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“Helen provides clear, compassionate and inspiring feedback. She encouraged me not to give up when the going got tough and I will always be grateful for that."

Marisa King, Basics of Creative Writing Course

 

“This course has increased my confidence as a creative writer and has given me new practical skills that I can use in my future writing career. It was very easy to fit around the rest of my life, and I was grateful for the flexibility with deadlines when I became ill. Helen provides clear, compassionate and inspiring feedback. She encouraged me not to give up when the going got tough and I will always be grateful for that.” Marisa King, Advanced Creative Writing Course, February 2018, Wellington, New Zealand

“Loved it! The course covered a wide aspect of requirements needed in writing short stories. Overall, I found it informative and had fun doing it, which was important to me.” Barbara Griffith, Literary Short and Flash Fiction Course, February 2018, Richards Bay

“After going through the course, I would definitely say that it is worth the cost and that it was one of the best decisions I made for my writing goals. It was challenging but also very enjoyable. It helped me to pick up on the things I struggled with and the things I did well on. Helen was amazing. Her feedback really kept me motivated to keep writing, and her advice was clear and helpful. From the moment I contacted NZWC, I felt as though I was in safe hands.” Cassidy George, Basics of Creative Writing Course, February 2018, Auckland
 

 

 

“From the moment I contacted NZ Writers College, I felt as though I was in safe hands."

Cassidy George, Basics of Creative Writing Course

 

“This course has improved my skills and was a very worthwhile experience. I found the instructions clear and manageable and the time frames were very realistic. Di’s feedback was always very clear and very supportive. SA Writers College is professional and supportive. I have no doubt that any writing needs can easily be attended to through one or more of the courses offered.” Alexis Grewan, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, January 2018, Centurion

“The course was great. My tutor really helped a lot and was very patient with me. I will continue to practise to better my writing. I would recommend the College to my peers.” Sinenhlanhla Mdiya, Press Release and Media Writing Course, January 2018, Johannesburg

 

 

“SA Writers College is professional and supportive. I have no doubt that any writing needs can easily be attended to through one or more of the courses offered."

Alexis Grewan, Copy-editing and Proofreading


“Lots of great information in a thoughtfully progressive layout. Having a published tutor for feedback is worth every penny. NZ Writers College has great materials that are easy to understand, provide excellent tutors to guide you through your writing journey and are easy to get in touch with and quick to help.” Rachel Harrison, Write a Novel Course, January 2018, Hamilton

“My tutor is the best tutor I ever come across. She is so patient and understanding and has the ability to motivate me to work hard. It is a wonderful family to be part of.” Pitso Rathaba, Grammar Skills Course, January 2018, Standerton

“It has been a wonderful journey with Fiona; she has been a strict and powerful tutor who found the time to inspire me. I have done better with my writing and have managed to carry on at the thought of knowing she was always there to help me and get me back on the right path. My experience at SA Writers College was very invigorating and eye opening.” Carla Snyman, Write a Novel Course, January 2018, Pretoria

 

 

“It has been a wonderful journey with Fiona; she has been a strict and powerful tutor who still found the time to inspire me."

Carla Snyman, Write a Novel Course

 

“A great experience! The course was enjoyable and challenging. My tutor was easy and personable to work with from whom I learned genuine skills.” Nicole MacDonald, Grammar for Writers Course, January 2018, Wellington

“I feel as though I learnt things that I will apply every day if entering the world of travel writing. I will definitely be saving all of the course notes for my future reference. Don was incredibly helpful and so willing to spend time explaining concepts that I was uncertain about.” Serah Barry, Travel Writing Course, January 2018, Cape Town

 

 

“I will definitely be saving all of the course notes for my future reference."

Serah Berry, Travel Writing Course

 

“A valuable and positive experience. The course was clearly structured and well thought out. It was a pleasure to have Di as my tutor. She responded promptly, was always open to queries and her comments were positive and motivational.” Lizelle Botha, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, January 2018, Port Elizabeth

“I hadn’t studied for quite some time and wasn’t sure what to expect with this course but, in the end, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge it offered. Rosemary was an absolute delight to deal with. She was friendly, approachable, and quick to respond to queries. She was knowledgeable and her feedback on the assignments was clear, concise, and constructive. I was looking for a learning experience that would give me more confidence to move into this industry - NZ Writers College gave that to me.” Elizabeth Dempsey, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, January 2018, Whanganui


 

 

“I was looking for a learning experience that would give me more confidence to move into this industry - NZ Writers College gave that to me."

