Write Better Newsletters


Welcome to the Write Better Newsletters Course at NZ Writers College.

Whether yours is a blue chip, corporate newsletter or an in-house company newsletter, this three-month course will teach you to:

  • Understand the purpose of your work newsletter
  • Come up with great ideas for newsletter articles
  • Do effective research and interviews
  • Plan and structure your article according to a winning formula
  • Write for your reader: tone, style and word choice
  • Add colour to your writing
  • Work on pace, logical flow and entertaining the reader
  • Edit for grammar, punctuation and repetition
  • Add sidebars and images for effect
  • Tie up the loose ends and submit your article

Who should apply ?
  • This course would suit those responsible for writing and compiling content for their work newsletter.
  • It is also perfect for employees who wish to submit newsletter articles and don't know how to get started.


“The feedback was great and you could see that time was taken in the assessment and feedback.”

Susan Mawer, Write Better Newsletters




Course Details:


Students must complete:


Admission Requirements:

  • Cost: $ 575.00 GST inclusive
  • Modules: 3 Modules
  • Duration: Course can be completed at own pace: up to three months
  • Start date: At any time; applications all year round via our website
Students must complete 15 assignments:
  • Plan an interview with the CEO or a member of the executive committee
  • Write two newsletter articles of 600 words each
  • Source appropriate images to accompany the articles
  • 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 each module are e-mailed to students. At the end of each 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 12 months of registration.
  • Students are expected to attain a minimum average of 50% for the course

Minimum Estimated Time Commitment:

  • Reading time: 4 hours depending on your reading speed
  • Writing time: up to 10 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.
  • To register for the course, please click here:


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Read what past-students say about this course

“The course was interesting, well laid out and achievable. My tutor assisted a great deal in adapting the course to meet specific needs - this was very much appreciated. Overall, the Writers’ College gave a very professional service that was easy to use and the results of doing their course are evident!” Susan Mawer, Write Better Newsletters

“I found the course very informative. I highly recommend the course to everyone responsible for writing articles for newsletters. I liked the approach to the assignments; the fact that I had a deadline motivated me to structure time in order to complete them. The assignments were practical and challenging. Susan was extremely friendly and helpful. Her honest praise, feedback and critique was much appreciated. She went the extra mile wherever possible. The course exceeded my expectations. The material inspired me with many ideas for our company newsletter and I have obtained positive feedback from colleagues as to the improvement of my writing skills. I used to see writing as a daunting task and honestly did not know how to approach writing an article. Now I view it as exciting and am motivated to push myself to write good articles for my company. Studying a hands-on practical course specific to my requirements through The Writers’ College was a pleasant and gratifying experience.” Mandy Thackwray, Write Better Newsletters

“The course was well-structured and informative. Susan was very efficient; she marked each module quickly and her feedback was positive and very useful. The course gave me a different perspective and insight into newsletter writing.” Write Better Newsletters, Lisa Coetzee


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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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