials we have received from students who have completed courses with us. 


 
Student-Success-stories

"The Writers College was exactly what I'd been looking for. It has helped better my understanding of the genre of writing I had an interest in and has helped solidify my thoughts on working towards a career in creative writing. Paul has been an excellent tutor during the course and has been both punctual in his replies and helpful with his advice. He was also a great help in suggesting how to branch into the gaming community after the course was completed." Rachel Colligan, Writing For Video Games Course

"The course was insightful, useful and relevant. My tutor was a true professional with a wealth of knowledge to impart. It has been a pleasure working with her and I can honestly say my writing improved by leaps and bounds. I really enjoyed the ability to write and develop, backed up by the relevant theory. The course was well worth the investment and time. If you want to write, do a course and accept constructive criticism from a professional. There is no other way. Don't hesitate; just do it. You will learn so much and have the chance to develop your writing at every opportunity. A must for every serious beginner." Edward Hallifax, Basics of Creative Writing and Advanced Creative Writing Course, January 2017, Madrid

"I have taken away more from this course with the NZ Writers College than any I have done in the past. Fiona was an amazing tutor. She gave excellent feedback and always explained it in an easy to understand way. I was surprised how much I learnt and have been able to implement into my working day. This has been the most valuable course for my career. The material was relevant and the tutor was extremely helpful and easy to talk to." Nicole Watson, Press Release and Media Writing Course, January 2017, Whanganui

"Overall, I would describe my experience as wonderful! I found the course to be most instructive and gratifying. Russel was always available and an extremely helpful tutor. He was a pillar of support and encouragement throughout the course. He was extremely prompt and I always felt he went the extra mile for me when I was uncertain of anything. The Writers College gave me the opportunity, insight, and guidance that I needed to accomplish my life-long dream of publishing my novel. I would highly recommend The Writers College to anyone who has anything to do with the written word, whether in a personal or professional capacity." Robyn Anakin Veary, Self-Publish Your e-Book Course, January 2017

"The assignments on the course were more difficult than I expected and I learnt a lot through completing them. It made me appreciate the work that good copy-editors do in the industry. Di was a supportive, meticulous and encouraging tutor. Her detailed feedback contributed greatly to my learning experience. The Writers College provide a convenient way to study in your own time and at your own pace." Deanne Kriel, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, January 2017

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and realised how much I don't know about my own language. Donna was a pleasure to work with as a tutor. It was obvious from her responses to my work that she is a genuine wordsmith. The course met all of my objectives. I learned a great deal and had a lot of fun doing so." Alistair Johnston, Travel Writing Course, January 2017, Auckland

 

 

“I can honestly say my writing improved by leaps and bounds. Don't hesitate; just do it. A must for every serious beginner."

Edward Hallifax, Basics of Creative Writing and Advanced Creative Writing Course, January 2017

 

 
"I now have a working understanding of how to Write a Children's Book and feel more confident moving forward. My tutor was direct and honest with her feedback. I started hesitantly but finished triumphantly. I have momentum. I have knowledge. I have the beginnings of a manuscript. Just quietly, I feel like a writer." Heather McNaughton, Write a Children's Book - Part 1, January 2017, Canterbury

"I enjoyed the challenges that I was presented with during the course. I found the feedback from my tutor very constructive and positive. It was a great way for me to start writing." Andrea Frieslaar, Basics of Creative Writing, January 2017

"I enjoyed the course very much. It is a very good introduction to Proofreading and Copy-editing. It was certainly a challenge for a first-timer, but also inspired me to take this experience a step further. Di was a great tutor. Her feedback was very positive and informative. I was able to use each sections' feedback in the next assignment and appreciated all the assistance. I was more challenged than expected and that was great as it made it clear that the College's standards are high. I received an efficient and concise service from The Writers College. They offer wonderful study material and mentors that are passionate about the written word." Lucy Randall, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, January 2017

"I found the course interesting and the exercises helped me to further my understanding of writing. Helen was a brilliant tutor. She gave me wonderful feedback and helped me along when I was struggling. Doing this course has given me confidence to believe that I can write." Beverleigh Cooper, Basics of Creative Writing, January 2017

"The course was a very good introduction to the world of Travel Writing. Donna's encouragement as a tutor and personable feedback made it feel like she was "right there" with me. It was as good as I think you can get with online courses." Kirsten Pedersen, Travel Writing Course, December 2016, Auckland

"I took the course to try my hand at writing and now I am totally hooked. It was worth every cent. Wilna was an excellent tutor and mentor. She provided invaluable knowledge of writing skills. Her feedback was the best learning experience ever. It is an excellent course for any novice writer." Stefanie Swiegers, Skryf 'n roman, December 2016


 

 

“I have taken away more from this course with the NZ Writers College than any I have done in the past. This has been the most valuable course for my career."

Nicole Watson, Press Release and Media Writing Course, January 2017


"Completing the course has been a great motivator. My tutor Alex Inspired me to improve my writing through critique. She sent me many helpful links and I will miss working with her. Writing under the guidance of The Writers College is an invaluable experience." Lesley Sefton, Advanced Novel Writing Course, December 2016, Glossop

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It's helped me both technically and creatively. I really enjoyed working with my tutor Karen. She is incredibly knowledgeable in her field. Overall it was a very efficient process that I thoroughly enjoyed." Grant Sissons, Scriptwriting Course, December 2016

"It was a challenging but enjoyable course; it has definitely improved my writing skills. My tutor Rosemary had some very good feedback." Samantha Drayton, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, December 2016, Wanaka

"It was no picnic, but you tend not to learn very much from picnics. I loved doing the course with Helen as my tutor. She pushed me but was always clear and very encouraging. She was full of good ideas which helped shape my story. She was approachable and honest. I would recommend this course, I got excellent value from it and what I learned won't be forgotten. I got from the course what I wanted to and now feel better equipped." Sasha Sanders, Write a Children's Book - Part 1, December 2016

"I did a Creative Writing course at university as part of my Masters Degree but feel I should have done this course with The Writers College instead. I found my tutor helpful and understanding." Patricia Jobe, Literary Short and Flash Fiction Course, December 2016

"It was a pleasant experience. I learnt a lot. My tutor was approachable and helpful." Jeanne Rae, Writing a Blog that Will Get Read, December 2016

"The course was super well run, affordable and worthwhile. I can't say enough good things about Andrew as a tutor and his style of giving honest feedback. When I lost the plot and stopped writing for a few months, he was a gentle presence that brought me back to writing. I'm hoping to take another course with the Writers College in the future with Andrew as my tutor." David Hansen, Literary Short and Flash Fiction Course, December 2016

"I enjoyed every part of the journey the course took me on. I am honestly grateful for everything. Alex is a very gentle and very skilled tutor. I really loved and enjoyed having her as my mentor. She is the best and her work is magnificent. I would recommend The Writers College to anybody who needs to further enhance their writing skills." Ndlovu Sabelo, Grammar Skills (English Second Language) Course, December 2016

"I enjoyed the course material and thought it was very good. My tutor was excellent; her comments were encouraging, she challenged me to think differently and to explore emotion beyond what I might usually do. She was also helpful in suggesting poems and poets, many of which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. My experience with The Writers College was very enjoyable and I look forward to doing several more courses with them." Robert Falconer, Introduction to Poetry Course, November 2016

"The course was extremely helpful and enjoyable. Helen was an incredibly accommodating and helpful tutor. I really appreciated her feedback and how she pushed me to find my writing style. It was a pleasure to learn from such an inspiring author! I thoroughly enjoyed taking on this course from start to finish. It was challenging yet enjoyable and I can't wait to carry on and start the Advanced Creative Writing Course!" Caleigh Scott-Turner, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2016

"I'm proud to be a kiwi and so happy to know we have an amazing online Writers College based here in New Zealand. My tutor was warm, responsive, caring, sensitive, talented, helpful and individually tailored to me. I wanted to access my creativity and now after completing the course I know I will continue to develop my writing and change my world. I have confidence in the skills and experience of the tutors at the NZ Writers College to support me in achieving this. I thoroughly recommend NZ Writers College to anyone ready to explore their creative options and make a change in their lives." Liz Philippsen, Break Through Your Writing Barriers Course, November 2016, Auckland


 

 

“"My experience on the course was better than I could have hoped. I gained so much insight, and my writing improved a great deal.”

Luanne Gordon, Write a Novel Course, October 2017


"The course was well structured, informative and comprehensive. It was my first writing attempt and I found the course at first, actually for the major part, taxing, and out of my depth. I learned immensely from the practical experience of writing a piece and receiving personal feedback and suggestions from my tutor Don - it made the whole exercise come alive. Don was reliable, supportive and went the extra mile. He encouraged me to see it through to the end in such a way that I feel good about what I achieved. Thanks Don. Overall, the course gave me a new appreciation for literature." Janetta Smith, Travel Writing Course, November 2016

"I enjoyed the course a lot. My tutor Helen was very encouraging and patient with me. She also gave me very good instruction on writing. It was a very productive and exciting course. My overall experience was very positive." Melanie Kennedy, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2016

"I enjoyed the course so much and I have learned a lot! I knew exactly what was expected of me. The resources were always available when I needed to use them. The course notes were very informative and easy to understand. Karen was a very helpful tutor and when I needed her assistance she was always willing to help me. I received great feedback on how and where I can improve." Michelle Nortje, Writing for Social Media, November 2016

"I have learnt so much more than I initially anticipated. The overall experience was enriching and satisfactory. Rosemary was very helpful as a tutor and provided good, detailed feedback, particularly in areas I needed to strengthen. NZ Writers College provide quality and reasonably priced writing courses." Lore Ratuyawa, Grammar for Writers Course (English first Language), November 2016, Fiji

"My experience was better than I could have hoped. I gained so much insight, and my writing improved a great deal due to my tutor Sonny's feedback and encouraging, straight up, critique. Thanks to her efforts, I am now a more confident writer. Completing a course with the NZ Writers College is a wonderful way to progress your writing." Luanne Gordon, Write a Novel Course, November 2016, Auckland

"The course was full of insights and very in-depth. My tutor Rosemary was invested in my learning, and her feedback was very helpful. I know that what I've learned will be of ongoing use to me. I will be going back to the notes and feedback until it sticks." Luanne Gordon, Grammar for Writers Course (English first Language), November 2016, Auckland

"Overall my experience on the course was good. I've learned how to grab the reader's attention. The Writers College team are helpful and professional. The College offers practical courses - to get your writing started - and the modules have many tips and examples, which make it easy to comprehend." Douw Steyn, Basics of Feature Writing Course, October 2016

"I would highly recommend the course to anyone who thinks they want to write but who haven't done much writing, because this course certainly does introduce who you think you are, to who you really are, as a writer. I'm under no illusions now what is required of me if I want to write. The feedback I got was awesome. Sally was a great tutor from day one, friendly, prompt and professional. There is a caring thread that runs through her words, I could feel she was on the journey with me. I know through the answers I got that both Sally and Koos were listening when I was talking, I really appreciate that and want to acknowledge it." Richard Langdon, Break Through Your Writing Barriers, October 2016

"I found the course material interesting, and my tutor Mandy was great. She was very friendly and responded quickly when it came to queries and feedback." Farran van der Walt, Copywriting Course, October 2016, Cape Town

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course! It was a really helpful and motivational experience. The feedback was the best bit, as you learn so much from it. I am determined to build on all the invaluable tips I have learned. Thank you." Alison Murphy, Introduction to Poetry, October 2016, Dalkeith

"The course was relevant and challenging, which is exactly what I was looking for. Rosemary was an encouraging and knowledgeable tutor, and made the experience positive. It has been a results-oriented experience with a quick and efficient sign-up process, with challenging yet reasonable course work. Completing this course with The Writers College has been a pleasure and very rewarding. Thank you." Nicole Daniels, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, October 2016, Suva

"Overall, completing the course was a pleasant and insightful experience. There were no communication difficulties, the briefs and assignment instructions were clear. The constructive feedback I received from my tutor was invaluable. It was a great learning experience. I can already see a difference in my copywriting / approach to advertising material." Christine Kuhn, Copywriting Course, October 2016

"I received prompt feedback from my tutor and good explanations of errors and necessary corrections. She was polite, friendly and always willing to give additional advice. The Writers College will help expand your knowledge of writing. The tutors are friendly, responsive and will help you achieve your goals." Günter Müller, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, October 2016

"My tutor was great and very helpful. The course was informative and gave me confidence in my writing ability." Daphne Lester, Magazine Journalism Course, October 2016, Waipawa

"I enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. Di was a tough tutor and I always looked forward to her feedback. Her replies were very efficient and her feedback was always beneficial. This is the second online course I have done with SA Writers' College and I thoroughly enjoyed both. The course material is relevant and the tutors are of an exceptionally high standard. They know their subjects and support you all the way." Dawn Flier, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, October 2016

"I really enjoyed this course. It was better than I expected and harder than I anticipated. Rosemary was an excellent communicator and a very approachable and knowledgeable tutor. I would not hesitate to sign up for another course with NZ Writers College. I had some initial doubts, as I have no experience with online courses, but it all worked out fine and I feel that I learnt a lot." Daniele Randles, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, October 2016, Wellington

"I enjoyed the course; it was really good fun. I liked my tutor's comments and ideas and a certain degree of learning "How to not bore your reader" was had." Julia McInnes, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2016

"I enjoyed the course and the way the assignments pushed me out of my comfort zone. I liked that if I wanted to submit the assignments or complete the course sooner, I could. Helen gave me a lot of guidance and helped to improve my writing skills. She was as quick to offer criticism as she was to offer praise, and I think for an inspiring writer, that is crucial. The course was very informative and practical; its basis is actual writing and not the theory behind it." Candice Wardle, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2016

"My experience on the course was very positive. The course notes followed on logically from the Basics of Creative Writing Course and challenged me to really look at my writing and how to improve. Helen was an excellent tutor. Her advice was always clear and she gave precise steps on how to improve and what to work on for the next activity. Every person at The Writers College I have ever had to email and deal with has been professional and quick to respond. I have completed two courses and feel that The Writers College is exceptional value for money." Kathryn Halkema, The Advanced Creative Writing Course, October 2016, London

"My experience on the course was better than I could have hoped. I gained so much insight, and my writing improved a great deal due to my tutor's feedback and encouraging, straight up, critique. Thanks to her efforts, I am now a more confident writer." Luanne Gordon, Write a Novel Course, October 2016, Auckland

"The course really opened up and expanded my writing beyond what I could have imagined before I started the course. My tutor, Philippa, was wonderful. I felt she really got my story and knew where I was coming from. Her feedback and insights were so detailed and helpful. I was challenged and stretched, and at the end I was proud of what I had achieved which was more than I had hoped for." Rachel O'Neill, Writing Books for Children, September 2016

"Mandy was a fantastic tutor. She pushed, encouraged, gave guidance and wouldn't let me give up when I doubted myself. Completing courses with The Writers College is non-threatening and a great way to start sowing the seed - making you hungry to learn more." Yolanda van der Merwe, Copywriting Course, September 2016

"The course has certainly encouraged me to look at further improving my creative writing skills. I found my tutor Helen's comments particularly useful when persuading me to keep reviewing what I had written to ruthlessly cut back the word limit - the end result definitely felt 'snappier'. I also learned not to try to put too much into each scene i.e. too many characters, too much superfluous detail etc. Helen was not afraid to constructively criticise. NZ Writers College offer accessible, flexible and a sufficient variety of courses for everyone. The tutors are supportive and you certainly feel as if you are learning and (hopefully) improving." Nick Ward, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2016, North Canterbury

"I enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. I found Di to be a great tutor and she answered all my questions quickly. She gave extensive feedback on my assignments. It was an enjoyable and useful few weeks and I think I'm a better equipped writer now." Jaco, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, September 2016

"The biggest lesson that I have taken from the course is that I am never done, never done creating and refining. Completing the course was an experience that challenged me as a person, especially with the limitless independence and freedom I had. Mandy was a very helpful and friendly tutor, she was very approachable and understanding." Nomfundo Ntokozo Mwelase, Copywriting Course, September 2016

"Helen was a wonderful a tutor. She encouraged and inspired me to push through the limits I thought I had. My confidence as a writer and passion for writing have grown thanks to her support. I know many of her comments will remain with me and enrich my future writing." Savannah Lahtinen, Advanced Creative Writing Course, September 2016

"Each module of the course was very well thought-out and designed to gain knowledge in a very effective way. Donna was a very helpful and patient tutor. She provided a lot of instructive, enlightening advice and information. Her positive feedback never failed to encourage me and boost my confidence. When starting the Travel Writing Course, I was a neophyte with nothing but a love of writing. Now I am enriched with valuable knowledge and much more confidence to support that passion." Marylčne Coutret, Travel Writing Course, September 2016, Motueka

"When I started the course, I had just turned freelance. Now, I have been living from my freelancing for a year. Donna was a very encouraging and flexible tutor, which I appreciate hugely. Her feedback has been prompt and very helpful. I entered the course simply expecting to write a pitchable magazine article (which I have done) but through it I have learned: how to stop thinking too big with article ideas; about my strengths and weaknesses with writing productivity; which parts of magazine journalism give me "the fear"; and more. I think these lessons will be invaluable in allowing me to continue as a freelancer." Alex Owen-Hill, Magazine Journalism Course, September 2016, Edinburgh

 

 

“Mandy was a fantastic tutor. She pushed, encouraged, gave guidance and wouldn't let me give up when I doubted myself."

Yolanda van der Merwe, Copywriting Course, September 2016

 

 

"The course was excellent and interesting. It surpassed my expectations. My tutor was friendly and helpful and she gave good feedback. My experience with The Writers College was very good from start to finish. I hope to do another course in the future." Carol Matthews, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2016

"Completing the course was such an eye-opening and beautiful journey. It exceeded my expectations. Russel was an insightful and wise tutor, which definitely came across in the feedback he gave. From the answers I gave him for each task, he was able to give me deeper understanding. I felt encouraged and understood. The Writers College are an amazing team with great content to offer." Linda, Coaching the Writer Within Course, September 2016

"Karen was a fantastic tutor! She really helped me when I got stuck; she even gave me a second try writing headlines. This course really challenged me, in the best way possible! It's been invaluable to my career and was relevant and industry specific." Lauren Espach, Writing for the Web Course, September 2016

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course. I was pushed out of my comfort zone. My tutor Karen was lovely - she gave sound advice and was very easygoing and approachable. She gave much appreciated encouragement, while giving constructive criticism. The Writers College offer a great way to learn more about writing for a particular audience; the tutors are friendly and have the knowledge to guide you forward." Wendy Price, Writing a Blog that Will Get Read Course, September 2016, Dartmouth

"The hard work was worth it. I learned a lot and it was a great experience for me on a personal level. My tutor was very supportive and helpful. Studying through The Writers College was once again an awesome experience." Mark, Advanced Novel Writing Course, September 2016, Walkerville.

