Testimonials

 

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

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“An awesome, worthwhile experience. I knew I was going to have a mountain to climb to learn about writing a novel, but the information and feedback gave me the tools to start the adventure. The feedback I received was more than I knew what to do with, and, once I stopped repeating the same rookie mistakes, it was all profoundly helpful. I found myself challenged and inspired and wanting to write more. This has definitely been a journey of discovery for myself as much as for my writing. I would encourage anyone who has a love for writing and the English language to undertake the same journey.” Victor Brown, Write a Novel Course, July 2017

“I found this course to be very productive. Helen was a great tutor with clear explanations and feedback. My experience with The Writers College was, overall, very productive and confidence building. I believe it taught me many valuable skills to help me progress with my writing.” Paris Bly, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2017

“Easy-to-follow, comprehensive course. Informative and well-executed course that is easy to fit into a busy schedule. Lorraine was simply brilliant! I really enjoyed receiving her feedback and can already see the improvements in my work as a result of this course.” Sarah McCay Tams, Writing SEO Copy for Websites Course, July 2017, Burton-on-Trent

“The course is set out clearly and logically, and has all the information necessary. A very well-thought-out course with a knowledgeable tutor who was able to balance constructive criticism with positive encouragement. Helen has been very supportive throughout. I've really enjoyed learning from her and getting her professional perspective on my writing, both where I'm going wrong and where I'm going right.” Crystal King, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2017

 

 

“A very well-thought-out course with a knowledgeable tutor who was able to balance constructive criticism with positive encouragement."

Crystal King, Basics of Creative Writing Course



“I found the course a great help and, I think it's not an overstatement to say, it has been instrumental in changing my business. Had I not this course to push me to getting this book written, it is highly likely that the book would have disappeared under the weight of other tasks. Rosemary has been immensely helpful and supportive. I now feel that I have the necessary knowledge to develop and pitch other book ideas in future. The two courses I have now done with UK Writers College have provided me with the support I needed to successfully transition from academia to freelance writing.” Alex Owen-Hill, Write a Non-Fiction Book Course, July 2017, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


 

 

“…it has been instrumental in changing my business."

Alex Owen-Hill, Write a Non-Fiction Book Course



“The course was well structured and informative. Helen offered constructive feedback. Her comments were encouraging and complimentary, and all her advice helped improve my writing. She left me feeling inspired! A super course, well priced and meaningful.” Nikki Pfab, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2017

“I thoroughly enjoyed it. The theory was well presented and the course builds a strong foundation for better writing. Alex has been a great tutor. It has been an awesome learning experience. The rest is now up to me.” Cecil, Grammar Skills Course, June 2017

“It was very organized, in-depth and informative. I really enjoyed the modules; they were pertinent and challenging. Di was fantastic, very organized, and gave a lot of great feedback for each module. She was a great tutor and was very helpful in clarifying any confusing information.” Olivia Raimonde, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, June 2017

“The course was informative and an interesting look into creative writing. I was motivated and encouraged by Miss Helen. Her pleasantness and approachability enabled better performance. The college opened new doors for me as a future writer. The online availability was convenient and affordable.” Husna Ayub, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2017, Jeddah

“It was my best investment ever. I loved the way the course was structured and I enjoyed every single minute I spent doing the exercises. Helen was absolutely amazing with her positivity and gentle guidance. I didn't once feel dispirited. I am absolutely satisfied at the realistic goals The Writers College sets for students.” Rashida, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2017, Newcastle

 

 

 

“It was my best investment ever. I loved the way the course was structured and I enjoyed every single minute I spent doing the exercises."

Rashida, Basics of Creative Writing Course


“The course slowly built up to the ultimate goal of writing an article worthy of printing. I appreciated the ability to put the course on hold when the opportunity to travel arose. Don is clearly an expert in his field with an ability to motivate fledgling and aspirant writers without intimidation. Fun, enjoyable without being overwhelming. A chance to learn a new skill without putting your life on hold.” Viv Marais, Travel Writing Course, June 2017

“Truly, it was an excellent experience: very professional and informative. The material was up to date and sufficient to launch a dedicated student's web-writing and blogging career, not only in terms of content but also in terms of technicalities of producing a professional article. Fiona was an excellent tutor and I'm grateful for her consistent detailed feedback and tips. Despite the online nature of the course, I felt the warmth and motivation coming through from her and, although I was at times too stressed or distracted to respond promptly, I took everything to heart and will keep checking her comments whenever I write an article. I am a very satisfied client.” Lerato Motsoaledi, Writing Articles for Websites and Blogs Course, June 2017

“A great and very informative experience that I'm sure will help me greatly with future endeavours. I received very clear feedback, and am very happy with the experience I had with my tutor. I enjoyed the experience immensely and found my course incredibly helpful. Thank you.” Zoe Tait, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2017

“I found the course very satisfactory and informative. Helen was helpful and very instructive. The course was very helpful, and I was encouraged and urged to write.” Bianca Botha, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2017

“Loved it and learned a lot. My tutor was also good. Value for time and money.” Mia Roux, Business Writing Toolkit, June 2017

“This was, honestly, such a wonderful experience from start to finish without a single hiccup. I haven’t experienced such good service in a very long time. I have learned so much and the feedback was extremely helpful. All in all, everything was truly fantastic. Helen is such a great tutor. She explained everything very clearly which helped me to finish the course with a very good mark. She also doesn’t skimp on praise, which is really good for confidence boosting. It was the best learning experience any aspiring writer could wish for.” Estelle Thurtle, Basics of Creative Writing, May 2017

 

 

“This was, honestly, such a wonderful experience from start to finish without a single hiccup. I haven’t experienced such good service in a very long time. I have learned so much and the feedback was extremely helpful… It was the best learning experience any aspiring writer could wish for."

Estelle Thurtle, Basics of Creative Writing Course

 

 

“It's a lovely institution.” Janine Anstis, Copy-editing and Proofreading, May 2017, Doha, Qatar

“I have had a wonderful first-course experience which has motivated me to keep honing the craft as thoroughly as possible. I can already see my writing and editing capabilities improving, and have enjoyed the personalized touch having a tutor working on my strengths and weaknesses. I also enjoyed being able to work at my own speed as I'm a fast worker who often gets frustrated if I have to work slower than feels natural. I felt very comfortable with my tutor; she was honest and helpful about the things I wouldn't have noticed myself. Even in criticism, Helen made me feel secure in working through errors as I could see her knowledge in play throughout. I've taken her attitude about editing on board and it has stayed with me even in my personal work. As a professional and welcoming college, I have been given access to knowledge and expertise that I wouldn't have found any other way. It has been extremely enjoyable thus far.” Chantel van Wyk, Basics of Creative Writing Course, May 2017

“I learnt so much from my course and Ginny was so helpful, insightful and supportive! Amazing! I have been lucky to learn from her. Great experience.” Eva Tadevosyan, Writing Short Stories for Magazines Course, May 2017

“The course was excellent and very informative. Di Smith is an excellent tutor. She is always encouraging and always positive especially when the marks do not look so great. I am really satisfied with the course I did with The Writers College; definitely worth one's time and money.” Madeleen Struwig, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, May 2017

“I enjoyed the course very much. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed the challenges it forced my mind to work through. I loved my tutor’s approach to my work and how she explained things to me. Even though I still made mistakes on some of the things, she repeated her explanations. I enjoyed having her as my tutor. I loved the course and the interactions I had with people. I really enjoyed it.” Lianne Jansen van Rensburg, Basics of Creative Writing Course, May 2017

“The course was very clear and easy to follow. Tutor very accessible and easy to talk to. She always replied to queries and marked extremely quickly. Great experience. Whole course was clear, well thought out and easy to follow.” Emma, Grammar for Writers Course, April 2017, Kent

“I thoroughly enjoyed the exercises and the feedback, and feel that I have picked up some really good structure to apply to my writing in future. I was really lucky to have Helen Brain as my tutor. Because she has published over fifty books herself and is an acclaimed author, I had confidence that her feedback was on point, practical and always in my best interests as an aspiring writer. I found her to be encouraging and understanding, and any changes she suggested always made my writing better. I feel I gathered some very important basic tools to further my craft.” Louise de Wet, Basics of Creative Writing Course, April 2017, Cape Town

 

 

“…her feedback was on point, practical and always in my best interests as an aspiring writer."

Louise de Wet, Basics of Creative Writing Course

 

 


“The course provides a great introduction for the writing newbie. It avoids overcomplication by providing a good general guide to key aspects as opposed to a random load of disorganized detail. Helen was great. I found her comments incisive and highly instructive. Experience shows and was clearly evident in her communication of things I needed to work on and improve at. Importantly, she pointed these things out in a way I could quickly and easily grasp. I definitely got what I wanted. The course was exactly what it said it was and achieved its purpose.” Laughton Appollis, Basics of Creative Writing Course, April 2017

“It was a wonderful learning opportunity. I enjoyed the course and would recommend it. The feedback was very good and positive. I had a wonderful experience with my tutor. The response time was amazing, and all my objectives were met.” Tanya du Plessis, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, April 2017

“My experience at The Writers College has broadened my perspective.” Kara Otto, Basics Creative Writing Course, April 2017

“I thoroughly enjoyed taking the course and it has helped me enormously from where I started out as being not very good to where I am now at the end of the course. I enjoyed the feedback from Helen and she showed me where I was going wrong. The course met my objectives in that I now feel ready to move on to either the Write a Novel course, Write a Children’s Book or Short Story Writing. The Writers College meets my needs as I like distance learning and prefer to work at home or on my own.” Antony Tilt, Basics of Creative Writing, March 2017, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

“It was a great learning experience which equipped me with tools necessary for my growth. Karen was a great tutor and all her feedback was helpful towards my growth as a writer. She was also understanding, which I appreciated. A great online college equipping students with tools to be the best at what they do.” Portia Mothupi, Scriptwriting Course, April 2017

“I learnt a great deal about the techniques of writing. It was an excellent experience with very useful advice. It was a fulfilling experience.” Rebecca Oloo, Basics of Creative Writing Course, April 2017

“I enjoyed the course. It was challenging in parts and required considerable thought and time to work through the various assignments. It was a pleasure to have Di as tutor. She was very encouraging and always positive and helpful.” Cecil Seethal, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, April 2017

“It was a challenging course but I learnt a lot and enjoyed the content. I loved and appreciated the fact that I could work at my own pace and that the next module was shared just as one was submitted. Di was very encouraging which helped me get through the late nights of studying, and having a demanding job and toddler. She kept me encouraged and gave me the strength to continue. She was prompt in her turnaround time for marking modules and was also helpful with answering my questions. Thank you, Di, for sharing the start of this new journey with me. It was great to have the opportunity to learn on my own terms but still get quality content and tutoring calibre of a university. Because of the way the courses are structured, The Writers College is an excellent platform for part-time students who have demanding careers but want to branch out into new ventures. I would love to join the team some day!” Raysha Riona Letchman, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, April 2017

 

 

“It was great to have the opportunity to learn on my own terms but still get quality content and tutoring calibre of a university."

Raysha Riona Letchman, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course

 

 

“Very satisfied. Alex was very helpful in all circumstances. Her promptness in replying to my messages was excellent and made me feel valued as a student.” Marlo Martin, Grammar Skills Course, April 2017

“The course was useful to the development of my writing skills. Also very enjoyable. Ginny is a great tutor. Her turnaround for responding to my submission was excellent – next-day service. Just love the freedom of working online with a tutor.” Lesley Sefton, Short Story Writing for Magazines Course, April 2017

“The course has been both informative and enjoyable, and provided modules that were not only rewarding to complete but also entertaining to work on. 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. The course has been a fun learning experience and has helped further my knowledge in the specified genre of writing. The UK Writers College was exactly what I'd been looking for. It has helped better my understanding of this genre of writing, and has helped solidify my thoughts on working towards a career in creative writing.” Rachel Colligan, Writing for Video Games Course, March 2017

“It was interesting, fun and over too soon. Helen is a wonderful tutor. She is patient and prompt. Her notes were always very clear and enormously helpful. The course exceeded my objectives. It was informative, fun and different. It also taught me a lot I didn't know.” Jean Falconer, Basics of Creative Writing Course, March 2017

“The exercises were really good and helped me figure out what kind of work I'd like to edit. They were also interesting to read and challenging to edit. Di was polite, friendly and always patient with me, even though I took forever to complete the assignments. She was so positive when giving feedback, even when I personally wasn't satisfied with my work!” Anika Venter, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, March 2017, Cape Town

“I enjoyed the course and think the time frame was helpful. Alex was efficient with her responses and encouraging when I needed it. It helped me start a novel that, without it, may have taken another eight years for the first words to be written.” Bradford Keen, Write a Novel Course, March 2017



 
 

“It helped me start a novel that, without it, may have taken another eight years for the first words to be written."

Bradford Keen, Write a Novel Course

 

 

“Phenomenal experience. I really enjoyed the entire course and I look forwards to the next courses I do through you. Fiona Ingram was amazing. Always there to help when I needed it and to guide me when I went wrong. Wouldn't have been the same without her. Life changing and worth every hour of work it inspired me to complete.” Kirsty Chalmers, Write a Novel, March 2017

“Helen is an excellent tutor and even better writer. She has in depth knowledge of the material and goes out of her way to support, direct and advise her students. I could not have asked for a better person to help me. She laid a solid foundation upon which I can build my dreams of becoming a successful writer. This was an amazing course. I found it very helpful in developing my basic writing skills and would highly recommend it.” Kathrine Louise Fick, Basics of Creative Writing Course, March 2017

“I cannot fault this course. Before this, I completed the Basics of Creative Writing Course, which was a great foundation to the novel course. My tutor Alex Smith was extremely encouraging and motivating and a pleasure to work with. Not only did the course teach me extensively about the craft of writing and the publishing world, it immediately got me into a daily writing routine which I've never wavered from, and which enabled me to complete my entire manuscript of 90,000 words well before the year was up. I couldn't have achieved it without this course. I highly recommend it.” Beth Wellington, Write a Novel Course, March 2017, Geneva, Switzerland


 

 

“Life changing and worth every hour of work it inspired me to complete."

Kirsty Chalmers, Write a Novel Course

 



“[Doing this course] is the best decision I have ever made.” Connie Adendorff, Write a Novel Course, March 2017

“I really enjoyed the course and all the challenges it offered, with an incredible tutor to get you in shape for the industry. I can definitely recommend this course to anybody that is serious about stepping into the Copy-editing arena; it is hard work but very rewarding. When you are done, you will have all the basic skills you need to get started in the industry – the practice and perfecting of your new skills are up to you. Di is an incredible tutor, always ready with clear explanations and feedback and a wealth of knowledge to share. She is very professional, kind and encouraging every step of the way. It was a great pleasure working with her.” Camilla Milford, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, March 2017

“I enjoyed the course though it was challenging! I found that it's the little things which we take for granted that we should be guarding against. The course was practical with content easy to understand. Di Smith was great to work with. She gave honest and detailed feedback. She was very encouraging in a professional way and responded well on time.” Nonofo Nkwe, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, March 2017, Gabarone, Botswana

“Would certainly recommend the creative writing courses run by Helen Brain. You learn regardless of your ability, and they have given me some confidence to write for pleasure - who knows, I may get round to writing a novel now! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Helen gave me concise feedback, constructive criticism, yet was extremely encouraging all along. I really felt good about my progress.” Nick Ward, Advanced Creative Writing Course, March 2017

“The course was enlightening and helped me with some grammar insecurities. My tutor was awesome! Alex provided me with the relevant guidance and feedback that answered my questions. She was always available and willing to assist.” Noreen Arangies, Grammar Skills Course English Second Language, March 2017


 

 

“It is always a pleasure to do courses through The Writers College, with professional staff and tutors. There is a great variety of courses available to enrich you with the knowledge you need for every aspect of the writing industry."

Camilla Milford, Copy-editing and Proofreading


“The overall experience was excellent, from my initial discussion with Koos about the course, through the modules and exercises to my completion. Rosemary was an excellent tutor. She is supportive and patient, and I enjoyed working with her. I find The Writers College to be a professional business with knowledgeable helpful staff, and, of course, my awesome tutor Rosemary. There were times when I felt out of my depth but Rosemary encouraged me through.” Margaret Bartlett, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, March 2017

“I totally enjoyed it. There was enough scope within the briefs for my own interpretation and imagination. I found the college to be very supportive, easy to access and to communicate with. The course was fun and gave a great insight into the process of creative writing.” Janice Gourley, Basics of Creative Writing Course, March 2017

“Great experience for those seeking to improve their writing, especially in the work environment. Two thumbs up!” Prashant Parag, Writing Coach Course, March 2017

“A very enjoyable and productive experience. Totally surpassed the creative writing courses I did at university where in my opinion, a lot of time was wasted doing peer reviews and having work reviewed by peers. I thoroughly enjoyed this one on one style of tutoring where you can concentrate on your own progress and performance, knowing you're getting on point feedback from an experienced professional. At the end of the course I could clearly see a tangible improvement in my writing.” Amanda Rawnsley, Basics of Creative Writing Course, March 2017, Wellington

“The course was practical, efficient and effective. My tutor knew her stuff, and had depths of experience from which to advise me on any point. It has been an incredible experience to learn under her, and very exciting to realise that she helped me to become a writer. The course was well worth the investment and time. The course material and the assignments gave me a real kick, and it felt as if I was back at university again. My mentor gave me true constructive criticism, which meant so much for my development as a writer. The experience built my confidence, and I can't wait to start the advanced course. Alex Smith was amazingly fresh and up to date, and yet very mature in insights and experience. Very supportive, firm, and honest. She made me feel like a person, not just a client. She's a very special kind of teacher, and a hard worker. She managed to teach me things I had wanted to know and be able to do for decades. I will always be thankful for her kind and generous attitude.” Mervyn Gouvias, Write a Novel Course, March 2017

"I've really enjoyed the course, working on the assignment challenges, learning the skills and watching my article develop. The course has done a great job communicating the relevant components needed to write a successful travel article, as well as the reality of life as a travel writer. My tutor Donna was excellent at analyzing where I needed improvement. Her feedback was clear and helpful, and by following her suggestions, my work improved exponentially. I feel confident that I have completed the course with a saleable article and picked up enough tricks to continue shaping my work into the travel writing style, and hopefully sell articles." Will McGuire, Travel Writing Course, February 2017, Birmingham


 

 

“Totally surpassed the creative writing courses I did at university where in my opinion, a lot of time was wasted doing peer reviews and having work reviewed by peers."

Amanda Rawnsley, Basics of Creative Writing


"The course was interesting and I enjoyed it so much. It was really hard work and I learned a lot. Seeing your words on paper leads to increased self-confidence. I was lucky to publish my first article about "Boelies" on the Huisgenoot website thanks to this course. Annelien was a great tutor and very professional. I can see her passion for her work. I felt that she was on the journey with me. She always responded quickly and her feedback was always beneficial and tactful. She was always friendly. The course pushed me out of my comfort zone and now I am enriched with knowledge and have a new talent. It open doors for you." Hanmarie Kriel, Magazine Journalism Course, February 2017

"The course was perfect for someone like me, who wanted to test the waters of a new medium of expression. It was just what I was looking for. It was compact enough to fit in around a demanding job, and provided a working method that could realistically become part of an ongoing, every day routine. I found all of my tutor's suggestions helpful, and took away some overarching criticisms that will help me improve my everyday writing as well. By bringing my attention to ‘fall-back’ generalities and clichés, my tutor gave me new tools to sharpen my message and inch closer to finding my voice. The course helped me break through the barrier of ‘I don't have time to write’, gave me a new appreciation for poetry, and got me started keeping a poetry journal, something that has become an indispensible part of my day." Erika Swedberg, An Introduction to Poetry Course, February 2017, Munich

"Having failed high school English, I was really happy with the course. I am no author but am pleased I did it; it was very enjoyable and informative. I was pleasantly amazed; for me, to put something together was like discovering another planet. I'm glad there is such a College.” Dianne Wood, The Basics of Creative Writing Course, February 2017

"The course was tough but fantastic. I learnt a lot in a short while. Alex is a wonderful, patient, painstaking tutor. She is the best tutor I have ever had. She never looked down on me but encouraged me every step of the way. She is a natural teacher. I have grasped the basis of novel writing now and it has spurred me to research more. I have started writing a book and hope to finish and publish it. I have no regrets enrolling to study with the The Writers College." Ifechi Jane Odoe, Write a Novel Course, February 2017

"The course was insightful and enjoyable. It provided a good foundation on which to build further success. Karen is focused and driven so I think she is the best tutor for an aspiring writer. She was not too gentle but she didn't break my confidence. I'm happy she was my tutor. I was, quite frankly, happy with everything from start to finish." Janie Davel, Scriptwriting Course, February 2017

"Paul was a great tutor. His feedback was honest and positive and I enjoyed receiving his comments with each Module. I can't speak highly enough about the The Writers College. I decided to take a course in Journalism to brush up on some outdated skills. The Writers College met that need exactly and all aspects of the course were easy to follow and the end result met all my expectations." June Terry, Magazine Journalism Course, February 2017, Auckland

"The course was thorough, helpful, and enjoyable. My tutor was helpful, knowledgeable, and professional." Michael Schapiro, Travel Writing Course, February 2017

"The course was more challenging than I had anticipated, but I found it interesting and enjoyable. Rosemary was an excellent tutor and I enjoyed her emails very much. It was a worthwhile experience, enabling me to do some new learning." Lynn Davies, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, February 2017

"I really enjoyed the course; it helped me improve my ability as a reader/proofreader. It met my expectations and I would love to do more courses with the College." Annette Lawson, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, February 2017

"This course was perfectly crafted from Modules 1 to 10. I couldn't wait to complete each module and move on to the next one as I was learning so much and enjoying myself at the same time. It went way beyond my expectations. My goal of getting published will hopefully get realised soon! I was resistant to the idea of an online course as I mistakenly thought it would feel anonymous. Not so at all, this felt way more one-on-one than the classroom environment courses that I had done previously. I feel really lucky to have had Don as my tutor. He is the best imaginable tutor... Encouraging, challenging, always right, always improving my work and my insights. It was as if he was there looking over my shoulder with his blue pen ...always with the most perfect and challenging and light-bulb moment feedback. I was sad when I completed the course. I loved it so much, I felt like signing up and re-doing the course the very second that I finished it." Jan Norman, Travel Writing Course, February 2017


 

 

“I was sad when I completed the course. I loved it so much, I felt like signing up and re-doing the course the very second that I finished it."

