Write Better Letters

Welcome to the Write Better Letters course at NZ Writers College.

This one-month, e-mail correspondence course will show you how to use the correct style, format and tone required for effective letter writing at work.

Master the art of letter writing, including letters of complaint, letters of introduction, thank you letters, marketing or sales letters, letters about financial issues, customer relationship letters and letters to apologise.

You will learn how to:

  • Plan and prepare your letter
  • Write with the specific reader in mind
  • Write clear and succinct copy
  • Use the right style and tone for the letter
  • Select the appropriate words
  • Structure and format your letter correctly


“I really enjoyed the course, everything was very clear and my tutor Susan was friendly and helpful. It was a good, positive experience.”

Yolanda Smith, Write Better Letters



Course Details:


Students must complete:


Admission Requirements:

  • Cost: $ 345.00 GST inclusive
  • Modules: 1 Modules
  • Course notes | 60 page manual
  • Duration: One month
  • Start date: At any time; applications all year round via our website
  • Five writing assignments, including three 400- to 600- word letters.
  • Detailed feedback and assessments will be provided for each assignment by the tutor.
  • Basic writing skills are essential
  • Computer skills, e-mail and Internet access required
  • No previous tertiary qualification required



Tutor for this course:

Susan Williams
Susan Williams  is the founder and managing director of Prose&Coms, a communications company that specialises in corporate publications, training and storytelling for strategic, motivational and therapeutic purposes.


How does the course work?

Detailed class notes covering the content of the module are e-mailed to students. At the end of the module, students will be required to complete several writing exercises. Once the writing assignment has been completed, and e-mailed to the lecturer, an assessment and feedback will be sent to the student, and the module will be considered complete.


Conditions of Certification:

Students will receive an NZ Writers College Certificate upon successful completion of the course, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Students must have completed all writing assignments
  • The course must have been completed within 1 month of registration.
  • Students are expected to attain a minimum average of 50% for the course

Minimum Estimated Time Commitment:

  • Reading time: Two hours
  • Writing time: Five hours

Need more advice about the best course for you?

We would love to chat to you if you have any questions about our writing courses.

If you need some advice about the best course or writing field for you, drop us a line or give Koos or Nichola a call at 09 550 4635. We can tell you about going rates in the field, chance of publishing success and general writing career options both in New Zealand and internationally.

  • If you have questions about how we work, we have information in our FAQ section and How We Train section.
  • If you want to pay off your course fee, please read the information here.
  • For information on our refund policy, please read our policies here.
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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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