"I am very glad I chose this course as I learnt a lot and it improved my skill set as an editor. I found the modules interesting, challenging and constructed in such a way that there was enough time to complete the course in the allotted time given. Di is an excellent tutor. She takes time to explain your mistakes and also provides different examples of corrections. She spends time on her assessments, which is very beneficial when one is on a learning curve. I found her to be patient and very knowledgeable. I found The Writers College to be a professional establishment; my experience from registration to completion was rewarding. I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to learn about editing and proofreading." Vanessa-Lynn Neophytou, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, August 2016
 
"I found this course to be a very convenient way to up my skills in a short space of time, at my own pace. The course notes were thorough and well supplemented when it came to completing assignments. The assignments were staggered nicely, allowing plenty of time for completion. Fiona was an excellent tutor! She was very knowledgeable about this course. She was always prompt with assignment feedback and the feedback itself was clear and helpful." Dhirta Jinabhai, Press Release and Media Writing Course, August 2016
 

"This course was fantastic. I learned so much and as a result have almost completed an entire novel. Sonny was such a great tutor to work with. I found her feedback honest and invaluable. She is also extremely patient, encouraging and kind. I have had a wonderful journey and have learned so much about my own abilities as a writer. Everyone at the NZ Writers College is very supportive. I would highly recommend NZ Writers College to anyone who feels they have a story to tell!" Jolene Croall, Advanced Write a Novel Course, August 2016, Waihi
 
"This was probably the most informative course I've ever done. When I'd started this course, I thought it would be tonnes of incredibly hard work, but (even though I took my time getting to the work) I found that each assignment could be completed within the space of an afternoon or evening. My tutor Karen was always ready to answer any questions or queries, her notes were easy to read and were very clear. She was patient and punctual at all times and even offered to skype for discussions. The course exceeded my expectations. The staff at The Writers College love writing; the tutors love writing; I love writing. They teach writing. Perfect fit for any aspiring writer." Jonathan Harding, Writing a Blog that Will Get Read, August 2016
 
"I truly have learnt a lot. I appreciate every bit of effort that my tutor made to ensure my success with the course. She was very helpful and I appreciate the opportunities she has given me. This course was worth taking. I am now looking forward to further develop my newfound skills." Gina van Staden, Magazine Journalism, August 2016
 

 

“This was probably the most informative course I've ever done.”

Jonathan Harding, Writing a Blog That Will Get Read, August 2016

 


 
"I now understand the art of story-telling and the disciplines required to keep my audience involved. My tutor provided just the right amount of goading to get the job done, while I had the  freedom to work at my own pace. She was a true professional, providing the ideal mix of authority and empathy." H. Hodgson, Advanced Novel Writing Course, August 2016, Nelson
 
"It is nice to work with a tutor ‘one on one’ as they focus on the specific areas where you can improve. Helen seemed a bit strict at first but I enjoyed getting to know her and taking her comments on board as we progressed - especially on Module 3 where we worked through a few drafts. I most appreciated her comments where she suggested how to do something in the body of my writing, with an example, as this gave me a really good idea of what to do and how to improve. The Writers College are very organised and efficient and offer great courses for working people to do in their spare time." Megan Young, Basics of Creative Writing course, August 2016
 
"The course was wonderful. The material was a great combination of both practical and theoretical content. I learnt so much! Tracey was an excellent tutor. She provided fantastic feedback and assisted with my many questions almost immediately. She really helped to improve my confidence as well as my writing skills. My experience at The Writers College has been excellent. It provided the tuition, experience and confidence that I needed in a professional and friendly manner." Chantal Tarling, Magazine Journalism Course, August 2016
 
"The two courses I've done with The Writers College have been useful in crystallising my thoughts and giving me new skills. Thanks." Richard Newell Copy-editing & Proofreading Course, August 2016
 
"I was very tentative and nervous when I started this course. Now I leave pleased at having endeavoured it but also determined to return to do another course in prose. Fiona was instrumental in not only giving excellent guidance but motivating me in a confident way. Overall I loved it; I learnt more than I expected and I challenged myself and was challenged in turn." Grace Goedhart, An Introduction to Poetry Course, August 2016
 


 

 

“I absolutely loved the course... It was a perfect, industry-tailored course.”

Michelle Souza, Basics of Feature Writing Course, August 2016

 



"I absolutely loved the course. It was extremely clear, covered different aspects of writing for feature articles perfectly, and my tutor Sarah's  guidance was extremely helpful and included great direction. I also loved the addition of the grammar tips in the beginning. Sarah inspired me to write from the heart, shared tips to write more effectively, and revealed areas I could improve on. She was encouraging at every step, and that's what gave me more confidence in my writing. It was a perfect industry-tailored course." Michelle Souza, Basics of Feature Writing Course, August 2016 2016, Auckland
 
"I found the course stimulating, entertaining and very helpful. I very much appreciated my tutor contact with Helen, and value the comments and criticisms she gave me. I felt we were on the same wavelength. The course was user-friendly and positive. It has encouraged me to continue my writing - by taking another course! " Gillian Wills, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2016, Omarama
 
"The course was thought-provoking, interesting and challenging. What I've learned has been very useful in my own work. Mandy was an outstanding tutor with great knowledge and a helpful, encouraging, friendly manner. I really enjoyed dealing with her. Completing the Copywriting Course with Mandy as its tutor has been an excellent experience." Katie Macbeth, Copywriting Course, June 2016
 
"The course was great. I will definitely take up more courses in future." Mercy Kingori, Copy-editing and Proofreading, June 2016
 
"Andrew was a lot of fun to work with as a tutor because he didn't give specific answers unless it was necessary. He was constantly encouraging me to search for my own answer to a particular question. His knowledge of story development, characterisation, action and dialogue was incredibly helpful. If something wasn't clear enough or I was having trouble with a particular idea, I could ask for help and know it would be there. I enjoyed working with Andrew and hope to do so again in the future. I found, while doing the course, that there was a lot about the world of publishing that I didn't know about. I started doing courses with The Writers College back in  2014 and have found each course interesting, enjoyable, challenging and a tad stressful and heavy at times. I like a challenge though, so that's fine with me. I'll keep doing these courses and do as many as I can because, let's face it, they're just so much fun!" Greg Seebregts, Write a Novel Course, August 2016, Secunda
 

"I learnt a lot and enjoyed the format - it is really good for an online course." Sue Douglas, Basics of Creative Writing, August 2016, Wellington
 


 

 

“Completing courses with the Writers College is convenient and worth every cent.”

Brady Heslop, Advanced Creative Writing Course, July 2016

 



"I needed a tutor to provide insightful support and guidance for my writing and Alex did exactly that. This course was exactly what I needed. I'd recommend it to any person I'd ever meet." Elmar Scheepers, Literary Short and Flash Fiction, July 2016
 
"This course was way more challenging than the Basics of Creative Writing Course. I feel as though I've grown in different areas of my writing. My tutor Helen was down to earth and honest which made me comfortable with the way I put my words together. Completing courses with The Writers College is truly convenient and worth every cent." Brady Heslop, Advanced Creative Writing Course, July 2016
 
"This course was so enjoyable. I learned so much about what goes into making a great scene. Every module was laid out in such a way that made it easy to understand, without any complications at all. Helen was a wonderful tutor and mentor - her advice was invaluable! She was very encouraging in her feedback and was always there to help me whenever I had any questions. She helped build my confidence and taught me exactly how a good scene should be written. Thank you, Helen! All three modules covered just about everything necessary to improve my writing skills. I am so grateful to have signed up with NZ Writers College. These past six months have felt like a thrilling journey. Thank you so much NZ Writers College! I loved it!" Maria Papas, Advanced Creative Writing, July 2016, Sydney
 
"Each module of the course built on the previous and was informative, challenging and taught me much about myself and my creativity. Overall, the course went beyond all expectations and was successful in supporting me to get focused, and most importantly, writing. Sally was a brilliant tutor. Her feedback was always spot on, providing both encouragement and useful suggestions for further development. She wasn't at all phased by my particular range of insecurities and self-constructed barriers and gently but firmly helped me get over myself and get writing. My experience with the college has been excellent. I initially enrolled in the Memoir course that I wasn't able to complete and very much appreciated that I was able to defer and start another course six months later. The Administrator and Principal were very understanding and flexible in their approach to providing a solution to my situation. I would fully recommend the college to family, friends and colleagues." Pania Ellison, Break Through Your Writing Barriers Course, July 2016, Ōtaki
 
"Completing the course helped me to learn the finer details of copy-editing and proofreading. I had an excellent experience with my tutor; she did a great job. This is a very good course for every potential copy-editor and proofreader." Willem Oliver, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, July 2016
 
"I learned that grammar isn't about whether something sounds correct, but about knowing the rules and applying them correctly. My tutor Rosemary's comments were extremely encouraging and uplifting. I enjoyed her feedback and learned a lot. I am still struggling with verbs and nouns but will be investing in a good grammar handbook to assist in my future writing. From the very beginning the service and support at NZ Writers College was fantastic. I would recommend this college to anyone interested in enhancing their writing and general grammar skills." Anja Theron, Grammar for Writers English first language, July 2016, Dunedin
 
"I really enjoyed the pace of the course, and 'digesting' the notes in my own time. I have enjoyed seeing my brain respond to a more formal way of learning. I really appreciated the sense of support and sensitivity displayed by my tutor's input and comments and I have ended the course feeling more confident about my writing abilities. This course is a really good way to attain good basic writing skills in a supportive environment." Paola Pontiggia, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2016
 


 

 

“These past six months have felt like a thrilling journey. Thank you so much NZ Writers College.”

Maria Papas, Advanced Creative Writing Course, July 2016

 



"I absolutely loved working with my tutor Rosemary. She was always available and inspired me so much. I appreciate all of the time and effort she put into me completing this course. I am now a qualified copy-editor and proofreader, which is exactly what I wanted to achieve. I think studying with NZ Writers College is a brilliant option. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this course and will most definitely be enrolling in another one." Andrea Walton, Copy-editing and Proofreading, July 2016, Invercargill
 
"Completing this course taught me a lot, not just about writing, but about what I want to do with my career in general. My tutor's feedback and assistance was of a high quality. I could not ask for more. This course was an important learning experience which I will take a lot from." Jean Botha, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2016
 
"This course has given me the necessary tools to approach a career in freelance writing. The course was well prepared and the information was easily digestible. Assignments at the end of every module are a great way of testing the knowledge you have attained. Hayley was a very knowledgeable, supportive and helpful tutor. She answered my queries promptly and was always warm and engaging. From the administration to the tutors and course content, The Writers College is a professional college that delivers great content in an easily accessible manner." Marissa Rossouw, Magazine Journalism Course, July 2016
 
"Writing a film script is something I've always wanted to do so this course helped me realise that. It also made me realise I need to seriously consider a career in storytelling. My tutor Karen clearly has a keen regard for stories and words and dialogue and I felt she understood what I was trying to achieve. This was a massive help. Her encouragement and her guidance was both helpful and motivating." Murray Walker, Scriptwriting Course, July 2016
 
"The exercises really helped to develop relevant writing skills. My tutor Helen was very approachable and objective. Her feedback was valuable and constructive. Completing the course was convenient and flexible enough for my tight schedule. It made the learning process easy and enjoyable." Lorraine Thulare, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2016
 
"In the beginning I struggled a bit to find my way but with the help and encouragement of my tutor, I found my way. I want to sign up for another course with SA Writers College because of the helpfulness of the staff." Iz-Het Stoltz, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, July 2016
 
"It was an amazing course that really prepared me for my future as a writer. The material is detailed and broaches many points within the writing process that I had not before considered. My tutor Helen took the time to explain any questions I had and guided me to reach my full potential. I cannot wait to return to The Writers College. It is by far the most amazing place to study. The tutors and staff are always friendly and willing to help. The courses are detailed and recommended to anyone wanting to further their knowledge in their chosen field of writing." Tamlyn Tyler, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2016
 


 

 

I think studying with NZ Writers College is a brilliant option. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the course and will most definitely be enrolling in another one. The Writers College has provided a very professional and quality-driven learning experience.”

Andrea Walton, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, July 2016

 



"The course was an eye opener indeed. I now realise the delicate balance between art and craft. Karen was a brilliant tutor. The fact that she did not shy away to tell me where I was terribly wrong makes her very competent. The Writers College is a must sign-up for anyone wanting to improve on their writing skills." Vusumuzi Samuel Mkhithika-Thebe, Scriptwriting Course, July 2016
 
“Very tough, but challenged me day to day and helped me focus on the details. Brilliant, helpful and encouraging. Very challenging but great approach.” Genea Tehini, Copy-writing and Proofreading course, July 2016
 
"From having been totally stuck with my writing before starting this course, I have now started writing again and feel very inspired. I loved the way the course was set out and it was easy and exciting to work through. The experience with my tutor Russel was really rewarding. I loved his approach and his encouragement to dig into my soul. The personal feedback was great and I enjoyed receiving the audio responses to my submissions. His replies were very prompt and helpful. The course was very inspiring." Lindsey Sanderson, Coaching the Writer Within, July 2016
 
"My experience doing this course has been overwhelmingly positive. In a word: excellent. My tutor, Di, was knowledgeable, respectful and tactful. Her prompt and positive feedback, professional manner and constructive criticism are the main reasons for my positive experience. The administration of The Writers College was prompt, efficient and professional. The course was enjoyable, challenging and very educational. It was well worth the money." Kenneth Mould, Copy-editing and Proofreading, July 2016
 
“Challenging, interesting, rewarding. Helpful, positive but realistically critical. I found the NZ Writers College inspiring. I liked the practical articles I have had access to while studying and have appreciated the positive encouraging tone of the writers and tutors.” Allison Hall, Memoir Course, July 2016, Napier
 
“The course was very informative and valuable. Di was a wonderful and very helpful tutor. It has given me more opportunities to apply what I have learnt in practice." Ellen Solomon, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, June 2016
 
"Completing this course is proof that you are never too old to learn. I am 52 years old and have not been to school for 35 years. I found the course to be very challenging yet very intellectually stimulating. Di is extremely professional in her approach as a tutor and yet very empathetic at the same time. I was disappointed in my performance after the second module and she urged me not to let it demotivate me, so much so that I improved remarkably in modules three and four. Thank you Di. You are a star. My experience with The Writers College has given me the confidence to reach for my dreams despite my age. I am now on my way to being self-employed." Diane Faria, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, June 2016
 


 

 

“My experience doing this course has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Kenneth Mould, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, July 2016

 



"It was my first attempt at writing and the course was very inspiring and helpful. It was great and I loved it. Thank you!" Christo Hunt, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2016, Stockholm
 
"The course is quite short but it forces you to give it your full attention and you learn a lot very quickly. I was very happy with the way so much information and so many challenges were contained in each module. My tutor Di replied very promptly to emails and delivered feedback more quickly than I expected. Her comments and criticisms were very precise and she paid full attention to detail. The Writers College deal with everything very efficiently, from registration to completion; I was very happy with the course." Catherine Mendace, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, June 2016
 
"I couldn't be happier! I have come out of the course with all the know-how I need to pitch articles to magazine editors and successfully begin a career as a freelance journalist. Sarah was an easy tutor to work with, and her feedback was always thorough and constructive. She also gave great practical advice - her inside knowledge of the NZ magazine industry meant that I was always confident I was pitching the right ideas to the right people. I went from being an absolute novice to having three articles published in reputable magazines, and a full-time job as a writer, within a year, all thanks to this course." Helen Glenny, Magazine Journalism Course, June 2016, Auckland
 
"It was a very well structured, easy-to-follow course. All in all - it was FUN! My tutor Sarah was clear and incisive with her feedback. She gave excellent explanations for any changes she suggested (leading to some good learning on my part) and also provided encouragement and motivation. Importantly, she balanced a high level of professionalism in giving feedback, with an approachable manner. I always felt comfortable asking questions and always got clear and timely responses." Esther Water, Basics of Feature Writing, June 2016, Wanaka
 
"My experience on the course was generally excellent. I learnt a great deal and feel my writing improved. The feedback my tutor gave was excellent. I was made far more aware of structures within writing. My aim was to generally improve my writing skills. I was not sure where to start, but I feel I made progress. I would recommend NZ Writers College to anyone wanting to have a go at writing, or up-skill themselves with a view to possible career changes in their future." Nick Ward, Basics of Feature Writing, June 2016, North Canterbury
 

"My experience on the course was enjoyable and most enlightening. My tutor was personal but professional. She always motivated and helped me learn from my mistakes without ever being authoritarian. She was a superb tutor. The Writers College is exceptional." Eve Gower, Copy-editing and Proofreading, June 2016, Munster
 


 

 

I went from being an absolute novice to having three articles published in reputable magazines, and a full-time job as a writer within a year, all thanks to this course." 

Helen Glenny, Magazine Journalism Course, June 2016

 



"The course met all my objectives, I managed to complete a draft novel from start to finish. The assignments were structured in an easy to follow format no matter how difficult the subject was. Alex is a very experienced, knowledgeable and professional tutor, and overall I would describe her as a class act. I found the course very interesting and informative throughout and now I plan to enrol in the Advanced Novel Writing Course." Kelvin Macfarlane, Write a Novel Course, June 2016, Watford
 
"The course was challenging in the most positive way. Although it's never comfortable to look at why and how we self-sabotage, the course wasn't nearly as daunting as I imagined, and certainly provided me with insight and tools to overcome some of the difficulties I encounter as a writer. I needed to understand why I procrastinate so much, and I now do. Russel is a really empathic and intuitive tutor. He shares his knowledge and experience very willingly in a realistic and helpful way. It was my third course with the Writers College. I have found that the structure of the college really works for me." Brenda Ilbury, Coaching the Writer Within, June 2016, Durban
 
"This course was just what I needed. I was 9 months pregnant and Fiona was a very accommodating and helpful tutor. The course was perfectly tailored to my needs and most importantly applicable to the market." Geraldine Mupudzi, Press Release and Media Writing, June 2016
 
"This course exceeded my expectations. It was very well planned and well constructed. The material was valuable and easy to follow." Catherine Bredenkamp, Copywriting Course, June 2016
 
"I found the course interesting, challenging and very rewarding. Phillipa was a very encouraging tutor throughout the course. I appreciated her quick acknowledgement when I sent in work and her constant updates. She was an inspiring tutor. I found the NZ Writers College to be an efficient organization and very accessible. It was a great experience." Sharon Twidle, Write a Children's Book - Part One, June 2016, Rangiora
 
"It was a short, sharp course and I'm pleased with what I've learned. I could definitely feel the ramp-up during the first two modules and having practicals to finish off with, was a great help in boosting my confidence. My tutor Di was very prompt in responding to my queries and encouraging when I did well. I had concerns about the feedback and support I would receive, but throughout the course Di spoke directly to my weak and strong points so I knew exactly where and how to improve." Claudine Basson, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, June 2016
 
"I wanted a taste of what writing was like and this course offered a perfect introduction. It was challenging but effective. My tutor was very helpful and constructive in her suggestions. It was good to get into using my creativity again after being focused on reality for too long." Brigid Weir, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2016, Vung Tau
 


 

 

“It was an absolutely fabulous opportunity that I recommend to all aspiring writers.”