Jan Norman, Travel Writing Course



"This course provided insight and depth into areas of writing I hadn't covered before. It contains in-depth material and a good practical element with useful writing tools. Di has a very pleasant and constructive approach to tutoring. She provided clear comments and explanations and her communication and responses were very timeous. Overall, it was a very positive experience, as the registration and coursework are efficiently managed and communication and feedback were excellent.” Lesley Grossett, Copy-editing and Proofreading, February 2017

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I felt there was a good balance between completing exercises and writing my own chapters of a book. Helen was an excellent tutor. Her comments and critiques were extremely helpful and made me see things about my writing I previously hadn't realised. She was very thorough and did not let me get away with poor writing but at the same time was always wonderfully encouraging and supportive. It was an exciting and challenging course that inspired me to continue in my writing endeavours." Clare Kerchhoff, Write a Children's Book - Part 1, February 2017

“The course really opened up and expanded my writing beyond what I could have imagined before I started the course. My tutor 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, Write a Children’s Book Course Part 1, January 2017


"The UK 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 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

"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

 

“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

 

 

“I have taken away more from this course with The 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 UK 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

"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 Fiona 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

"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 Writers College to support me in achieving this. I thoroughly recommend The 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. The Writers College provide quality and reasonably priced writing courses." Lore Ratuyawa, Grammar for Writers Course (English first Language), November 2016

"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 Writers College is a wonderful way to progress your writing." Luanne Gordon, Write a Novel Course, November 2016

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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 The 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 The 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

"It was a stimulating and enjoyable experience. Maya was an excellent teacher. She is patient, she encourages the best from the student, and she gives attention to detail to prevent wrong habits from taking root. The interaction I had with The Writers College was efficient and professional. Thank you." Inéz Rossouw, Basiese Kreatiewe Skryfkursus, October 2016

"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, Magaliesburg

"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


"The course really opened up and expanded my writing beyond what I could have imagined before I started the course. My tutor 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. The 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
 
"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." Marylene Coutret, Travel Writing Course, September 2016
 
"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 UK 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


"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 Writers College is very supportive. I would highly recommend the College to anyone who feels they have a story to tell!" Jolene Croall, Advanced Write a Novel Course, August 2016
 
"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
 
"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
 
"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
 
"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
 

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


 

 

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

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 the 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
 
"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 the 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 The 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 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
 
“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 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
 
"It was a very well structured, easy-to-follow course. All in all - it was FUN! My tutor 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
 
"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 the 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
 

"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
 


 

 

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
 
"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 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
 
"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
 
"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 The Writers College are not about gaining a qualification but about gaining a practical and real-world writing experience. Without The 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

“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

“I learned so much on the course and Di was an excellent tutor. 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

“I thoroughly enjoyed studying with UK 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 UK 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 UK Writers College.” Kim Western-Williams, Writing Coach Course, March 2016, Newport.
 

 

“They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks; studying with UK 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, Newport

 

 


 
“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

“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, Sirolo

“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

“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. The Writers College were highly motivating with great customer service.” Juliette Nolan, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, February 2016

“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 The 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
 

 

 

“My experience at The 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

 

 


“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
 
“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

“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! The 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

“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. The Writers College offer the right mix of support and guided practice versus independent writing challenges.” Heather McNaughton, Basics of Creative Writing Course, January 2016

“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 The 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. The Writers College were efficient and easy to approach.” Nicholas Harvey, Break Through Your Writing Barriers Course, January 2016

“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

“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

“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 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 UK Writers College to anyone.” Edna Hutchings, Short Story Writing for Magazines Course, December 2015, Dorset

“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. The Writers College offer such great self-paced courses, delivered by expert tutors, at affordable prices!”

Murad Almahfoudh, Better Writing Skills 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. The 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

“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

“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 UK 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 UK 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.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, 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


“The course was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. I enjoyed working under my tutor. Her feedback was always given in such a way that I learned something from it. I started the course with an aim to learn how to write publishable short stories and I do believe that I will be able to publish something soon.” Lana Hitge, Basics of Creative Writing, 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. SA 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 The Writers College were professional and positive. Many thanks.” Jody Ellis, Write a Children’s Book Part 2, November 2015

“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! The 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 The 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

“My experience on the course was fantastic. Wilna was great! She is extremely knowledgeable and has extensive experience and writing skills. She, and the admin staff always gave prompt responses. It was a very informative course and definitely worthwhile. I certainly have a better understanding of creative writing – it was money well spent.” Jacques du Plessis, Basiese Kreatiewe Skryfkursus, 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 SA 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

“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

 


“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 SA 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.  SA 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 The 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
 
“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
 
“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 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 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 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
 
“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
 

 

 

“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

 

 

“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
 
“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
 

 

 

“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

 

 

“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 The 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
 
“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
 
“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 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
 
“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
 

 

 

“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

 

 

“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 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
 
“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
 
“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
 

 

 

“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
 
“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
 
“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
 
“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
 
“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, available for meaningful instruction.” Mathew Anderson, Writing for Video Games Course, July 2015


“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
 
“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 SA 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

 

“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
 
“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
 
“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
 
“I had an amazing experience with the SA Writers College. The support I received from the College and especially Ed my tutor, was wonderful. He was knowledgeable, fair and humorous. I found his feedback, patience and overall encouragement to be invaluable. He gave me firm guidance in a way that pushed me to find my excellence. The Writers College gave me an opportunity to develop myself, my talent, and my skill in doing work I love.” Arlene Claire Kemp, Broadcast Journalism Course, May 2015, Cape Town
 
“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 Writers College.” Lara Pomroy, Basics of Creative Writing 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 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
 
“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
 
“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
 
“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. The Writers College deserves its excellent reputation.” Teresa Norris, Grammar for Writers, April 2015
 
“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
 
“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

“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


"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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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


 

 

“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, February 2015

 


“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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. The 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

“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

“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

“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, Surrey.

“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

“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

“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 UK 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

“The course was excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I learnt a lot, and found The 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. The 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

“The 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


“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, Scottburgh.

“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

“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

“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

“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 The Writers’ College.”  Warren Brown, Write Better Letters Course, August 2014

“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 The 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

“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 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

“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 SA 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, Cape Town.

“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 UK Writers College as convenient, thorough and well worth studying online for.” Lesley Sefton, Writing a Blog That Will Get Read Course, July 2014, Derbyshire.


“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

“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
 
“This has been the best run short course that I have done so far,  predominantly down 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
 
“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 Tracey; 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
 
“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 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
 
“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
 
“I was amazed by the quality of the course. I also appreciate it that the standard was so high. I enjoyed my experience with my tutor Wilna; she was always helpful and ready to answer all my questions.  I feel I need to learn a lot more, and would definitely come back to do the next course. The Writers’ College has seen a huge opportunity and I am proud to say I am one of their students.” Karelien Stolper, Skryf ’n Roman Kursus, 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
 
“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 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
 
“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
 
“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 2014

“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

“The course was very good and the material was clear and well-presented. Rosemary was an excellent tutor. She was very friendly and encouraging and my marked assignments were returned to me at exceptional speed! Her responses were always helpful and motivational, and she was always eager to push me to succeed. I achieved excellent results and I have Rosemary to thank for that. I learned a great deal throughout this experience and will be using my new skills as a foundation for further study. I’m quite happy recommending this course  to any writer who seeks to polish their grammar skills.” Craig Wraight, English Grammar for Writers Course, December 2013

“The course was extremely helpful and I learned a lot. Reading now takes on a new dimension. Thinking and analysing the material within the course will definitely benefit my writing. Helen is very knowledgeable and was a great teacher. She provided an even and guiding hand along the path, which I appreciated. I would recommend the course to any person wanting to understand the Basics of Creative Writing. The course material and the tutors are fantastic and I look forward to furthering my writing in the future.” Ralph Giraudeaux, Basics of Creative Writing, December 2013

“The course material was informative and relevant. Helen was a great tutor. Her instructions were clear and her comments helpful. I feel confident that I have strengthened my Creative Writing skills. This is actually my second course through The Writers’ College. I completed (with distinction) the Travel Writing Course under the guidance of Don Pinnock. The  Writers’ College is an excellent resource for individuals who have a passion for writing but just need the extra encouragement and knowledge to pursue their dreams.” Carmen Harrison, Basics of Creative Writing, December 2013

“Completing the course with the Writers’ College has been a positive and helpful experience. I learnt a great deal about Writing a Children’s Book and it was great to be given thoughtful feedback on my writing. Helen helped me cut to the chase and get my story moving. Overall it was a valuable experience.” Sacha Cotter, Write a Children’s Book Course, December 2013

 “The course had a very good balance between theory and practice. Ed was very helpful, insightful, motivating and eager to see me succeed. His feedback was honest and constructive and he has remained interested in my progress beyond completion of the course. The course has given me a great platform to practically make a start in the field of Broadcast Journalism.” Roshni Gajjar, Broadcast Journalism Course, December 2013

 “The course was very informative; I would love to do another course next year. My tutor was very helpful, she had great knowledge of the subject and she was incredibly thorough. It was definitely a comprehensive course.” Kobus Butler, Copywriting Course, December 2013

“I have learned so much on this course, not just about the tools of writing but about what kind of writer I am and where I want to go with my words. Helen’s guidance on this course, and on the Basics course, has been invaluable in my journey to becoming a writer. I’m going to miss the structure and the hand-holding she afforded. The UK Writers College and the two courses I have attended have given me the confidence to run with my writing. Thank you so much.”  Michelle Peart, Advanced Creative Writing, December 2013

“I wanted to learn about the basic ingredients of good creative writing, and I did. I enjoyed the exercises and found Helen’s  feedback incredibly valuable. I’m glad I did the course; it was a good starting point and I feel more confident about the quality of my writing.” Frieda-Marié De Jager, Basics of Creative Writing Course, December 2013

“I enjoyed the course immensely; it was fun and easy to engage with. The modules were well structured and helped steer me in the right direction. Louis provided excellent feedback for all the assessments. It was always of a positive practical nature, to help correct mistakes  and create a better novel. I always looked forward to reading his assessments as I found them really motivational. Without the Write a Novel Course and the feedback from Louis, I would not have had the motivation (or indeed technical skills) to begin writing – even though I’d wanted to write a novel for a long time. The course provided me with a formal and structured approach to writing, something that I now appreciate is essential when starting on that first novel.” Phillip Duff, Write a Novel Course, December 2013

“This course has given me a fantastic ‘taste’ of a career I hadn’t previously considered, and has provided me with some really practical skills and knowledge. Sarah was a fantastic tutor – she provided detailed feedback on all my assignments and was extremely encouraging throughout the course. I have learnt a huge amount from her. She kept in regular contact so I stayed on track but she never rushed me. Being able to work at my own pace and do everything online has made it possible to complete the course while having a demanding full time job. I have learnt a lot about the basics of Magazine Journalism and have produced two articles I’m really proud of.” Kirstin Fisher, Magazine Journalism Course, December 2013

“The course was challenging and I learnt a lot about Copy-editing and Proofreading. The material is thorough and I received feedback very quickly and it was always motivating.” Corrina Coetzer, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, November 2013

“My experience on the course was a good one.  It has equipped me with the tools I needed to improve my writing.” Yola Bastiman, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2013

“Being given a clear concise list of tasks to complete made completing the assignments very manageable. I received extremely well written feedback. It provided me with an excellent insight into how to positively facilitate distance learning.” Paul Lewis, Copywriting Course, November 2013

“I learnt much more than just writing short stories. With great mentorship and support I learnt about my strengths and weaknesses in writing. Ginny knows what she’s doing; it was such a privilege to be tutored by her. It was great to be exposed to solid and experienced tutors that deal with the process of writing professionally. Overall, it was excellent!” Michele van Eck, Short Story Writing for Magazines Course, November 2013

“The Basics of Creative Writing Course offers everything. It’s been an incredible journey for me. I love writing, and learning to understand specific skills has been truly wonderful. Helen is exceptional. She answered my questions when I struggled with certain areas of the course and gave me confidence and the will to keep writing. She is a very motivational tutor. My experience at The Writers’ College has taught me a side of writing to remember for the future. Thank you for everything.” Carol Hook, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2013

“It was challenging but it was worth it. I enjoyed all of it and I have learned a lot of skills that will help me in my journey to become a journalist. Tracey was professional , she helped me, supported me throughout the course. Overall, I loved it and I would definitely do another course with The Writers’ College.” Candice Stephen, Magazine Journalism Course, November 2013

“My experience on the course was very enjoyable; it  was a great learning experience. Mandy was very approachable and efficient as my tutor. I learned a lot from her vast and up-to-date knowledge on the subject. I have achieved the goal I set out to achieve and  I will be back to do more courses.” Copley Sutton, Copywriting Course, November 2013

“The course was structured perfectly and covered every aspect in the literary world of novel writing. The assignments were easily understood and helpful in developing the tools needed to improve my writing abilities. I enjoyed every moment of the course, and always looked forward to the next assignment. From the very first email received from Alex – I was convinced of her brilliance. All of my assignments were graded within a week, and her following advice and guidance was helpful and encouraging. Due to her endless support, I was able to gain the confidence in my writing and even managed to complete a full first draft of my novel. Alex is not only an inspiration, but a wonderful mentor and someone I would consider, “a dear friend.” Thank you Alex for allowing me the privilege of having shared my journey with you.  It would be difficult to describe this course as an educational tool; the course was so intriguing and captivating, that it felt more like a lifestyle  that you aim to live everyday!” Claire Froneman, Write a Novel Course, November 2013

“Overall, I would describe the course as enlightening. Having previously done the Basics of Creative Writing Course with Helen Brain as a tutor, I can safely say that she is excellent at what she does.” Pravina Hiralal, Advanced Creative Writing Course, November 2013

“The course was very good value in many ways. It was a great way to get into writing and with the clear material provided and good tutoring, an excellent start of (hopefully) a life of writing.” Diedrik Oomens, Basics of Creative Writing Course, November 2013

“This course completely met my expectations. The course notes were informative and useful, and the pace fit perfectly with my life. Paul was always very prompt with his replies. His feedback was always easy to understand and useful; I was dealing with someone who really knows their craft. The experience allowed me to sharpen my writing skills, with practical tips and techniques. I now feel more motivated to write.” Oliver Pomfrett, Basics of Feature Writing Course, November 2013

“The course was challenging and rewarding. My tutor Alex was very helpful and friendly in her communications. The course offered exactly what I was looking for – training to improve grammar from an intermediate to advanced level. This is something  I simply couldn’t find anywhere else. I enjoyed the course immensely.”  Neil Sheppard, Advanced Grammar for Writers Course,  November 2013

“I thoroughly enjoyed this challenging course and was sorry to complete it! I had an excellent tutor, Louis Greenberg. He was super quick, useful and gave constructive feedback. I would definitely recommend The Writers’ College to others for its excellent customer service, tutors and courses. Thank you so much.” Annalie Sieberhagen, Proofreading and Copy-editing Course, October 2013

“It was an absolute pleasure taking this course. It was very professionally presented and the staff are friendly, helpful and supportive.  My tutor Helen was absolutely amazing. Her insight and suggestions were both helpful and much appreciated. I would definitely recommend The Writers’ College to anyone who wants to hone their writing skills.” Jana Fourie, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2013

“The course really helped to improve my confidence in my ideas and my writing. Before starting the course I was anxious of harsh criticism because I love writing and didn’t want to spoil my enjoyment of it. Helen Brain balanced her constructive criticism perfectly; I felt she respected my writing but also wanted to help me progress. I know that she would have replied to any queries that I had. I wanted to set aside some time for myself to be creative. I feel that the course has allowed me to do this. The course has left me feeling inspired to write. Thank you!” Rebecca Byrne, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2013

“The course challenged me;  it entailed not only trying to find something interesting or creative to write about, but also to use my head and apply the techniques learnt. Helen was very helpful and I found her suggestions and comments very positive and motivational instead of critical. It was so refreshing to learn something from a positive, inspiring woman. She relieved my anxiety of trying out something new and made  the “step´´ a very enjoyable and positive experience. I view writing and read books completely differently now,  and I am even more inspired to put stories and experiences on paper. The feedback from the admin department as well as from Helen was always prompt. My experience of The Writers’ College is that it is a reputable institution without being scholastic and rigid. It makes sense to learn from people in the field that have accomplished something and know what they are talking about.” Liezle Eul, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2013

“The course was great; I really learnt a lot! My tutor was really good and I received very valuable feedback. She kept me positive while also nudging me in new directions. Overall the course was very efficient with fantastic course content. It was well worth it!” Pieter Kruger, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2013

“The course was easily understandable and very accessible. My tutor Lisa was extremely supportive and helpful. She was very prompt with responses and a pleasure to work with. I recommended the Writers’ College to others.” Kayleigh Snyman, Basics of Feature Writing Course, October 2013

“I really enjoyed the course and found it challenging in a positive way. I have learnt new skills which I can apply in my job and which enhance my performance. [My tutor’s] comments were always fair and communicated in a positive way. The turnaround of results was quick and his explanations clear and to the point. An excellent source of information, education and up-skilling resources for writing professionals in any media.” Aleksandra Mijovic-Cirilovic, Copy-Editing and Proofreading Course, October 2013

“This course was more challenging than I expected. When I told my mother (a sub-editor) this, she replied icily: ‘If it were easy, anyone could do it!”’ while giving me the hairy eyeball…. My tutor was excellent: approachable, prompt and very well restrained.” Daniel Bristow, Copy-Editing and Proofreading Course, October 2013

“I found  my tutor Fiona Walsh incredibly helpful. I really enjoyed working with her. She picked me up when I was down, was patient, helpful and very professional at all times. It was  good to brush up on my writing skills and to increase my knowledge of pitching and understanding press targeting.” Chani Macauley, Press Release and Media Writing Course, September 2013

“It was an enjoyable experience. I learnt enough to kick start my career in Scriptwriting. My tutor Karen was very helpful and always willing to answer questions I had for her. A great way to learn without having to step inside a classroom.” Lunga Khuzwayo, Scriptwriting Course, September 2013

“My experience on the course encouraged me and gave me the confidence that I could write a good novel. My tutor was very professional, focused, encouraging and helpful.” Bharat Kumar Regmi, Write a Novel Course, September 2013

 


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“The course was very positive for me. It helped me understand the process of creative writing better. The guidance of my tutor on the exercises showed me my strengths and weakness; and how to improve my writing. She was very honest and professional. I felt comfortable to send her my writing, and her feedback was very constructive. After completing the course I felt there was an improvement in my understanding of the writing process, and in my work.” Rene Goldin, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2013

“The course was invaluable!  The material was current and the tutor gave industry savvy information and straight-talking feedback. This was fine with me because I expect to meet this kind of communication in the real world of business. It’s good practice to learn and take in the tutor’s years of experience and expertise. I’m deciding whether to sign up to the Magazine Journalism Course or the Copywriting Course next. I would describe the course as responsive and relative to the industry as well as supportive and motivational.” Tom Te Kooti Anderson, Press Release and Media Writing Course, September 2013

“I enjoyed the course very much! It is a good way for a novice writer to learn more about the Basics of Creative Writing. Ultimately by the time you are finished you are able to write a short story, with clarity. You learn about the English language, as well as where to start with a story. The characters, the scenes, action and dialogue. I can say that I learnt a great deal, and it has motivated me to  try writing and implementing my skills. The course is also affordable which was a nice bonus. Helen was always easy to get hold of and would always try and answer my questions promptly. I found the content of the course applicable and easily laid out. The Writers College was a great college to better improve myself and my skills.” Sarah Moodie, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2013

“I had a great time completing this course. Fiona was wonderful, approachable and her feedback really insightful. Overall the experience was efficient, fast and insightful”.  Margaux Stevens, Press Release and Media Writing Course, September 2013

“The course has helped me to build confidence and identify areas for improvement in my writing. It is a well-designed course. I really enjoyed the variety of exercises – they were both creative and challenging. Helen’s comments were incisive, honest and encouraging. I was very pleased with the way she supported and challenged me. I had a super time completing the course and it definitely reignited my love for writing and motivated me for the future! Thank you very much!” Jenny Schmidt, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2013

“I found the course to be really insightful but also challenging. I enjoyed it a lot and am really glad I did it. It gave me an objective insight into my writing abilities and what works and what doesn’t work. Having a professional, knowledgeable and well travelled writer as a mentor was a privilege. Don always answered all my questions in a prompt manner and was really helpful with whatever I inquired about. He had great critical feedback which was much appreciated. I have learned a lot about travel writing and being a freelancer the industry; I would definitely recommend the course to anyone. The experience is definitely well worth it!” Alesha Otto, Travel Writing Course, September 2013

“The course was a great introduction to the world of writing; in addition, it was affordable and good value for money. I found Louis Greenberg to be an exceptional tutor. He was an impressive professional. The course certainly met all my objectives – and more. Overall it was an enjoyable, rewarding and challenging experience.” Eddie Fourie, Write a Novel Course, September 2013

“It was an enjoyable and useful introductory course for beginner writers. Helen gave critical and timely feedback which improved the learning experience. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn, or remember, the basics of creative writing.  The structure and deadlines of the course are very useful for professionals who otherwise wouldn’t allocate time to writing”. Richard Tessendorf, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2013

“I have wanted to do a writing course for a very long time; I decided to take the plunge this year and start with ‘Basics of Creative Writing’. The whole process with the Writers’ College was slick and efficient from registering right through to completion. My tutor, Helen Brain, was amazing. Her feedback was insightful and I really valued her guidance. I looked forward to hearing from her after I had submitted each module. I was looking to challenge myself and this I certainly did. I enjoyed the whole process and will definitely do some of the other Writers’ College courses in the future”.  Fiona Groves, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2013

“The Writers’ College offers uniquely tailored, high quality educational programs that might not be found elsewhere online. I had the pleasure of learning new skills under lead writer for the game Path of Exile, Edwin McRae, who passed on some of the most interesting tips and tricks for delivering captivating literature that I’ve seen to date. The course had well constructed presentations, modules that transitioned well into one another, and assignments that allowed for practice of practical writing skills. Edwin was very efficient and knowledgeable about course material and the industry. He provided constructive feedback and provided examples from his own work experience. He also provided additional reading and sources outside of the course material for further learning opportunities.” Kyle Strong, Scriptwriting for Video Games, September 2013