Elizabeth Dempsey, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course

 

“I love that so many opportunities are given to apply and practise the skills learnt, and the thorough feedback gives much opportunity to learn from mistakes made. The skills gained in this course are invaluable. Di was an incredible tutor. She tutors with the world’s amount of patience, encouragement and grace.” Kirsten Victor, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, January 2018, Johannesburg

“From my perspective, everything was 100%!” Sonja Howell, Copywriting Course, January 2018, Sandton

“I can say that this experience was educational and inspiring, and makes me want to write for the rest of my life. The course was both challenging and rewarding. It strengthened my passion for writing. Tamara was patient and honest, making it really easy for me to approach her with queries.” Symone Grobbelaar, Magazine Journalism Course, January 2018, Johannesburg


 

 

“I can say that this experience was educational and inspiring, and makes me want to write for the rest of my life."

Symone Grobbelaar, Magazine Journalism Course

 

“This course exceeded my expectations. I have grown incredibly as a writer and storyteller, and this course increased my already burning passion for the craft. Karen was amazing and would always inspire and motivate me - something I’ll never forget.” Kgalaletso Mataboge, Scriptwriting Course, January 2018, Pretoria


 

 

“I have grown incredibly as a writer and storyteller..."

Kgalaletso Mataboge, Scriptwriting Course

 

“Loved it! My tutor was approachable, encouraging, lovely to work with, and quick to respond to emails.” Gerda Bonny, Introduction to Poetry Course, January 2018, Port Elizabeth

“I was pleasantly surprised by this course. It gave me that extra help I needed to take our business further. Karen was a fantastic tutor who helped me with tips on how to grow my blog and Twitter feed. SA Writers College has done wonders in building my confidence to the point where I’m willing to take my writing to a professional level.” Carmen Wentzel, Writing for the Web Course, January 2018, Cape Town

 

 

“I was pleasantly surprised by this course. It gave me that extra help I needed to take our business further."

Carmen Wentzel, Writing for the Web Course

 

“Fun, interactive course. Content is valuable and rich. With online courses, it makes such a difference to have a tutor that is continually available.” Kristel Crevits, Writing Articles for Websites and Blogs Course, January 2018, Pretoria

“Gosh! It was incredible! Taught me such valuable insights into advertising. Highly recommended. It started me on a great path into the wonderful world of writing. Mandy is just one of a kind. She’s also kind. And kind of awesome in every way. Truly wonderful.” Gidon Orelowitz, Copywriting Course, January 2018, Johannesburg


 

 

“It was incredible! …Mandy is just one of a kind. She’s also kind. And kind of awesome in every way."

Gidon Orelowitz, Copywriting Course

 

“It’s been a well-paced and stress-free course. The notes have been simple and very useful to help grasp the various aspects of creative writing. It is a good feeling trusting an online college I did not know anything about.” Paola Pontiggia, Advanced Creative Writing Course, January 2018, Johannesburg

“My overall impression of SA Writers College, and specifically this course and tutor, is one of professionalism and efficiency. I will definitely consider signing up for another course and will recommend this college to friends and family.” Anette Serfontein, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, December 2017, Pretoria


 

 

“My overall impression of SA Writers College, and specifically this course and tutor, is one of professionalism and efficiency."

Anette Serfontein, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course

 

“Excellent!” Charise Olivier, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, December 2017

“The exercises were good and Rosemary was excellent. Her feedback on my assignments was clear and helpful and if I asked her a question I quickly got a clear, detailed, and informative response. The qualification I now have gives me a bit more confidence in my work, which is what I was needing.” Lorna, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, December 2017, Hamilton

“I couldn’t be happier; it has been great. Good materials and an excellent, inspiring teacher. Simply great!” Wieteke van Schalkwijk, Copywriting Course, December 2017

“Noukeurig, insiggewend, kreatief en toegewy.” Gerard Vermeulen, Basiese Kreatiewe Skryfkursus, December 2017, Pretoria

“I really had to think on my feet, so to speak, and fight through numerous bouts of writer’s block. Andrew was just as helpful, if not more so than the last course we did together. His help was truly invaluable to me. So far, every course I’ve gone through has been an absolute breeze. The tutors are always there to help and the coursework is the clearest I’ve seen since I was in high school.” Gregory Seebregts, Advanced Novel Writing Course, December 2017


 

 

“The tutors are always there to help and the coursework is the clearest I’ve seen since I was in high school."

Gregory Seebreghts, Advanced Write a Novel Course

 

“I loved the course! It was simple enough for beginners, such as myself, to understand and follow but also challenging and stimulating. Fiona was an absolute joy to work with. I have so enjoyed exploring the world of poetry, and SA Writers College afforded me that opportunity in ways that went far beyond my expectations.” Ashleigh James, Introduction to Poetry Course, December 2017, Durban


 

 

“I have so enjoyed exploring the world of poetry, and SA Writers College afforded me that opportunity in ways that went far beyond my expectations."