Wezi Phiri, Basics of Creative Writing, June 2016

 



"I was very impressed by the quality of the course and the professionalism of the tutor. My tutor helped me grow my abilities and her feedback was excellent. All in all it was a great experience." Alida Kruger, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2016
 
"I loved the course. The feedback was constructive, and helpful in overcoming my writers block. I absolutely loved my writing being critiqued by my tutor Sonny. She was very knowledgeable and willing to give extra information on sections I had difficulty understanding. She also gave guidance in the next steps towards improve my writing. Completing the course was an absolutely brilliant way to improve my storytelling and continue to build confidence in knowing that what I wanted to write was actually worth reading." Debbie Herbert, Write a Novel Course, June 2016, Northland
 
"My tutor Helen was just fantastic! It was an absolutely fabulous opportunity that I recommend to all aspiring writers. The Writers College has helped me dust the cobwebs off my writing skills, and that alone has done wonders for my confidence." Wezi Phiri, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2016
 
"Completing this course was insightful and mind-expanding. Alex is an excellent tutor for the course. She gave in-depth, constructive feedback. I enjoyed learning from her. The course helped improve my writing. I recommend it to all aspiring writers." Lou Seath, Write a Novel Course, June 2016
 
"The course was great and very informative. Di was incredible; honestly, I could not have asked for a better tutor. She was fantastic at getting module results out quickly and with really positive feedback. She was very organised and answered questions right away. Great, great tutor!" Katie Summers, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, June 2016
 
"I've learned more than I expected in an enjoyable, well-thought-out course. Helen really knows her stuff as a tutor and is able to convey information in a very practical and caring way. Her way of giving feedback is rather a criticism of one small part of a larger whole and any feedback is designed to improve your skills. Mine have certainly improved, as has my ability to take feedback. The Basics of Creative Writing course has given me some very concrete skills that I can build on." S. Whitehead, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2016
 
"I definitely learnt a lot. My tutor Hayley is an expert in her field. I liked the clarity and precision of her comments. Overall, it was quite an overwhelming experience. I don't think any more that writing is easy!" Marina, Magazine Journalism Course, June 2016
 


 

 

“It was a wonderful journey with a wonderful tutor, and I learned so much more than expected. It was absolutely amazing.”

Kera van Graan, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2016

 



"My experience while completing the course was absolutely fantastic. Mandy was extremely helpful and understanding. I have learnt so much from her and I am so grateful that she was my tutor. The course has made me more prepared for a future job in the copywriting field." Tariq Ahmed, Copywriting Course, June 2016
 
"I enjoyed the course so much, and I can't wait to put what I learned into action. It was a wonderful journey, with a wonderful tutor, and I learned so much more than I expected. It was absolutely amazing." Kera Van Graan, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2016

"This course takes the 'would be' novelist from zero to 25,000 words with a good idea of where the novel is going after that. This happened to me almost sneakily step-by-step so I was surprised to suddenly find myself so far. I am now ready for the next dare-devil climb onto the heady heights of 65,000 to 80,000 words necessary for a novel. I appreciated my tutor Alex's encouragement and advice and mentoring around specific things. It was comforting to know that she is a published writer. I really liked her in-depth feedback through tracking changes/putting in comments on my actual writing. I would advise any writer to get support or a mentor, and for this alone the course was great. It was of excellent quality, with a highly professional mentor at an affordable price." Jo Monson, Write a Novel Course, June 2016
 
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and believe it will help both my work and personal projects. Karen was a very informative tutor, she provided excellent feedback, help and encouragement. I'm very pleased with the knowledge and skills I've obtained. The Writers College are helpful, efficient and offer well-priced courses; I recommend the Writers College to others and would definitely consider studying with them again.” Rachael Richardson-Bullock, Writing a Blog That Will Get Read, April 2016, Leamington Spa

“The course was very enjoyable and enlightening and I definitely would like to do more writing courses with The Writers College in the future. I cannot fault my tutor, or the marking process, or The Writers College.” Dianne, Writing A Blog That Will Get Read, April 2016

“The course exceeded my expectations in every way. The study material was easy to follow. I appreciated my tutor's comments, examples and explanation on rules when marking rather than just giving a mark. She had a friendly tone and offered words of encouragement throughout. The course has given me a confidence boost, and clarified many grammar rules I was not aware of in the past.” Elizabeth Reshoketswe Seepe, Grammar for Writers Course, April 2016

“Overall it was a good experience. I am grateful to The Writers College for allowing me some extra time to complete my modules. Di was a lovely tutor, she was very supportive and helpful. Overall it was an excellent and affordable course, which has given me the confidence to take further steps in part-time employment within the writing industry.” Jane Trathen, Copy-Editing and Proofreading Course, April 2016


 

 

“The Writers College has provided a very professional and quality-driven learning experience.”

Dylan Lindsay, Copywriting Course, April 2016

 



“It was a well-paced course with attention given to each of the different focus areas of copywriting. Mandy was a great tutor. She is very knowledgeable on the topic and provided detailed feedback, which allowed me to improve my work for upcoming assignments. The course provided a much richer understanding of the process and techniques involved with writing good copy. The Writers College has provided a very professional and quality-driven learning experience.” Dylan Lindsay, Copywriting Course , April 2016

“ I enjoyed the course. Don was a great tutor throughout the course. He was very approachable and always willing to help and give advice. Overall I found the course informative and helpful. I would recommend it to friends.” J. Victor, Travel Writing Course, April 2016

“My experience of the course was extremely positive. The notes were excellent and the coursework covered was very useful. I felt I was learning something new from each module. My tutor Helen's feedback was excellent, a very good balance of positive and making sure that I was pushing myself and correcting myself. I looked forward to getting my feedback for each module. I am going to continue on to do The Advanced Creative Writing course; Helen and her excellent support is a big factor in that decision. It was an excellent learning experience; very positive and motivating.” Kathryn Halkema, Basics of Creative Writing Course, April 2016

“Completing the  course was an amazing experience; I loved every second of it. My tutor was objective and gave uplifting criticism. Overall it was an excellent and affordable way to study.” Jennifer, Magazine Journalism Course, April 2016

“This course most definitely met my objectives.  My tutor was very helpful – she gave awesome feedback. Great stuff.” Leonard Labuschagne, Basics of Creative Writing Course, April 2016

“The course was an excellent introduction to creative writing - very challenging and rewarding. My tutor Helen was constructive with her feedback. I found her easy to relate to and enjoyed her teaching. Doing this course through The Writers College formed an inspiring pathway toward my writing career.” Kellie Brougham, The Basics of Creative Writing Course, April 2016

“This course was indispensable. I'm very pleased I chose it. Rosemary was an excellent tutor. She gave brilliant and honest feedback, which has changed much of my writing style. The Writers College is an excellent choice if you want to increase your writing knowledge.” Gunter Muller, Grammar for Writers Course (English First Language), April 2016


 

 

“This course was indispensable. I'm very pleased I chose it. Rosemary was an excellent tutor. She gave brilliant and honest feedback, which has changed much of my writing style. The Writers College is an excellent choice if you want to increase your writing knowledge.”

Gunter Muller, Grammar for Writers Course, April 2016

 



“I enjoyed the practical aspects of the course and working with a highly credible and talented tutor. The course didn't feel like an extension of academia, but as though I'd plunged into a real-world writing experience, with the safety net of a tutor to guide me along the way. My tutor’s  feedback was exceptional. She was frank, honest and extremely complimentary at the same time. The courses at NZ Writers College are not about gaining a qualification but about gaining a practical and real-world writing experience. Without NZ Writers College I don't think I would have the confidence to get out there and publish my writing.” Rochelle Sewell, Basics of Feature Writing Course, April 2016, Auckland

“It was a good, challenging course. I had a helpful tutor who gave good explanations. It was an interesting learning experience.” William Twitchin, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, April 2016

“The course was a helpful, relevant, interesting, convenient and a succinct learning experience. Mandy was a nice, decent, helpful and motivating tutor. I would definitely consider doing another course.” Sarah Yeo, Copywriting Course, March 2016, Wellington

“I learned so much on the course and my tutor was excellent. She was amazing. The Writers College offer a  positive learning experience, and tutors that inspire and bring out the best in students.” Natasha Alexander, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, March 2016

“I really enjoyed learning how to start writing. I liked my tutor Helen’s comments. They motivated me to keep trying and helped a lot when I was stuck. I am planning on doing more courses. I am glad that whatever course I think I might need, I can do it all at The Writers College.” Carmen Wentzel, Basics of Creative Writing Course, March 2016

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I liked that it could be done in my own time and enjoyed the aspect of having someone else critique my writing in an extremely constructive way. There was plenty of time between assignments and the feedback from my tutor Helen was excellent. I enjoyed reading her feedback and found it encouraging and motivating. It certainly met my objectives and I look forward to continuing with another course.” David Parkes, The Basics of Creative Writing, March 2016, Whangarei

“I thoroughly enjoyed studying with The Writers College. I didn’t feel under pressure like you do at University and the course allowed me to manage my time in a relaxed manner. My tutor Susan, and Koos in admin, were very helpful. Susan was very good with feedback, which was given in a clear and concise manner. She taught me so much, without making me feel like an old idiot. They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks; studying with The Writers College proves that you can. I’ve learnt more in six months than I did in 15 years at school! I am now searching for another course to do with The Writers College.” Kim Western-Williams, Writing Coach Course, March 2016
 

“They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks; studying with The Writers College proves that you can. I’ve learnt more in six months than I did in 15 years at school!”

Kim Western-Williams, Writing Coach Course, March 2016


 
“My tutor was very encouraging and criticism was harsh but fair. Completing this course is a sure-proof way of knowing whether or not you are a writer.” Londa, Short Story Writing For Magazines Course, March 2016
 
I really enjoyed it and found it very useful. It has made me think about what I need to do with my business writing and who I am targeting.” Bridget Goggin, Business Writing Toolkit Course, March 2016, Wellington

“It was generally a good experience. My tutor was very positive and encouraging. I think The Writers College is a well run and professional organisation with pleasant and helpful staff.” Margaret Farred, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, March 2016

“I enjoyed the course. My tutor Di was a rock! Her feedback, motivation and support during the course proved to be invaluable. She was understanding, kind and empathetic. Even when I did badly during some of the assignments, she encouraged me to keep trying, giving me tips on where to improve. The skills I have learned will be put to good use when editing my manuscript prior to submission to a publisher. It has also equipped me with skills to use at work, where I am often asked to proofread articles written by other members of staff. The Writers College have great staff, great material, and a variety of courses to suit every taste and budget! I’ll definitely be back.” Priscilla Anne Fick, Copy-Editing and Proofreading Course, March 2016

“Susan has been a great tutor in this writing adventure. She provided useful tips; she sweetly challenged me to go beyond my comfort zone and always motivated me in a very constructive manner. It was a great learning experience; you learn more when you fully enjoy the course, and I did.” Paola Bellabona, Writing Coach Course, March 2016

“The course was very informative.  My tutor was helpful and really made the course a pleasurable experience. She was not too strict with her feedback; it was very constructive, helpful and encouraging. The staff at The Writers College were very helpful and quick to respond.” Annelize, Proofreading and Copy-editing Course, March 2016

“The course was very challenging from the beginning. There were a lot of exercises and they were well organised from the word go, providing me with all the information I needed. The course material, and tutor were excellent and I felt at home studying with them. Di responded to my emails very quickly and marked my exercises within days. Her feedback was very clear which helped me with the other exercises. She is very knowledgeable in her field. She always motivated me and gave me confidence not to give up.” Irene Mazhawidza, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, March 2016

“Having experience with editing, I thought this course would be simple. Not so! It challenged me every step of the way, taught me things about copy-editing and proofreading that I’d never considered and changed my perception of the industry in ways I hadn’t expected. Overall, it was a great experience with actionable results that I will be implementing every day. Di was a wonderful tutor who accommodated my tight schedule every step of the way. She was quick and efficient and got back to me in record time. Her feedback on my exercises was to the point and facilitated understanding of the course material. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her. This course went over and above meeting my objectives. I had expected to gain some skills with regards to copy-editing and proofreading. Not only did I do that, but I also gained invaluable insight into the true meaning of the tasks. The Writers College offer a fantastic experience in distance education aimed at anyone interested in entering the writing, editing or publishing fields.” Nicolette Stephens, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, March 2016

“My tutor Alex was very encouraging and with her advice and after a bunch of rewrites (which she patiently ploughed through every time), I now have the makings of a halfway decent little novel. Alex helped me consolidate a bunch of loose chapters into a piece of writing with a plot line, a structure and a story. It was my first novel and I found her observations and guidance very valuable. The course was excellent in the sense that I received detailed feedback on my work, could work at my own pace, and my specific weaknesses were addressed.” Philna Smith, Write a Novel Course, March 2016

“I found the course to be well structured, clear and easy to follow. Helen was an amazing tutor; supportive but also honest. I found that I connected with her as a tutor and a person. The course is well worth doing either as a stand-alone course or as a springboard to further study.” Kathy Servian, Advanced Creative Writing Course, March 2016, Auckland

“I had a great experience on the course. It was challenging but the challenge was made bearable by fabulous support and feedback from my tutor. She was a star and really was the best thing about the course. Each exchange was a pleasure and the marks were clearly explained. I felt very much like I was being taught rather than just being given material. The course was well worth the investment. NZ Writers College were highly motivating with great customer service.” Juliette Nolan, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, February 2016, Dunedin

“The course was encouraging. All the suggestions my tutor offered made sense, and helped me to understand and apply the concepts I had learned. My experience with the College was very enjoyable, from the registration to tutor feedback, everyone was on the ball.” Melissa Retief, Basics of Creative Writing, February 2016

“I loved the course. It sure was harder than the Basics of Creative Writing Course, but that was expected. I learnt so much and am inspired to continue writing. I really enjoyed working with Helen as a tutor. She was encouraging and helpful. My experience at NZ Writers College changed my life. It has been a great creative outlet and has given me the courage to write a novel. Thank you.” Maggie Benham, Advanced Creative Writing Course, February 2016, Upper Hutt
 

 

“My experience at NZ Writers College changed my life. It has been a great creative outlet and has given me the courage to write a novel. Thank you.”

Maggie Benham, Advanced Creative Writing Course, February 2016, Upper Hutt



 
“I had fun doing this course because it was something I always wanted to do. Di was an excellent tutor who helped me gain perspective on all the material given. Her comments on each exercise got me through to the next. She was amazing; I couldn’t have done it without her. It was  an effective and amazing course; I would definitely recommend it to others interested in the field.” Rhoda Jardien, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, February 2016

“The course provided me with everything I need to contribute to the Travel Writing industry with confidence. It has improved my writing immeasurably and provided me with the necessary knowledge of the industry and its workings. My tutor’s feedback was encouraging, to the point, and simple to follow. He has the ability to focus in on the problem areas and give clear instruction on how to correct it. Completing the Travel Writing course at the The Writers College was an invaluable experience. I also feel privileged to have had Don as my tutor – if you want to get better at something, it really helps a lot if you can learn from the best.” Hendrik Jansen van Rensburg, Travel Writing Course, February 2016
 
 
“It was a very challenging course and it made me think of things I never even knew I should be thinking about! I learned a lot. Rosemary was a wonderful tutor. She explained things in a way I understood and she was very fair. It’s obvious she is passionate about the subject and helping people succeed. Overall, it was a valuable, challenging experience.” Michelle Shepherd, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, January 2016, Auckland

“I had a very good experience on the course;  it provided me with a useful background to some further study/on-the-job practice. My tutor Rosemary gave diplomatic feedback and useful, detailed commentary on assignments. She kept me well informed and chased gently when she had not heard from me! NZ Writers College offer ideal short courses for the busy professional who wants to up-skill from home.” Bettina Anderson, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, January 2016, Palmerston North

“The course proved to be the exact fit for me. By the end, my writing had improved and developed. I had acquired new (and renewed) a set of writing tools that resulted in my scenes becoming more wholesome and connected. I also felt more confident in my writing abilities. Helen was a very positive and affirming tutor. Her feedback seemed simplistic but on reflection was focused on the most important lesson for me to learn at each stage of the course. My final scene developed into something I am very proud of and Helen was instrumental in supporting me to unravel the story. NZ Writers College offer the right mix of support and guided practice versus independent writing challenges.” Heather McNaughton, Basics of Creative Writing Course, January 2016, Canterbury

“Completing the course was a fascinating and valuable experience; quite possibly, life changing. It was exactly what I was looking for but didn’t really expect to find. It went way beyond what I expected.” Martin Kristiansen, Basics of Creative Writing Course, January 2016

“This course was definitely worth the time; it showed me the big picture of becoming a story writer. Edwin was very professional tutor and pushed me to try my best. I’m really glad I decided to choose NZ Writers College to enrich my inner creativity. My overall experience was remarkable and gratifying.“ Cody Readinger, Writing for Video Games, January 2016

“I am so pleased that I did the course. My tutor Rosemary did a good job. It was practical and I learnt a lot; it absolutely met my objectives.” Lauren Carpenter, Grammar for Writers Course, January 2016, Christchurch

“I completed my fourth and final module feeling empowered and more confident. I was shocked at how little I knew about writing, in fact. I have learned a tremendous amount and am very grateful for the support and tact I received from my tutor Di. She was sensitive in the way she dealt with my obvious limitations and I felt comfortable discussing issues with her. Thank you, Di. This was a positive, enriching experience and I am going to register with the guild as soon as I have pressed the send button. Thank you.” Cheryl Botha, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, January 2016

“I had a wonderful experience working with Alex Smith during this course. It was nice to have someone supportive to guide you along and great to have deadlines to meet in order to move forward with the text. Alex was a great motivator and applied her mind excellently when providing feedback. She was also understanding of my other life commitments. The course was highly beneficial. I felt that the core aspects of creative writing were covered in the course material and I learnt skills needed to publish novels that are not readily available elsewhere.” Zayn Naidoo, Write a Novel Course, January 2016


 

“It was very rewarding, learning about myself. The course met my expectations above and beyond. Overall, it changed my thinking. My tutor Sally gave excellent feedback of the course sessions. NZ Writers College were efficient and easy to approach.”