“I would describe my experience with the Writers’ College as the best learning experience I have had, second to none. Helen was excellent, friendly and helpful at all times. I cannot wait to do my next course with her. It was the first time in my life that I enjoyed learning and it is also the first time I can take something away from a course and feel good about it. You will be seeing me again.” Christi Smit, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2013

“The course was well administered, well tutored, relevant and surprisingly challenging. I quickly became aware of how many technical aspects of writing I had never considered before. Helen was down to earth and direct (she gave me the choice of ‘sugar coated’ or the ‘real oil’!) which I appreciated. She was always supportive and prompt in her response to queries and feedback. I was really pleased to be able to work with someone like her. The whole experience has been very positive. I loved the fact there was a quality course which was easily accessible and could be done in my own time without having to link to a University. Buyer beware – the content is challenging – which is a good thing!” Loren Allpress, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2013

“The course was highly informative and helped me tremendously to better my writing skills. Helen was very knowledgeable and consistently steered me in the right direction. I would describe the course as very helpful for building skills and teaching you to streamline your writing.” Conor Windust, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2013

“The Writers’ College provided a very useful and convenient course which I could do from home. I started this course with self doubt and anxiety but with time it gave me the confidence and valuable knowledge to pursue writing. I really liked the way the course gradually lead to the ‘final stage’ where I could write a scene on my own. Helen gave prompt and necessary feedback which made great improvements to my writing. I am thankful for her guidance and admire her balance in critique and inspiration. Dealing with staff at the Writers’ College was very smooth; they were always there to provide assistance.” Jaya Singh Sisodia, Basics of Creative Writing Course, September 2013

“The online format of the course is ideal for developing writing skills because you are forced to engage rather than be a passive member of a class. The course objectives were clear and Helen’s critiques were easy to follow; she answered queries quickly and succinctly. The course has inspired me to continue developing my craft. It was worth every cent spent and every minute of my time.” Liezl Watson, Basics of Creative Writing Course, August 2013

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course! I found the briefs and course notes clear and exciting. Mandy was great. After every brief there was always a motivation for me to push the idea further. Her suggestions were always enlightening. I enjoyed working with her. Overall I would describe the course as efficient, inspiring and thorough.” Kelly Tomes, Copywriting Course, August 2013

“The assignments were fun, and set out with clear instructions and perfect examples. I’ve learnt a lot! I had no hesitation starting the Advanced Creative Writing Course after I had finished the Basics Course, and I’m so glad I did. Helen is an incredible teacher! She always gives constructive, intelligent feedback in a very encouraging way, and I could tell she put a lot of time and effort into marking my work. Helen’s expert guidance in this course is invaluable for anybody wanting to further their writing abilities. I have much more confidence in my own writing, editing and storytelling, all thanks to this course.  I would recommend this course along with the Basics of Creative Writing Course to anyone wanting to start a writing career or just polish their skills. It was immensely fun and very rewarding.” Jared Aisher,  Advanced Creative Writing, August 2013

“The course was a last resort, as I didn’t know what to do about my writing problems. The course exceeded my expectations and was a very helpful, positive experience; I have learnt many valuable lessons that I can take with me. I feel so much better about my writing now. I got to the heart of my writing anxieties and learnt ways of dealing with them and moving forward. Sally was a wonderful, positive, encouraging tutor whose feedback was always prompt and insightful. I discovered the Writers’ College at just the right time and am very happy with my experience.” Laila Murphy, Break Through Your Writing Barriers, August 2013

“I would describe the course as honest and accessible, with clear answers. Helen always had professional and prompt replies to queries and her expectations were always made clear. Thank you Helen. The Creative Writing Courses I have done with the Writers’ College were very useful and have helped me improve my writing skills.” Ann Wickens, Advanced Creative Writing Course, August 2013

“I’ve learned a number of useful tricks and tips for writing. Thus I’ve achieved my goal. Helen’s a lunatic; you need someone of her calibre when it comes to creative writing. She’s someone who thinks outside the box and gets the job done. Like sands in the hourglass, I am now a digital watch.” John Crofts, Advanced Creative Writing Course, August 2013

“The course notes were comprehensive, clear and informative. Alex was an excellent tutor who encouraged me all the way. Her instructions were clear; I enjoyed working with her and learnt a lot. She trusted and challenged my creativity all the way and made me believe in myself and my ability to write. I grew not only as a writer, but also as a person. Thank you Alex. Overall, I had a positive experience.” Magriet Visser, Write a Novel, August 2013

“The course was very user-friendly, well supported, and had good comprehensive content. Mandy was great, very helpful, and tactful (when my one assignment was not up to scratch!). Overall, it was a very worthwhile experience, conducted by professionals who really are masters in their fields.” Prudence McLean, Copywriting Course, August 2013

“The course was wonderful. I learnt so much, and I’m sure I can put all these new-found skills to great use. Many of the skills I developed can be applied to writing, not just for children but for teenagers or adults too, and therefore are a very valuable asset to have! It was hard work at times, but definitely worth the effort. My tutor was fantastic. She really pushed me to be better, and I appreciated that she was honest about what needed changing, but supportive enough that I wasn’t crushed by criticism. She was directive and helpful, but always made sure that I was the one putting in the effort, so that I could develop better writing skills under my own steam. With her help I feel like I have developed, bigger “writing muscles” and more confidence. Thanks Helen! I now have a finished manuscript that I’m very happy with. It was a fantastic experience,  I recommend it to anyone who is even considering it – worth every penny!” Jessica Harvey, Write a Children’s Book Course, August 2013

“Without wishing to sound melodramatic … doing this course has changed my path in life. Before I started the course I felt that I may be able to put words together in some sort of pleasing order. But it was Helen’s confidence in me that has made me realise that I do have a talent and it is worth pursuing. So my new path is writing, I have taken the first steps and have no intention of walking. Helen’s praise and encouragement made me feel so so good. I cannot thank her enough. Studying with UK Writers College was life-changing. Enough said.” Michelle Peart, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2013

“I give this course a rating of 10/10. It is very informative and educational. It gave me the tools, guidance and the confidence I needed to enter the travel writer’s world. I will definitely be studying further courses through the Writers’ College. Don Pinnock is of course a legend in my eyes and it is a true honour to have been taught by him. He gives the motivation through the need for endless improvement – the mindset that one will never “arrive” and must never stagnate but always inspire to become a master of one’s own creativity and style. Keep up the great work. Thank you.” Lemanja Davidson, Travel Writing, July 2013

“It was a wonderful experience. I learned a lot and everything was very well structured. Mandy was a wonderful tutor and she had a lot of patience with me if I didn’t understand a module. I could email her at any time and she would get back to me right away. I would take the course again if I had the opportunity.” Krysten Vlok, Copywriting, July 2013

“I found the course enlightening. It gave me courage to start a blog to see if others think my writing abilities are good. I would never have taken such a step if I didn’t do this course. Helen was very helpful and made me appreciate my ability as a writer. I found her very approachable. I could ask her for more detailed feedback with the assurance that she would assist me. I’m sad that my course has ended and my communication with Helen has come to an end. I wanted to enhance my skills as a creative writer and this course has helped me along this part. The course overall was fun and enjoyable.” Fatima Seedat, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2013

“An excellent course that exceeded my expectations. Sonny is an excellent tutor and knowing she takes the Advanced Novel Writing Course made my decision to do the next course easy. She has helped take my writing to places I would never have imagined, and has given me skills that will forever help me with writing. There is no way I could have learnt all the skills and found all the information contained in this course on my own. Her feedback (hard as it was to take sometimes!) was invaluable and probably the best part of the course. As someone who had never shown anyone my work, sending the first assignment to my tutor was a scary process. At the completion of this course I was able to give my final assignment to a group of friends to read, and although this was also scary, I was happy with what I’d written and pleased to show them. To anyone trying to write a novel, this is an excellent course and well worth it.” Hayley Barrett, Write a Novel, July 2013

“I enjoyed the course but found it very difficult in the beginning. I did improve as I started to get into it and believe I will improve the more I proofread. My tutor was very kind and understanding – I am an amateur at this and he did not make me feel like I should not be attempting this course. I enjoyed the professionalism and the ease at which the course can be taken.” Lulu Barnard, Copy-editing and Proofreading Course, July 2013

“I found the course very enlightening and well worth doing. I learned lots and I am looking forward to putting things into practice.” Jennie Wells, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2013

“My experience on this course was an absolute dream. Everything was co-ordinated perfectly. The course content was very relevant, insightful and inspiring. The course was conducted to a very high professional standard. It was such a pleasure to deal with true professionals who are obviously experts in their field for a very good reason. Sally was such a joy to deal with; full of positivity, fun, informative and onto it! The one-on-one contact with her felt very real and special, like she was only dealing with me personally and had all the time and interest in the world. She is a real inspiration and truly interested in helping one grow creatively; a joy to work with. The College staff are total professionals! I have dealt with Koos and he has been outstanding. Prompt replies with a lovely degree of warmth – thanks! I would highly recommend this course.” Catherine Bos, Break Through Your Writing Barriers, July 2013

“The course was very interesting. It definitely made me a better designer by reintroducing a multitude of things I haven’t touched on in a while. I found the whole concept-centred approach awesome. My tutor Mandy was really clear in her feedback and I found the experience inspiring; a definite plus in broadening my creative horizons.” Laurissa van der Walt, Copywriting, July 2013

“I loved this course, every moment of it. It has been absolutely amazing and my writing has improved so much. Working with Alex really has been a wonderful experience. She challenged me and helped me improve all aspects of my writing and creativity. I am extremely grateful for her involvement in this course. I’ve done creative writing courses before, but this course with Alex has by far exceeded my expectations. It has been my pleasure to work with The Writers’ College, from the website to the tutor. Thank you so much Writers’ College!” llona Nel, Write a Novel, July 2013

“I really enjoyed the course. Each module was interesting and challenging. The course taught me a lot about writing, what I know and what I need to learn. It helped improve my writing skills all round. The course notes were very helpful and Helen was fantastic. She gave positive feedback while also providing constructive criticism. I made a lot of improvements in my writing due to her advice.” William Boyland, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2013

“Everything about the course exceeded my expectations. I have acquired valuable new skills and insights that already help me write better prose and have given me more tools to use in my commercial writing projects. Helen is highly capable in both creative writing and teaching. Her ability to quickly discern my level of skill and mentor accordingly felt as if she created the course materials just for my purpose. I cannot rate her enthusiasm and encouragement enough. I’m totally impressed and grateful for all the Writers’ College has taught me! So much so that I am already preparing to enrol on the next course.” Vince Love, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2013

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel that I have polished my Basic Creative Writing skills greatly. I had always done well in English at school (many years ago) but discovered I had much to learn. I had tried a writing course with another provider and my feedback was consistently too good. I knew that this was not realistic and felt I was not benefiting from the course. Helen Brain was a very good tutor. As promised in her early communication, her appraisals and criticisms were honest and helpful. The individual tuition was great value for money. I plan to do another course with the Writers’ College as finances allow. I felt I learned a lot from the course; it was professional and challenging. I would recommend this course to other keen writers.” Kerry Montgomery, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2013

“It was a very informative course and I learnt a lot more than expected. Karen is a very knowledgeable tutor and I now have the strategies I need to write successful content for the Web. Overall the experience was valuable and worthwhile.” Rachel Richards, Writing for the Web, June 2013

“Doing the course was an awesome experience. I have learned a lot! My tutor Louis was very good. He gave constructive criticism and was very clear about where I could improve; he was always prompt on replies and feedback. I will definitely consider doing another course – I’m still deciding which one. The course was interesting and not as easy as I thought, but I like a challenge and enjoyed it immensely.” Marli van Rooyen, Proofreading and Copy-Editing, June 2013

“I feel like I have learnt quite a bit more about writing. Helen was very encouraging and supportive and gave good feedback. It was a pleasure working with her. The College’s service was very professional.” Hayley Mugglestone, Basics of Creative Writing, June 2013

“I enjoyed the course very much. Helen Brain is a great teacher. Her insight and advice will stay with me in my writing forever. My intention was to get refreshed on the Basics of Creative Writing, but I feel like I’m leaving informed and not merely refreshed. The efficiency of the registry department is far higher than I expected, and the course material offered is fun and insightful.” Elizabeth van Niekerk-Vente , Basics of Creative Writing, June 2013

“The course was excellent, practical, well structured and I had a great tutor who provided excellent tips and feedback. The course met all my objectives and in some instances even exceeded expectations. I would describe the course as excellent value for money and well worth your while.” Johan Swanepoel, Travel Writing, June 2013

“Being a school teacher for many years, I thought I knew quite a lot about writing when I started this course. I soon realised I had a lot to learn and probably still do. The course taught me aspects of Microsoft Word I didn’t know existed and straightened out my understanding of grammar rules. I learnt the rules for writing manuscripts and how to make my characters believable. The greatest learning came from Sonny’s pithy and expressive comments which constantly pop into my mind as I write. I received far more effort in guiding me to improve my work from Sonny, than I thought I would. She wades in boots and all and digs deep. She certainly knows her craft and how to pass it on. It was like the TV programme where they gave participants an entire makeover, except it was my writing skills that got the make-over.” Gaynor Lincoln, Write a Novel, June 2013

“The course was exactly what I needed. It taught me what I needed to know about writing and publishing. Louis was a great tutor; he was understanding and motivating.” Christopher Zeuch, Write a Novel, June 2013


“It was a very well structured course that is perfect for extramural learning and a great introduction into the magazine journalism industry. I received amazingly thorough feedback that was helpful, encouraging and practical. My tutor really made this course for me and went over and above all my expectations. For someone looking to enter the industry, but with no experience, this course has given me knowledge of magazine journalism as well as get me started with writing samples and the confidence to submit query letters.” Esta Chappell, Magazine Journalism Course, May 2013

“My time on the course has been one of the most enjoyable learning experiences of my life. It was an enjoyable, well laid out and well-presented course. The insight and knowledge that I have gained I would consider invaluable. Louis was a pleasure to work with. His insight and feedback were, for me, the most valuable parts of the course. His constructive criticism and suggestions always made improvements to my own work and understanding. I have come away with a better understanding of the trade and, more importantly, a better understanding of my own writing and the areas I need to focus on. After a year of learning, I feel better equipped to continue with my novel.” Brian Greaves, Write a Novel Course, May 2013

“I have learned a lot from this course and will never look at advertising the same way again, and that is a good thing. Mandy was really great! This was my third course through the Writers’ College and I loved it! Can't say it any better than that. I hope to do more courses!” Natashja Singleton, Copywriting, May 2013
 
“The course was the right mix of information, writing assignments and feedback. My tutor Paul was absolutely fantastic - knowledgeable, personable, encouraging, fun. The course delivered beyond my expectations. I was very impressed with the levels of professionalism and expertise.” Linda Connor, Magazine Journalism, May 2013
 
“My experience at the Writers’ College was very good. It was very in-depth and thorough, and I have gained a lot from it. The experience with my tutor was very good; she gave me constructive criticism, and was very clear about how I could improve. Karen was very helpful whenever I needed it, and the Writers’ College was understanding in times of need. The material covers a lot, it applies to situations outside of the course, which gives you direction once the course is completed.” Lisa Theron, Scriptwriting Course, May 2013
 
“I really felt that my tutor wanted to get the best out of me. It was like a coach pushing an athlete for gold. She instilled me with a lot of confidence and always gave me advice on how to make my writing better. The course was very encouraging and positive.” Christine Wardle, Advanced Novel Writing Course, May 2013
 
“The course was everything I hoped it would be. I truly appreciated the material and progression of new ideas and skills. Mandy Speechly's feedback was invaluable. She has a really great way of helping you understand where you've veered off topic and what you need to be aware of. Some advice: don't be afraid to be creative! The skill you learn with the Writers' College is something you can definitely put to use.” Noah Landsberg, Copywriting Course, May 2013
 
“It was a great experience I have learned a lot. Thank you Susan for all your help. It met all my objectives and more; it was a very good course.” Rugaya Gamiet, Business Writing Toolkit, May 2013
 
“I have learnt a lot. Many of the questions in my mind about writing have been answered and the gaps in my theoretical knowledge have been bridged. My experience was very positive and I see my tutor Wilna as a role model. She obviously knows what she is doing and has the ability to convey it to a student without being de-motivating. The course gave me much more than I anticipated, and I would recommend the Writers’ College to anyone who wishes to learn more about creative writing.” Petra Oberholzer, Basiese Kreatiewe Skryfkursus, May 2013
 
“I enjoyed every minute of the course and was challenged with every module. It was a scary experience, but pleasant. My tutor was always constructive in her criticism and helpful throughout. The course met all my objectives.” Sandra Dianne Samuels, Short Story Writing Course, May 2013
 
“The course was great fun, and Helen was awesome, thanks. I Loved the initial deadline sheet; I knew exactly what was expected and when. I would tell others who are considering a course with the Writers’ College to go for it!” Ilze Thomas, Basics of Creative Writing, May 2013
 
“All my expectations concerning the course were fulfilled. I was highly satisfied with the way the feedback was handled.  Overall, it was a great experience.” Nazario Rodriguez, Advanced Grammar Course for Writers, May 2013
 
“I enjoyed my experience on the course thoroughly and learned a great deal. Helen was amazing. I wish all tutors were as straight-forward! Her feedback was easy to follow and I find myself wondering how I could have not seen the mistakes she pointed out before. I feel capable (albeit intimidated by the industry) and inspired to tackle new objectives. Overall I would describe the course as inspiring and invigorating! It's just the weapon I need to tackle my ambitions instead of longing and dreaming. It showed me that I am capable when armed with the right tools and knowledge.” Gratia-Mari Joubert, Advanced Creative Writing, April 2013
 
“I enjoyed the course and had fun doing the research. I received good feedback from my tutor which allowed me to do the work as instructed. I will do another course - I’m still deciding which one.” Lerato Ramango, Press Release and Media Writing, April 2013
 
“The course was a pleasant experience and introduction into business writing. The material was easy to follow. Susan was an effective tutor. Her feedback was given in a constructive manner that was easy to understand. I found the elements of the course necessary for the professional world.” Samuel Loho, Business Writing Toolkit, April 2013
 
“This course was very enlightening for me. Alex has been great and extremely helpful! I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor. She was awesome to work with. The course met my objectives more than I had anticipated. It was a pleasure to be a student with The Writers’ College, and to take part in an experience that has set the foundation to the rest of my writing journey.” Jade du Randt, Write a Novel, April 2013
 
“Overall it was a pleasant experience. I learnt a lot. Criticism was never harsh or mean; it was always helpful and educating. The course opened my eyes to a different perspective and clearly explained better ways of communicating ideas. I was truly educated about my potential and my gift. I would recommend The Writers' College to everyone and anyone!!” Beaugary Maredza, Magazine Journalism, April 2013
 
“Overall the course was great. It pushed me a lot as I had to had to constantly redo the work in order for it to make sense. As someone who loves grammar, the course helped me deal with the things I had wondered about for years. The notes are also a great reference tool I will continue to use. Overall, I enjoyed it. My tutor was exceedingly helpful and very willing to explain concepts that were not so easy for me to grasp. The course met all my objectives, I just need to do more work so that I retain the knowledge.” Boitumelo Rikhotso, Advanced Grammar Course for Writers, April 2013
 
“The course was challenging and insightful. I really enjoyed the one-on-one experience with my tutor Louis. In other courses where you're in a class or have other delegates attending I sometimes find it intimidating, but this course was the opposite. The fact Louis has such great industry experience was the core to the success of this course for me. Louis is very knowledgeable and has relevant industry experience, which made his feedback valuable, relevant and usable. His feedback was constructive which helped foster my confidence and technical abilities in writing. The time spent with The Writers’ College has helped me become a more mature and disciplined writer, and has taken me one step closer to mastering my craft.” Michele van Eck, Write a Novel Course, April 2013
 
“The course offered me the opportunity to let my hair down and really explore my creative side; I’m all smiles. Helen has a particularly sensitive and intuitive approach that did not inhibit my creativity, and at the same time was open and direct enough to tell me what works and what doesn’t. It was so great to find a genuine and sincere medium that allows me to blow my creative brains into a completely new dimension and to receive open and constructive criticism.” Rob Canning-Rogers, Basics of Creative Writing Course, April 2013
 
“The course was a great motivator, especially for writers who lack confidence or are unsure of how to embrace writing as a career path. It was a great insight into magazine journalism and I realised that I still have much to learn. I mentioned to a friend that I wanted to do an online course as I was working 9-5. It was suggested I look The Writers' College up on the net, and it was perfect. Doing the course was life-altering and overall a very accommodating and inspiring experience.” Laurinda Belcher, Magazine Journalism Course, April 2013

“I loved every moment of it. The knowledge I gained fills me with great excitement for the future. Karen was such a blessing!! Knowing that there is someone on the other side with so much experience gives you so much confidence in approaching the assignments. The feedback I received raised my understanding of the whole scriptwriting process. I would however remind other students that it is not spoon-feeding. The information is very good, however you need to get out there and work it. Overall, it was a very positive experience. The Writers’ College delivers a high quality experience to the open student.” Ron Moller, Scriptwriting Course, April 2013

Advanced Creative Writing“I found the course to be very satisfying. I believe I learnt some very valuable things.” Anthony Eschner, Introduction to Poetry, March 2013

“My experience was great. I have not done any kind of course since school. It refreshed my writing skills and boosted my confidence, which I needed.  I received great feedback from my tutor; it was honest and helpful. It was quite a challenge at times but overall it was an excellent course.” Melissa Graham, Basics of Creative Writing, March 2013

“Doing this course is something I would recommend to anyone who wants to grasp the mechanics of creating a solid script. The course without a doubt met my objectives. The professionalism, communication, support and encouragement from The Writers’ College is second to none.” Steve Rock, Scriptwriting, March 2013

“I would describe the course as tough and challenging for someone with no writing background, but manageable if you work consistently. It is a really comprehensive course for anyone who wants to try their hand at writing and it’s a brilliant way of studying from home. It was a pleasure to have Tracey Hawthorne as my tutor. She gave me very constructive criticism and insightful ideas, and modules were always marked in one day. One of the last modules was tough and unexpected but so interesting and important for journalism today. From signing up to completion, everything at the Writers’ College runs smoothly and efficiently. I will certainly recommend the College to anyone wishing to write from the comfort of their home.” Carol Foonk, Magazine Journalism, March 2013