Ashleigh James, Introduction to Poetry Course

 

“Well worth it!” J Smith, Grammar Skills Course, December 2017

“The course covered everything I was looking for and taught me more about grammar than I had anticipated. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Rosemary was a wonderful tutor. She was always encouraging and she always provided constructive feedback. I am eager to start another course in the New Year!” Chelsea Wood, Grammar for Writers Course, December 2017, Port Elizabeth

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and hope to put my newfound skills to use in the marketplace! Di was very professional with her feedback and advice, which helped me to not feel useless when I’d gotten a few points wrong. She also encouraged me when I was tardy with the return of an assignment. Thanks to her, I managed to complete the course on time!” Theresa Jacobs, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, November 2017, Cape Town

“I am very happy with what I have learned and gained in experience.” Nuri Grobbelaar, Grammar for Writers Course, November 2017, Western Cape

“This was a fantastic experience all round. Helen has provided only constructive and brilliant feedback that helped me immensely in completing the different exercises. The course is easy to understand and very insightful for aspiring writers. Absolutely awesome and eye-opening experience.” Estelle Thurtle, Advanced Creative Writing Course, November 2017, Gauteng


 

 

“The course is easy to understand and very insightful for aspiring writers. Absolutely awesome and eye-opening experience."

Estelle Thurtle, Advanced Creative Writing Course

 

“When I started this course I was not sure how much effort I had to put in. But like a toddler, I was prepared to put one small step forward and fall, then rise and attempt another stride, this time with caution. Indeed, Fiona guided me to make a giant step and gain confidence that steadily propels me towards my dream of having my poems published. SA Writers College is a world-class college offering unbeatable online courses!” Motlalentoa Letsosa, Introduction to Poetry Course, November 2017, Mafeteng, Lesotho

“One of the things that drew me to SA Writers College was the one-on-one writer-tutor experience. Overall, it was a positive and stimulating experience.” Nicola Hayward, Literary Short and Flash Fiction Course, November 2017, Cape Town

“The course challenged me thoroughly. Di Smith was an exceptional tutor. She contacted me once just to check if everything was fine when I took a little longer than usual to submit the assignments. This speaks to the level of commitment she has to ensure that her students achieve their goals. It was an excellent experience and I have already referred other people to register for courses.” Marina Ferreira, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, November 2017

“I found the course fun and challenging at the same time. Some activities pushed me out of my normal writing comfort zone and helped me improve the way I write. Help was always available when needed. I wish other colleges and universities were as attentive as SA Writers College.” Jodie, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2017, Thabazimbi, Limpopo

“I am very happy that I did this course. I found the content very interesting and enjoyed working through the content at my own pace, learning new things in each module. Di was absolutely lovely to work with. She was always willing to help me whether it was a query on the content or even giving me advice on how to fix a problem with my computer which was preventing me from completing one of the exercises.” Kendra Connock, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, November 2017, Johannesburg

“I found the course intense but enlightening. Intense in the sense that I really had to apply my mind. I’ve learned that it required not just creative writing but technical writing too. Teaching my brain the balance between right and left brain writing was quite something, but the overall product was always great. Lorraine is a wonderful tutor. She is firm, helpful and clearly very knowledgeable. I love studying through the college; it’s always educational and pleasant.” Noreen Arangies, Writing SEO Copy for Websites Course, November 2017, Windhoek, Namibia

“Relevant and practical. Excellent, enjoyable and very worthwhile.” Sarah Richards, Writing Articles for Websites and Blogs Course, November 2017

The course content was excellent and having a tutor giving me feedback and guidance was incredibly helpful. Helen has been really great and her straightforward comments and feedback have enabled me to achieve far more than I thought possible; this course has exceeded my expectations. It has changed me from having little confidence in my ability and made me realise that with hard work and Helen’s help I should be able to complete my book.” Vicki Marsh, Write a Children’s Book Course Part 1, November 2017, Milton Keynes


 

 

“…enabled me to achieve far more than I thought possible; this course has exceeded my expectations."

Vicki Marsh, Write a Book for Children | Part One Course

 

“The final report at the end of the course helped boost my confidence from ‘I think I would like to write’ to ‘I am going to make this my career.’ Without Helen’s help and brilliance, I do not think I would have continued. Highly recommended to all aspiring writers.” Harry Chilcott, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2017, Bristol

 

 

“The final report at the end of the course helped boost my confidence from ‘I think I would like to write’ to ‘I am going to make this my career."