Nicholas Harvey, Break Through Your Writing Barriers Course, January 2016, Wellington


“It was very rewarding, learning about myself. The course met my expectations above and beyond. Overall, it changed my thinking. My tutor Sally gave excellent feedback of the course sessions. NZ Writers College were efficient and easy to approach.” Nicholas Harvey, Break Through Your Writing Barriers Course, January 2016, Wellington

“I enjoyed the challenge that the course entailed; I definitely learnt a lot. Tracey was an excellent tutor who always replied to my questions; I liked the constructive feedback she provided. I enjoyed learning about the Magazine Journalism industry and I hope to excel in my future writing aspirations. Thank you for all the help!” Kelly Matthee, Magazine Journalism Course, January 2016

“The course was much harder than I anticipated, but I am very happy I did it! My tutor Di was very kind with her feedback, it was all positive and constructive – she made me feel I could ask anything without sounding stupid. The Writers College are very helpful and informative, I would recommend them to anyone who wants to focus on and be more specialised in writing.” Veronica Holliday, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, January 2016
 
“I simply loved doing this course. This course was way beyond my expectations. I would recommend this course in a heartbeat.” Diane Gray, Short Story Writing Course, January 2016, Auckland

“This was a great basic course. My tutor Helen provided prompt, specific feedback; it was always positive but encouraged me to improve – as always I just want more more more!  It was great that the course provided the need for discipline to keep writing, as someone was waiting for it!” Monique Reymer, Basics of Creative Writing Course, December 2015, Ngahinapouri

“I did improve my English grammar. My tutor always sent me feedback and gave me valuable comments to inspire how to write better. My objective was to advance my academic writing, but taking this course helped me improve my general English grammar which is fundamental for writing. It was very helpful that I could receive comments from my tutor about my writing to see what I should improve and pay attention to.” Sih-Jing Liao, Grammar Skills Course (English Second Language), December 2015

“I loved the course! I found it informative, fun and inspiring. My writing has benefited from it immensely. It taught me to love short stories, and to realize the power of less is more. It taught me how to enjoy my own writing, and how to get my stories published. It has given me the confidence to continue writing and has developed my love for the literary art. Ginny is an excellent tutor and writing mentor. She managed to give very prompt feedback on my work, without jeopardizing the excellent quality of her critiques. She is very well informed and her feedback was superb, with detailed and clear explanations. She always showed ways that my story could be excellent, especially when I wasn’t feeling confident about my work. She inspired me to write to the best of my ability, and made me realize that it is very possible to fulfill my dreams of being a published writer. She has encouraged me to pursue my favourite genres – sci fi and fantasy, whilst challenging me to write in different genres as well. Her manner was always friendly and professional, and I felt that I could approach her to discuss any problem at any time. My experience with the Writers College was smooth, comfortable and highly enjoyable. I finally feel like a real writer!” James Nevin, Short Story Writing for Magazines, December 2015 

“I found the course extremely stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable. My tutor Helen’s encouragement and constructive criticism helped me enormously.” Mark McClellan, Basics of Creative Writing Course, December 2015

“I very much enjoyed this course. It was relevant to my aims and just what I needed to give me the discipline of a structured writing timetable. I was grateful for the flexibility as well. Ginny was a very helpful and encouraging tutor. I was amazed at how quickly she got back to me with detailed feedback. She was always there to answer any queries. I achieved my objective of getting back into regular writing and submitting material – with a chance of publication. I very much enjoyed the year; it was so good to get feedback on stories. I would be happy to recommend The Writers College to anyone.” Edna Hutchings, Short Story Writing for Magazines Course, December 2015

“It was a very useful course. Helen is a very skilled teacher; her feedback was constructive and always spot on. I learnt a lot through this course, and on top of it all, thoroughly enjoyed it.” Sigrid,  Basics of Creative Writing Course, December 2015


 


“My experience on the course was great! Most of what I learned was very new to me. It was a pleasure to work with my tutor Rosemary. I would not hesitate to take another course with her or to recommend this course to anyone interested. NZ Writers College offer such great self-paced courses, delivered by expert tutors, at affordable prices!”

Murad Almahfoudh, Better Writing Skills Course, December 2015



“This was an enjoyable course; it has equipped me with the basic writing skills that I felt I was lacking. Especially, it has taught me the importance of planning (backstory and character development) and reviewing (Draft 1 is only the start). I didn’t have to pester Helen, my tutor, very much as the course notes were so clear but on the one occasion that I did, she was quick to respond and was helpful. I liked the need to adhere to the deadlines as it helped focus the mind. I would definitely sign up to another course.” Mark Goodwin, Basics of Creative Writing Course, December 2015, Derby

“I most certainly learned a lot from the course and my writing skills have definitely improved. My tutor Susan was very thorough in her explanations and guidance. I would recommend any person, no matter what field they are in, to complete the Writing Coach Course.” Natashe Taljaard, Writing Coach Course, December 2015

“The course was well worthwhile. Of greatest value to me were the ‘fine-tuning’ pointers of script writing and the professional approach to editors. The availability of added learning from the resource library was a bonus. My tutor Sarah was informative and gave skilled feedback which was always helpful. It was a bonus to learn from such a highly acclaimed journalist. I am immensely pleased to have completed the course.” Marie Ashdown, Magazine Journalism Course, December 2015, Taupo

“The course was challenging, in a good way, and full of surprises. The experience I had with my tutor Rosemary, was marvellous. I found her to be very supportive, and I especially enjoyed her wonderful sense of humour.” Heidi Padain, Grammar for Writers Course, December 2015, Auckland

“I really enjoyed the course. I learned a lot about travel writing for the magazine industry. The modules presented a lot of information in a very accessible way. Donna was a wonderful tutor. Her feedback was always positive and useful. I chose The Writers College above other options because the course description mentioned photos and research, which others did not. My experience on the Travel Writing Course at The Writers College has been great.” Ailish Casey, Travel Writing Course, November 2015

“This was a most rewarding course. I found the work challenging and interesting. I have really learnt so much and am so glad I did the course. Di Smith is an excellent tutor. My modules were returned quickly and with really helpful remarks and criticisms. This is my third course through The Writers College; I have always found them to deliver excellent service, both in the administration department and in the quality of their courses.” Lynn Smith, Copy-Editing and Proofreading Course, November 2015

“I found the course very comprehensive. It challenged me and taught me a lot. My tutor, Di Smith, was thorough and helpful. She gave me good feedback and helped me better my skills. I loved the modules I was given as they helped me improve on my skills and learn new ones. My experience was very rewarding.” Bronwyn Kriste, Copy-Editing and Proofreading Course, November 2015

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt a lot more than I thought I would. Rosemary is the best English tutor I have ever had! She regularly kept in touch and was very knowledgeable, motivating and encouraging. She always returned assignments promptly and her marking was thorough and explanatory. She was always positive and supportive in her feedback. She was very professional, but caring, friendly and approachable at the same time. I thank Rosemary for her ongoing encouragement and valuable feedback. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone who wishes to improve their grammar and writing skills, whether for personal reasons or for business reasons. The Writers College is professional and their courses are affordable. The course outline and content is relevant and up-to-date. The college is very supportive and accommodating, and you know that they really want you to enjoy and finish your course.” Dawn, Grammar for Writers Course, November 2015

“It was a stimulating, absorbing and wonderful learning experience. My tutor Alex’s feedback was always detailed and insightful. She gave constructive criticism where necessary, but always with encouragement. I looked forward to her comments after each assignment. I had talked about writing ‘my book’ for years and when my family signed me up, I was forced to start and it was an amazing experience. It was a journey of learning and growing as a writer and an opening of the mind.” Gwen Pritchard, Write a Novel Course, November 2015
 

 


“I had talked about writing ‘my book’ for years and when my family signed me up, I was forced to start and it was an amazing experience. It was a journey of learning and growing as a writer and an opening of the mind.”

Gwen Pritchard, Write a Novel Course, November 2015


 
 
“I found this course very beneficial. It had a good progression from Part 1, where I was expected to work more independently, which was excellent. Working with my tutor Philippa, was great. Her feedback was always helpful and I learnt a lot from every email contact I had with her. She was very thorough in her marking and feedback and her wealth of knowledge was invaluable. I felt she understood what I was trying to achieve with my story and I am very grateful for all her help along the way. I now have a very good idea of what it takes to write a book and I have grown my writing skills more than I expected. I found the online course to be a highly effective way of learning the skills I needed. All aspects of my dealings with NZ Writers College were professional and positive. Many thanks.” Jody Ellis, Write a Children’s Book Part 2, November 2015, Hamilton

“The course was a most rewarding experience for me. Not only was it enjoyable, it taught me plenty of new techniques and I have already begun to see a great improvement in my writing. Helen Brain was a fantastic tutor! She was always prompt in responding to my questions and was there to help me every step of the way. She was very encouraging and helped me gain a clearer understanding of what works and what doesn’t. She was lovely to communicate with! NZ Writers College has proven to be a very reliable and efficient college that I would happily recommend to anyone interested in undertaking an online course. To top it all up, I will be enrolling in another course in the very near future! Thanks NZ Writers College!” Maria Papas, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2015, Sydney

“The course was challenging, but not too prescriptive. There was room to think and grow without being too confined. My tutor was very approachable and I enjoyed her honesty. I followed her blog and was hugely entertained. It made her quite human in a setting that there was no personal interface. The course took me out of my comfort zone. The duration was a good pace that did not allow for complacency. I look forward to taking time out to consolidate all I learned and hopefully produce something that will be read by others.” Wendy Ruiter, Magazine Journalism Course, November 2015

 


“I loved the course. I felt “stretched” and feel that all of my writing is better for it. I learned an enormous amount, especially about plot and character development. My tutor  Karen was always accessible and quick with responses to queries. She was always open and approachable. Even though I never met her, she made the whole thing fun, but it was still solid work. Registration was efficient and friendly and the course was “on point”."

Sue Welchman, Scriptwriting Course, October 2015




“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I had not studied for quite a few years and was hesitant, but I was put completely at ease. I am so sad my course has ended because I already feel a void. I have nothing but praise for The Writers College, my experience went above and beyond my expectations. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Rosalind Fairbanks, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, October 2015

“For any aspiring writer wanting to improve their skills, who doesn’t have the luxury of full-time study, I would say that a course with The Writers College is an excellent option to explore. My tutor was helpful and encouraging. Overall, it was a good experience that will help me with the press release writing that I do for the company I work for.” Yola Bastiman, Press Release and Media Writing Course, October 2015
 
“The course was very thorough and informative. My tutor was absolutely lovely, inspiring, and gave very supportive feedback.” Jackie Schollee, Copy-Editing and Proofreading Course, October 2015, Auckland

“The course gave me a practical, useful and powerful entry into the world of Copywriting. I had a very positive experience with my tutor Mandy. I appreciated her insightful feedback on my work. She seemed happy and enthusiastic in answering any questions I had. The Writers College are a genuinely useful and practical online college. They will make you a better writer and a better thinker.” Paul Winter, Copywriting Course, October 2015

“The course was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. Rosemary was brilliant. Her knowledge, proactive assistance and general attitude were better than excellent. The Writers College are efficient and the course material is very good.” Phillip James Nicholson, Grammar for Writers Course, October 2015

“Having not written much and having never taken a writing course before, this course was a real eye opener for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the process. My tutor Alex was great. She was honest, helpful and I learnt so much through her guidance. Even when I felt a little gut-wrenched at her brutal honesty I realised it was for my own good and that I was learning the correct way. My experience at The Writers College was wonderful. They offer a great way of learning a skill and honing what talent you have.” Lisa Bell, Write a Novel Course, October 2015

“This course met my objectives exactly. It was well laid out, including a manageable amount of learning per module. I was very happy with my tutor Lisa, her eye for accuracy was excellent and her comments were honest but helpful. This course has enabled me to take a step further in my aim of freelance writing – I now have the technical tools and confidence to achieve this.” Fran Weerts, The Basics of Feature Writing, October 2015

“Rosemary was a superb teacher. She encouraged me to work harder and improve my writing. She was also generous with the amount of time she put into my work. I would recommend the Writers College to anyone who is serious about improving their writing skills.” Lesley Sefton, Write a Non-Fiction Book, October 2015, Derbyshire

“I feel I have come closer to becoming an author. The course was very informative and enjoyable, and I learnt a lot about writing and the English language. My tutor was great; if I needed any form of help she was there.  The Writers College are unique and helpful. They gave me the experience I needed to become a writer.” Nicole Lotter, Write a Novel Course, October 2015


“I have really enjoyed learning new skills and understanding proofreading. I will be looking for more writing courses with similar content in future. I enjoyed working with Rosemary. She was always willing to give me advice on where I could find information and referencing material that was relevant for each module. She has a very good way of explaining details which made it easy for me to understand and learn from. I think NZ Writers College have amazing courses and a very good attitude towards helping students learn new skills and improve on their current skills. I have already started using the skills I have learnt in my work.” Marise Hammond, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, October 2015, Bulls
 
“This is a course you need to give you a foundation in writing. It was insightful, helpful and interesting. My tutor Rosemary was amazing. She is by far the best tutor I have ever worked with. I loved every moment of this course with her. The College is fantastic. They offer amazing courses with amazing people and amazing service. I wish more tertiary institutions were like them.” Tamlyn Tyler, Grammar for Writers Course, October 2015, Springs
 
“I learned a lot on this course. Karen was very helpful and always available. The Writers College offer useful, informative courses, and make the process easy.” Hayley Leibowitz, Writing for the Web Course, October 2015
 
“I'm very happy I chose to take up a course with The Writers College. It was a very enjoyable and insightful course. Helen was very helpful, giving useful feedback and allowing me to improve my writing with her constructive comments. It has been very motivational and I intend to continue developing my writing skills from here. It was a great foundation from which I can move on to the more Advanced Creative Writing courses.” Lucy Sibun, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2015, Southend
 
“The course was great; I have a good understanding of many aspects of writing because of it. My tutor Sarah was awesome. She was very patient with my stops and starts. I enjoyed the course very much and I now feel confident to write more articles.” Tracey Topp, Magazine Journalism Course, September 2015
 
“The overall experience on this course was one of consummate professionalism. Tracey was patient and a natural teacher. She criticised gently and encouraged forcefully. When I became stuck, her insightful suggestions put me back on track. What could have been a daunting experience, to learn a new skill - at an advanced age, at that - turned out to be exciting, fun and uplifting.” Desima Beukes, Magazine Journalism Course, September 2015
 

 

“The Writers College is fantastic. They offer amazing courses with amazing people and amazing service. I wish more tertiary institutions were like them.”

Tamlyn Tyler, Grammar for Writers Course, October 2015

 

 

“The course exceeded my expectations; I have come out the other end with a game concept ready for presentation to serious games publishers, and I am very happy about that. Edwin was an exceptional tutor. He has a phenomenal understanding of narrative design and he challenged me to understand every element of this course at a profoundly deep level. He's intelligent, perceptive and very lateral thinking. He kept me focused, and encouraged me the whole way. I couldn't recommend him more highly. As a scriptwriter in the film/TV industry transitioning into writing for gaming, I found this course invaluable. I've learnt a huge amount about narrative design and I never expected to finish with something so sophisticated and polished.” Bridget Ellis-Pegler, Writing for Computer Games Course, September 2015, Auckland
 
“It was a great course. My experience with my tutor was great. Susan was personable and very responsive. It certainly helped me brush up on my business writing skills.” Graham Strong, Business Writing Toolkit Course, September 2015
 
“It is a perfectly designed course to help students break into the Copywriting industry. The course notes were well written and the easy to interpret thanks to my tutor Mandy Speechly and her relevant examples. I had a great relationship with Mandy. She's a very busy lady but manages her workload very well. She often took time out of her weekend to go over my assignments and I am extremely appreciative for that. The Writers College is an extremely efficient College with reputable tutors. The course material is well designed to help students achieve their goals.” Lauren, Copywriting Course, September 2015
 
“Alex is the BEST tutor in the world. I was beyond nervous and scared when I started. From the first day, Alex was supportive and encouraging and she slowly put all my fears to sleep. She gave constructive feedback; I am proud to say she was my tutor. The following pretty much sums Alex up: "The good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates and the great teacher inspires." Thank you again Alex for being a part of making my dream a reality. Choosing to do this course with The Writers College was without a doubt the right decision. It has been an eye-opening, life-changing experience for me. Through the course and all I've learned, I have been given the confidence and the courage to take a leap of faith and reach for a dream.” Natasha Alexander, Write a Novel Course, September 2015
 

 

“Choosing to do this course with The Writers College was without a doubt the right decision. It has been an eye-opening, life-changing experience for me.”

Natasha Alexander, Write a Novel Course, September 2015


 
“The course was thoroughly enjoyable, easily manageable and with relevant and interesting content. I learnt so much in a fun and enjoyable way, yet it was still challenging. The course material was thorough, yet easy to follow and understand. My experience with my tutor was perfect; I cannot fault her. I learned the most from the feedback she gave me, she picked up on where I was making mistakes so could learn from them, still am learning from them! It's definitely worth signing up for this course, even if just as a hobby! I am proud and grateful to have finally done it!” Kerri Ann Leo, Writing for the Web, September 2015
 
“Honestly, I'm not sure there's a way to describe my experience on this course. Wow! That's all I can say. I found the course to be a mixture of ease and difficulty. My tutor Fiona Walsh was great, she was always able to help me out when I didn't understand something in the assignment exercises. Her feedback was always helpful in pointing out points of possible improvement. My main objective was to improve my knowledge of the different fields of journalism and improve my chances of being employed in the field. In this, I feel like the course has definitely met my expectations. It's been an incredible experience and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking to study journalism, or any field of writing.” Gregory Seebregts, Press Releases and Media Writing, September 2015
 
“The Writing for the Web Course was incredibly comprehensive. The basic material for each module provided an outstanding foundation on each subject and my tutor Karen included loads of additional material as well. Karen is extremely knowledgeable and her extensive experience in her field comes through strongly and immediately builds a sense of trust. I had an incredibly positive experience with The Writers College and will most certainly recommend this avenue of study to others.” Carla Goedeke, Writing for the Web Course, September 2015
 
“I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to enter Copywriting, or just as a refresher. It was a very smooth and easy process to enrol and the course was well planned and executed. My tutor Mandy Speechly was extremely helpful and would always provide answers to my queries. I was really happy with the experience.” Noel Prasad, Copywriting Course, September 2015, Auckland
 
“It was a great experience. Helen was an awesome tutor to work with; she gave me heaps of tips to improve my writing. The course covered everything I wanted it to cover, and I can now apply my skills to my future novels. Not only did it keep me busy, it was really fun to do what I love. I could happily do it again.” Daniel Richards, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2015, Titirangi, Auckland
 
“Di was a most encouraging tutor throughout the course. Her notes and comments on assignments taught me more than the course material itself! I was happy with the course content and the time allowed for completion of modules. It was a worthwhile investment of my time and money.” Bryan Howard, Copy-editing and Proofreading, September 2015
 
“Ginny was a superb tutor to me. She was always quick to respond to my emails, with lots of advice, suggestions and encouragement. I felt able to ask any question I liked, and that no question was a stupid question.” Glenn McGoldrick, Short Story Writing for Magazines Course, September 2015
 
“The course was very straight to the point, which I appreciated due to my already long list of study material at work. I loved the feedback from my tutor so much, that I wish I could have the same in my real work. She gave me so much great feedback and confidence in my ability to work as a professional. I really loved having her as my tutor; she was par-excellent. The course objectives were met beyond expectation. I want to do other courses now.” Unathi Twala, Press Release and Media Writing Course, September 2015
 
“Rosemary is a very knowledgeable, kind and supportive tutor. She was a lovely person to deal with at all times.” Linda Kimpton, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, August 2015, Auckland
 

 

“Honestly, I'm not sure there's a way to describe my experience on this course. Wow! That's all I can say.... It's been an incredible experience and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking to study journalism, or any field of writing.”