“I have felt extremely encouraged to write by doing this course. I found my tutor Owen Bullock helpful and available, supportive and encouraging and also able to give feedback about things that I needed to develop.” Susan Green, Introduction to Poetry, March 2013

“I found the course informative, helpful and inspiring. Alex Smith was always available and quick to answer any questions; she was very supportive throughout. The course more than met my objectives. My overall experience with The Writers’  College was a very positive one. Now I truly feel I'm a writer.” Karin Noll, Write a Novel, March 2013
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“My course with The Writers' College was challenging, inspiring and unbelievably rewarding. Before I started, I was unsure of my abilities, but I now feel confident that I can actually write. Now I am inspired to keep writing! I have a much better understanding of the skills required for successful writing. The steady progression through to the final scene ensured that I was well equipped to produce a good result. My experience with my tutor was just great! Helen Brain was extremely encouraging throughout and gave constructive criticism. I particularly liked the fact that she commented on the positive aspects of my writing as well as the negatives. In this way I was inspired to keep improving. She was really great and I am glad she tutors the Advanced Course too! The satisfaction of being able to create something that others want to read is just amazing.” Bindi Davies, Basics of Creative Writing, March 2013

“The course was enjoyable, practical and motivational. However, it is not an easy journey; the lecturer pushes you to achieve a high level of writing proficiency. Helen Brain was a no-nonsense lecturer. She straightened me out on several issues; I enjoyed working with her. I feel more confident in my writing now; I would strongly recommend the course and Helen to anyone.” Thomas King, Basics of Creative Writing, March 2013

“I enjoyed the course, learnt a lot and gained confidence in my writing. My tutor gave excellent guidance, she was very knowledgeable and very helpful.” llse van der Merwe, Write a Novel, March 2013

“It was overall a great learning experience; there were so many new things I was taught. Tracey walked every step of the way with me. She shared so much of her knowledge and wisdom that I got to learn as much, if not more, from her as from the notes. I only had brief contact with Nichola for the last module, but she was as enthusiastic and helpful as Tracey.  I have never done a course before that didn't bore me after a while; I think The Writers’ College have a winning formula. I thought of the college as a friend that was there for me every step of the way. Being comfortable in a learning environment always makes it easier to absorb more information and provides an opportunity to perform your best. The course was worth every cent! Thank you.” Ferdie du Toit, Magazine Journalism, March 2013

“The course opened up a whole new world for me. I've learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Karen is the ideal tutor - her patience is unlimited and her knowledge of her subject is formidable. She was always there to advise and motivate me, but at the same time she encouraged me to find out things for myself. It was a very professional course, run by a very professional organisation. I can heartily recommend it!”  Lynn Smith, Writing for the Web, February 2013

“The course was  such a great introduction to magazine journalism; excellent course content, with excellent tutors, and great opportunities to get published. I also appreciated how much of a platform The Writers’ College created, to educate ourselves further with the extra resources and links. Paul was such a great tutor! It is so great that writers can further their education outside of the universities and be offered such great, experienced tutors.” Melissa Parkes, Magazine Journalism, February 2013
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“When I started the course, my goal was to begin a book and see it through to the end. My vague knowledge of how to do this was clarified by the course notes, but it was the step-by-step process of actually writing a book, and the feedback from my tutor, that I found most valuable. I would never have completed my book without Helen's guidance. She was forthright and challenging; her input insightful. Whenever I felt that my story wasn't good enough - or that I wasn't a good enough writer, she was there to pound me back into shape. Essentially, Helen provided me with the self-confidence to see a story through to its end... and more importantly, the courage to start the next one. I am halfway through my new book and I have Helen to thank for it. Overall, I would describe my experience with the College as absolutely brilliant. I loved the back-and-forth process of feedback and rewriting. I am a MUCH better writer for it. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks!” Michelle Randall, Write a Childrens’ Book, February 2013

“I had a great experience at The Writers’ College. The course pushed me harder than I thought it would and I have come out feeling like a whole new person with so many new and exciting opportunities to look forward to. The course notes were fantastic and very relevant; I found myself becoming more creative and finding topics to write about everywhere I looked. The course definitely met my objectives. The Writers’ College provided me with the tools and confidence to submit my writing to magazines which is something I didn’t have before. Thank you The Writers’ College!” Katy-Ann Moran, Magazine Journalism, February 2013

“I enjoyed doing the course. The course material in general was easy to follow and very useful. Helen gave very succinct advice that was always spot on. She was critical without being demotivating. Her advice really opened my eyes to some of my bad habits, which has helped me immensely. I could fit the writing in around my schedule and it really felt that my work was given individual attention.” Melissa Talago, Basics of Creative Writing, February 2013

“I really enjoyed this course and appreciated the comments from my tutor Helen Brain. Her feedback was both supportive and pointed out important problems with my writing. Helen is a great teacher; she is clearly an experienced writer who knows her subject matter. I really enjoyed the experience and look forward to do further courses with The Writers’ College. I feel much more confident now. I learned, had fun and received valuable feedback. Thanks very much.” Andreas Engelbrech, Basics of Creative Writing, February 2013

“It was a very good course. I had an excellent tutor; it was a great way to get practical experience and learn things normal textbooks wouldn't teach, such as how to approach a features editor.” Jezemae Cogan, Magazine Journalism, February 2013

“One has to stretch oneself, and this course was challenging while being most enjoyable. My tutor gave  positive critiques; she was able to convey the message very well, and always gave feedback on time. I learnt to see scenes in a very different perspective. Overall, it was very encouraging and a lot of fun.” Tracey Warren, Basics of Creative Writing, February 2013

“It was a very well planned course with easy to understand material and relevant exercises. My tutor was pleasant and easy to deal with. She gave prompt replies with constructive comments.”  Ann Wickens, Basics of Creative Writing, January 2013
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“The course turned out to be exactly what I needed to develop my creative writing skills and become a better writer. Helen's feedback was quick, practical and useful. I feel I now understand the criteria by which creative writing is measured.” David Roberts, Basics of Creative Writing, January 2013

“It was a great learning experience! My tutor was a good mentor who taught me a lot on this course. The Writers’ College is a great place to learn writing skills.” Pravesh Naidoo, Basics of Creative Writing, January 2013

“It was an unforgettable journey of discovering obstacles in my writing career, together with a tutor who never let me down.  Sally has the ability to lift anybody up, and is the best guide that anybody can hope to meet in their writing career. She knows how to lead you through difficult trails you find on the way. What a privilege to study under such extraordinary leadership! Thanks, Sal! This course was an unforgettable experience.” Elma Roos, Break Through Your Writing Barriers, January 2013

“The experience on the course was catalytic for me. It was exceptional in every way. It was hugely rewarding, informative, supportive and fun. It did more than meet my objectives; it was a brilliant investment. Overall, this was an outstanding programme.” Grant Sieff, Write A Novel, January 2013

Grammar Skills“Although the course was challenging, I enjoyed each and every module. The course notes encouraged me to discover my strong points and weaknesses. Ginny's the best. She supported and encouraged me throughout and I'm grateful. She developed confidence in me which I never had before. The Writer's College is the best in our country.” Stella Bopape, Short Story Writing for Magazines, January 2013

“The course was breathtaking and I would recommend it to my friends. It brought the best out in me, and it also gave me confidence to write, something I needed the most. Helen was excellent, her comments were constructive and character-building. She was warm, interactive and helpful. I enjoyed her course a lot and would recommend her to anyone who would love to register with the college. The staff members the College were very helpful from the onset. I’m looking forward to my next course with them.” Vera Mokemane, Basics of Creative Writing, January 2013

“I enjoyed the course thoroughly. The notes are well presented, easy to understand and provided the tools to complete the writing exercises. My tutor  gave me quick feedback and constructive criticism. It was exactly the kind of course I was looking for. It was structured in a way that prompted me to work towards time deadlines, whilst allowing me to follow at my own pace. Overall, it was a brilliant experience!” Aneesa Noorgat, Basics of Feature Writing, January 2013

“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, January 2013                                                                                                                                                            
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“The course was incredibly enlightening! It was easy to follow, and I was able to work it around a busy schedule. It was exactly what I needed to begin my own writing studies.  Helen was able to give solid feedback , direction and the confidence to complete each module. It was an absolute pleasure working with her! The courses provided at the Writers’ College are invaluable to anyone looking to enhance their writing skills.” Jared Aisher, Basics of Creative Writing, January 2013

“I enjoyed completing a course that was easy to understand and allowed me to progress at my own pace;  the flexibility was great.” Jenny White, Writing for the Web, December 2012

“My experience with the course was excellent. My writing confidence has increased and more importantly, my writing skills have improved. Helen was fantastic. She gave constructive criticism and clear direction which improved whichever piece I was writing. Completing both the Basics and the Advanced Creative Writing course has been life-changing for me. My experience with The Writers’ College has been 100% positive.” Deborah Forbes, Advanced Creative Creating, December 2012

“It was a positive and informative experience. I improved my writing, and learned some tricks that are serving me well. Helen helped me see deficiencies in my writing and encouraged me to overcome them. She was prompt, and provided me with clear and concise feedback that I could work with. The final product of the last module has been well received, and I enjoyed writing it. The Writers’ College is an excellent resource, and I’m looking forward to participating in more courses.” Gustav Oosthuysen, Basics of Creative Writing, December 2012

“Overall, I would describe my experience on the course as great! I now know where my weaknesses and strengths lie. Helen was a blessing. She provided constructive feedback that helped me learn from my mistakes. She also identified what aspects of my writing she enjoyed or what was done well. My objective was to start writing again and to see if I was able to write well... The course met my objectives and made me realise that I do have potential but I have to put in the work. The overall experience with the Writers’ College was hassle free!” Melissa Govender, Basics of Creative Writing, December 2012

“Overall, I would describe my experience on the course as awesome. Alex provided direct feedback of my work and facilitated suggestions for alternative ways to tackle grammatical challenges. The course provided accelerated solutions to common writing dilemmas and I am now applying principles of the lessons into my writing.” Maria Baker, Advanced Grammar for Writers, December 2012

“My experience with the course very good. Feedback was given consistently and without delays between submissions; it was always professional and encouraging. It was a very well structured course. It reminded me about all the smaller things one needs to remember when writing.” Portia Ntsaluba, Write a Great Press Release, December 2012

“I enjoyed the course immensely - it made me think and self-analyse. Quite apart from anything else, it forced me to follow a timetable in order to keep up with my tutor! My experience with Sally was excellent, her responses were clearly not just by rote. I enthused enough to my son that he has now signed himself up for a Writers’ College Course.” Sue Hill, Break Through Your Writing Barriers, December 2012
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“I thoroughly enjoyed doing this course. My tutor Don was fantastic and I learnt a lot from him. It was a pleasure working with the team at the Writers' College;  they were helpful and considerate.” Grant Christie, Travel Writing, December 2012

“The course was hard but worth the effort. The knowledge I gained has provided the opportunity to pursue something I have long wished for. Karin was patient, supportive and fantastic to work with. Her honesty sometimes was hard to take, but necessary. She brought forth my creativity and encouraged me through my most frustrating and difficult times. I would love to have her as a permanent tutor. I would recommend any aspiring writer to enrol at the Writers’ College. I will sign up for the Advanced Course once as soon as I can.” Andrea Forder, Magazine Journalism, December 2012

“I would describe my experience with the college as organised, effective, efficient, comprehensive and insightful. I learnt more than I thought. My tutor Karen was patient, thorough and motivating; she responded to my questions immediately. If you are wanting to improve your skills in any form of writing, the best way is through The Writers’ College.” Bridget Knight, Writing for the Web, December 2012

“The course was extremely well-structured and I appreciated the personal interaction with my tutor. I loved Fiona's promptness and her constructive criticism. I felt that I learnt a lot from her and was sad to have finished the course.I will definitely complete another course through the Writers' College.” Lisl Whytock, Write a Great Press Release, December 2012

“The course was well worth the time and money. I liked my tutor Helen and I look forward to working with her again. The course met all my objectives indeed; I wish to do several more with the Writers’ College over the next few years.” John Crofts, Basics of Creative Writing, December 2012

“I found the course informative and challenging. I enjoyed writing but I went through a moment of feeling uncertain as to how to continue. I told my tutor Helen and she gave me good advice; I could then enjoy my writing again and creativity flowed easily. I might go over my course material again and see what other stories come to me now. Helen was very prompt and helpful. I felt at ease discussing topics with her. She has a wealth of knowledge I'm sure I have barely tapped into. Overall, I would describe the course as being very tough but rewarding.” Michelle Beater, Write a Children’s Book, December 2012

“I loved this course from beginning to end; it never felt like I was doing work. I strongly recommend this course to beginners; the exercises improved my skills immensely. Helen Brain gives fair and direct feedback, she doesn't beat around the bush and always makes sure you're writing to your full potential. I loved every minute of it.” Christina van Der Merwe, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2012
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“The course is presented in an easy and stimulating way which makes learning easy. I had been writing for a while, but lacked the basic tools for making a story readable and captivating. My tutor Helen was excellent, she encouraged me to look at my work from different angles and think a bit deeper. She was available and motivating and her encouragement went a long way. Studying with the Writers’ College fits easily into the life of someone like me, by making studying seem like a stimulating  pastime activity.” Bertha Hlalethoa, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2012

“I walked away from the course with a deeper respect for all writers out there, as well as some self-confidence in my own abilities. I've learnt just how much work goes into producing a scene that people will enjoy reading. Helen is not only a gifted writer but an exceptional teacher. She has the ability to help you create writing pieces with heart and soul. She'll tell you if she thinks you're heading off in the wrong direction and encourage you to produce something more authentic that readers can connect with. If you've ever been curious about what goes into making a great story I strongly recommend taking up a course with The Writers’ College - you won't be disappointed.” Suze Kolaczynski, Advanced Creative Writing, November 2012


“I enjoyed the challenge and opened my very business-orientated mind to another way of thinking. I Intend to do the Advanced Creative Writing course shortly and I am also considering the Travel Writing course. Helen Brain provided wonderful guidance for my untrained mind, offering advice in a very pleasant and objective manner. Overall I would describe the course as thoroughly enjoyable.” Patricia Fay Smit, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2012

“The experience was great and I learnt heaps. Helen was honest and I always looked forward to reading her comments knowing I could improve with every exercise I tackled. I've always dreamed of writing a novel but never felt I was good enough to do so. Through doing this course, and having Helen as my tutor, I realised that I can write and I now plan to do so.” Laura Ratahi, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2012

“I really enjoyed the course; each module taught me valuable skills. There was no space wasted on filler content, so it really felt worthwhile. I enjoyed working with Mandy, she was always contactable and I felt that I could ask any questions, even if I felt they might be silly, and she would take them seriously. She helped me understand each module, and provided useful feedback. She even went the extra mile and let me further edit projects that had already been marked so that I could learn from mistakes. The process of signing up and completing the course flowed easily, and at no point did I feel frustrated with anything. The Writers' College is very professional, in the way it runs courses, as well as in the quality of course it provides.” Samantha Dawe, Introduction to Copywriting, November 2012

“Taking on something new and having to learn more once you’ve left school can be rather daunting but doing this course has helped me get over that and I’m eager to do more. I really enjoyed working with Helen; she was wonderful in her way of helping, explaining and guiding me to write better. It was bitter-sweet when the course ended as I was really getting into it. I enjoyed the course so much I am motivated me to take on more courses in the new year. For anyone wanting to learn and grow with their writing skills I would highly recommend The Writers’ College.” Joanne Nel, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2012

“I really enjoyed this course, I felt like each module taught me valuable skills. There was no space wasted on filler content, so it really felt like a worthwhile course. I enjoyed working with Mandy, I felt that I could ask any questions, even if I felt they might be silly, and that she would take them seriously. She helped me to understand each module, and provided useful feedback. She even went the further mile and let me further edit projects that had already been marked, so that I could learn from any mistakes. The Writers' College seems very professional in the way it runs courses, as well as in the quality of course it provides.” Samantha Dawe, Introduction to Copywriting Course, November 2012

“Overall, it was an excellent and very enjoyable course. Helen was a thoughtful, knowledgeable and supportive tutor; she is very likeable and kind human being.” Brett Shand, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2012

UK Writers' College Testimonials

“My experience on the course was mind-blowing - not what I'd expected at all. I was seriously impressed by the thoroughness of the course, the kindness, availability and efficiency of the staff and tutors and overall. I really thrived on the challenge of it all. My tutor Leonie and I clicked straight away, although initially, when I read her profile, I was quite overawed at the prospect of being her student. I needn't have worried. She was warm and encouraging, and I never a bad word from her! She answered a plethora of questions and queries, put up with my objections when I 'knew better' and was always available, with a quick response time. The course was unbelievably thorough, it left nothing out and I refer back to the modules all the time for info and advice. It was a step by step journey from zero to writing an article, and more importantly, informed me about the industry of Magazine Journalism - from what you earn, how to write specs and letters, invoicing, resources for topics, even down to the follow up phone calls!” Tracy Brooks, Magazine Journalism, October 2012

“My experience with the course was invaluable. I learnt so much. The course content and assignments have made me a much stronger writer. My tutor Helen was amazing, incredibly inspiring and insightful. She gave me a different perspective on writing and my final manuscript wouldn't have been half as strong if it wasn't for her; I owe her a lot. The Writers' College is professional, credible and well worthwhile. The course absolutely met all of my objectives and more! It has made me a much more critical, thorough and refined writer and it has motivated me to reach my writing goals.” Lauri Thorburn, Write a Childrens’ Book, October 2012

“The course has given me more confidence in my writing and in my ability to understand children's literature in depth. The Writers' College has allowed me to see the potential I have in writing. I have gained so much insight. I am now determined to complete my manuscript.” Surani Ramachandra, Write a Childrens’ Book, October 2012

“The course was very informative and enjoyable. I have seen a marked improvement in my Creative Writing skills. The Writers’ College offers such a variety of informative and wonderful courses, I'd love to do several.” Robyn Wilkin, Basics of Creative Writing, October 2012

“The course answered all the questions I had about the magazine industry. I feel it gave me a headstart to making a name for myself as a magazine journalist. My tutor Karin was extremely helpful and was always there to answer any questions - the best teacher I have ever had. Overall I had a great experience, learnt a lot and loved every minute of it. The Writers’ College truly rekindled my love for the written word.” Tancrid Muller, Magazine Journalism, October 2012

“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, October 2012

“The course was a very good introduction to creative writing. It has motivated me to take  the Advanced Creative Writing Course. Helen had some spot-on critiques and my writing improved after I followed her suggestions. The many exercises got me writing, instead of just looking at a blank page; I also feel more skilled than I did a few months ago. Overall, I had fun, improved my writing and I look forward to signing up for another course, so I'll just let those facts speak for themselves.” Joshua Smith, Basics of Creative Writing, September 2012

“The course material was brilliant! I found everything helpful and easily applicable to my own writing. I was extremely happy with the entire course. Alex is a wonderful lecturer! Her use of positive criticism was amazing. It helped me approach my editing in a different way. The support she gave me was priceless, it got me through the times when I thought the mountain of writing was too high to climb. I have so many things to say about her, but what I will say is: Thank you Alex! The course objective was a couple of chapters and twenty five thousand words. Three and a half months in, I had hit the mark already. Alex hinted that it would be a shame if I didn't finish my entire first draft of my manuscript before the end of the course. It was a tall order, but before the end I sat with a manuscript of hundred and seventeen thousand words. She helped me achieve above and beyond what I thought I was capable of. I'm happy to say that whatever made me stumble onto your college changed my life, and turned a small hope and dream into a reality.” Omri Pieterse Write a Novel, September 2012

“I would describe the course as perfect. I loved every minute of it. Helen was very helpful and caring. The whole experience was fantastic. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys to write and wants to further their knowledge on creative writing.” Jessica White, Basics of Creative Writing, September 2012

UK Writers' College Testimonials

“It was a very useful and enlightening course that taught me that there is more to creative writing than knowing the language fairly well. Helen was very helpful, her feedback clarified which areas of my writing I need to work on. The course met all my objectives; I now feel the need to take writing very seriously as well as continue to learn as much as I can in order to be a good writer. The course has helped me gain knowledge and the confidence to get myself started.” Kayise Maphalala, Basics of Creative Writing, September 2012

To say I learnt a great deal would be an understatement. I really honed my skills and have greater confidence in my writing ability. Helen pushed me to produce quality writing, she gave specific and detailed constructive feedback. The course pushed me towards excellence and I’m so rapt with the results. Overall, I would describe the course as valuable, meaningful, developmental, challenging, educational and life-changing! Andie Tane, Advanced Creative Writing, September 2012

Memoir“It was a great course. Ginny was excellent. She allowed me to pursue my own agenda whilst keeping me within the confines of the course. Her feedback was specific and relevant to me, my writing and the course itself. The course was great for extending my skills, increasing my confidence and providing opportunities and frameworks for writing.” Simon Goodwin, Short Story Writing, September 2012

“I would describe the course as informative and interesting and very useful. It was definitely worth it; you learn all the necessary tools for the trade you’re interested in.” Ursula Smuts, Scriptwriting, September 2012

“This course was a lot of fun and was most comprehensive; I highly recommend it! It provided all the necessary tools for becoming a published travel writer, such as the dos and don'ts for submitting articles to editors, as well as various writing tips and pitfalls which prevent wasting time on unnecessary mistakes. Don was a fantastic and patient mentor! I was very nervous submitting my work to such a well regarded and exceptional writer, but Don encouraged me and kept me going throughout the more complicated sections of the course. I appreciated his honesty and direct approach, but found that he never minded if I queried something or asked for clarity - he shares his experience and knowledge gladly. I have a better understanding of travel writing now, and I am better equipped to set about getting my work published. This is a professional, high quality College that offers slick courses of international standard. The fact that you're mentored by a professional in the field is an added bonus.” Wendy McSeveney, Travel Writing, September 2012

“The course was a great introduction to the world of writing. Helen was great! She was patient, understanding and helpful. It met all my objectives; I feel motivated and inspired.” Willem Vorster, Basics of Creative Writing, September 2012

“My experience with the course was, in a word, great. The notes were excellent, I found my tutor’s comments very helpful. Helen responded to additional queries I had and was able to pick out some good improvement points for me to work on. I definitely feel that I have learnt a lot about the basics of creative writing; it was good starting point for me.” Kevin Blignaut, Basics of Creative Writing, September 2012

"At the beginning of this course I was so hopeless about writing that I really thought I can't be helped.  I thought that the only thing that might help is to go and see a psychiatrist to help me remove the chronic writer's block I am sitting with.  I thought that I was what Salieri said in Amadeus – why did God give me the desire but not the talent or the creativity?  I was useless with The Artist’s Way.  I would do two weeks and then just, somehow, stop.
 