Harry Chilcot, Basics of Creative Writing Course

 

“The course was perfect for me. I was given the challenge I needed and the platform to get me into writing. I’d highly recommend the Writers College courses.” Pauline Stratford, Writing Articles for Websites and Blogs Course, October 2017, Taupo, New Zealand

“I enjoyed the course and feel that I learnt great skills about web writing as a whole. Fiona was prompt at responding to emails and was good at giving me a nudge along when I needed it. The skills I learnt are easily transferable to the writing I do every day for my personal blog.” Maddy Paget, Writing Articles for Websites and Blogs Course, October 2017, Auckland

 

 

“The skills I learnt are easily transferable to the writing I do every day for my personal blog."

Maddy Paget, Writing Articles for Websites and Blogs Course

 

“Excellent courses and tutors. A great experience that really inspires me to pursue writing.” Abby, Writing Articles for Websites and Blogs Course, October 2017, Auckland

“I really enjoyed this course and feel much more confident about tackling proofreading and copy-editing assignments. In particular, I feel better equipped to give feedback to authors and explain why changes are required or suggested. I have no hesitation in recommending the College to anyone wishing to undertake an online writing-related course.” Gail McMillan, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, October 2017, Cape Town

 

 

“I have no hesitation in recommending the College to anyone wishing to undertake an online writing-related course."

Gail McMillan, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course

 

“I have learnt an enormous amount and achieved something that I would never have been able to achieve alone. The improvement in the quality of my writing from the first module to the last is palpable. I am far better equipped to continue writing my novel, thanks to the course. Alex is an incredible tutor. Her feedback is constructive, thorough and fair.” Sabrina Fernandez-Vachet, Write a Novel Course, October 2017, Cape Town

“I learnt a lot, thank you!” Adele, Writing for the Web Course, October 2017

“Overall, this was a great course. The course material was good. The assignments were challenging. My tutor was absolutely amazing.” Cherise Lottering, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, October 2017, Edenvale

“The course was an absolute joy! I enjoyed it so much. Carina is an excellent tutor and I could not have asked for a better one. I trusted her comments and guidance and knew I was in the hands of an expert.” Marlene Farmer, Skryf ‘n kinderboek kursus, October 2017, Riebeek West


 

 

“The improvement in the quality of my writing from the first module to the last is palpable."

Sabrina Fernandez-Vachet, Write a Novel Course



“Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. Great Course. Very interesting. Karen is patient, kind and understanding – the perfect teacher.” Cleo, Writing for Social Media Course, October 2017, Cape Town

“Not only did I really enjoy the course and was encouraged by the feedback, but I really feel like I can write so much better now. Each time I got feedback it was a brick to build something greater with. Should’ve done this a long time ago! I’m spreading the word to friends to sign up.” Lee CrawCour, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2017, Kempton Park

“I found this course exciting with a natural flow that made me always feel comfortable with what I had to do, even though I was always as nervous as hell. Helen is amazing; it is her calling to nurture and guide people who want to write professionally.” Stephen Carlton, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2017, Johannesburg


 

 

“Helen is amazing; it is her calling to nurture and guide people who want to write professionally."

Stephen Carlton, Basics of Creative Writing Course

 

“It has been a great experience; it gave me the confidence to allow someone to critique my work and gave me so many useful skills. I loved the feedback from Helen.” Tracy Read, Write a Children’s Book Part 1 Course, October 2017, Palmerston North, New Zealand

“Being a repeat subscriber of the College’s courses speaks for itself! Russel is an excellent tutor - easily available and a quick responder. A fun, effective, and no-pressure way to study.” Lesley Sefton, Self-publish Your E-book Course, October 2017, Derbyshire


 

 

“Being a repeat subscriber of the College’s courses speaks for itself!."

Lesley Sefton, Publish Your E-book Course

 

“It was a very positive experience that has built up my confidence and desire to continue with my writing.” Jennifer Collins, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2017, Turangi

“After writer’s block for nearly a decade, this course really helped kick me back into the habit and addiction of writing again. When I struggled with a unit and felt like I was smacking my face against a wall, my tutor was able to offer encouragement and advice that would get things moving again. His guidance was always helpful and constructive and really did help me find confidence with the craft again. This was the best thing that I have ever done for myself. I have rediscovered a part of myself that was a childhood dream and feel that my experience with NZ Writers College has armed me with enough confidence in myself and my ability to take my writing as far as I want to.” Stephanie, Advanced Novel Writing Course, October 2017


 

 

“I have rediscovered a part of myself that was a childhood dream and feel that my experience with NZ Writers College has armed me with enough confidence in myself and my ability to take my writing as far as I want to."

Stephanie, Advanced Write a Novel Course

 

“This course was everything I had hoped it would be. The variety of content in the editing exercises provided me with an excellent overview of the plethora of material that an editor or proofreader might need to cover in their job. The challenging nature of the course was extremely rewarding in the end!” Rhea Fohs, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, October 2017

 

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NZ Writers College is a leading online writing school in New Zealand.

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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