Gregory Seebregts, Press Releases and Media Writing, September 2015


 
“I enjoyed every minute of the course. Di was a great tutor, she was very prompt at returning marked work, and a pleasure to learn from. The Writers College created a great online learning environment that was welcoming and accommodating of my personal needs.” Carly Crawford, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, August 2015
 
“I really enjoyed the course. Everything was clear and straightforward; I got a lot out of it. My tutor, Helen, was wonderful, she was very informative and her guidance was incredibly useful and specific. The course was Informative, and a lot of fun.  It is definitely something I am glad I signed up for.” Lindsay Meyerowitz, Basics of Creative Writing Course, August 2015
 
“The course was fun, challenging and covered all relevant areas pertaining to writing a novel. What an honour it was to be tutored by Alex Smith! She was knowledgeable, inspirational, and walked the whole writing journey with me. She critiqued without attempting to change my style, while gently demanded the best performance possible. Alex went far beyond the extra mile for me. The Writers College provided an in-depth professional course which would be the equivalent of any post-graduate university novel writing course.” Coral Lebos, Write a Novel Course, August 2015
 
“This course provides a general overview of Press Release writing skills and the PR industry. The exercises are good and suited to entry-level PR professionals. My tutor was very good at giving useful feedback and returning her comments promptly.”  Nicole Zhang, Press Release and Media Writing Course, August 2015
 
“The course was interesting and overall I had a pleasant experience. My tutor was always prompt and eager to help. The helpful and positive critique kept me motivated instead of discouraging me. The personnel at The Writers College were prompt, professional and efficient.” Samenta, How to Write a Blog that Will Get Read Course, August 2015
 
“It was an engaging, well-paced and practical course. I'm so impressed by the knowledge and skill of my tutor, Rosemary, the quality of the course material and the overall ease of interactions at each step on the way. Rosemary was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She was prompt with her replies, gave excellent constructive feedback and took the time to give further explanations for any problem areas that emerged. It was a fantastic course. I'm so glad I took the time to complete this course before considering progressing with more advanced courses. My experience with NZ Writers College has been fantastic. I'd highly recommend this course to anyone with a desire to improve their writing skills.” Catherine Quinlan, Grammar for Writers Course, August 2015, Wellington
 
“I feel extremely pleased that I did this course, because I learned a great deal. It was a fantastic personal development experience! Sonny was an excellent tutor and made me take myself seriously. She responded almost in hours and gave detailed feedback. Her knowledge of the industry and the nuts and bolts of writing is excellent. I really enjoyed having her as a teacher. I am about to begin a fourth course with The Writers College; they offer highly professional and up to date courses, that teach and inspire.” Juliana, Write a Novel Course, August 2015, Auckland
 
“I had an absolutely brilliant experience! Helen was the perfect mentor. She pushed me to develop my skills and supported me the whole way through. She is absolutely wonderful!  The Writers College to a great job of helping writers write.” Jordan Townshend Burns, Advanced Creative Writing Course, August 2015
 

 

“The Writers College provided an in-depth professional course which would be the equivalent of any post-graduate university novel writing course.”

Coral Lebos, Write a Novel Course, August 2015



“The course has the capacity to highlight and expand on what you're naturally good at whilst influencing the areas that you're not generally accustomed to. My tutor, Susan, was a breath of fresh air. She was encouraging and understanding throughout the course. She was very real and approachable, even though it was all online. This is a great course to bring you back to basics and advance your overall knowledge whilst encouraging your efficiency in preparations and final outcomes.” Rachael Robertson, Writing Coach Course, August 2015
 
“This was a really well-structured course that I recommend highly to anyone interested in getting an introduction to Copy-editing and Proofreading. It provides you with a good overview and foundation of what is required to be a professional in these fields. Rosemary, my tutor, was always very prompt in replying and helpful whenever I emailed her. I particularly appreciated her encouragement which motivated me to complete the next assignment. I highly recommend The Writers College for offering this course and employing such a nice tutor!” Katharina Bauer, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, August 2015, Auckland
 
“I really enjoyed the self-learning aspect of the course. The notes were always interesting to read, and brought up relevant points that I delighted in taking note of. The additional reading led to hours of self research that became integral to my learning process. All in all, it was set up in a very conducive way. Karen was lovely. I really enjoyed talking to her, and I always appreciated and learned from her feedback. She really encouraged me, making my ideas feel worth being put on paper. I wanted to improve my story-telling abilities as well as learn the more technical aspects of scriptwriting. I know I definitely improved both of these. The Writers College is a good place for those who love to write.” Elizmari Gryffenberg, Scriptwriting Course, August 2015
 
“Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it very informative. The best part was my tutor, Alex Smith. Alex was incredible - I couldn't have asked for a better tutor. Her feedback is always insightful and useful and her input invaluable. The course notes were good, but it was really Alex's feedback and help that made this course so wonderful. Thanks, Alex! Doing a course through The Writers College was an enjoyable and enriching experience.” Leanne Farish, Write a Novel Course, August 2015,
 
“This course has been invaluable. I have learned so much. My tutor Sonny Whitelaw is the best thing that has ever happened to my writing. It was exactly what I needed.” Haylea Silverwood, Write a Novel Course, August 2015.
 
“It was difficult, especially when one has to "switch brains" after a day at the office! But well worth it. I did not realise that so much preparation goes into articles in the magazine that we casually pick up and read. It was an honour to be taught, guided and have my work assessed by Don. This is only the beginning for me; there is much more work to be done. It was a rewarding and exciting revelation.” Moira Smart, Travel Writing Course, August 2015
 
“I learnt a lot of very valuable information that will help me with Web Writing in the future. The course was practical and hands-on; it was a great experience.” Victoria Murphy, Writing for the Web Course, August 2015
 
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it very useful both for what I am doing at the moment and what I'll be doing in the future. Di was my tutor; her feedback was very insightful and very useful. I went back to all her previous comments and tips to help me throughout the course and even refer to them now in my day-to-day writing. Online learning was especially convenient for me because I am already working, and wanted to further my knowledge in the field of Proofreading and Copy-editing. Learning through The Writers College is straight-forward, and your tutor really helps you where you need help or acquire a bit more guidance.” Leandri de Kock, Proofreading and Copy-editing Course, August 2015
 


 

“I am about to begin a fourth course with The Writers College; they offer highly professional and up to date courses, that teach and inspire.”

Juliana, Write a Novel Course, August 2015, Auckland



“I enjoyed every single moment of the course. It was time well spent, I have to say. My tutor Helen is awesome. I'm so grateful to have had this time with her. I can't wait to start the next Course.” Brady Heslop, Basics of Creative Writing Course, August 2015
 
“The course was well worth it and not expensive. Any queries were replied to promptly. I found some tasks difficult and have learned a lot from the comments and feedback from my tutor. This has been a very good refresher and I have also learned some new tips to help me in the future.” Jo Vivier, July 2015, Blenheim
 
“Everything about my experience on the course was perfect. Helen, my tutor is just a perfect person for the job. Her patience and synthesising mind exceeded my expectations. It worked out like magic. The Writers College has managed to design a specialised course that addressed all of my needs.” Moses Moreroa, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2015
 
“I was a bit worried about studying online as I'm a 'classroom' type of student. But it was not a problem at all. It was easy corresponding with my tutor and her response to queries was great. The exercises were challenging and the feedback steered me in the right direction for the next assignment. I was very happy to find a College that provided this particular course. There is not much out there that focuses on proofreading and copy-editing. Everything with The Writers College, from enrolling to completing, was just so easy. Everyone I dealt with was so helpful and friendly.” Irma Lemmer, Proofreading and Copy-editing Course, July 2015
 
“Although the course was short, I feel I have gained quite some knowledge and experience. Modules were packed with information, yet easy to understand. The website site offers great additional resource articles which are of great help. Hayley was a great tutor, from day one she was very friendly and professional. If I had any questions regarding assignments or needed assistance she replied to my emails within a few hours, sometimes even immediately. Her guidance was excellent, I gained a lot from her knowledge. She gave me great feedback and advice with the results of each assignment. I would love to do another course with her. My writing skills are noticeably better, and more professional and I am more confident with my writing skills. It was a great experience overall! Should I wish to do another writing course it would definitely be with The Writers College.” Augusta de Villiers, Basics of Feature Writing Course, July 2015, Swakopmund, Namibia
 
“My experience on the course was truly eye opening. My tutor was helpful and understanding, The Writers’ College is a place that cares for students and their education, and strive to do their best to help each student individually.” Tiaan Smit, Scriptwriting Course, July 2015
 
“I enjoyed the learning experience. The course was initially easy, but it gradually became more challenging. Feedback from my tutor was always prompt and relevant. Overall it was a very satisfying experience.” Rina Brink, Grammar Skills Course, July 2015
 
“The course was very informative and very enjoyable. It has given me the confidence to submit articles and approach editors in a confident manner. My tutor’s feedback was always very clear and very informative. Where she appreciated my writing, she let me know; where it wasn't very good, she corrected without letting me feel inadequate. I particularly appreciated how meticulous she was; she did not allow me to get away with a single exaggeration or sloppy sentence. The tutoring relating to article submissions was invaluable. When I compare my original article with the final one I can see how my writing has matured.” Philna Smith, The Basics of Feature Writing, July 2015, Cape Town
 
“I am so happy that I decided to go with The Basics of Creative Writing Course. It is such a great tool for improving basic writing mistakes, creating strong characters and learning how to set out a story in the correct format. I really have gained so much in such a short period of time. My lecturer was Helen Brain and I am so happy with her teaching methods and constructive criticism. She taught me how to "show instead of tell" and this may seem insignificant but it is such an important tool in Creative Writing. I am so grateful not only for her criticism but her positive feedback, it's truly so helpful and inspiring when someone tells you that you are doing well; this form of feedback is just as important as the 'negative' form of feedback. I am so happy with what I have learned through The Writers College and I cannot wait to get started on the next Course. It is such a great and more affordable alternative to full-time studying.” Eva Tadevosyan, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2015
 
“Being new to the Press Release world, I found press release writing the most daunting part. After completing the course, I know that my writing has improved, for whatever brand I am targeting. The course covered everything and answered every question I had. My tutor Fiona was extremely helpful and her comments and notes on assignments were insightful. I enjoyed seeing different approaches to writing and her comments helped me understand the field better. Communications with The Writers College was fast and efficient and I had no problem with accessing the coursework.” Imka Webb, Press Release and Media Writing, July 2015
 

 

“The Writers College is a place that cares for students and their education, and strive to do their best to help each student individually.”

Tiaan Smit, Scriptwriting Course, July 2015


“I would heartily recommend The Writers College. The courses offered are interesting and the admin section is professional and very efficient. This was the second course I've done with The Writers College and I will certainly do another.” Lynn Smith, Copywriting Course, July 2015
 
“I found the format of the course easy to follow and explanations useful. Helen was an amazing tutor. She was really helpful, encouraging and approachable. Completing the course was a useful and rewarding experience.” Kathy Servian, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2015, Auckland
 
“It was certainly a worthwhile experience enrolling for the Write a Novel Course. The modular format provided me with the structure and direction and discipline I needed to hone my manuscript. The course provided me with the all necessary tools for a solid foundation of a novel. My tutor Alex has been inspirational. Her feedback has been incisive, developmental and always balanced. I was regularly given additional notes and recommendations for novels to read which proved to be highly valuable. I have a deep respect for Alex not only as an approachable and competent tutor but also as a skilled writer. The Writers College is very professional, and their tutors are very aware of market requirements.” Reshni Singh, Write a Novel Course, July 2015, Edenvale
 
“I enjoyed the Grammar for Writers Course - I was reminded of rules I had forgotten and learnt quite a few new ones. I especially enjoyed the writing assignments and bringing all the learning together. My tutor Rosemary was very encouraging and her enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject she was teaching showed in her feedback and replies to queries. I thoroughly enjoyed her responses to my writing assignments. I am pleased with all I have learnt during the course. All aspects of The Writers College from acquiring course information before registration to registering, course tutelage and course completion was all dealt with in a very professional manner. I would recommend The Writers College courses to anyone unsure about doing an online course - the excellent tutors make all the difference in learning and keeping one on target.” Noelene van Schoor, Grammar for Writers Course, July 2015
 
“Knowing little about proofreading or copy-editing, I was a bit tentative in the beginning. My tutor Di's feedback and answers to my queries helped me to understand the expectation of the course and cleared up my understanding of proofreading and copy-editing concepts. Di was very helpful and provided excellent feedback. The course material at The Writers College is excellent and the tutors are very professional and encouraging. One is immediately impressed by the professional working knowledge of the tutors.” Noelene van Schoor, Proofreading and Copy-editing Course, July 2015
 
“Being a student of The Writers College has been a very worthwhile investment for me. My tutor Sarah gave excellent support through the whole of the course and was always approachable and responsive to any questions. The course has given me some important tools to help me further my writing ambitions. The attentive tuition I have received really helped me to feel better equipped to face the challenges of a competitive writing market.” Sophie Wong, Magazine Journalism Course, July 2015, Wellington
 
“It was a fun experience and a great learning opportunity. My tutor was always extremely helpful (and patient with my constant questions). I really enjoyed working with her. I came out of the course with what I'd hoped for.” Jaco van Hemert, Magazine Journalism Course, July 2015
 
“I am a changed girl. I now believe in my writing and know there are tools out there to improve even more. It was my first time doing an online course, and it was great. I liked every step of the way. I am happy to say I definitely learnt a lot. I never thought blogging was such a big deal and required so much time and energy. My tutor was so supportive, available, motivating, and willing to take baby steps with me. I understand it’s an ongoing process and I will continue to incorporate the rules and tricks I’ve learned as I move along. I am currently blogging monthly and I believe that through the course, my posts have significantly improved. It was an awesome experience!” Yonela Njisane, Writing a Blog that will Get Read Course, July 2015
 
“The course has opened the door for me to start writing that book. It has clarified the steps that I need to take. My tutor Helen gave me honest and encouraging feedback. I felt like she was on the journey with me and held my hand when I wobbled. I can't thank her enough. Loved the course, and I will be going on to do the advanced one.” Amanda Perry, Basics of Creative Writing Course, Weedon Northampton

“I received thorough and practical experience for writing for Video Games. My tutor was very positive and always happy to help; the feedback and critique was really useful. Enjoyable, guided creativity with subject experts rarely found in NZ available for meaningful instruction.” Mathew Anderson, Writing for Video Games Course, July 2015, Dunedin


“I found the experience on the course totally enjoyable. It gave me the opportunity to develop my passion for writing in a relaxed way without exams and pressures. It was informative and rewarding. I found my tutor Helen Brain helpful and encouraging; her comments boosted my confidence to write. I wanted some direction with my writing and feel Helen has given me that.” Sharon Twidle, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2015, Rangiora
 
“The Magazine Journalism course is one of the courses that I'd highly recommend (along with the Basics of Feature Writing course) to aspiring writers or journalists out there. The course notes are some of the clearest that I've worked with in ages! The layout of the course is easy to follow and although it's definitely the longest course I've taken thus far, the course is definitely worthwhile. Tamara Rothbart is a friendly, approachable, and supportive tutor who really knows what she's doing. She was almost always available to answer questions and provide tips, prompt feedback and encouragement. All I can say is - Wow. The courses that I've taken with The Writers College so far have been incredibly easy and I could take them seriously while having fun at the same time.” Gregory Seebregts, Magazine Journalism, June 2015,
 
“This course helped me learn a lot about myself as a writer and I enjoyed every second of it. I now know a lot more about the writing industry that many people usually don't know. My tutor Fiona Ingram was amazing at helping me move through my story. She gave me a lot of insight into novel writing. I don't think I would be where I am in my novel without her. I have completed two other courses at The Writers College. It has been an amazing and insightful year and I would definitely do it all over again.” Kayla Jean McColl, Write a Novel Course, June 2015
 
“I found the course challenging because of my legalistic style of writing developed over years in my work environment. It helped me very much to use words creatively and imaginatively. I found my tutor’s suggestions and guidance very good and she was encouraging at all times. The College caters to a wide range of interests and the choice of courses are wide. I found that the administration worked well also.” Emmerentia  Vosloo, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2015, Randburg

 

“The course was enriching. My tutor gave incredibly astute feedback (which wasn't always easy to hear! But which was correct). With the course being online, I was able to learn, yet keep my day job. My experience was top notch.”

Megan Otto, Magazine Journalism Course, May 2015

 

 

“The course was a challenge, but a good one. It was good to go back to basics. My tutor was very understanding, but I knew she would take no nonsense or second-rate work. I appreciated her feedback, and felt I could go to her if things bothered me. After doing this course I became a more experienced writer.” Adriel Kohn, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2015
 
“My experience on this course was revelatory, affirming and encouraging. The Writers College delivered on expectations.” Jane Vink. Basics of Creative Writing, June 2015, Cape Town
 
“I've come out of this course more enthusiastic about pursuing my writing aspirations. Helen was a very helpful and patient tutor. Her constructive criticism was exactly that - 'constructive'. I've grown a lot under her guidance and my confidence in my writing skills has increased. My experience with The Writers College has been quite fruitful. Everyone I have dealt with, from my tutor to the administrators, has been very helpful and professional.” Ikho Poswayo, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2015
 
“It was an excellent way to start my dream and plan to write a novel. It was more challenging than the Basics of Creative Writing Course. I asked my tutor Helen to be very direct and strong in her criticism as I am serious about developing my skills.” Johnray Rennie, Advanced Creative Writing Course, May 2015
 
“I had an amazing time completing this course; I have learnt things I never thought possible. I would advise anyone looking to go into copy-editing or proofreading to take this course. My tutor was very helpful and was extremely quick at responding to queries. Overall it was an awesome experience and a great learning opportunity.” Jason Ralph, Proofreading and Copy-editing Course, May 2015
 
“The course was enriching. My tutor Sarah gave incredibly astute feedback (which wasn't always easy to hear! But which was correct). With the course being online, I was able to learn, yet keep my day job. My experience was top notch.” Megan Otto, Basics of Feature Writing, May 2015, Auckland
 
“I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience of doing this course. The course material was well presented, flexible and detailed. My tutor, Alex Smith, was helpful, detailed and very caring. She gave me excellent advice and challenged my thinking and writing in the best way possible. Overall, I would describe the course as precise, informative, intriguing and overall bloody excellent! Imogen, Write a Novel Course, May 2015
 
 
“My experience on the course was simply life-changing. I now have a future as a writer and have the skills I need to move forward. When I received the results of my final assessment, my overriding reaction wasn't joy at the excellent result I'd achieved, it was sadness that my tutor Sonny would no longer be in my life. She believed in me, pushed me, encouraged me, and made me feel I could accomplish anything. I will miss her. The Advanced Write a Novel Course was the fourth course I've completed with the College and they have all fulfilled my needs, pushing me onwards and upwards. I have been with the College for two years and they have been the most fruitful and rewarding two years of my life.” Michelle Peart, Advanced Write a Novel Course, May 2015
 
“I would recommend this course; I found it very interesting and I learned a lot. I liked that the tutor was very direct and clear in her expectations. Overall, I had a very positive and professional experience with the NZ Writers College.” Lara Pomroy, Basics of Creative Writing Course, May 2015, Christchurch


 

 

“I found this course challenging and exciting. Before this, I honestly thought I knew it all. Boy, was I wrong! This has been an incredible experience and I am so grateful to my tutor for guiding me and for the honesty”

Cherye Rousseau, Write Your Memoir Course, May 2015

 

 

“I enjoyed every bit of the course. The course notes were self explanatory, easy to read and understand. My tutor was professional yet friendly; it felt like we had known each other forever. The course met all my objectives for learning the Basics of Creative Writing.” Olajumoke Odumosu, Basics of Creative Writing Course, May 2015, Tauranga
 
“The course was informative, insightful and really worth it!! It was through this course that I got to really understand the hype around social media platforms and I also got to create my own blog, which I previously never thought possible.” Sinqobile Sibisi, Writing for Social Media, May 2015
 
“The course was helpful and informative. My experience with my tutor was very pleasant. Without her, I would not have been able to refine and better apply my skills. The course refined my skills and abilities. I look forward to doing another course in the future.” Danielle-Marie Kruger, Copy-editing and Proofreading, May 2015
 
“The lessons were very clear and I enjoyed every module. I am sure I will refer to them often.” Jacinta Nabukenya, Write a Memoir Course, May 2015
 
"I found this course challenging and exciting. Before this, I honestly thought I knew it all. Boy, was I wrong! This has been an incredible experience and I am so grateful to my tutor for guiding me and for the honesty." Cherye Rousseau, Write a Memoir Course, May 2015
 
“Sonny was amazing. She was very prompt with her feedback and marking, And very clear in her feed forward. I highly recommend this course to anybody who needs the motivation to begin writing.” Victoria Hathaway, Literary Short and Flash Fiction Course, May 2015, Auckland
 
“I enjoyed the course. I am happy I had Lisa as a tutor; I thought she was lovely. She was very helpful and honest at all times. I think it is an amazing institute and great way to learn. I would suggest to future students to make a point of keeping a schedule to work from, so that the flexibility doesn't get too flexible.” Gente Coetzee, Magazine Journalism Course, April 2015
 
“Rosemary was very encouraging and helpful, I felt privileged to have a tutor of such high calibre, and one who was highly experienced with the industry. Overall, I found the course excellent and learning through the College was very convenient.” Paula Hendy, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, April 2015, Auckland
 
“The course was valuable and will help me in my daily work. My tutor Rosemary was awesome, she was exceptional in responding to questions and providing pertinent information. NZ Writers College deserves its excellent reputation.” Teresa Norris, Grammar for Writers, April 2015, Auckland
 
“The magic of the Magazine Journalism Course lies in the application of the very skills required of a journalist. Research, research and more research. I loved every minute of it and appreciated Tracey's objective and timeous feedback and commentary throughout. I have learnt so much from her. From what I have seen, The Writers College is a well run organisation. Thank you for your responsiveness and your guidance throughout.” Val Littlewood, Magazine Journalism Course, April 2015

 

 

 

“For a budding writer, I have insufficient words to explain how life-enhancing my experience of this course has been. I want to say that anyone interested in doing this course - you would not find better value for money anywhere. I have received so much more than I've paid for!”