I really didn’t expect much from the course.  I thought it would teach me a few skills and perhaps scratch the surface of a problem.  I didn’t expect what happened.  I didn’t expect epiphany after epiphany and to find the actual root of the problem.  In fact, right after I paid the fees for the course I thought that it would be a massive waste of money. 
Well....
I don’t know what happened exactly between then and now  – it was like a car crash... first I was here, then I was there and then I was thrown out of the car and then it was all over... The point is that today I have ideas.  I look with different eyes at the world.  I think differently about my thought processes and I actually started writing.  I outlined almost the entire plot of a novel. I don’t know what changed.  I just know it did. 

Today, I am not the same person that started this course...and it’s a good thing.  At the risk of sounding very soppy: I was brought back to life." Anonymous, Break through your Writing Barriers
UK Writers' College Testimonials

“The course has added great value to my skills as a writer and has highlighted things I would never have considered before. The course notes were very informative and interesting, and they were written in personable and professional language. I found the most value in the contact I had with my tutor. Lisa was great to work with. She gave me excellent advice and guidance around every corner, with quick feedback and thorough explanations. I learnt so much. The course taught me how to write like a freelance writer, but also how to think like one. I now know what to look for - article ideas and elements in my article. It has been informative, interesting, stimulating and fun. I look forward to the next course I do with the Writers' College.” Atka Young, Magazine Journalism Course, August 2012

“It's such a practical course and I learnt so much from writing so many complete stories. Ginny was always so fast with her feedback, which was always constructive, detailed and honest. She does not only tell you what you're doing wrong, but how you can fix it in a way that suits you and your style best. She was open-minded and a pleasure to trade ideas with! I wanted to overcome the barrier of writing a good story, but not being able to battle it out to create a final, well-rounded product. Doing the course is exactly the boost any aspiring writer needs without being influenced by too much technical detail.” Tania Terblanche, Short Story Writing for Magazines, August 2012

“I enjoyed doing the course. Helen is a really good lecturer. I really enjoyed learning from her. Overall, I learnt a lot and had fun while doing so.” Elaine Borman, Basics of Creative Writing, August 2012

“My experience on the course was useful and relevant. My lecturer was supportive and knowledgeable. Overall I would describe the course as relevant and challenging.” Douw Steyn, Writing for the Web, August 2012

“I found the course exciting and interesting. I never expected to learn as much as I did. Karen Jeynes is an excellent lecturer. The feedback I received from her on assignments was definitely the reason I managed to improve my writing over the six-month period. Karen continually encouraged me and increased my confidence, and I was able to complete the course successfully. Her criticism of work submitted was fair and she gave clear advice on how to overcome the writing deficiencies in my work. Passing the course had a lot to do with her tutoring skills. I will be back next year to enrol for another creative writing course with The Writers’ College.” Marinda Thurston, Scriptwriting Course, August 2012

 
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“I thought the course would be good, but it turned out to be great! It was fantastic to have Yvonne as my tutor. Her responses to my submitted assignments were lightning-fast and her feedback was frank and encouraging. The course more than met my objectives. I loved it, I learnt lots and I will consider doing other courses through the Writers’ College in the future.” Ann Huston, Travel Writing Course, August 2012

“I've caught the writing bug. As far as I know there is no cure - only writing courses to help treat the symptoms. The Basics of Creative Writing Course has provided some relief for now. I’ll be sure to enrol in another course with the Writers' College if my symptoms flare up again. Helen was a wonderful tutor to have. I've come to realise that writing is tough but so rewarding if you stick to it. Helen’s guidance and encouragement kept me motivated and helped me to press on. Doing the course was a wonderful way to get guidance and advice from those who’ve been in the very same beginner shoes I find myself wearing now.” Wanda van der Wath, The Basics of Creative Writing Course, August 2012

“It was a fantastic course: very educational and easy to comprehend. Alex was a wonderful tutor. She was very supportive and inspired me to work harder and accomplish more. Deciding to do a writing course with the Writers’ College was the best educational choice I ever made.” Aileen Smith, Write a Novel Course, August 2012

“I have a much better understanding of how things work online, about what works and what doesn’t. I can apply everything I've learnt to my website and hopefully future career as a writer. Karen was very nice, friendly and always ready to help. Kind words were always inspirational! The Writers' College is the best place I've ever found online. This was my second completed course at the College and I plan do many more courses through them.” Natashja Singleton, Writing for the Web Course, August 2012
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“I found the course to be very good. I am a professional writer in the advertising industry; the course taught me new things and the exercises were helpful in improving some of my social media skills. Karen was a great tutor. She lives in the social media world and it shows. Her insight on the subject matter was obvious from the get-go and it was a pleasure to receive her even-handed, constructive feedback. The Writers' College provided me with valuable knowledge and tools I needed to grow professionally. The entire process, from registration through the learning component to completion was easy and efficient!” James Davie, Writing for Social Media Course, July 2012

“It was a fun and enlightening experience. Helen Brain was most encouraging; her critique was always valid and helpful. The course met my objectives; in retrospect I could have possibly tried a little harder but I have renewed confidence in my writing and I learnt some very useful storytelling techniques. Overall, I was very pleased with the course. I would definitely recommend The Writers’ College to anyone looking to enhance their writing skills.” Katherine Otty, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2012

“It was a very good experience; I learnt a lot and strengthened my weaknesses. I also learnt how to edit a scene completely. My tutor Helen was very good; she was blunt and explained my mistakes to me. She motivated me and was patient with me. I enjoyed the feedback and the motivation. The course met all of my objectives; I got a lot better at being able to describe things. It was hard work but in the end it was worth it.” Zoe Garden, Creative Writing for High School Students Course, July 2012

“It was a very positive and encouraging experience. Doing the course has made me much more confident and I now have faith in my ability. The experience with my tutor was excellent. Sonny marked my work often within 24 hours. Her feedback was clear, constructive and her advice was given at my pace. With every module, her advice was above and beyond what I anticipated. In areas where I struggled, particularly with formatting, Sonny gave me extra support. Overall it was a very rewarding experience.” Christine Wardle, The Write a Novel Course, July 2012

“The course opened my eyes to a new world of writing. It was a challenging yet rewarding course; it exceeded my expectations in all aspects. I enjoyed the fact that it was so practical. Karen is a great tutor! She replied promptly to my assignments and any queries I submitted. She provided valuable feedback - it was evident that she has much knowledge of this industry. I would definitely look out for any other course offered by her. My experience at the Writers' College was certainly a very positive one from beginning to end. I will definitely recommend the institution to anyone interested in completing a writing course.” Renate Venier, Writing for the Web Course, July 2012

“I enjoyed the course - it was fun but challenging at the same time. I will recommend the course to anyone who is willing to learn, whether it’s with putting yourself out there in interviews or just writing in a different style. My tutor was always there to answer any questions I had. When I was stuck with what to write about, Lisa was always ready with suggestions. The Writers’ College has taught me a lot about the industry of writing; it absolutely met my objectives! I have grown as a writer for sure.” Grace van der Westhuizen, The Basics of Feature Writing Course, July 2012


 
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“The course notes were thorough, informative and relevant. Feedback was prompt and helpful, and Don was encouraging. I would describe the course as challenging in the best and most useful kind of way!” Helen Wallace, Travel Writing Course, July 2012

“Mandy was always approachable and willing to offer friendly and professional advice. Her feedback on all assignments was clear, constructive and insightful.” Daryl Brown, Copywriting Course, July 2012

“I very much enjoyed the practical assignments; they gave me the opportunity to practice my skills. It's one thing to have notes but it adds such meaning when you actually have to apply them. I found my tutor Fiona Walsh to be prompt, considerate and generous. Her feedback after every assignment was always constructive and insightful; it gave me the tools to improve my writing. I found this methodology invaluable. Thank you. I am considering taking the Writing for Social Media Course later this year.” Jann Robertson, Write a Great Press Release Course, July 2012

“I had a lot of fun with the course; I set out to learn how to write and I did. The notes were informative and gave practical examples for all the topics. Helen has so much knowledge, it would be difficult not to learn anything from her. Her feedback was always insightful and it made me look at my work in a different way. The Writers’ College gives anyone the opportunity to start learning. I really believe that anyone would benefit from doing one of their many courses. I'm grateful for all the knowledge I have gained.” Werner Diedericks, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2012

“The course was fantastic, very professional, of high quality and I really learned a lot. It was well worth it! My experience with my tutor was very good - it was an honour to have Mike teach me as he knows the field very well.” Magdel Louw, Write a Novel Course, July 2012

“This course was exactly what I was looking for; it really improved my knowledge of the key components of creative writing. The course notes were fantastic - clear, concise and easy to follow. Helen was fantastic to work with; responsive, friendly and her comments showed me that she had really taken the time to read what I had written and knew her stuff! I would love to have her as a tutor again. The course met all my objectives; it was absolutely great.  Thanks for your flexibility - the Writers’ College, and for working in with my many other commitments and deadlines. I really appreciated this - it made a huge difference to my experience of the course.” Claire Barry, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2012

“I was impressed with the volume and depth of the exercises. Some of them were very demanding but they opened my eyes to just how stories are crafted. I've learnt valuable tools to edit my texts and cut them back to what is required to push stories forward without getting lost in long descriptions. Now I feel more confident about the writing process - thank you. With English being my second language, I doubted whether I would be able to write in a way that was acceptable to a native speaker but Helen gave me the feeling I could write just as well. She answered all my questions directly and promptly and encouraged me to keep on practising. Thanks to her constructive criticism I understand more about how to build a story and keep the reader's interest. What's more, I've learned a great deal about the English language just by writing and rewriting. The course helped me to be a more confident and inspiring writer.” Guenter Prinesdom, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2012

“It was a concise and thorough course; I learnt a huge amount. I have done three courses with the Writers’ College now and realise I have barely scraped the surface of what I need to do and the journeys I have to go on to become a vaguely useful writer. I never anticipated how challenging flash fiction would be so I would like to do more. Alex rocks; she is calm and collected, which is necessary because I reckon new writers are terribly nervous and emotionally immature about their work. We are like toddlers: we need to be guided into maturity with patience and encouragement. She has a very classical eye which balanced out my tendency to want to break the bank, and in the end, I think that yin-yang was good for my writing. She was professional and a pleasant lady too. I’ll be back to sign up for another course.”  Eleanor Talbot, Literary Short Story & Flash Fiction Course, June 2012

"It was an excellent experience. It was hard work but very satisfactory. I enjoyed every moment of writing and learning which says a lot for the course content, subject matter and support. Alex Smith was an absolutely incredible tutor; I could not have wished or asked for anyone better. The course absolutely met my objectives and more. I have completed three courses with The Writers' College now. My initial objective was to learn to write; I needed to put my experiences and stories into writing. I had no idea where to begin or what to look out for. I started with the Basics of Creative Writing Course, then took Advanced Creative Writing and then Novel Writing. It was a magnificent journey. Thank you very much.” Danie Markgraaff, Write a Novel Course, June 2012


 
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“Ginny is an excellent tutor who surpassed my expectations and made it all an enjoyable experience. She offered lots of encouragement, fair evaluations and plenty of tips for improvement. Ginny responded quickly to my emails and assignments (I was anxiously waiting!). I will recommend the Writers’ College to others because of the experience with my tutor. Initially I looked at a cheaper course (based in Sydney), but on reflection I’m glad I chose a course that assigned an individual tutor. I am happy with my experience and may consider taking other courses.” Pamela Ferla, Short Story Writing for Magazines, June 2012

“I enjoyed the course. I found it challenging. It forced me to think about the way I communicate in the business world. I found Susan to be very fair and professional. She encouraged me to complete the course. The Writers' College and the Business Writing Toolkit Course is of a very high standard.” Tania Pantony, Business Writing Toolkit Course, June 2012

“I loved the experience; I truly feel I learnt so many new and practical writing skills from doing the course. Helen Brain  was extremely supportive and constructive with her feedback. I am very happy with my experience with The Writers’ College. I'm currently doing the Advanced Creative Writing Course with Helen - which I guess says it all.” Deborah Forbes, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2012

“I've had a wonderful week thanks to being placed as a runner-up in a short story competition: http://www.cazart.co.uk/index.php?page=story&id=346. I really believe that it's a direct result of this course as I'd never have sent it in otherwise.” Norah Jansen, Break through your Writing Barriers, June 2012 

“The course has inspired me to become a better writer. With awareness comes opportunity; effort makes it possible. The effort I put in was reflected in my results and I feel my journey is just beginning. I enjoyed my contact with Susan, I believe her personal anecdotal comments brought the course to life and I responded positively to this approach. After having done the course, I am more aware of what I don't know, and I realise the effort I need to put in to achieve my goals. The Writers’ College is a professional provider of writing courses and I am fortunate to have benefited from their service. I have recommended it to others and will continue to do so.” Sheryl Nelley, Writing Coach Course, June 2012

“Overall, I would describe the course as fantastic. The most useful part was the feedback I received from Helen. I knew most of the content but the application of it to my own children's book was what I needed help with. Helen was so helpful; I feel like she became a friend and mentor on the journey.” Lyn McNamee, Writing Books For Children – Part One, June 2012

“The Writers’ College offers first class courses with first class lecturers. I was guided step by step throughout the writing process and the various techniques and genres that go into writing a novel were explained. I liked the assignments in particular and the clear structure of the course. I was also impressed by the information provided about the publishing procedure and the many links to take the manuscript further. Alex Smith was a wonderfully supportive lecturer; without her constant encouragement I would not have finished the course.” Elizabeth MacDonald, Write a Novel Course, June 2012

“The course was insightful. Alex was a great help; she gave very constructive feedback.” Tjaart Fourie, Write a Novel Course, June 2012

“Doing the course was an amazing and empowering experience; it was a tremendous opportunity for learning and growth. What I really appreciated about my tutor Karen, apart from her expertise and love for what she does, was her support and encouragement. Without her continuous motivation, I know I would not have stayed on the course. Her positiveness has given me a new lease on life. The course met all my objectives and more; before the course I was unaware of how search engines worked or what was needed to make a website work. I am very happy with my decision to have gone on the course.” Zulfah Abrahams, Writing for the Web Course, June 2012

“The course was extremely helpful. Helen Brain is a good teacher; she was positive and supportive and she gave a lot of good advice. Overall, it was a very positive experience and it has encouraged me to do more writing.” Joan Rotherham, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2012.

“My experience at The Writers’ College was very positive. The course was very enjoyable and a useful experience; it helped me identify gaps in my writing. The course was all about tutor-student interaction; a very positive tutor-student relationship was created which allowed me to experiment and grow. The course absolutely met my objectives; some of the assignments were perhaps a bit too easy, but all in all the general experience was a positive one. The administrative interactions were efficient and the electronic medium was extremely useful. The Writers’ College has mastered online courses and I'd recommend them to anyone who would like to improve their writing skills while not being bound to attend lectures.” Sanchia Lubbe, Writing Coach Course, May 2012

“My experience was excellent; I learnt a lot from the course. I finally feel confident that I am able to complete a manuscript for publication. Louis was an excellent tutor. He managed to keep me on the right track as I have the tendency to sometimes lose focus. I feel my writing has improved a lot with his guidance. It was an excellent experience and I was assisted by very efficient people.” Erika Frouws, Write a Novel Course, May 2012

“I found the course interesting; I have developed skills in creative writing which I appreciate. My tutor Helen was quick to respond and accommodating (particularly with my time management towards the end of the course). I appreciated her helpful feedback and encouragement along the way. I am pleased to say I gained confidence in my writing from her feedback. Overall, I felt the College and its courses were very accessible and I received good quality training.” Sue Mitchell, Basics of Creative Writing, May 2012

“I loved the balance of theory and practice, the personal contact with a tutor and the independence of distance learning. I always looked forward to my next module and found the course notes and library articles engaging and interesting. I often thought how lucky I was to have Paul Smith as my tutor. I admired his teaching and writing skills, I appreciated his honesty and sensitivity and his generosity of time. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him.” Janet Hart, Magazine Journalism, May 2012

“Overall, the course was a pleasurable and insightful experience. The notes really drew you in; you were never unsure where the module was going or what was needed from you. The worksheets got you thinking and allowed for creative thinking. Mandy was extremely encouraging, she is obviously a talented individual. She had excellent feedback on how to improve and better your ideas. I was very impressed at every level; from admin to notes to my tutor and to the understanding of the course coordinators.” Linda Jooste, The Copywriting Course, May 2012

“I enjoyed doing the course a lot; I'm more confident now with my English writing. English is not my first language. I wanted to try something different to improve my writing, vocabulary and even grammar skills and this course absolutely met my objectives. My tutor was always very clear and respectful with her comments. The course was fun, challenging and I learnt a lot.” Helena Cuesta, Writing Coach Course, May 2012

“The course was everything I expected and more. It was enjoyable, entertaining and a fun way of learning. The experience I had with my lecturer was absolutely perfect; Sally was always kind and helpful and supportive. The course was informative and helped me achieve what I wanted to achieve. It was a good experience, one that I would love to do again and one that I would recommend to others.” Monica Terlouw, Break Through Your Writing Barriers, May 2012

“It was an excellent course; I learnt more than I expected. Ginny was terrific, she made it fun and had very insightful comments and great advice.” Lawrence Shaffer, Short Story Writing, April 2012

“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, April 2012

“The course was hard work but well worth it. It was an emotional roller coaster ride; it tested my creative abilities and self-discipline. Mike gave excellent feedback. I think he expected me to write a crime thriller while I wanted to write a novel about crime and things other than those found in a conventional thriller, i.e. how the protagonist grew psychologically and about relationships in general. I had done the Short Story Writing Course through the College which was most successful; I have subsequently had a few short stories published. I am better at that than writing a novel! The fact that my skills need honing is not the course's fault; it taught me the necessary tools I needed to write a novel. Overall, it was an enjoyable learning curve.” Ann Hoffman, Write a Novel Course, April 2012

“I wasn't exactly sure what to expect but I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The course was specific to my objective which was to improve my fiction writing. It was good to visit the basics of writing again and give concepts some formality and structure. It also expanded my knowledge of ways to gather material. I was particularly glad to use some of my existing fiction in some of the exercises which gave me "double" feedback; it also made the course and Helen's comments more relevant. Helen was a very gentle and encouraging tutor which was great when you are exposing yourself to criticism and critique for the first time. She was most gracious as I bombarded her with assignments with no break in between! The course showed me I had a good grasp of what is expected of a writer and I feel more confident in going forward. The writing community was so different to my usual communities but I felt welcome and was very appreciative of the encouragement I received from administrators and course tutors.” Fiona Coward, Basics of Creative Writing, April 2012


“If you want to improve your writing skills, The Writers’ College is the place to go. The tutors are friendly and they treat you as a real writer. The course material was informative and clear! definitely a plus. Alex was so patient with me; I learnt skills that enabled me to rework my entire novel and maybe publish it in the near future. Alex inspired me when I was feeling down-and-out and I have taken a lot of advice with me. I will most certainly invite her to my first signing (laugh out loud). The course met my objectives; my finished novel was 60,000 words and I am still rewriting it again and again.” Michelle Randall, Write a Novel Course, April 2012

“I was really pleased with the overall experience, thank you. Ginny was excellent and very encouraging. I feel more informed about my writing and motivated to carry on.” Kay Wilson, Short Story Course, April 2012

“The course was stimulating and motivating. Although correspondence was brief, I built a respect for Helen based on the good outcomes of her advice. It felt good being under her tutelage. The course met my objectives; I am somewhat more confident of my abilities. It helped me see my work more critically; learning how to spot the dross has been very important.” Bill McAndie, Basics of Creative Writing, April 2012

“I gave a 100% and got back 500%. It exceeded all my expectations. Alex Smith is an exceptional tutor. From Module 1 she had her finger on the pulse and understood my creative vision. I was extremely impressed by her professionalism and depth of knowledge. Not only did I grow in skill and confidence but I was able to learn on many levels, which made it all the more enjoyable. I owe you Alex! The course met all my objectives. I've been wanting to write a novel for 30 years and could never get further than a couple of rough notes; now I have 48 000 words under my belt and plan to have a finished manuscript by June 2013. It has been an exciting journey, and I'm extremely satisfied with what I've achieved. Thank you! I wish I'd discovered The Writers' College years ago.”Diane Cursons, Write A Novel Course, April 2012

“It's ironic but words really can't describe the phenomenal experience. From the help and support of Koos and Nichola to my tutor Alex, it has been sublime and life changing. Alex is a rockstar. She is amazing and supportive and honestly she is the reason that I'm taking the follow-up course in September. For years I wanted to do a course but financially I couldn't manage. That's why I want to say thank you to Mavis Bleazard for the bursary that allowed one of my greatest dreams to come true and to the College and Alex for the amazing warmth and support.” Mark Scheepers, Write a Novel Course, April 2012

“I didn't know anything about fiction writing when I started. I was advised to do the basic course and take it from there. I took the risk; if it wasn't for the quality of the course, building up from modules 1 to 12 and text instalments, I wouldn't have been successful. Alex was always only an email away to respond to issues; sometimes it felt as though I was her only pupil. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have passed the course, never mind with distinction. It absolutely exceeded my expectations. Now I am confident I will get a book published within a year. It was the most creative and satisfying study experience at a professional level I have done for at least ten years. Thank you.” Louis Wiid, Write a Novel Course, 2012

“My experience on the course was great. The constructive criticism helped me hone my skills. My tutor’s promptness was usually great. Her comments on my work motivated and inspired me greatly; any criticism she had was fair and always right. The course was awesome, I would seriously consider doing another.” Laura-May Randell, Introduction to Poetry, April 2012