Deborah Forbes, Write a Novel Course, April 2015

 

 

“It was a great experience, I learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I had a great time learning from my tutor Helen. Her instructions were clear and her feedback was right on the mark; she helped me refine my thoughts and develop believable characters.” Lucy Mulima, The Basics of Creative Writing Course, April 2015
 
“It was an enlightening, interesting and enjoyable course. I thought I had a keen eye, but soon learnt I had to sharpen up! I really enjoyed working with Di. Her approach was friendly but professional, and her answers to my queries were prompt and helpful. I was stimulated by the course, and eagerly looked forward to each new module. I'm sorry that it's over!” Celia Speirs, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, April 2015, Boston
 
“For a budding writer, I have insufficient words to explain how life-enhancing my experience of this course has been. All I can say is, it has been an honour to have Alex Smith as a tutor. She has been nothing short of fantastic. Alex has given me excellent criticism that has made my work better. She has been supportive and inspirational which has fed my passion for writing and made me want to work harder and push myself beyond what I ever thought I could achieve. Quite simply - I couldn't have asked for better. I just want to say thank you to Alex, Koos and the  Writers College team. I want to say that anyone interested in doing this course - you would not find better value for money anywhere. I have received so much more than I've paid for!” Deborah Forbes, Write a Novel Course, April 2015, Hokitika

“The course was challenging but very useful for my career. Rosemary was a very knowledgeable and helpful tutor to have for the course. She was very approachable, and always replied to emails promptly. Overall, it was a great course, I had a great tutor, and it is a great College!” Jennifer Prossler, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, April 2015, Auckland



"Funny that for a budding writer I have insufficient words to fully explain how life enhancing my experience of this course has been. All I can say is it has been an honour to have Alex Smith as a tutor and she and this course have both improved my writing skills and enhanced the passion I now feel towards writing tenfold.I just want to say thank you to Alex, Koos and their team; and to say that anyone interested in doing this course - you would not find better value for money anywhere. I have received so much more than I've paid for! My tutor has been nothing short of fantastic. Quite simply - I couldn't have asked for better." Deborah Forbes, Write a Novel Course, April 2015

“I'm glad I did this course. My tutor Fiona was a great help; if I had any problems she was quick to reply and always gave great feedback. I have learnt a lot of new things that I previously knew nothing about. I hope to continue using this knowledge.” Danielle Hook, Press Release and Media Writing Course, April 2015. Epsom, Auckland

“It was an excellent and challenging course. I only wish an advanced course was available. My tutor was very helpful, experienced and an excellent editor. The Writers College is excellent if you want to learn practical writing skills.” Erika Taylor, Copy-Editing and Proofreading Course, March 2015

“I found the course very engaging and the feedback I received was informative and guiding. My tutor Fiona was very helpful, supportive and accommodating. The course gave me a fair outline of what is expected in the industry and how to achieve this when writing for the media. This assists my position in communications significantly.” Storm Thomas, Press Release and Media Writing Course,  March 2015

“What a fun course! I learned a great deal and enjoyed the structure of it. Helen's feedback was insightful and helpful. Receiving her prompt feedback aided progress throughout the course. I look forward to bringing the skills I learned into my writing. The material was great too. I will be looking over my notes in future.” Sara Mather, Basics of Creative Writing Course, March 2015

“I didn't know how much I didn't know until I had completed the course. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Emails and queries were always promptly replied to and matters were handled very professionally. My tutor Di gave me excellent feedback and helped me identify weak areas in my grammar knowledge.  As a copywriter, I found all of the advice extremely helpful.” Yu-Chieh Fang, Copy-editing and Proofreading, March 2015


“This course more than met my expectations. It was well-rounded and really made me think. I would definitely recommend it to other people. My tutor Rosemary was fabulous. I never had to wait more than a day to receive a reply to my queries, even if they were sent on the weekends. She has a special talent for motivating and inspiring confidence. She is friendly, professional and has a good sense of humour. This course has boosted my confidence as a writer. It provides enough of a challenge to ensure you think deeply about the subject.” Eve Stanley, Grammar for Writers Course, March 2015, Auckland

“The course was great! It was just what is needed. I learnt a lot in a short time. I learnt how to write a short story and also to appreciate short stories by other great writers. The exercises were well graded and in the end hard work pays! Helen's feedback was always encouraging considering the fact that English is not my native language. I am very grateful to Helen!” Logadassen Peruman, Basics of Creative Writing Course, March 2015, Q. Bornes. (Mauritius)

“I would describe the course as difficult, however an excellent course. My tutor was inspiring and motivational. The Writers College is excellent, efficient and customer-centric.” Petro Keyser, The Writing Coach Course, March 2015

“Helen is a gentle but thorough tutor. Her comments are concise and clear. She has an amazing ability to see what a piece of writing could be and guide you to that point. I look back at my writing before the courses I have completed at The Writers College and see a significant difference. I now know what bad habits I need to work at, as well as how to breathe life into my characters.” Kerry Anderson, Advanced Creative Writing Course, March 2015

“My experience on the course was professional, seamless and interesting. My tutor was amazing and provided excellent feedback in a way that was positive and didn't make me feel like a failure. The Writers College provides a really simple and convenient online course that offers hands-on learning.” Sharlene Naidoo, Magazine Journalism Course, March 2015


 

 

“Alex turned me into a writer. It was tough, but with the help of Alex, we did it in 6 months! I received much more than I paid for. Actually, it was priceless.”

Louis Wiid, Advanced Write a Novel Course, March 2015

 

 

“Alex turned me into a writer. It was tough, but with the help of Alex, we did it in 6 months! I received much more than I paid for. Actually, it was priceless.” Louis Wiid, Advanced Write a Novel Course, March 2015

“The course exceeded my expectations. It was a fruitful and fun experience. The course was casual and professional in a way that made me comfortable and feel supported. My tutor Karen was helpful, encouraging and very knowledgeable.” Roann Slabbert, Writing for the Web, March 2015

“I would have to say my experience was enlightening and very useful. I learned many new things that I didn't know about English grammar and I hope to use them successfully in future. My tutor Rosemary is clearly very knowledgeable. She gave clear and positive feedback and was very patient with me. I would recommend her to anyone.” Jin Han Lo, Grammar for Writers Course, March 2015

“The course taught me so much. It is a perfect course for giving new writers the aim of becoming great writers. Helen was the perfect tutor. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Overall, I would describe the course as brilliant, absolutely brilliant.” Jordan Burns, Basics of Creative Writing Course, March 2015

“This was a fun course to do; it opened up my creative thinking (that had been dormant). I learnt so much and the timeframe to complete it in was sufficient. I really enjoyed having Helen as my tutor. Her suggestions and comments were always welcomed and she was very encouraging. The Writers College was easy to deal with. Their website is easy to navigate and has all the info you need. I liked that everything was electronic and didn’t have to send anything through the post.” Maggie Benham, Basics of Creative Writing Course, March 2015, Wellington

“I would describe the course as a transformational learning experience. I loved every minute of it. I was pushed, stretched and challenged. My tutor Mandy's response was always detailed, very constructive and hugely beneficial. I discovered creative reserves I never knew I had. I look forward to the next course, and the next .” Gisele Crewdson, Copywriting Course, March 2015

“I really enjoyed the course. My tutor Rosemary is fantastic. I wish she was my teacher when I was at school. She's very motivating and has a great, relaxed style of communication. Rosemary rocks! My experience with the Writers College has been really great. The course has made me more aware of the impact of the words and sentences I choose in my writing. Just in case I haven't made it clear already, Rosemary is a wonderful tutor.” Mariana Jonker, Grammar for Writers, February 2015, Wellington

“The course was extremely informative and useful. I found the notes easy to understand and they covered any questions I might have had. I found all the information, tips and techniques very useful. Overall, I feel this course has helped my blog and social media writing.” Shelley Burt, Writing for Social Media Course, February 2015

“To be a travel writer is a tough business so you really need to 'stand out' if you want to get published or make money. This course has given me the tools to do just that.” Mignon van Zyl, Travel Writing Course, February 2015

“This course was exactly what I was looking for. The exercises were fun, interesting and motivated me to keep writing. Helen is an excellent tutor. Her feedback is constructive without criticising, and her advice is extremely helpful.”  Megan Udy, Basics of Creative Writing Course, February 2015, Hamilton


 

 

“My experience has been 100% positive. NZ Writers' College is efficient, the instructions are very clear and Rosemary's help, patience, tact, detailed professional knowledge and suggestions are first-rate.”

Janet Kerby, Copy-Editing and Proofreading, February 2015, Ruawai, Northland

 

 

“I found the course quite challenging but very interesting. It is well worth the determination and effort required. I think I have expanded my knowledge and understanding of all aspects and I feel motivated to continue to do so. My tutor Rosemary has been wonderful! She was patient, helpful and very encouraging at all times. I have managed to improve my computer skills and update my knowledge of English. My experience has been 100% positive. The  Writers College is efficient, the instructions are very clear and Rosemary's help, patience, tact, detailed professional knowledge and suggestions are first-rate.” Janet Kerby, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, February 2015, Ruawai, Northland

“Sonny was an outstanding tutor. The sincerity and passion that she brought with her was mind-blowing. All assessments were marked and sent back to me by the next day without exception. I began to look forward to Sonny's emails, knowing that the comments would not only show me a clear path to bettering myself, but also encourage me immensely. I cannot describe what it meant to me to have my ideas taken seriously. Sonny's belief in me was so inspiring and gratifying. I can honestly say that she was the main reason that I enjoyed the course so much, and that I passed with satisfying marks.The course absolutely met my objectives. I wanted something to stimulate me creatively, and to improve my writing skills. I believe my end product is at (or near) industry standard, which is great, and means the course really exceeded my expectations. Mind-blowing service, a great tutor!! Worth the money ten times over.” Nithya Narayanan, Write a Novel Course, February 2015, Auckland

“I found the course to be very pleasant. It gave me a good platform to start writing again. Being committed to a course helped to focus my mind on writing. My tutor was available to answer questions I had that were not necessarily related to the course notes; this I consider to be very valuable. I would highly recommend a course with The Writers College to anyone wanting high quality and prompt feedback on their writing without worrying too much about a recognised qualification.” Petrus Kruger, Literary Short Story and Flash Fiction, February 2015

“The course was educative and to the point. My tutor Fiona was great. Wish I could have her close by for any questions about writing, and I hope to work with her again. Overall, it was thorough and informative. I will be using all the modules as a reference for my work standards and guidelines.” Herman Pieters, Press Release and Media Writing, February 2015

“This course gave me a better understanding of how to compile a press release effectively. The step- by-step modules were very clear and precise. The feedback from my tutor Fiona was always punctual. She provided constructive feedback which is even applicable to my everyday writing. Fiona was very professional and encouraging. I truly enjoyed having her as my tutor.  Overall, the experience has been quite motivating. I had always doubted my writing abilities, but I have now overcome the stumbling blocks. This course has enabled me to prepare press-releases with confidence and I would highly recommend it.” Robyn Rütters, Press Release & Media Writing Course, January 2015

“My tutor was very helpful, the administration efficient, and the course taught me everything I hoped to learn, and more. It was a very good experience. My tutor Karen was always forthcoming and happy to answer my questions. She identified the specific areas I needed to focus on. I learnt the technical and industry aspects of scriptwriting and the differences between narrative prose and scriptwriting, and how to be more mindful when watching and thinking about films.” Louis Greenberg, Scriptwriting Course, January 2015

“I had only a basic idea of what copy-editing and proofreading was before starting this course, and I soon found out that it was a lot more involved than I had imagined. That was a daunting feeling at first, but Rosemary's encouragement and expertise made all the difference. I went from unconsciously incapable to consciously incapable to consciously capable in a very short time. I love the way this course challenged me and also changed me in terms of my level of proficiency. Rosemary is engaging, supportive, constructive in her feedback and absolutely always prompt in her replies; I felt in very safe hands having her as a tutor. Rosemary’s approachable manner and well-placed nudges along the way were spot on. In areas where I was struggling, she forwarded extra notes and explanations to help tailor the learning to my particular needs. Without that support and enthusiasm I doubt I would have done anywhere near as well as I did. Thank you so much Rosemary! I enrolled on this course and the Grammar For Writers Course to improve my skills in proofreading technical reports at work. I got so much more from the courses than I expected. My aim was to be the last word in spelling, grammar and punctuation in the office and I now have the confidence to be able to say that out loud! I thought my level of English and proofreading was pretty good until I did these courses and realised how much more there was to learn! My skill level has shot up as a direct result of working through the course material and I couldn't be happier with the outcome.”  Kath Jones, Copy-Editing and Proofreading Course, January 2015, Queenstown

“The course was very enlightening and far more thorough than I thought it would be. I was amazed at how quickly Rosemary responded to my questions. Overall, I would describe my experience as awesome! The Writers College are very professional.”  Rick Quirk, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, January 2015

“I liked the fact there were many opportunities to write stories. Having completed the course, I'm glad I picked this one from the many on offer. Sonny was very clear in her explanations, which I appreciated. Her comments were not restricted to course content either. If she spotted something in a story that didn't ring true she'd raise it. It was great to get that sort of feedback. She was also super-quick with returning module assessments and sent through an extremely comprehensive report at the end of the course. I loved it. I would not hesitate to enrol on another course if Sonny was the tutor!” Megan Frith, Literary Short Story and Flash Fiction Course, January 2015, Auckland

“My experience has been phenomenal. I learnt countless lessons in writing and was able to put it into action after every assignment. The course was well put together. Course work was straightforward and I took away so much from each module. My tutor Fiona was amazing. Her feedback helped me significantly. The Writers College provides one of the best writing courses.” Puleng Moloi, Press Release and Media Writing, January 2015


 

 

“It was a wonderful learning experience. I developed a better understanding of creative writing and feel motivated to continue writing.”

Lou Seath, Advanced Creative Writing Course, January 2015

 

 

“It was a wonderful learning experience. I developed a better understanding of creative writing and feel motivated to continue writing.” Lou Seath, Advanced Creative Writing Course, January 2015

“The course was demanding enough for my writing to rapidly improve, which I am grateful for. The tutor provided a supportive role, which was important. She was very knowledgeable and definitely not a walk-over. She also introduced me to a wide range of new authors and ways of writing. The Writers’ College offers a great way to learn in a time and cost-efficient way.” Faeeza Ballim, Literary Short Story and Flash Fiction Course, January 2015

“I am totally satisfied with the course. It boosted my self-confidence and my ability to create effective web writing. I will recommend this course to my friends and family without any hesitation. My tutor Karen was very helpful and she assisted me throughout the course and played a key role in my achieving distinction. The course has been effectively tailored to suit the changing styles of writing for the web. It was a wonderful learning experience.”  Vaidehi Rachuri, Writing for Social Media Course, January 2015, Hyderabad, India

“The course was immensely enjoyable and I feel like I really learnt a lot. The course was presented in an easy-to-understand way and Hayley was a great tutor to have. I always received my marked assignments very promptly. I found her feedback very useful, and any criticism was always most constructive. Now I need to put what I learned it into practice.” Nicola Wilton, Magazine Journalism Course, January 2015

“I would recommend this course, especially if you are working or looking to add to your credentials. It has been very helpful and has allowed me to be more focused in my writing, knowing how to manage the layout and flow of a press release and incorporating the important information with ease. I really enjoyed having Fiona as my tutor. No question is a silly one, her feedback allowed me to see things in a different light. She was always helpful and knew in which direction to lead me. I enjoyed the 'real world' scenarios and constructive feedback. I am proud of myself for completing this course and for doing so well.” Brittney Kok, Press Release and Media Writing Course, January 2015

“I loved every second of learning how to copy-edit and to proofread. I loved learning skills to help further my career. This course also taught me other valuable lessons and it has impacted my writing and approach. My tutor was wonderful. She helped and guided me every step of the way. Her tips and positive comments helped to make such a difficult subject much easier. The course met my objectives in every single way.  I will never forget what the tutors and The Writers College did for me.” Christi Smit, Copy-Editing and Proofreading Course, January 2015

“The Writers College has been helpful in achieving my goal of writing well. I received good support throughout my course. My tutor was very experienced she was always able to help and provide good feedback on module assignments.” Nicholas Harvey, Scriptwriting Course, December 2014, Wellington

“I decided to get myself back into the habit of regular writing and to get some feedback. I found that the lessons and assignments in this course were perfect for this and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in writing. Helen is a wonderful tutor, who clearly knows her stuff. She was very encouraging and helpful. Overall, this course was extremely helpful. It has encouraged me to continue writing and I hope to start work on another course shortly.” Cherie Corbett-Jones, Basics of Creative Writing Course, December 2014

“I enjoyed the course very much and found it very useful and informative. It was an efficient course that I was able to do in my own time, at my own pace and in the convenience of my own home. Di was a great tutor! I always received immediate feedback from her and she answered all my questions very clearly. I would like some more practice, but I am very glad I did the course.” Mariné Jacobs, Copy-Editing and Proofreading Course, December 2014

“I found it challenging but enjoyed testing my writing skills. I wanted to learn new skills and also to assess whether my writing had any merit to it, so the response from the tutor was validating. Overall it was a good experience, from registration to the feedback and standard of work required.” Beverley Europa, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2014

“The Writers College offers efficient service and well structured course content.  The course was very enjoyable and I definitely learned something new which is not always the case with short courses.  Fiona was very prompt with responses and her feedback and assignment feedback was fair and helped greatly with improving my skills for follow up assignments.” Lee van Dyk, Press Release & Media Writing Course, November 2014


 

 

“The course was challenging but hugely beneficial; it had me thinking outside the box and writing things I wouldn't normally have written. Helen was great, I struggled with the last assignment and she was very quick to get back to me and talk me through what she wanted from me in detail. NZ Writers' College offers a great range of online courses, they are helpful if you're interested in building confidence in your writing.”

Phoebe Wilton-Stuart, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2014

 

 

“The course was challenging but hugely beneficial; it had me thinking outside the box and writing things I wouldn't normally have written. Helen was great, I struggled with the last assignment and she was very quick to get back to me and talk me through what she wanted from me in detail. The Writers College offers a great range of online courses, they are really helpful if you're interested in building confidence in your writing.” Phoebe Wilton-Stuart, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2014


“I hadn't done any online courses before and I found the experience very positive. My tutor Di's feedback and encouragement was very helpful. The course absolutely met my objectives.” Lindsay Callaghan, Proofreading and Copy-editing Course, November 2014


“The course was very professional and interesting. Mandy's feedback on assignments was very helpful. I would recommend anyone interested in learning more about writing to sign up for a The Writers College course.” Marilize Botha, Copywriting Course, November 2014


“The course overall was excellent. It built my confidence in writing and strengthened my belief that writing is a worthwhile pursuit. I found the material incredibly informative and useful for becoming a creative writer. It showed me the elements within a scene, how to develop character, and how to balance dialogue, action and description. It also made me more confident in the writing of novels and short stories. Helen was very knowledgeable and honest in marking my work. She showed me what I did wrong but also pointed out what I was doing well so as not to shatter my confidence.” Sean Hutchison, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2014
 

“Both excellent material, and tutor, both gradually took me to a point where everything I had learnt came together beautifully. I loved Helen’s feedback; it was the perfect mix of praise and challenge. She inspired me to try better at each draft of the final scene. I have more confidence to write and am inspired to incorporate writing into my daily life so that it won’t be so daunting to one day sit down to start on a novel. It was simple to sign up and effect payment and the Writers’ College is well run and professional.” Sabrina Fernandez, Advanced Creative Writing Course, October 2014


“This course offers all the tools required to be a successful freelance writer in a short timeframe. It was a good introduction and explanation of Magazine Writing. My experience with my tutor was great; she was really honest, which I appreciated. I found it easier to learn from her feedback than the content of the modules on some occasions. The Writers’ College maintains a high level of professionalism and the course content gives an accurate overview of Magazine Journalism.” Natasha Barrett, Magazine Journalism Course, October 2014, Tuatapere.


“The exercises were good and I received good feedback from my tutor. She was professional and to the point. It is an excellent programme that is very well designed and professionally administered.” Abegail Schwartz, Basic Grammar Course, October 2014


“The course was useful and enjoyable, I received  valuable, prompt feedback on my writing and learnt a lot. I will consider doing another course.” Charmaine Kendal, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2014


“This course was exactly what I needed at this time in my writing life; it exceeded my expectations. I received just the right amount of encouragement to get the course done whilst still working at my own pace. I would describe the course as excellent, not only do you receive practical advice to get your masterpiece into a presentable form, it turns your rough diamond into a polished gem.” Lucy Hodgson, Write a Novel Course, October 2014, Nelson.


“This course exceeded my expectations. My tutor Sonny went out of her way to supply me with extra information when I had a question or was stuck. Her explanations were always clear. She has really helped me change the way I think about my writing habits.”  Ann Wickens, Write a Novel Course, October 2014, Adelaide.


“This course has given me much confidence and a good understanding of what I still need to work on, especially the editing and keeping to a routine. While completing the modules and assignments I still had time to get on with writing my own short stories. I received valuable feedback and comments from my tutor; she was a dedicated reader that steered me in the right direction. So, although the real work starts now, I feel much more positive that I am progressing in the right direction even more so as English is not my first language. It was an invaluable experience.” Marie Champion, The Literary Short and Flash Fiction Course , October 2014


“This course has truly added value to my business writing skills; and my report writing skills have improved. The professionalism and online support provided by the College is impeccable. My tutor was helpful and friendly. Thank you so much for all the assistance.” Shirnique Swartz, Writing Coach Course, October 2014


“Thanks to this course I know exactly what I want to do with my future. And I know how to go about obtaining that future. My tutor Karin was amazing! She was supportive from the beginning to the end and one of the nicest people I’ve spoken to. Overall my experience was interesting, informative, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable.” Tasneem Ebrahim, Magazine Journalism Course, September 2014


 

 

“I'm glad I did this course. My tutor Fiona was a great help; if I had any problems she was quick to reply and always gave great feedback. I have learnt a lot of new things that I previously knew nothing about. I hope to continue using this knowledge.”

Danielle Hook, Press Release and Media Writing Course, April 2015

 


“My experience on the course was great. The content was well rounded. I had a wonderfully inspiring tutor; she was prompt and attentive.” Karen Jarvis, Grammar for Writers Course, September 2014, Auckland.


“I’m satisfied with the course; the stuff I learned was what I needed to spring myself into the scriptwriting industry. Before I took the course I had no idea about writing a treatment or pilot. I think from now on I need to write, and write more.” Sipho Nkosi, Scriptwriting Course, September 2014


“I absolutely enjoyed my experience on the course. I received very professional tutoring. My tutor was quick with feedback and always offered assistance. The feedback given was excellent and very valuable. I will be back in future for more courses with the Writers’ College.” Lulu Barnard, Press Release and Media Writing Course, September 2014


“This course opened my eyes to how different the approach is for different types of writing. The practical tips went beyond just writing, but how to apply these skills in the real-world environment. I really liked the insights into what editors are looking for and how to approach them. My tutor Don was great. I found his comments to be clear and specific with great insights on the travel writing industry. I would definitely like to enrol for another course in the future.” Annerie Pretorius, Travel writing Course, September 2014


“I would not be the writer I am today without the Writers’ College. It really is that simple. The Write a Novel Course was my third course with the College. My technical knowledge has improved massively along with my confidence as a writer. My tutor Sonny’s no-nonsense approach to my writing served me well. She was the right person at the right time. I simply cannot envisage completing my novel without Sonny.” Michelle Peart, Write a Novel Course, September 2014, Leeds.


“I was efficiently guided through the course from the start through to the end. My tutor Helen gave me the appropriate feedback for the course level – promptly, firmly and unwaveringly. The Writers’ College is professional  and offers value for money.” Jacqueline Falcomer, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2014, Italy.


“The course was excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I learnt a lot, and found the NZ Writers’ College staff and resources excellent; prompt, reliable and easy to understand. My experience with my tutor Sarah was also excellent. She was prompt, encouraging and very knowledgeable. It was a great experience.” Karin Waldhauser, Magazine Journalism Course, August 2014


“I loved this course. It addressed all the major aspects of creative writing. I feel like my writing skills, and understanding of the whole process, have improved significantly . Helen was an amazing tutor. She was encouraging and at the same time critical enough that I could learn from my mistakes. She was always prompt with her responses; I would recommend her courses without hesitation. NZ Writers’ College is very professionally run, and offers high quality courses targeting a wide variety of writers. It was excellent value!” Juliana Giraldo, Advanced Creative Writing Course, August 2014, Auckland.


“NZ Writers’ College are a very responsive organisation. My experience improved greatly as the course developed and I began to talk more with my tutor Helen.” Alison Broom, Basics of Creative Writing Course, August 2014, Auckland



“It was a very enjoyable and highly educational course. Working with my tutor was an absolute pleasure! Helen is very knowledgeable. She provides wonderful support and constructive criticism. I enjoyed the exercises and supportive tutorship. Although it was challenging, she kept up the encouragement. Thanks Helen.” Andre Rabe, Basics of Creative Writing Course, August 2014


“My eyes have been opened. I feel educated and transformed after doing this course. I look at movies differently now – from the front and from the back. Tutorials were very well presented and challenging enough to stimulate a thirst to learn more. My tutor Karen knows her subject and infuses confidence in her students. I always knew that my homework had been read and assessed, not just pushed out of the way. Some comments were a bit ‘ouch’ but they always exposed weak areas and I strove to read more of the recommended material, and got better in those areas. The course met my objectives. I wanted a peek at the movie making scene. Now I want in. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I can confidently call myself a Scriptwriter now. A big THANK YOU to the Writers’ College.” Magda Mutendadzamera, Scriptwriting Course, August 2014


“The course was an eye opener; it had good content that was relevant to what I wanted to know. It was also challenging. I had a great working relationship with my tutor Karen; she engaged me at a higher level in each and every module. She supported and encouraged me in times I felt like giving up. There were times where I felt very lost, and she guided me through and ensured that I was fully engaged. Thank you Karen. Overall it was a great experience.” Patrick Sibanyoni, Scriptwriting Course, August 2014


“I really enjoyed the course, everything was very clear and my tutor  Susan was very friendly and helpful. It was a very good, positive experience.” Yolanda Smit, Write Better Letters Course, August 2014


“The course has given me knowledge and clarity about how to go about telling a story. I think of my tutor Helen as a friend after this experience. I would like to pursue my writing with help from the Writers’ College.” Trish McEwen, Basics of Creative Writing Course, August 2014


“My objective was just to improve my writing, and I fully achieved that. My tutor was very supportive. I learnt a lot from the feedback I received, and practising the skills I learnt helped me improve a lot. Even in the space of the last exercise, I improved heaps. It was an enjoyable experience. It tested my boundaries and as a result I am now a better writer.” Liana Sykes, Basics of Creative Writing Course, August 2014, Auckland.


“Helen was a brilliant tutor! I so enjoyed doing the course with her. The course has offered me a great start to Creative Writing and I am delighted I chose the Writers’ College. I received a great service, great advice, and great tutoring!” Kathryn Straughan, The Basics of Creative Writing Course, August 2014


“The whole process from registration to completion was a very pleasant experience. My tutor Di was patient and provided useful feedback. I have learnt a lot from her.” Loshni Naidoo, Proofreading and Copy-editing Course,  August 2014


“The course was spectacular. It taught me everything I needed to know to be a better writer. Rosemary was one of the best tutors I’ve had. She was kind and always helpful. Her encouragement will stay with me for many years to come. I owe her a debt of gratitude I will never be able to repay. I had already completed a course with the Writers’ College and knew what the quality of the course material would be like. There was no question when it came time to enrol for another course. Even though the Writers’ College teaches us how to be better writers, words can sometimes escape us when we want to express how we feel about all of the help we receive from the tutors and administrators. Without these courses we would be lost in the darkness of bad grammar and bad technique.” Christi Smit, Grammar for Writers Course, August 2014


“It was a very good course. My tutor was very good at providing practical feedback. It is a very efficient College for gaining a good practical foundation in certain subjects.” Erika Taylor, Writing for the Web Course, August 2014


“It was a worthwhile, valuable experience. Sonny was an excellent tutor. She provided helpful feedback in a prompt manner and in a positive, encouraging way.” Olivia Spooner, Write a Novel Course,  August 2014, Auckland.


“Overall, the course was very worthwhile and have already used what I have learnt at work. The course material and structure of the course was excellent as well as the time frame given to complete the course. It was a great experience and I recommend all employees look at courses with NZ Writers’ College.”  Warren Brown, Write Better Letters Course, August 2014, Auckland.


“The course was really well managed and structured, from admin, content perspective, to the number of assignments and the individual feedback. The depth of the feedback and the knowledge of my tutor  was really valuable.” Loshni Naidoo, Grammar Skills for Writers Course, August 2014


“I never realised that there is so much to learn about writing. I think there is a general misconception in the world that anybody can write. Yes, anybody can write – but can they write right? And will other people want to read it? Hayley was not only my tutor, but also my friend, teaching me in the way that I could respond to, with empathy and professionalism, but to the point. I hope our paths cross again. I will miss her stacks. My experience with the College was professional, interesting, and eye opening.”  Lizelle Hartman, Magazine Journalism Course, August 2014


“The course has been fun, daring and inspirational. I’ve learned a lot and it improved my writing skills. My tutor was very professional and honest. I understood everything she said and showed me. She is the best. It has been a great experience and I’ve truly learned a lot.” Luzanne Ehlers, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2014


“The course was excellent. It met all my expectations. It is a mine of information on the Magazine Journalism industry, but all the information is set out in an easy to follow format. After completing the course, I feel confident I have the knowledge to research a story and identify an interesting angle, write in an appropriate style, and pitch it in an appropriate way to the right person. Paul was an excellent tutor. He was always prompt with his feedback and his words were warm and encouraging. His advice showed he knows his industry well. He has definitely improved my writing and has inspired me to continue on my writing journey. The staff at NZ Writers’ College are efficient, helpful and friendly and the course I took was well put together and extremely informative.” Liz Owen, Magazine Journalism Course, July 2014, Dunedin.


“The course was brilliant and exciting and I loved every moment. I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor. It was amazing working with Don Pinnock and I learned so much from him. I learned so much and am looking forward to what’s next.” Bianca van Schalk, Travel Writing Course, July 2014


“It has been a fantastic experience that I feel has equipped me with great skills for the workplace. My tutor was amazing! Fiona is certainly someone who knows and understands the industry very well. Her constant support and encouragement  allowed me to learn and keep persevering, one module at a time. What I have learnt through my tutor and the NZ Writers’ College has been incredible. It has definitely assisted me and equipped me for the workplace. Thank you Fiona Walsh and The Writers’ College.” Katya Guerra, Press Release and Media Writing Course, July 2014


“The course was very tough, but I thoroughly enjoyed every module. Don was very helpful. Through his feedback I could see that he took the time to extensively read all my article drafts in order to give the needed feedback. I would describe the course as challenging but worth it!” Louise Fourie, Travel Writing Course, July 2014

“The course was very informative, encouraging and helpful. Susan gave me ideas on what to change in my writing which I would never have considered myself. I think she is a wonderful teacher. I  wanted to learn the English language and this course taught me so much! It was a mentally challenging experience that I think everyone should do – it can change your life and the way you think.” Shirley Johnson, Writing Coach Course, July 2014


“I’ve gained more confidence in my writing ability and am now looking for every opportunity to practice what I learned. My tutor Hayley was phenomenal. Her input was valuable and instructive and easy to understand. I learned much more than I expected from this course. It’s been great.” Allistair Koopman, Basics of Feature Writing Course, July 2014


“I had a great time on the course and produced the best writing I have ever done. My experience was profound and therapeutic. I learned simple yet valuable ways to move from journaling to writing actual poetry.” Cindy Jordaan, Introduction to Poetry Course, July 2014


“The course offered great exercises and reading material. The exercises  were described clearly and they outlined why different approaches in your writing bring more to your writing. The workload was not excessive, but enough to develop and improve. My tutor was fantastic; she gave great feedback and constructive criticism. She was always very prompt in returning scores and feedback, and she was very personable. The course absolutely met my objectives. I was looking for motivation to write, and fill in some time in a constructive and creative way. Overall, it was a worthwhile course with a great tutor, from a professional College.” Lauren Owens, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2014, Tauranga.


“I really enjoyed my experience on the course. My tutor was helpful, kind and generous. It was the second course I have completed with the Writers’ College. I appreciate the broad range of subjects and the variety of tutors they offer. Variety is the spice of life.” Frances Aron, Broadcast Journalism Course, July 2014


“Ginny was the best tutor; I have learned so much from her and from being part of the Writers’ College family.” Mosetsana Jane Malatjie, Short Story Writing for Magazines, July 2014


“I enjoyed the course; I  learnt a lot. I am now a confident and successful blogger. Overall I would describe my experience with the Writers’ College as convenient, thorough and well worth studying online for.” Lesley Sefton, Writing a Blog That Will Get Read Course, July 2014


“There was good, reliable content which taught me exactly what I needed to learn. However, it was my tutor's insight and guidance that helped me exceed my own writing expectations. Alex is very knowledgeable, dedicated and inspiring - just what I needed. Her absolute professionalism and piercing insight into my prose enabled me to achieve more than I expected! The amount of attention I received gave me the feeling I was getting more than I had paid for. Thanks to Alex, I have completed the first draft of my novel. She is worth her weight in gold! Overall it was a wonderful, wonderful experience!” Maja Starzec, Write a Novel Course, July 2014
 

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The content was precise, and I learnt a lot about the components of creative writing, how to apply them, and how to improve. My tutor Helen always gave constructive feedback and encouraged me to think about where my writing needed to be improved. She was approachable and honest. She is a great tutor. The Writers’ College is efficient, informative and professional.” Yolanta Suart, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2014.
 