“I learnt a lot in short space of time, which was fantastic. Karen was very approachable and always replied promptly. This was important to me because I needed to wait for a response before I could continue working on an assignment.” Micharn Pollock, Scriptwriting Course, April 2012

“The teaching was great, I just need to motivate myself more to write every day and consult online documentation. Helen was more than willing to mark my work speedily as I pushed the boundary of my deadline. I really appreciated that. Online communication is an excellent method for teaching writing; I look forward to more courses and more good experiences.” Manuela Tyne, Basics of Creative Writing Course, April 2012

“My objective was to put together a solid, professional groundwork for creative writing and to tack a certificate onto my résumé; the course certainly excelled at both. The course gives a very solid foundation for storytelling. The course certainly succeeds at building and applying the basics of creative writing and covering all of the essentials. Helen's great fun to work with and relates to a teenager's worldview surprisingly well. She was always available and I could expect a response to any question within a day or so. Feedback was concise and had the sort of direct quality I wanted; I would always know exactly what to improve on from the feedback.” Lane Tao, Creative Writing for High School Students, April 2012

“I am so excited to reach the end of my novel - something I never thought would happen. I now have a polished story that I am happy with. Even if it never brings me in a cent, it proves I can do it, I can finish a book. The prospect of starting the next one doesn't feel so onerous now. The course was well worth the money; it was wonderful to have someone looking over my shoulder while I wrote, to gently shift me in the right direction with the lightest touch and keep me focused on the story. Helen gave perfect advice - everything she said was pitched to push me further, make me think and drive me to write better. I have her voice in my head while I'm writing now and it's helping to make my stories come alive - deep and grateful thanks. The Writers' College has a professional, personal approach that will extend any writer at any stage of their career.” Irene Hamer, Write a Children's Book, March 2012
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“I believe I am now adequately trained and equipped to write publishable articles. I expected a basic course that would serve more as an introduction to Magazine Journalism, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the course offered much more than that. It all depends on how much you are willing to put in! Tracey deserves a huge thank you. Her feedback was always straight-forward and frank, but never too critical. Her approach gave me the confidence to submit my assignments with knowledge that I could rely on her objective feedback to improve my work. She responded very promptly to my submissions and provided me with valuable information whenever I asked for it. She is definitely a natural tutor. I always wondered whether I really had the ability to write anything decent; The Writers' College and my tutor taught me and showed me that I did. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to venture into the field of Magazine Journalism.” Christine Vorster, Magazine Journalism, March 2012


“It was a valuable course that delivered what it promised. It taught me the Basics of Creative Writing in a very simple, yet effective way. Helen is extremely wise, patient and a helpful tutor. She inspires would-be writers by providing feedback which is both honest and encouraging. I've never signed up for any sort of writing course before (nor have I done a lot of writing) but after being guided by such a brilliant teacher I feel compelled to continue writing. The Writers’ College offers quality one-on-one tutoring to students with talented, wise and accomplished writers willing to share their valuable knowledge with you.” Suzanne Kolaczynski, Basics of Creative Writing Course, March 2012

“It was a challenging but valuable course for would-be writers. Ray did a good job. His support on the "bad bits" was excellent and his constructive comments were too; his praise for the "good bits" was genuine and sincere. The course met my objectives; it took me from where I had been when I left school and gave me an opportunity to learn how to study again. I praise the help I received from Koos in learning how to set up the exercises, it must have been very frustrating for him! I also praise the high quality tutelage from Ray .” Janet Green, Advanced Grammar Course for Writers, March 2012

“The course can be described as enriching, challenging, inspiring, life changing and addictive. Helen was a wonderful tutor, inspiring, encouraging and helpful. She pushed and challenged me, she didn’t allow me to rest on my laurels. She gave me confidence to try new things, take risks and grow. The course really helped develop my writing skills; I thought I was a good writer before, but now I realise I have much to learn. Taking the course has started me in the right direction, thank you.” Andie Tane, Basics of Creative Writing Course, March 2012


“I recommend this course to anyone who wants to discover if they have talent to write. I learnt a lot more than I expected. After doing the course, I am more confident in knowing where my writing career is headed and which areas of my writing I need to work on. I have a greater understanding of the mechanics of Novel Writing. I couldn't have asked for a better tutor than Henrietta; she knows her subject. She conveyed feedback in an easy to understand manner and in a very gentle way made me aware of my weaker points, where I can improve, and of course, where my stronger points are. I have gained valuable knowledge just from her comments and in the same breath she has opened my eyes to how much I still have to learn.” Ezelle Louw, Write a Novel, February 2012

“The course was really fantastic; I learnt a lot of new skills and feel like my writing has improved dramatically. The most important thing for me, was that because I work full time for an online company I was able to apply each assignment to my current marketing objectives. Karen was great to work with and was very understanding of my situation and having to do things differently to how some of the assignments had specified so I appreciated the individual approach of the course. It was a valuable learning experience for anyone wanting to learn at their own pace.” Anonymous, Writing for the Web, February 2012

“I was really impressed with the practicality of the course as opposed to it being a whole lot of theory. I found Karin extremely helpful and always willing to make herself available to help me. The feedback I received from Karin and Tracey was really good and I will use it now for submitting my very first article! Karin was very approachable and kept me motivated throughout. Her passion for what she does is very evident, she has inspired me to make the most out of what I learnt. I am very impressed that in only 6 months, the course and my lecturer were able to adequately arm me to go out into the real world in my first solo attempt at writing for a magazine. I highly recommend that anybody who is even thinking about doing some writing, sign up for a Writers’ College course that interests them.” Glenn Weldon, Magazine Journalism, February 2012
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“The Writers’ College was the only company that offered such specific courses combined with flexibility. My objective was to get back into writing, finish some pieces and improve my writing confidence. I've achieved all of these and I hope to have my first sale to a magazine in the near future. It was a good experience and a valuable learning curve. Ginny was awesome! She gave great feedback and was very supportive and motivating without being pushy. She was super speedy with marking assessments and very patient when I was slugging along at a snail’s pace.” Christie Williams, Short Story Writing Course, February 2012

“I loved it. It was a great course with detailed feedback from the tutor who was very knowledgeable about the industry. Fiona was great with giving feedback and motivating me to write.” Lekha Gosai, Write a Great Press Release, February 2012

“I found the course to be a very positive and rewarding experience. The exercises were thought-provoking and helpful. I particularly enjoyed the process of writing and re-writing complete scenes for the final exercise. Helen's feedback helped me focus on structuring and polishing my stories to get the best out of them. I've learnt a great deal about the process of writing short scenes and stories.” Janette Stratton, Advanced Creative Writing Course, February 2012

“What a learning experience! I loved doing this course and learnt such a lot. Helen was an excellent tutor and gave me incredible advice. I will be doing the advanced course later in the year.” Janine du Preez, Basics of Creative Writing, February 2012

Writing a book seemed overwhelming but with the proper material and guidance from a tutor, the process was a lot less stressful than I anticipated. It was highly enjoyable and I have learnt valuable skills. Helen became more of a mentor and she went out of her way to help me. She was very encouraging and patient, she gave me the opportunity to explore my creative side. I looked forward to receiving each new module. I feel more confident in my writing skills thanks to Helen's guidance. The course exceeded my expectations, it was a fantastic experience. I recommend the Writers' College to budding writers. Samantha Carroll, Write a Children’s Book, February 2012
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“A wonderful course! I'm a perfectionist so I would've liked to know what I could do to score more, but other than that it was thoroughly enjoyable and informative. Helen was extremely helpful and very clear with instructions and criticism; she didn't make any genre restrictions and encouraged me to simply speak with my own voice. The course met my objectives perhaps even more than I had in mind! It was an invaluable experience. Anyone can benefit from a course at The Writers’ College and it will open up new doors for them.” Gratia-Mari Joubert, Basics of Creative Writing, February 2012

“A wonderfully positive experience. This course improved my writing, it gave me confidence to tell people I write and I now share my work with others. I was a bit sceptical about doing an on-line course, fearing a lack of the "hands-on" approach but my tutor Helen Brain quickly put those fears to rest. Helen’s replies followed swiftly with excellent feedback. Course material and completion requirements were delivered promptly, I found them informative and to the point. I loved doing this course with Helen and hope enrol for the Advanced Creative Writing Course. This course helped my writing tremendously. I'm recommending the Writers’ College to all.” Karin Lamprecht, Basics of Creative Writing, January 2012

“It was a wonderful experience. I loved that I was able to go at my own pace. My tutor Helen was detailed in her feedback and if I did something well, she would tell me. It was an amazing course and definitely met my objectives. I learned a lot and had fun at the same time.” Michael Mountain, Basics of Creative Writing, January 2012

“The course is well conceived, challenging and is backed up by an experienced tutor. Helen skilfully and accurately diagnosed a very common writing problem from the exercises I completed, namely that my prose was overwritten and a shade purple. No one had told me that before, I found it so valuable. That alone was worth the price of the course, not to mention all the other valuable insights I gained. It was exactly what I wanted to take my writing to the next level and now I hope to see my work published. Overall, it was an enjoyable, apprentice-style course that has challenged me and equipped me with practical writing tools.” Andy Evans, Basics of Creative Writing, January 2012

“The course was informative and I feel I've learnt a lot. I found the course comfortable. It was easy enough to do without feeling the need to give up, yet challenging enough not to be boring. The experience with my lecturer was fantastic, I hope in future I can work with a lecturer equally as great and helpful. I was happy with the level of criticism, it was constructive and encouraging. The course has taught me a lot about creative writing. Overall, I found the experience at the Writers' College enjoyable. The College seems very well organised and I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning about writing.” Monica Terlouw, Basics of Creative Writing, January 2012

“It was a great experience, and I'll definitely refer my friends to you. The course was easy to follow with great notes and good feedback. My lecturer was friendly and willing to help whenever I needed it. I could see where I went wrong and how to fix my mistakes. Looking forward to the next course.” Kathleen Kriel, Writing for Social Media, January 2012

“The course taught me all that I wanted to know to fine-tune using the different social media applications and made me more confident in fully applying them to my social and business network. Course content is applicable to the field and very easy to follow and complete. My tutor had very good knowledge of the field, was helpful to assist and very approachable.” Morne Smith, Writing for Social Media, January 2012

“I found the course far better than I expected and very worthwhile. I found Helen Brain very helpful and encouraging. I feel that I've learnt a lot from her and for that I am very thankful.” Daniel Coe, Basics of Creative Writing Course, January 2012

“Fantastic [course]. I learned a great deal, had fun and wrote a scene that my children have read and want to know what happens next. It made me write everyday which I loved. It was scary to show myself but exciting to watch my progress and self confidence grow. To have someone help shape my writing and be honest with me was invaluable. Helen's constructive criticism has already become lasting guidance for me. Helen's comments at times made me blush with a Homer Simpson "Doh" at mistakes I made but also laugh at myself too. She was honest, encouraging and at the same time strict which was a very good thing.” Lucie McIntosh, Basics of Creative Writing Course, January 2012

“The course was challenging for me, since I'm more into writing novels, but I had a lot of fun and learned a great deal. Ginny is simply great! She's right to the point yet kind and inspirational! Gives you a lot of advice and courage. She's a great writer herself and an excellent tutor; it's sad that the course came to an end.” Natashja Singleton, Short Story Writing for Magazines, January 2012

“I have learnt so many lessons while doing the course. I think I had one of the most brilliant tutors there is teaching on this subject. Alex was so warm and honest and gave me freedom to express myself. Her comments were always honest and helpful. I feel like I can write because of the Writers College and Alex Smith, it is an experience I will carry with me forever.” Chantelle, Write a Novel Course, January 2012

“Absolutely wonderful course, I got far more from the course than I expected. What a privilege to learn from someone like Don Pinnock, who I regard as one of the best writers in the industry. His positive feedback and constructive criticism will always stay with me. He is one of those people who knows just how to get the best out of his students. A wonderful experience. I cannot wait to enrol for another course!” Hannelie van As, Travel Writing Course, January 2012

“I loved it! It was everything I was looking for in a course. It was well designed to step a person through the basics and grow in their ability. Helen is superb! She gave excellent feedback and is upfront about your shortfalls, which is necessary for growth. I found the Writers' College highly professional and it met all my expectations in a writing course. I have already signed up for another course.” Catherine Myers, Basics of Creative Writing Course, January 2012

“I loved the course. I found it extremely helpful in terms of guidance and tips with regards to the industry. The logical flow of the course modules in terms of putting an article together really mapped out the necessary process for me and the modules themselves were structured really well. I loved the additional articles and example excerpts and found they really clarified the modules for me. Don was very prompt with responses and feedback - so much so that he gave me no time to have a drink between submissions and receiving the next module! He helped me greatly in terms of weaknesses in my writing and has given me the tools to write with a lot more confidence.” Leandre Jacobs, Travel Writing Course, January 2012

“Overall, I enjoyed the course structure and content. I liked that I could work at my own pace. Mandy was very thorough with her feedback, as well as being friendly and helpful. She offered some good advice and encouraged me, her attitude made me feel very motivated and confident with each module. It was a positive and challenging experience that has improved my knowledge and understanding of the industry.” Louise Bartlett, Copywriting Course, December 2011

“A great experience . [My tutor was] knowledgeable and incredibly supportive. Fantastic course, well worth the money!” Kerryn Campion, Scriptwriting, December 2011
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“Brilliant course. Well structured, easy to work online while having access to a tutor. Nichola, your college ROCKS. Can't wait to do my next course.” Nicky Pearce, Magazine Journalism, December 2011

“Wonderful encounter, eye opener. My tutor was scrupulous and motivational. I see the college as the best in the field it has chosen to specialize in.” Bongile, Writing Coach Course, December 2011

“Susan quickly got me out of my shell and helped me enjoy every minute of the writing process. The course opened my eyes and gave me confidence to pursue this dream.” Wanda van der Wath, Writing Coach Course, December 2011

“The course is well worked-out and deadlines are within attainable time frames. The lecturer set a high standard for the work, but also offered sufficient advice when it was necessary. The Writers' College has given me the opportunity to broaden my knowledge and experience, without the inconvenience of attending classes or wasting time on subjects that were unnecessary.” Karen Joubert, Travel Writing Course, November 2011

"First of all Don Pinnock was fantastic. There were moments when I was ready to throw in the towel, but his honest critiques and gentle encouragement kept me going. He is a marvellous man! It was no walk in the park; very challenging and enlightening. Would love to do it all over again." Janine Grobler, Travel Writing Course, November 2011

"I really enjoyed the course. It was fun, challenging and critical. Usually online courses aren't very personal and lack quality feedback, but this was not the case with the  Writer's College. I received expert advice and guidelines. It was a quick and effective way to learn everything I needed to in order to realise my dream and become more confident. I'd recommend it to anyone and would do a different course in the future, too. I knew every second that I was in good hands and working under someone extremely talented and experienced. I also appreciated the bluntness and humour of my tutor. I know that he is a very busy man and I often thought that he might get a bit annoyed at my naivety, but he always got back to me immediately, after every assignment, with thorough advice. In only five months, you’ve helped me realise my dream and made it attainable." Roelien Steenkamp, Travel Writing Course, November 2011

"It really was great fun, and very stimulating. Took me back to Varsity days and theological college with the pressure of deadlines for submission! Ginny was great! May well do another course! She was mature and sensitive, with a wonderful sense of humour! Amazingly prompt with her feedback and knows her course extremely well! A very worthwhile experience, pitched at a very practical level, not too academic, and extremely stimulating. Strongly recommended." Ray Horocks, Short Story Writing Course, November 2011

"I really enjoyed the course and found it challenging. At times it was hard to motivate myself but having regular assignments kept me focused and up to speed. I really enjoyed working with my tutor Paul Smith. His guidance was inspiring for me and he always came back with constructive criticsm and/or encouraging feedback. I found the course easily accessible, the notes were clear and I feel like I have some really useful tools in my belt with the course notes and tutor feedback I have received." Amanda Bidwell, Magazine Journalism Course, November 2011

"A very pleasant learning experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and am finding what I learned very useful. The course was well set-out and easy to fit in to my busy life. Overall, it made a very positive, good impression on me. I would recommend it to others. I really did appreciate Helen's positive encouragement. She really did inspire me to be a better writer. It was excellent. No negatives at all. Keep up the good work!" Jenny Lovemore, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2011

"Helen is a brilliant tutor who gave me the 'push' I needed to improve my writing. She sees a student's true potential, and knows just the right way to bring it to the fore. Thank you Helen! I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and have become a better writer for it. Having now completed two courses with the college, the reason I come back is for the manner in which the courses are taught, the excellent tutors and the comprehensive course material." Bronwyn Katzke, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2011

"I loved the course! My tutor, Alex, was absolutely amazing, with her advice, encouragement, feedback. I did not expect such thorough feedback, so to say the least I was pleasantly surprised. I can highly recommend it and will advise any candidate to enroll and experience the care one gets." Deks Dekenah, Write a Novel, October 2011

"I have gained a lot from the course. There are so many mistakes [in our writing] that we normally take for granted and I have learnt from my mistakes. Very good College; would recommend it to anyone." Ncikazi Ngqokwe, Basic Grammar Course, October 2011

"The course was very easy to follow, enjoyable and more importantly, it was fun. People see writing as boring; this course shows it is a whole new world and an adventure. Helen was lovely. Always full of encouragement and praise. She was also quick to point out any mistakes or weakness as well, but always done in an encouraging fashion, and then on top of that, she will tell you how to improve on it, or how to fix it. You cannot do anything but improve under this sort of tuition. I enjoyed this course immensely and will request Helen again as my Tutor should I do another writing course. I will be back for more!" Michael Taylor, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2011

"The Writers’ College provides an informative and quality course. Karen is an excellent tutor who is swift with her responses and provides objective, constructive criticism that helps steer you in the right direction. Karen offers a great course. Her notes are comprehensive and contain information about additional reading that allows one to explore the field in more depth. She has a professionally trained eye that points out where your script fails and succeeds. She is great tutor who is willing to be honest and answer any questions you have along the way. The Writers’ College is a professional college that leads the field in writing courses. I would recommend writers from any field to invest in what they have to offer, in particular the practical application of what you learn." Hannah Green, Scriptwriting Course, October 2011
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"I've found the course very helpful in terms of my job as a communications officer. I feel more confident of my writing of press releases now. The positive feedback of the tutor helped me a lot and encouraged me to think outside the box. She created an atmosphere that was conducive for learning. This course is value for your money, excellent if you don't have the time to physical attend a course. Great online services." Laticia Pienaar, Press Release Writing Course, October 2011

"When I started the course I was not very confident in my writing. I knew I loved to do it but wasn't sure if it was any good. With Helen's encouragement and the course material I now can see how my writing is stronger by using what I have learned. Many thanks. Helen was very helpful. I felt that I could contact her for any queries I had. Her response was always quick. When I had feedback from her I always felt encouraged to do better. Helen was always available and I especially liked the one on one interaction. I will be back for more. :)" Patty Donaldson, Basics of Creative Writing, October 2011

"I was impressed with the amount of information about the industry and felt like I will now be able start my writing career. It is an excellent way to improve your writing skills in a way that suits your time and pocket." Claire Kivedo, Magazine Journalism Course, October 2011

"I thoroughly enjoyed it and am actually signing up for the journalism course - can only mean bigger and better things! Very professional and I loved this. Thanks. The professional way in which this course was managed was impressive and I am privileged to have completed this course through The Writer's College." Yvette Farinha, Write Better Newsletters, October 2011

"I felt the course was set at the right level, and had exactly the right content for me. The notes and exercises flowed well and enabled me to progress. I felt my tutor’s feedback was always right on the mark and focused on what was important. I have been impressed with all aspects of the Writers College. It's not always easy to know what you are getting with an online course, but I was very happy with my course. It appears to be very professionally staffed and run." Suzanne Main, Basics of Creative Writing, September 2011

"The course content was very relevant and provided an excellent overview of all the different aspects of web writing. Karen was always prompt in replying to queries and provided sincere feedback. It was clear that she's an expert in the field. I would recommend the Writing for the Web course to anyone who is keen to explore the world of online writing, as it gives a good overview. The course content is relevant and up to date." Stephanie Laubscher, Writing for the Web Course, September 2011

"The course material was well designed, being challenging and yet interesting. It was a full satisfying course. Helen is very incisive in her evaluations, and assessments. She knew exactly when to put on the pressure or when to compliment. She turned my manuscript into a seamless story, honed and ready to print. It's a shame she won't be looking over my shoulder for the next one. An excellent, professional course that I would promote." Fred Robertson, Write a Children’s Book Course, September 2011

"I found the course very informative and relevant. It covered every aspect of travel writing and provided extra reading and tips that helped me. I spent many hours reading articles in the library and that gave me extra information that enhanced the course. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the course, and will recommend it to all. Yvonne van Dongen far exceeded the expectations I had of a tutor. Her feedback was prompt, and always honest. She was strict but her comments made sense. She always encouraged me to do better and strive for more. She is a tutor that excels at her job, and it was a privilege for me to benefit from her vast knowledge of travel writing. I want to add that I think the calibre of all your tutors is excellent. It is a very worthwhile course and expanded my knowledge vastly. I would love to do another course." Christine Jeffery, Travel Writing Course, September 2011

"The course was presented very professionally. Each module was clearly explained and very informative. It literally seemed to cover the most important aspects of writing a novel, and some other aspects that I had never thought of. I was pleasantly surprised by the input of my tutor. I found her comments really helpful, and constructive. I feel that with the ongoing commentary from the tutor throughout each module, I was able to stay focused on the different aspects (character-building; scene-setting etc). The module notes are a wonderful record which I can refer to at any time in the future as I continue to write. I am really glad that I took the plunge, and particularly that The Writers' College was the correct route to take. I have learnt a lot." Rosalynd Els, Write a Novel, Charlotte Randall, August 2011

The course was challenging and enjoyable. My tutor was very motivating and encouraging. She was accommodating when I went through some personal setbacks. Without this encouragement, I would not have been able to finish the course. Studying with The Writers' College was great, and the practical element was challenging. The course really took me out of my comfort zone. I'm so glad I did this course and now I have a fantastic new lifelong skill!" Janice McKay, Magazine Journalism, August 2011

"It has been a fabulous experience working with Don. I appreciate the time he took, the comments, criticisms and most of all, the encouragement. This is a course focused on giving the basic, industry related information, without wasting time on irrelevant information." Bianca Preusker, Travel Writing Course, August 2011

"If I have to describe it in one word it would be WOW! I had high expectations of the course, but as I worked my way through the modules, they went above and beyond anything I could have imagined. I learned more than I ever could have expected. So I have to say thank you. Ah! Alex, what a lecturer. She approached everything I did with so much positive feedback. It’s been an absolute pleasure to study under her. Also having somebody who have written books guide me through the process meant so much more to me, especially because I'm going to write books too. You have a brilliant College. I've really been astounded by what your College has to offer. It's been truly amazing for me. I'm absolutely looking forward to my next course with you." Omri Pieterse, Grammar Skills Course, August 2011
“The response time [of my tutor] was incredibly quick in general.  Also appreciated the specifics of advice. E.g. contacts in the industry. Overall I am very glad I took this course, and thankful to have had Don as my tutor. It’s an efficient, enjoyable and simple way to learn the basics of good writing.” Georgie Chennells, The International Travel Writing Course, July 2011
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“I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn more about various genres of writing. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. Just need to get published now - then I guess the proof will be in the pudding as they say!” Dee During, The International Travel Writing Course, July 2011

“The course was very insightful, helpful in clearing up things or misconceptions I had. Helped me be very clear about my writing. My tutor was very helpful and kind with regard to feedback on my modules. Very thankful to have had someone go the extra mile for me. Well worth my time and energy. Thanks.” Danielle Louw, Magazine Journalism Course, July 2011

“I had a need for basic training and the opportunity to grow as a writer. And this course provided it in an attractive, efficient and a no-nonsense way. The overall efficiency was excellent and made the work during the course very easy. My tutor was very, very good. I had quite a few email interactions and I found Helen to be very approachable and to the point with her comments.  She understood where I am going and directed me accordingly. Thank you.” Danie Markgraaff, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2011

“It was a very inspiring course. It was so nice to know that I don't have to just 'know' how to write and that help is available to teach and guide me. I really appreciated Helen's input; it made so much sense. Helen was so gentle when my work could have been better and so encouraging and motivating when it was good. She explained things carefully and made very valid suggestions. The course was a very positive experience that has introduced me to the world of writing and has inspired me to continue working towards my dream.” Jessica Welch, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2011

“Liesl Jobson is an interesting person and presented me with well thought out arguments. Her assistance helped and motivated me. This is a well-presented, good course.” Benedikt Sebastian Jordaan, Introduction to Poetry, July 2011

“I am very happy with the feedback I received from Liesl. She was very helpful in making me realize that I can write poetry. All I need to do is write, write and write, so I can improve. She also made me realize how important it is for me to read poetry as this will me to get better. Liesl taught me to write and analyze what I have written, and rewrite until I have a masterpiece.
I am happy I walked this journey with her and gained the knowledge she has passed on to me. I was in awe when I read her profile and still saw how she was so prompt and positive in her feedback and encouraged me all the way. I came out of this more confident that I can do this. I can fulfill my dream to write poetry. She is great!” Francine Mashabela, Introduction to Poetry, July 2011

“I think Paul Smith was the perfect tutor for me. He knew when and how to push me to get good results as I had several moments earlier on of self-doubt, procrastination and over-thinking things!  As I said in my earlier email – if I had the money to start straight onto the Advanced Course – I would – and would be asking for Paul to be my tutor again.” Jackie Clark, Magazine Journalism Course, July 2011

“Alex [my tutor] is one of the friendliest, helpful people I have ever met. She NEVER made me feel inferior or broke down my writing. She helped me find my voice and encouraged me to use it to the best of my ability. I never expected an esteemed Author to treat me with such love. I will be forever indebted to her and her guidance. The most important thing I have learned from Alex- Rewrite it!

Alex was always honest and her guidance is something I will always cherish. She is realistic and enthusiastic. She made me feel like her only student and she gave me her full attention.  Alex had the ability to inspire me when I felt that my story was heading straight for the dustbin. I learned so much during this course and the writing experience is something I would never have picked up in a classroom. The learning material was always honest and never boring. I enjoyed getting a new module and doing the exercises.” Annabel Schoeman, Write a Novel Course, June 2011

Alex Smith was a fantastic tutor. Her feedback was always helpful and encouraging and the suggestions and notes she gave were always applicable to the challenges I was facing. I could not have asked for a better tutor. Alex was always available to assist me and always gave more than was required in terms of support and feedback.” Janine Patel, Write a Novel Course, June 2011 
 
“I believe what made the course work for me was Susan. She helped me a great deal and was encouraging and motivational at all times. The feedback was great and you could see that time was taken in the assessment and feedback. As one can see from my feedback, I really enjoyed the course.” Allan Spear, The Writing Coach Course, June 2011

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“Helen is great. It took me a while to feel ok about sending work. I imagined that she was rolling her eyes and trying to come up with positive comments even though she thought it was rubbish. I have got over that now. Helen has helped my confidence. The admin staff were wonderful. Prompt, efficient, friendly, also with useful feedback at the start and end of the course.” Kay Fechney, The Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2011
 
“Thanks for the encouragement and the excellent administrative support from the College.” Marcelle Balt, Travel Writing Course, June 2011

“Tracey was supportive, encouraging, gave useful critique and did all she could to keep me moving through the modules.” Christine Briston, Magazine Journalism Course, June 2011

“A big thank you for providing such an amazing opportunity to get me back on to the path of becoming a writer and helping me fulfil a life-long dream!” Surani Ramachandra, Basics of Creative Writing Course, June 2011
 
My tutor was great: prompt, relevant responses; minimal "interference"; much encouragement.  You are doing a great job. I also recommended your school to my sons who both completed courses with you over the past year: Basil Mackenzie (Magazine writing) and Bernard Mackenzie (Travel writing).  Lonkie Mackenzie, Basics of Creative Writing, June 2011
 
“The course is thorough and well thought out. I liked the clear directions for presenting one’s story and the many contacts given. Ginny Swart is an excellent tutor, always ready to answer questions and to help with difficulties. She is a credit to the college. I enjoyed the course very much.” Elizabeth Macdonald, Short Story Writing Course, May 2011
 

“The course is of a very high standard. Thank you for a helpful, motivating lecturer. I think you are doing a sterling job.” Susan Botha, Grammar Skills Course, May 2011
 
“This is a hassle free college, where you get a constant feedback from your lecturer about your study progress! Just keep up the good work.” Lungile Lugongolo, Hard News Journalism, May 2011
 
“Thank you for a fantastic course. Karin inspired me to really put all my effort in to this course and helped reignite my passion for writing. Koos [from admin] was very organised and helpful. The course exceeded my expectations.” Micharn Pollock, Magazine Journalism Course, May 2011
 
“Thank you for a very well structured course that is perfect for the guy with a busy schedule. My tutor was tough, on the ball and incredibly knowledgeable.” Stanley Rorke, Magazine Journalism Course, May 2011
 

 

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“I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your excellence.  Writing a novel was one of the biggest dreams I've ever had and The Writer's College made it a reality.  You made me challenge myself and in turn, I found an endless pool of creativity within which I never knew existed. I would recommend your College  to anyone who is serious about writing. Even to those who already completed their first manuscripts. You will be surprised what you will learn in the novel writing course. Once again, thank all of you! You guys are amazing!” Daubert Vermeulen, Write a Novel Course, April 2011
 
"I've had a very positive experience with the course - I enjoyed it very much and learned a lot as well." Janette Stratton, Basics of Creative Writing Course, April 2011
 
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and Carina was an amazing tutor. She answered all my questions, gave constructive feedback, was encouraging and really helped me to improve my writing and get the maximum out of the course. I really enjoyed the course, learned a lot and it met all my expectations." Willemien Jansen, Basics of Creative Writing, April 2011

"Yvonne was excellent. She really knew what she was talking about and I held her opinion in high regard throughout. She was also very efficient at coming back with module feedback or to answer any queries. I was very impressed to have a Qantas Media Award winning journalist as a tutor." Natalie Maddigan, Magazine Journalism Course, April 2011

"Alex Smith was an absolute joy to work with. Her feedback was both extremely encouraging and honest. Her guidance was truly amazing and essential for me to learn everything there is to know about the wonderful world of novel writing. The fact that she is a published writer is great because we as aspiring writers get the sense that she understands all our fears and thus is able to help us through it. Thanks to her, I have found the right avenue for my writing aspirations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course to anyone who asks." Marcio Goncalves, Write a Novel Course, March 2011

"Ginny is an excellent tutor. Her kind comments help you to correct your mistakes whilst still encouraging you at the same time. Despite her huge portfolio, Ginny manages to make you feel that you too could someday be successful. I have learnt so much from her. I started off just wanting to see if I could write and now I am submitting every story I finish. Overall, the course was excellent. Good value for money!" Yael Barham-Smith, Short Story Writing Course, March 2011

“This was a very worthwhile course to do. I would like to recommend it to anyone who is interested in taking an English Language correspondence course. My lecturer was really patient and very competent. Her feedback was very thorough and explained in an easy-to-understand way for improvement of my writing. Her advice was very helpful.” Minako Tokita, Basic Grammar Skills Course, March 2011

“Working with Alex Smith has been an absolute pleasure. The insights and suggestions have proved invaluable and each assessment gave me energy and motivation to get stuck into my novel again. Alex has an incredible way with words and can even turn the negative into something intensely motivational! This was a fantastic course and I enjoyed it immensely. The biggest draw-card was the one-on-one tutoring from my mentor, which was incredibly helpful, positive, honest and motivating.” Caroline Greyling, Write a Novel Course, March 2011

“I have done two previous Creative Writing courses – one on tertiary level and another through ***** College – and this was by far the most relevant.  An excellent course! Helen was fantastic. She was encouraging and spot-on with her feedback – it is obvious that the writing skills that she teaches are as natural as breathing for her.” Bianca Wright, Basics of Creative Writing Course, February 2011  

“Ginny was very supportive throughout the course.  Her feedback was fast, fair, always constructive, encouraging and motivating. I had loads of fun doing the course. Everything was very good and Ginny was excellent.” Belinda Jubber, Short Story Course, February 2011

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“I believe that the knowledge this course gave me is more than I need to venture into the tricky scriptwriting industry. Karen Jeynes made me feel comfortable enough to ask script questions which many professionals would regard as ‘dumb’.” Alec Zeelie, Scriptwriting Course, February 2011

“I found my tutor to be an inspiration and her critical analysis of my work was always prompt, professional and relevant. Her guidance and support was unfaltering. I am most impressed with the course content and the professionalism displayed by [my tutor] and the college. I feel I have made a worthwhile journey and look forward to the next stage.” Beth Stols, Magazine Journalism, February 2011

"Karen Lotter is the best. She responds very quickly and gives very constructive feedback. She is very motivating and she is available to assist all the time. It is clear that she is an expert in this field and so she gives expert advice. The course material is very relevant: it is not outdated or boring, but clear and concise." Dorothy Diaz, Writing for the Web Course, February 2011

"The course has been wonderful, I enjoyed it immensely! Liesl has been a wonderful tutor. Her comments, suggestions and feedback have been very intuitive and helpful. She has really helped me develop my writing practice and courage in writing from my personal experience." Jacinda De Freitas, Introduction to Poetry, January 2011

“Leonie Joubert was a superb tutor. Even though everything is done via correspondence, it still felt as if I built a personal relationship, which is nice. She was supportive and took a genuine interest in what I was doing.” Mark Hohls, Magazine Journalism, January 2011

“Helen was very professional and knowledgeable. Her feedback was spot-on and constructive. I think the quality of the course is excellent and I have recommended it to others.” Yvonne Erasmus, Basics of Creative Writing Course, January 2011

"Thank you so much for the course. It has truly been an inspiring and superb experience from start to finish. Karen Jeynes has been brilliant throughout the course. She always answered all of my questions with clarity and really went above and beyond the call of duty. She has been a wonderful mentor and a great inspiration for me. She is definitely one in a million." Riette du Plessis, Scriptwriting Course, January 2011

“[My tutor] was absolutely wonderful to work with. I wouldn’t have made it without her! Thank you for your professionalism. It’s been a pleasure working with the college and I will definitely recommend it when I have the chance.” Liezl Durie, Magazine Journalism, January 2011

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“Liesl Jobson is an inspirational teacher who has made me think about writing in a completely different way. I hope I have the chance to work with her again.” Nqobile Nyathi, Introduction to Poetry, January 2011

“Helen was an amazing mentor. Her teaching is straight forward and simple, which is brilliant. She is friendly and easy to approach. Very thorough too.” Gareth Coetzee, Basics of Creative Writing Course, December 2010

“It is brilliant that at the end of the course you have a completed manuscript. Helen Brain is excellent; she is an expert in her subject matter and gives constructive feedback. It was an absolute pleasure working with her.” Renata Dry, Write a Children’s Book, December 2010

“My lecturer was fantastic. With prompt feedback, good advice and always willing to answer any outstanding questions I had. Thank you, Helen. I did research on Google, checking out various different institutions offering writing courses. The reason I chose your college is the fact that it is so personalized, one can register whenever one feels ready and it is good value for money. Having completed the course I now have a greater understanding of the concept of creative writing, as well as good feedback and encouragement. So in essence the course definitely gave me what I was looking for, hence the overall excellent review. Thank you for the opportunity you gave me to expand my writing skills and I look forward to the next course.” Ronnie Rothkegel, Basics of Creative Writing, December 2010

“The course met my objectives and went beyond them. It was more challenging and at the same time more rewarding than I expected. Karen has been instrumental in encouraging and supporting me to improve and go beyond what I thought I could do. She is definitely a motivating force! I think everything is run really well, the tutors are friendly and helpful and the courses are relevant and interesting. Keep up the good work!” Angela Pearse, Writing for the Web Course, November 2010

“Helen was amazing. I knew from the first contact with Helen that the course was going to be both inspiring and helpful. Helen helped me discover a way of writing I had never even thought of approaching. She coached my own voice into the light and for that I will forever be grateful. Helen is a gifted teacher and I am honoured to say that I’ve studied with her.” Dina Taute, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2010

“Thanks so much for your encouragement and excellent course! I have learned a huge amount. The course content and feedback was BRILLIANT. Thank you! Karin Schimke’s feedback on my assignments and article was invaluable and considerately conveyed. I’ve no doubt that her input has shortcut the process of getting published by a massive margin.” Naomi Estment, Magazine Journalism Course, November 2010

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“Tracey, I would like to thank you sincerely for being such an outstanding tutor. I very much liked and appreciated your approach in commenting on my assignments. In general I found your advice very relevant, professional and representative of your considerable skills and experience. I can highly recommend you to any students who want to do the magazine journalism course. And you certainly know how to work with an adult student like me who has a mind of her own! You made this course a most enjoyable experience for me. I wish you all the best with your future endeavours!” Madi Hanekom, Magazine Journalism Course, November 2010

“I found [the course] very useful, entertaining, interesting and rewarding. Overall a very good introductory course and knowing that the lecturer would deal with submissions, comments and general feedback promptly and personally was a great help and encouragement. Mandy was encouraging but professional, very clear in her explanations, and great to deal with. I enjoyed the feeling that she was a professional in her field and didn’t pull punches regarding good and poorer work. Enjoyed the personal touch, and she conveys a true passion for her art.” Kevin Willemse, Copywriting Course, November 2010

“Helen Brain was great. She encouraged me to write more, and helped improve my writing. Having someone else's opinion makes all the difference.” Rachel Anderson, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2010

"Ginny was fantastic. She was quick to assist me and always managed to mark my assignments quickly. She gave me the confidence and knowhow that has been holding me back from writing seriously. My aim with this course was to put into practice all that I have learnt with my studies (I obtained my Honours degree in Theory of English Literature at the beginning of the year) and to get objective feedback on my writing. This course was a great help to me and I would definitely recommend it to any aspiring writer!" Hannah Green, Short Story Writing, October 2010

"From start to finish I was impressed with the professionalism of correspondence by Puseletso. Puseletso is simply amazing! She is very encouraging in her responses, as well as constructive and honest in her criticism. She has played a significant role in my development as a writer (not only in magazine journalism)." Delia Stanhope, Magazine Journalism, October 2010

“I just have to say that I loved doing this short course on magazine journalism. I haven't submitted my article yet, but will definitely revise it, make some changes thanks to the external assessor’s feedback, and submit it shortly. My tutor Tracey was so willing to help out, and always gave honest and fair advice - which is just what I wanted. I have learnt so much and have already advised others to go onto your website and start their dreams of writing!” Gwyneth King, Magazine Journalism, September 2010

“The course opened up a new world that I knew nothing about previously. The tutor feedback was extremely useful. I will definitely recommend the course and aim to build on all I have learnt.” Anna Smit, Travel Writing Course, October 2010

“I really enjoyed the course, and am disappointed that I’m finished. So for purely selfish reasons, I wish it had been longer. Helen was professional, knowledgeable and helpful at all times. I appreciated her constructive criticism, as it always made me strive for better marks next time. I am looking forward to another course through the college as soon as I can afford one!” Crystal Withington, Basics of Creative Writing Course, October 2010

“I was very happy to have Helen as my course lecturer. She was very straight forward and to the point, and was able to explain why something would work better in a very good way. I enjoyed the course very much and hope to do another course beginning of next year.” Shannon Harling, Basics of Creative Writing, October 2010

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“I really enjoyed the course and thought the feedback and course material were of a very high standard.” Emily Davis, Magazine Journalism, September 2010

"I’ve never done any writing courses before but I really think this course is excellent. I really enjoyed the course and it has given me a lot more confidence in my writing, especially for my work. I would love to do another course with the college, so hopefully next year you'll see my name again." Kim Govender, Magazine Journalism, September 2010

“I think you have waxed it, so to speak. The guidelines in your course are easy to understand and apply, and they really helped me to improve my writing. I’m thinking of doing another course with you guys, so my name will pop up on your screens sometime soon!” Waldo Ungerer, Basics of Creative Writing, September 2010

“This course covered a lot more than I expected and each assignment was a challenge for me – which was great. The notes and links supporting the learning were very good. Karen’s approach is both professional and friendly. Her knowledge in a new and ever changing medium is amazing and she made it seem attainable for me. It was a pleasure to have Karen as my tutor.” Chris Snelling, Writing for the Web, September 2010

“I have loved every minute of this course. The tutor was great, always made great points about my work, constructive criticism, praise where it was due, and always pointed me in the right direction, which helped immensely. Keep doing what you’re doing, because it’s great.” Clemma Waddel, Write a Novel Course, August 2010

“My lecturer was Diane and I absolutely loved her. She was extremely motivating – I’m already having withdrawals. She is very insightful and I felt that she understood me and what I was trying to do with my manuscript. I loved working with her. Her feedback was always spot-on and she was very approachable. I think you guys are going an excellent job. The support is great.” Lisl McLachlan, Write a Novel, August 2010

“I was extremely happy with all the materials and course content. Susan is a wonderful lecturer: her feedback was always constructive, informative, kind and insightful. She is also very approachable, open and supportive. She is absolutely the best. I learnt more than I ever dreamed I would.” Theresa de Beer, Writing Coach Course, August 2010

“I loved doing this course with Helen. I really learnt a lot, especially about writing dialogue, which I have always found challenging. Helen really is so kind and wise with her praise and criticism - so necessary when dealing with the fragile egos of (wannabe) writers. She is a born teacher/mentor – can’t gush enough about her. Thank you for providing so much support to aspiring writers.” Shannon Willis, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2010

“I felt like I was learning from someone who is genuinely passionate about her subject. I have learned so much and am inspired to pursue it further.” Candice Nel, Copywriting Course, July 2010

“I have absolutely loved this course and have learnt so much about creative writing that I didn't know. I really enjoyed every moment of it. Helen is a great tutor, and yes, it has inspired me to keep writing.” Rachel Kiel-Taylor, Basics of Creative Writing Course, July 2010

“I found the course very relevant. It made the daunting task of completing a manuscript very approachable, moving in logical, achievable steps from beginning to middle and end. I found Helen’s feedback to be extremely relevant and useful. Though she didn’t tell me what to write, she steered me on the right path, always making sure I remembered who my audience was and that I had all the correct elements to keep a child reading, from a workable plot to good dialogue, valuable description and setting, and language at the correct level.” Hayley Leibowitz, Write a Children’s Book, July 2010

“I really enjoyed this course and the content was very helpful and applicable. I look forward to completing another course with the college. Helen was very helpful and knowledgeable, her advice and feedback was brilliant; she showed me problems in my writing I had never known existed and which I have now been able to fix.” Chelsea Haith, Basics of Creative Writing, July 2010

“The course was indeed a valuable learning experience for me and I certainly did learn a lot from it. I have my degree in BA Journalism, but taking up the magazine writing course has specifically allowed me to gain a better understanding of the industry I want to work in.” Tal Halili, Magazine Journalism Course, July 2010

"Lisa made this entire experience such a pleasure for me. It takes a special kind of lecturer to be able to give critique and feedback that empowers, gives insight and builds confidence. She has this gift. Whenever my courage started crumbling, she was right there showing me the way. I always felt safe in her hands. She is a great asset to the college! I feel very fortunate to have been able to work with her. I feel the course was extremely thorough and practical. So many times one does a course and afterwards sit with a book full of facts and no clue as how to implement them. This is not the case with your college! The knowledge you impart is directly related to the field and can be used in practice! Never have I felt so supported and encouraged by a team." Michelle Nothling, Magazine Journalism Course, July 2010

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and benefitted from the material, Ginny was an outstanding tutor.....P.S. You guys really do provide an outstanding service to us would-be writers." Varsh Patel, Short Story Writing Course, July 2010

”Can’t say enough about my tutor really. Ginny was fantastic! I loved her prompt marking and chatty emails. Right from the word go, Ginny was more than friendly and very, very encouraging. This made logging on when waiting for the assignment results all the more exciting. We are still in touch, something I treasure very much. Every single one of my aspirations was met. I loved the discipline of working on the set assignments and also that my imagination was getting a workout. But what is really exciting is that all in the same week I got my course report and sold a story to a magazine!” Stephanie Attwood, Short Story Course, June 2010

“Thank you for the incredible knowledge and writing training as well as the confidence gained from the course. Karin was a wonderful lecturer. While she was very straight and strict, she was also very encouraging in her comments. I appreciated this. After the information gleaned on the course and the motivation from my tutor, I believe my articles will be published.” Jo Hedges, Magazine Journalism, June 2010

"The quality of the course I took was beyond what I ever expected and it was extremely worthwhile. I enjoyed working with Mandy and it was a brilliant course. The evaluations were excellent and always fair and justified. I appreciate the seriousness with which the course was handled and it made the process feel professional and worthwhile.