“I can’t believe it’s over already! My, how time has flown. This course has proven very useful, especially for the career that I’m pursuing. It comes with its challenges which is why I really appreciate my tutor’s help. The skills I’ve learnt have impacted my work and have helped me communicate better with media. It’s a short course but I would recommend it to everyone wanting to pursue a career in PR!” Nkanyezi Tshabalala, Press Release and Media Writing Course, June 2014
 

“I really enjoyed every moment of the course, and I have gained a whole lot of knowledge and skill. My tutor was always available and very professional with assistance and guidance. She was very encouraging too. The Writers’ College provides easy access to the leading online writing courses to students who are interesting in pursuing writing as career.” Lulu Barnard, Basics of Feature Writing Course, June 2014
 

“My experience on the course was excellent, the course was well organised and the information was relevant.  Correspondence with my tutor tutor was easy. I really enjoyed learning from Helen. Her comments and critique of the written assignments were very informative. The experience I had with the Writers’ College was wonderful, everything was flawless from registration to delivery of the course.” Willias Masocha, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2014
 

“The course has given me a good foundation for my writing and has really increased my confidence. I enjoyed the course and found the material and exercises very relevant.  Fiona was a great tutor who always gave me clear feedback in a short time. The Writers’ College offer a very professional approach to their courses with a focus on getting the core writing skills polished without messing around with useless data. It was a great experience all round.” Joanna Bryden, Press Release and Media Writing Course, June 2014
 

“It was a very helpful and informative experience. Not only were the skills taught applicable to my industry, I was given further information and tips by my tutor who thoughtfully marked my assignments. Fiona was considerate, understanding, helpful, prompt and gave honest but constructive feedback. It was a pleasure to be under her tutelage. My experience with The Writers’ College was extremely beneficial.” Nkanyezi Tshabalala, Press Release and Media Writing Course, June 2014
 

“My tutor Mandy was great. She was always professional, friendly, and available for queries. It was a push to complete everything on time, but the flexibility to extend the deadline helped a lot.” Carissa Nel, Copywriting Course, June, 2014
 

“I thoroughly enjoyed each course module and looked forward to the next! I am sorry it has now finished. It's been challenging and I have learnt a lot. The collection of notes will make very good reference material for my future work. My tutor Alex was very warm, positive and encouraging. I never doubted for a moment that she knew what she was talking about when it came to writing; her feedback made sense particularly in the context of the module. I was very happy with her. This course opened up and clarified a lot of areas in writing I had been struggling with. It gave me a great opportunity to write and just keep writing. The 10 modules in 12 months allowed plenty of time to work at my own pace. The tougher the module the more satisfying it was to complete it! It was a challenging and instructive course full of useful examples from great authors.” Emma Shaw, Literary Short and Flash Fiction, June 2014, Tavira
 
“This course helped cement my passion for storytelling and boost my confidence in pursuing film writing. Scriptwriting is hard work, and requires building a lot of blocks and tearing a lot down, but it’s totally worth it. Since completing the course, I have written several short scripts, a vignette and a short film in the realm of Sci-Fi, an area I thought I would never be able to write in. The scriptwriting course allows total beginners  to learn all the basics in both the writing and the film industry script writers write for. Karen is an excellent tutor; her feedback was always helped me to produce better writing.  The course met all of my objectives for learning the craft and writing for the film industry. Studying at the Writers’ College helped me reorganise my daily routine and make sure I write something every day. I now look forward to the hours where I write.” Leom Tait, Scriptwriting Course, June 2014
 
“I found the course most beneficial.  I received excellent, honest appraisals from Susan. She encouraged me to do more creative writing.” Phil McKinnon, Writing Coach Course, June 2014
 
“I really enjoyed this course; it was enjoyable, educational and interesting. My tutor was professional, prompt and answered any questions I had.  She was very personable and amiable and I felt comfortable working with her. All the course notes were straight forward and applicable. It was very beneficial while being a fun experience.” Samantha Gerber, Basics of Feature Writing Course, June 2014
 
“I found this course extremely informative, and had a blast doing it. I loved that you get to do the course at your own pace. I found my tutor Karen to be extremely professional and she always got back to me very quickly. I learnt a lot through her feedback and I could see that she genuinely engaged with my writing. I found The Writers’ College to be extremely professional, helpful and the course I did was extremely relevant to the industry. I had a blast learning about Scriptwriting at The Writers’ College I will definitely encourage others to do this course, and I will most definitely try one of the other courses on offer. Thank you!” Mandi Broodryk, Scriptwriting Course, June 2014
 
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course, I was privileged to have an amazing tutor and the content was relevant and informative. Mandy is extremely experienced in her field, she gave in-depth explanations on all assignments and she gave me invaluable information for my writing career. The Writers' College exceeded my expectations of what is promised on the website with their professionalism, highly relevant course material and outstanding service. I definitely plan to complete more courses with The Writers' College.” Alison Livanos, Copywriting Course, June 2014
 
“The course has given me the confidence to write, and get my script out there. I've also learned technical details, such as layout, which were holding me back. My tutor was helpful, prompt and very inspiring. I feel I've connected with her on a more personal level rather than a strict student-tutor relationship which made me feel very comfortable. I've learned that I can write pretty well and I've gained much needed confidence. It has inspired me to write and has given me a boost of confidence. Overall, it was a brilliant experience, thank you.” Jeandri Simone Nel, Scriptwriting Course, June 2014
 
“I found the course notes easy to understand and very helpful. Karen was always available to help me out when I was stuck, and she always encouraged me to read more on the subject matter. I am satisfied with all that I've learned during the course. If you want to improve your writing and learn the basics to starting a successful blog, The Writers' College is the place for you.” Emmah Ngomane, Writing for Social Media, May 2014
 
“This was my first exposure to any sort of writing course, and in my opinion, without a doubt the best value for money I have received in a while. The prompt feedback from Mr Turenhout put my mind at ease with any admin related issues. Only the most professional interaction was given during the entire course. The guidance, notes and corrections I received from my tutor made all the difference. Lisa has the experience and knowledge that I needed to push me out of my comfort zone and allow me to grow. The course has provided me with the motivation to keep writing.” Leonore Roux, Basics of Feature Writing, May 2014
 
“It was a challenging experience for me. I stretched myself and gained new skills. I found my tutor Lisa extremely approachable and ready to offer any input as required by me. She is professional and knowledgeable of her subject. She gave constructive feedback and I learnt a lot from her excellent suggestions. The ease and convenience of this online course was a pleasure.” Moira Vallet-Goldstein, Basics of Feature Writing Course, May 2014
 
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I liked the way it progressed through increasingly challenging exercises.  It was a satisfying and worthwhile experience that encouraged me to explore my creative writing skills with appropriate feedback and support. My tutor was very inspirational. The critical feedback was invaluable and her comments were encouraging while highlighting my strengths and weaknesses. I had no idea what creative writing abilities I had when I started out. I have a long way to go but certainly derive a lot of satisfaction from writing.” Brenda Gael Ilbury,  Basics of Creative Writing Course, May2014
 
“I really enjoyed the course. It has helped me  improve my writing skills. My tutor Susan made my studies very interesting. The comments I received made me improve on every assignment that I submitted. Thanks to her, my manager is now  very happy with the reports I produce.” Quinty Moroaswi, Writing Coach Course, May 2014
 
“Taking this course was a most enriching experience; it was a stimulating exciting creative journey. This course was the breakthrough I needed to begin seriously writing my novel and learn the craft of writing. My tutor Ginny was really amazing during the course; she was an excellent guide and tutor and it was a pleasure working with her. She was motivating each step of the way and I appreciated her vast knowledge of the writing and publishing industry. It was a well structured course that introduced me to the key elements of putting together a novel. Overall it was a fantastic experience.” Pravina Maharaj , Write a Novel Course, May 2014
 
“My tutor was positive, helpful, punctual and generally a pleasure to work with. The course was educational and helpful for sharpening my skills, as well as giving me an extra qualification in my desired field. So I'm quite happy.” Michael Maart, Proofreading and Copy-editing Course
 
“I thought the course was informative, flexible, interesting and creative. It was very helpful for engaging with the writing and publication process. I am so happy I took the course and am very grateful for this new knowledge. Working with Tracey was wonderful - she was encouraging and guiding and her feedback really helped me to improve and learn from my writing. I have learned a host of new skills and look forward to using them more. I am very glad I took this course at The Writers' College!”  Kiara Worth, Magazine Journalism Course, May 2014
 
“I would describe the course as worthwhile and well worth the money!  My novel is finished and ready to go to publishers. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. My tutor was amazing. Her feedback - positive and negative - was the most useful part of this course - I would often find myself nodding and agreeing as I read her comments, and wishing I'd been able to see it myself. Her positive comments kept me going but it was from her red pen (the bits that needed to change) that I learnt the most. I was always surprised how quickly Sonny got my assessments back to me, knowing how many words there were to read. I am really grateful that I had her as a tutor for both this course and the Write a Novel  Course, as without her guidance, my novel would look very different.” Hayley Barrett, Advanced Write a Novel Course
 
“The course definitely met my objectives  and more so! The course has broadened my knowledge on both proofreading and copy-editing. It was difficult initially, but became easier as I worked through it. It was wonderful working with Di Smith. She was very thorough, sympathetic to my work situation, encouraging and a good motivator too. The Writers’ College offer an excellent online service for those of us who cannot attend courses.” Debbie Bruinders, Proofreading and Copy-editing Course, May 2014
 
“The course material was excellent and the overall presentation was of a high standard. I will recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their English Grammar. Rosemary Hepözden is the best tutor a student can hope for. When starting the course I was expecting a replica of my school English teacher, but I was in for a surprise. Rosemary has a wonderful sense of humour. She was patient with my many questions and corrected my English blunders without hiding a ruler behind her back. Thank you Rosemary!  I've had a bad experience with a previous online course but studying through the Writers’ College was a totally different experience. Both the course material and the course tutor delivered on what was promised.” Antoinette Diedericks, Grammar for Writers Course, May 2014

“In short, the course was fantastic; I enjoyed every minute of it. The exercises were enjoyable and challenging and I looked forward to each new module. It was user-friendly, invaluable and undoubtedly beneficial, and I would readily recommend it to anyone interested in Creative Writing. Helen was amazing. Aside from undoubtedly knowing precisely what she was talking about, she presented and explained the lessons in a clear way. Her comments on my work were helpful and insightful (and often made me laugh!) I thoroughly enjoyed working under her. The course surpassed my expectations and I will definitely be coming back for more.” Aimee-Claire Smith, Basics of Creative Writing Course, May 2014

“This has been the best-run short course that I have done so far, predominantly due to course content and the helpfulness of the course tutor. I received very articulate coursework feedback and speedy replies.” Tammy White, Press Release and Media Writing Course, April 2014

“It's amazing what a ‘refresher’ course can do to one's comfort and confidence in writing. Also, getting feedback from someone who knows and understands the public relations industry is immensely empowering. I am truly grateful to Fiona for being such a patient tutor. It’s a well-structured course and her notes after every assignment were very helpful, and she always gave me positive feedback that compelled me to persevere. Overall, it was wonderful.” Thembela Mantungwa, Press Release and Media Writing Course, April 2014
 
“I found the course extremely advantageous in my endeavour to further my writing career. I was very impressed with the thorough and in-depth course material. I really enjoyed working with my tutor; she was very helpful and extremely accommodating to my needs. Overall, it was a pleasant and enriching experience.” Cara Versfeld, Magazine Journalism Course, April  2014

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“The course had excellent content. Rosemary was a wonderful tutor. I appreciated her boundless patience and encouragement. Through her depth of knowledge and enthusiasm, she made a subject that can be difficult, interesting and fun; that's very hard to do! The Writers’ College was efficient, friendly and supportive.”  Karen de Waal, Grammar for Writers Course, April 2014
 
“The course was very good. Owen gave very thoughtful and helpful feedback. He was honest but gentle, and I always felt encouraged and supported by him. Overall, it was an excellent way to study writing from home.” Dinah Mountier, An Introduction to Poetry Course, April 2014, Christchurch, New Zealand

“My experience on the course had a profound effect on me. It takes you on a personal journey and is not a technical course. I established a good relationship with my tutor.” Sandhya Chetty, Break Through your Writing Barriers Course, April 2014
 
“This course exceeded my expectations, particularly in relation to the quality and detail of the feedback from my tutor. Donna was an exceptional tutor; her ability to hone in on the problem areas of my writing, and then guide me through to a better resolution was always spot on. I didn't know what to expect from my first ever online course and was pleasantly surprised at how a supportive a tutor can be using this method of learning. My objective was to stimulate my brain and learn to write better, and the course has more than delivered on that. The high degree of professionalism of the tutor, combined with the scope and relevance of the course material, has made this a wonderful writing journey for me.” Gwen Mladenov, Travel Writing Course, April 2014, Porirua, New ZealandEnrol at NZ Writers' College

“I really enjoyed myself. The course pushed me out of my comfort zone and into areas I never thought I would go so I am grateful. The outlines explained what I could expect to learn and the course followed those outlines well. There were always hints and tips of where to look for help if you didn't know what to do. The course was well structured, easy to follow, easy to access, and interesting. Yay for a cool lecturer. Karen was always on hand. She gave plenty of advice, helpful tips and easy to understand feedback. She showed a genuine interest in my progress and understanding. I'm so relieved to have had a helpful and interested lecturer. The registration to the certification was handled very efficiently.” Lauren Spencer, Writing for Social Media Course, April 2014
 
“The course was pretty challenging - it certainly makes you think and pay attention. It was structured logically and clearly. My experience with my tutor was excellent! Her feedback was speedy and she provided positive reinforcement along the way. She had an answer to all of my queries. If you're self-motivated, the Writers' College correspondence courses are the way to go. They're affordable and very comprehensive.” Carl Gough, Grammar for Writers, March 2014
 
“I learned a lot from this course - all the things I expected to learn and more. The course was well structured and easy to understand. My tutor was friendly and very supportive; his responses were prompt and encouraging. Criticism was always constructive and helpful, without being degrading or discouraging. My experience with the Writers' College has been wonderful. Everything from registration to course completion was done very effectively. I would gladly recommend the Writers' College to anyone interested in writing.” Monica Terlouw, Write a Novel Course, March 2014

 

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“The course had challenging moments but overall it was very satisfying and I accomplished more than I expected.  I would definitely recommend studying through the Writers' College as my experience was very professional and prompt.” Lore-lei Cerqueira, Magazine Journalism Course, February 2014
 
“I loved the course. My tutor Susan's feedback was consistently valuable, kind and encouraging. I really learned a lot from her.” Lizel Greyling, Writing Coach Course, February 2014.

“I enjoyed the course thoroughly and the feedback I received was constructive criticism at its best. I would describe my tutor as the 'O' in excellento! I learned a lot and had a lot of fun while completing the course.” Zander Zimmerman, Magazine Journalism Course, February 2014.

“It was a wonderful journey of discovery; it opened up a whole new world for me and equipped me with all the tools necessary to make a success of Writing for the Web. Karen is a very good tutor and it is clear that she knows her field very well. Not only do I now know the basics of Writing for the Web, but I know what to keep track of in order to keep up with the ever-changing online environment. The Writers’ College were such a pleasure to work with!” Ansa du Plessis, Writing for the Web Course, February 2014

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and am very pleased with the poems that I produced. At times, I was challenged to write beyond my comfort zone and I am grateful for this. My tutor was excellent and very kind. My original objective was simply to write more and be a better writer and the course has definitely achieved that. So yes, it met my objectives. It has also inspired me to broaden my reading, writing and publishing horizons. I had a wonderful experience. The course challenged and inspired me.” Michelle Smith, Introduction to Poetry Course, February 2014

“My tutor was wonderful and I learned a great deal from the feedback she gave me. In my opinion, this was the true value of the course because the feedback I received was insightful and I was able to apply it to successive stages of the course. My experience was wonderful, especially thanks to my tutor, and well worth the cost of the course.” David Jansen, Basics of Creative Writing, February 2014

“I really would recommend this as a foundation for any writer. It made me know I knew nothing. I am very happy I enrolled for this course. My tutor was really nice and made me think. She understood that I came from nowhere and laid all the foundation I needed to understand the course material.” Ifechi Jane Odoe, Basics of Creative Writing Course, February 2014

“I had a specific objective in mind when I did this course and the college helped me achieve this. Along the way I gained new skills and ideas. The exercises and assignments helped me to think outside the square and the feedback was extremely helpful and steered me in the direction I needed to go, without being stressful. Karen Jeynes was always supportive and always replied even to the smallest questions or queries. Overall a good experience.” Janet Osborne, Scriptwriting Course, February 2014

“The course allowed me to reflect on my writing barriers and look critically at what blocks my creativity. Sally was a fantastic tutor who nurtured my process of discovering more about my blocks and how to take steps forward. She was encouraging, supportive and created a light mood when intense issues were explored. She put a lot into the weekly feedbacks and got me to think about core issues in an insightful manner. Sally is what made the course what it stands for. Her input and encouragement helped me knock down my barriers, which has left me feeling hopeful and inspired about my writing. I wanted to do this course to feel inspired and hopeful about my writing and it did so. But far more importantly, it created self awareness to my barriers and equipped me with tools to take with me in my writing career. The Writers’ College is efficient and reliable and run by fantastic staff and tutors who take pride in creating a fantastic learning experience.” Yolanta Suart, Break Through Your Writing Barriers Course, January 2014

“The course was demanding, and I had to dig deep, but it was worth it. It has opened my eyes to the art of writing; in whatever I read now I look out for the aspects I learnt in the course. I had a wonderful experience on the course. Koos was friendly and helpful and I rate my tutor, Helen Brain, higher than “excellent”. She was kind, but very honest . When I registered for the course my confidence in my writing abilities was very low, but I felt empowered with her feedback. I can’t wait to work with her again in the Advanced Creative Writing  Course. When I signed up, I just wanted to be a writer, but now I’m aware of the different forms of writing that I could engage in professionally.” Mthunzi Collin Calata, Basics of Creative Writing Course, January 2014

“I really enjoyed the course.  Both the course material and the tutor made is easy to understand and fun to do. My tutor was brilliant. She gave super speedy replies, great advice and constructive feedback. Overall it was a fantastic experience and practical too. I would recommend the Writers’ College to anyone wanting to hone their writing skills.” Jason Doughty, Magazine Journalism Course, January 2014

 

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“The course was very informative and interesting. The course notes are very detailed and easy to understand. My tutor Tracey was very helpful and her feedback was insightful. I really learned a lot from her. From my initial query until the end I found everybody at The Writers’ College very professional and helpful.  I really enjoyed the experience and can’t wait to start my next course.” Elzanne Amao, Magazine Journalism Course, January 2014

“The course was really good. My tutor, Rosemary, was really prompt with clarifications, explanations and marking the assignments. She was exceptionally kind, encouraging and approachable; I didn’t hesitate, even once, in asking her for explanations. I learnt a lot, especially the minute details of punctuation and grammar. The course notes explained the grammar rules in a simple, structured way. The best thing about this course was the flexible time, I didn’t have to wait for a certain time or person to finish the parts of the course, and I could finish this course in 2 months. Although I have a long way to go, this course has given me a head start in writing. I thank The  Writers’ College and Rosemary for making this course a delightful and a pleasant experience.” Jaya Singh, Grammar for Writers English First Language, January 2014

“The course was an eye opener for me. I have learnt so many valuable things. It was very relevant to what I am doing. It is pitched at the most comfortable level and supported by resources that are very relevant in the industry. Karen is amazing, supportive and knowledgeable about her subject. She was always willing to guide and share both knowledge and information. I don’t think I could have had strength to complete the course if it was not for her motivation through challenging me to produce my best. Thank you Karen. I am happy with the service I received from The Writers’ College and I will be taking another writing course with the college this year.” Patrick Sibanyoni, Writing for the Web Course, January 2014

“It was very interesting and informative – I learned a lot. Helen is a magnificent tutor that masterfully responds with the right critique that automatically inspires you to improve despite any shortcomings you might have. I’m very satisfied  with what I got out of the course. It is a well-rounded course that touches on all the necessary aspects of writing for beginners without being too overwhelming. It was a wonderful journey of discovery that changed me. I can’t go back to who I was before – the writing world beckons. Thanks to The Writers’ College I can now move forward with certainty to achieve my goals with practice, sound knowledge and the right guidance from the courses provided here. Thank you for making these courses available and opening new doors.” Camilla Milford, Basics of Creative Writing Course, January 2014Writing Course Enrolment at NZ Writers' College

“I found the modules very helpful and interesting to read. My tutor Alex always got the marking back to me promptly. Overall, I would describe the course as excellent.”  Emilie Magnan,  Advanced Grammar Course, January 2014

“Overall, the course more than met my expectations. It offered a great overview of creative writing with a diverse range of challenging exercises and good exposure to different writers. This combination was both engaging and fun. Working on the final scene was particularly rewarding, in terms of receiving good developmental input to ensure that the final draft is of good quality. Working with Helen was brilliant. She is great at giving encouragement and a good critique, so that good opportunity is provided for development. It was a fun, rewarding and challenging experience.” James Mortley, Basics of Creative Writing Course, January 2014

 

 


 

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We offer specialised, online writing courses tutored by award-winning writers. Get the writing tools you need, expert insider advice and hours and hours of writing practice. Work one-to-one with a professional writer and realise your writing dreams.

 

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