The course was evaluated in a very rigorous and professional way, which I found quite intimidating at first, as I did not expect such an in-depth assessment per module. I loved this aspect but it should be noted up front that the course is demanding and not something to breeze through and expect good results; because I think many people would expect to ‘just get by’ – however, people who are serious about writing must be told this is a serious writing course. As those who are just looking to add something to their CV will get quite a shock once the course gets rolling. I really felt I got back what I put in and that is what made this a very worthwhile course." Michael Rowlinson, Copywriting, June 2010
 
"I was honoured to have Wilna as a tutor. She was professional and easily approachable." Tanya van der Westhuizen, Write a Novel Course, June 2010
 
"The course was very informative and I learned a lot which I can apply immediately . Karen Lotter was excellent and her feedback was honest and direct which I appreciated. She really knows her field and she was a really pleasant tutor to have." Owen Bell, Writing for the Web, June 2010
 
"I really enjoyed the course and it improved my writing overall which is great. Although it was sometimes difficult to fit it into my work schedule, I’ve never enjoyed “studying” as much as with this course. Karen is really great. She really gives you a lot of confidence in your work and is always willing to help you out. You can tell she really loves what she does."

"I enjoyed the course and definitely learned a lot about creative writing. My structure improved and I have a better understanding of the different components that make up a story as well has how to use them to generate different moods. Helen was a very good and patient tutor. She was always prompt with her replies and was happy to answer any questions or queries I had. I think you guys offer a very valuable service. We live in an era where we are encouraged to suppress our creative sides and focus on more logical studies such as science, mathematics and computer programming. While these studies are fascinating, I feel it is important to explore your creative side as well. Sadly few people do nowadays. This website gives me a great way to explore and refine my creative abilities at my own time and leisure so it is perfect for me." Ofir Marom, Basics of Creative Writing, May 2010
 
"I have to say this was one of the most enjoyable things that I have ever done. I am so thrilled with my result and found the feedback to be very useful in every regard and I have learned a lot.  Can I also just say Ginny was wonderful! She has so knowledgeable and although strict with her assessment, gave very positive feedback." Ina du Toit, Short Story Writing, May 2010
 
"I have already completed the Basics of Creative Writing Course and it was on the strength of the enjoyment I derived from that, that I completed this course too. I thoroughly enjoyed the Magazine Journalism Course. Tracey was a fantastic lecturer. Her feedback was sent the following day after I submitted my work and she was always very approachable and full of encouragement." Ariella Caira, Magazine Journalism, June 2010

"I was very impressed by the service offered at the College.  I was pleasantly surprised that the College was highly efficient and that I received my tutorials immediately.  Ginny Swart is a brilliant tutor and I appreciated receiving her comments with every module.  I have grown as a writer and will continue pursuing my writing dreams" Sumi Singh, Short Story Writing, June 2010

"It was a wonderful course that I really enjoyed doing. I may be back for a creative writing course. Susan seems to be excellent with English which I found inspiring. It was a pleasure having her as my tutor." Darienne Hallas, Business Writing Toolkit, June 2010

"Ginny was not just a teacher; she became my friend and confidant during this course and I will miss her dearly." Sana Patel, Short Story Writing, May 2010

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and will consider another." Laura Lindique, Business Writing Toolkit, May 2010

"I found the course structure and materials very user-friendly and clear. My lecturer/tutor was outstanding - had to wade through very long text installments and did so willingly, with energy and insight and without complaint! I think you have a great product and a great attitude." Ashley Symes, Write a Novel Course, May 2010

"I enjoyed this course and the challenges, especially trying to be a lot more careful with my choice of words. It is encouraging to know that I am capable of writing at this level." Beaulah Pragg, Basics of Creative Writing, May 2010

"Karen Lotter is an excellent teacher. I appreciate her ability to explain complicated issues in a simple way, easy to understand. This is only possible if the teacher knows her stuff so well that the explanations are effective and simple - even I understood everything! I think you are a great school." Vivek Kohli, Writing for the Web Course, May 2010

“The course was very well presented, easy to follow and very helpful. I feel that I have learnt a substantial amount, and that my writing has improved drastically. Henrietta has been a pleasure to deal with. She was enormously helpful in each of the modules, and I feel that I have a much broader understanding of what it means to be a writer now than I ever did. She is inspiring and manages to critique in a manner which does not offend.” Write a Novel Course, Michelle Marais, April 2010

"I could not have found a better college. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and Ginny is a marvelous tutor. Couldn't have been better." Gillian Palliser, Short Story Writing Course, April 2010

"All I can say about the course evaluation is, keep it up guys. I regard you as the only means to challenge the system by establishing as many well-trained journalists as possible." Marks Phasha, Hard News Journalism, March 2010

"Thank you for the copywriting course. It was an excellent course. Getting work so quickly in the industry has been outstanding. I found Mandy to be an excellent lecturer. I especially valued her feedback and comments on my assignments" Greg Tosi, Copywriting Course, March 2010

"I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical, because I thought a college might not be able to give me the same amount of information that a university could, but I was proven wrong with each module. I gained knowledge of more than just the basics and I feel confident to write now. Karin is truly a wonderful lecturer and I can safely say that she becomes more than just that, she becomes a friend too. She tries to help whenever she can and she gave me very useful tips and tricks." Renette van der Merwe, Magazine Journalism Course, March 2010

"I thought the course was extremely well run and I learnt a great deal from it. It suited me perfectly in terms of doing it part-time and Karin was an enthusiastic and inspirational tutor." Belinda Blomfield, Magazine Journalism, March 2010

"The course content is excellent as it provides very useful writing exercises but encourages you to write your novel at the same time. I like the fact that the emphasis is not on personal introspective analysis. Diane provided invaluable advice and support. I can honestly say that without the course and Diane's incredible support and input, my manuscript would not have been written. I have enjoyed the experience and I feel that my writing has improved substantially." Hazel Carlstein, Write a Novel Course, March 2010

"I cannot say enough in praise of the Write a Novel course, and of my tutor Charlotte Randall. When I started the course my confidence in my writing was low - Charlotte put such a lot into my assessments, told me exactly what I was doing wrong, how I could improve - her criticism was always fair and she seemed like a kindred spirit - really understanding what I was trying to do with my characters and with my overall novel. Her feedback was always detailed and prompt, she answered all my questions thoroughly and gave so much extra help and advice. I could not have asked for a better mentor and I will really miss her now that the course is over. Thank you Charlotte." Kathleen Jackson, Write a Novel Course, February 2010

"Yvonne was fantastic! I really valued her feedback and she was extremely encouraging. She really added to my enjoyment of the course. I really enjoyed the course and thought the material was very good." Celeste Wood, Travel Writing Course, March 2010

"I really enjoyed the course. It was a personal journey for me. My tutor was excellent, her feedback extremely objective and well-balanced.  I will certainly recommend your college to other aspiring writers as well. I have already started the novel course." Petro van Rooyen, Scriptwriting, January 2010

"I think the real value of the course is in the feedback you get. The fact that Helen put in a "nice" or "I like that" after a paragraph really inspired me to try and get more of the same. Thanks, Helen! This was my first venture into doing a course on-line as well as a first in creative writing. For me the whole experience was extremely positive. I cannot think of any negative experience I had. For me the course was truly an eye opener, I learnt a lot and can't wait to dig into the Travel Writing Course." Johan Schultz, Basics of Creative Writing Course, January 2010

"It's been an enriching experience and I am definitely a better writer than I was at the start of the course. It's been a pleasure and privilege to have Ginny as my lecturer. She taught me a great deal, and those lessons will continue to be of great value. Thanks." Cornelia Booysen, Short Story Writing Course, January 2010

"The course was more than I expected so I rated it excellent on every point. It's not very often an event and a person can alter and influence a person`s thinking and capability in such a positive way; being tutored by Helen on this course did just that. Helen`s guidance and experience are exemplary. I feel numerous new doors have been opened to me with the creative side of writing and I am looking at continuing this by doing the short story course as a follow up, so I will be in touch." Kabir Ramdew, Basics of Creative Writing Course, December 2009

"I was very impressed with the quality of course content and applications. Straight up, realistic and professional. I knew what was expected of me and appreciated the help given. I looked forward to all the marks and comments and felt they were just what was needed to encourage me to go for it." Shannon Hunt, Advanced Magazine Journalism Course, December 2009

"In terms of feedback, I must say that the course was great! As my first ever attempt at writing or learning about it, I found it at just the right level for a beginner. Helen's guidance was valuable and the coursework interesting and exciting. I will be looking for more courses in the future as the bug has successfully bitten me!" Aimee Fouche, Basics of Creative Writing, December 2009

"Thank you heaps! The course was great. I am really happy with everything about the course." Nicky Smith, Basics of Creative Writing, December 2009

"I think you are the best distance college for creative writing. The universities couldn't offer me such a course - I tried them. Have so enjoyed your short story writing course. I was about to give up on the last assignment when I received your email which said 'keep going, keep writing, show up at the page.' It was the necessary push that I needed so I did just that. Thanks! The course met my objectives in every way. It was exactly what I wanted." Ann Hoffman, Short Story Writing Course, November 2009

"Helen Brain was an exceptional mentor and gave excellent feedback, encouragement and guidance throughout the course. Her responses were always prompt and detailed and her criticism constructive." Ariella Caira, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2009

"I really enjoyed doing the course and I can't wait to write articles that will hopefully get published in the near future. I really enjoyed my tutor. She gave me constructive feedback at all times and pushed me to be better which paid off in the end." Tiffany Eslick, Travel Writing Course, November 2009

"I really enjoyed the course information. It was easy to read, enjoyable to read and really succinct and practical. Ginny made the course. She was incredibly supportive and encouraging yet insightful and challenging. Thank you so much." Helena McCloud, Write a Novel Course, November 2009

"Karen Jeynes is an excellent tutor. She gave me maximum support throughout the course. I have not had the pleasure of seeing any of her work, but she is very passionate about what she does and it shows through her tutoring. She was very encouraging and she just inspired me to keep trying until I got it right. For as long as I live I will not ever forget the advice she gave me. She is excellent! Overall I was very happy with the course, I learnt a great deal and would recommend it to anyone interested in pursuing a career in this field." Marcio Goncalves, Scriptwriting, November 2009

"Thank you for a wonderful course." Krpasha Govindamsay, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2009

"The course was wonderful in every respect." Gill Palliser, Basics of Creative Writing, November 2009

"Helen Brain is a gifted teacher and got me going in creative writing. I didn't believe that I could do it but Helen believed otherwise." Nico Du Plessis, Basics of Creative Writing, December 2009

"The course has already opened doors to wonderful opportunities. I have not felt this motivated and inspired in a long time! Both the course and Karen have made a difference in my life." Martha Schungel, Scriptwriting, September 2009

"I have done a number of different writing courses, and while I always came away knowing more, I never felt I'd gained anything in terms of practical application or writing confidence. When I came across the College I decided to give myself one last shot at becoming a 'real' writer. I chose the Magazine Journalism Foundation Course because it seemed to be the fastest route towards earning a living as a freelance writer. It was, without a doubt, the very best decision I could have made. My writing has improved beyond measure. More importantly my confidence in myself and my capabilities as a writer has escalated tremendously. THANK YOU!" Angela Horn, Magazine Journalism, September 2009

"Thank you so much for everything. I had an amazing experience taking the course, and the best supervisor. It's the first time that I've done an online course. This college reminded me how much fun it is to study and enrich yourself by acquiring additional knowledge. It was a pleasure all the way. The course runs so smoothly and professionally." Iva Paneva, International Travel Writing Course, October 2009

"I think that the course content is excellent - I learned many new things, things that I would never have even thought of before doing this course. Helen was very helpful, and I loved her feedback - she inspired me to try my hardest and made me feel like I really have talent to be a writer. I will definitely be recommending this course to anybody I know who wants to write, especially because Helen is the lecturer." Cheryl Childs, Basics of Creative Writing, October 2009

"I especially liked the way the course focused on industry protocol and commercial details like payment, invoicing, relationship with editors etc, rather than just teaching writing style and technique. I am used to academic studying where the actual links between what you learn and how it will be applied in the workplace are not so obvious. I liked that this course teaches one how to be a magazine journalist and not just how to write magazine journalism. A great course overall. I really enjoyed it." Leanne Johannson, Magazine Journalism Course, August 2009

"I really appreciated Fiona's encouraging manner and her patience with me. I really enjoyed this course - thanks so much!" Lisa Wright, Write a Great Press Release, August 2009

"Karen (my tutor) was very helpful, I learned a lot from her. This course was so inspiring." Stanley Denga, Scriptwriting, August 2009

"I enjoyed Carrie's course and learned a lot from her. I found the course very practical, and liked the variety of aspects to travel writing that it covers. I know enough now to actually start submitting articles!" Jeanette Lochner, Travel Writing Course, August 2009


"An excellent foundation for any potential writer. Only the hard knocks of reality will develop skill. [My tutor's] honest and helpful comments changed my perception of the written word." Lydia Borg-Jorgensen, Magazine Journalism Course, March 2009

"Thanks for all your support and motivation - I always thought I had a knack for this but your opinion as a professional is what I needed to take the next steps. I am quite humbled really by the fact that my first published piece will be coming out in two weeks' time (FHM).I could not have asked for more of a fast track towards my writing goals, thanks to you." Kevin Willemse, Magazine Journalism, May 2009

"In my opinion these courses are an absolute life-saver and a wonderful way to get experience and exposure without having to go and do a full BA in languages. The mentoring and advice offered are always spot on and challenge the way you look at your own writing, forcing you to step outside of your little box and try something new, stretching yourself and your ability. In addition, the material available in the student centre is not only interesting but really well written - it is easy to understand and to apply. Nicky Pantland, Magazine Journalism, May 2009

"I thoroughly enjoyed doing the course with Helen Brain. She is an extremely good teacher and mentor. It was fun and I still intend to do the other courses you offer in Scriptwriting and Adult novel writing - but I need to save for them first." Fern Yates, Write a Children's Book Course, May 2009

"Ginny is approachable and professional. Her feedback was prompt, honest, encouraging and the guidance she gave me is something I truly appreciate. With her assistance I am more confident, knowledgeable and positive about my future. Thanks Ginny!" Marie Duddle, Short Story Writing May 2009

"You have a great college offering a wide variety of courses, and after a spell of writing for magazines, I might return to do the novel course or maybe the children's story course. Such delightful anticipation. I wish to thank you and Ginny for looking after me so well." Lesley Maher, Short Story Writing Course, Feb 2009

"I can't believe it's all finished and done with! How sad! Thank you so much for all your help, you are a GREAT tutor and gave hidings when they were required and boosted my self confidence when it was getting a bit dented! You were fantastic *shakes pom poms*" Natasha Chandler, Magazine Journalism May 2009

"Thank you so much for all your help. You have taught me so much and you have been absolutely great with helping me out. You were a great tutor." Camille Arnott, Basic Grammar Skills Course, June 2009

"The course content and presentation is really excellent. It is very well put together and comprehensive. (Remember, I am a teacher and trainer as well so I guess I am quite well positioned to judge!) I learned a huge amount...The feedback and support is excellent. The whole system has been superbly designed and works extremely well. I have done online courses before but this one takes the cake!" Mandy Lebides, Magazine Journalism, June 2008

"I thoroughly enjoyed completing the course. It taught me a lot; not only about journalism, but about myself and on how much I can actually stretch my abilities. Through doing this course I’ve realized that nothing is impossible and have already achieved things I never thought I would have…I really enjoyed having my tutor; she really has in-depth knowledge of journalism and English and taught me a lot. I almost felt like I bonded with her over this time and it’s sad to say goodbye." Kim Simpson, Magazine Journalism, July 2008

"Thanks a mill, Karin… I've taken all your teachings and sage words to heart, and my writing has improved TEN FOLD! Both you and Beth Cooper have taught me well – the proof is evident just by me counting all my happy (new and not-so-new) clients. Thank you." Kate Turner, Magazine Journalism, July 2008

"Thank you, for this – I enjoyed this course very much! It has been such a busy first half of the year and it was really just Lisa’s thoughtful feedback and encouragement that kept me at it. I was also very impressed with the way the course broke down the process through the line from concept to accounts into manageable modules. It really helped me get over my angst about writing and interviewing. I will definitely recommend this course." Nicole McCreedy, Magazine Journalism Course, June 2008

"Ginny is an excellent lecturer and was very helpful and extremely quick at getting back to me whenever I submitted an assignment. She also gave me a lot of advice and answered all sorts of questions I had." Carol Reed, Short Story Writing, July 2008

"Thank you. It was great to do the course and I'm excited that FL accepted my piece! Lisa was a great tutor too." Briony Chisholm, Magazine Journalism, May 2008

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend it to other aspiring writers." Leigh-Anne Hunter, Magazine Journalism, May 2008

"Thanks, I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and I look forward to using what I've learnt to get myself published!" Elise Kirsten, Magazine Journalism, May 2008

"The course has been very interesting and informative, so thanks for that. I look forward to getting stuck into some more writing!" Caminey Kuropatwa, Magazine Journalism, May 2008

"This was a thoroughly enjoyable course, which has helped to give me more direction in terms of my writing. [The tutor was] incredibly helpful and supportive. …It was really valuable to learn the proper way of doing things for this genre." Belinda Glenn, Magazine Journalism, July 2008

"Just want to say thank you for the great course. I really enjoyed it and it definitely improved my confidence when it comes to business writing." Tamlyn Williams, Business Writing, April 2008

"As you will see I have NOTHING but praise [for the course]. I loved it all and Karin Schimke is a rock and mentor bar none!" Lisa Finkelstein, Magazine Journalism, March 2008

"Just wanted to say a very big THANK YOU to Ginny Swart who has been a fantastic motivator and mentor since my very first assignment of the course. I'm learning to be cleaner and meaner with words, and it's deeply encouraging receiving her comprehensive feedback. THANKS A MILL GINNY, YOU'RE A STAR!" Widaad Munga, Short Story Writing, April 2008

"Ginny is a wonderful tutor – her feedback is always encouraging and highly motivating and you get this incredible sense of safety – like she’s a caring and nurturing ‘mom’ rather than a tutor and advisor. Thank you, Ginny – for everything! " Karen Jones, Short Story Course, January 2008

"Hi Nichola - Thanks for a great course. I really learned a lot. It started something for me that is beyond words." Peet Steyn, Magazine Journalism, March 2008

"I LOVED the course, from beginning to end. It far exceeded my expectations and I know that my certificate will not be a worthless piece of paper – I was made to work hard and my tutor earned my respect by her direct and honest feedback at the end of each module." Marilyn Scott, Travel Writing, February 2008

"Thanks so much for coordinating such a wonderful course. I enjoyed every second of it." Lerato Malekutu, Magazine Journalism, November 2007

"Just a quick email to again say thanks for the wonderful work you're doing in the industry - the Magazine Journalism course I did has certainly helped me tremendously in my career!" Christo Valentyn, Magazine Journalism, December 2007

"Thank you so much! I enjoyed the course through and through. Ginny was awesome. I wish all my lecturers were like her!" Talitha van Rensburg, Short Story Writing, September 2007.

"Thank you for all your guidance throughout this course. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it taught me a lot about writing in general, not just travel writing. In my line of business, I write a lot of media releases, communications and even Internet copy for Search Engine Optimisation. I can apply so much from the course to all of these." Gillian Meier, Travel Writing, July 2007

"The course was fun and Carrie is thorough in her marking, shares the benefit of her own experience and is very practical and encouraging to boot." Corrie Bridgman, Travel Writing, May 2007.

"Now that I have completed [the course] I am thoroughly impressed and happy with the skills I have acquired in the process. So yes, in terms of learning more about the magazine industry and how to approach my work, it has exceeded all my expectations." Christo Valentyn, Magazine Journalism, June 2007

"This course was very enjoyable, and delivered all that it promised. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone interested in starting out in journalism." Moira Golden, Magazine Journalism, December 2006

"Thank you so much for all your effort and help. This is an invaluable opportunity you are offering." Benito Vergotine, Magazine Journalism, May 2006

"I found everything about the course very well organised and presented. I really thought it was an excellent educational investment for me." Karen Huxham, Magazine Journalism, March 2006

"Hi there – just a quick note to let you know my article, ‘Let’s cool it girl’ made the Feb ‘06 issue of Men’s Health. I’m so happy! And a huge ‘thank you’ for your input and support – it is so fulfilling to get done what you set out to do…." Marlene Marais, Magazine Journalism, January 2006

"The foundation course was a great learning experience. It has instilled the confidence in me to go out and tackle the world as a freelance photojournalist." Margot Dolby, Magazine Journalism, December 2005.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the Foundation Course. I started with high expectations and have certainly not been disappointed. The individual attention, guidance and feedback that I received have been invaluable. The course content is excellent, challenging and stimulating. An added benefit was that I was forced to write an article, whereas in my busy, everyday life, that would have just remained a dream. I will definitely be registering for the Advanced Course." Jennifer Dunkley, Magazine Journalism, November 2005

"The course provided a great foundation for a future career in journalism. The lecturer, Nichola Meyer, was dedicated, involved, and obviously passionate about her subject. Her support has been invaluable." Brenda Walters, Magazine Journalism, November 2005

"The lecturer knows what she’s doing, and really seems to want her students to get into the magazine industry. She’s always available to contact with any questions, and always gives constructive feedback." Caro Engelbrecht, Magazine Journalism, November 2005

"This course was invaluable, inspiring and absorbing. It was far better than I expected, and highly professional. I was in awe of the calibre of the course and lecturer." Karen Engeldow, Magazine Journalism, November 2005

"Thanks for a dynamic and very interesting course. I have enjoyed every second of it!" Chantal Di Donato, Magazine Journalism, September 2005

Unsolicited Feedback
 
This is feedback from random e-mail correspondence as opposed to the requested course feedback above.

"I would like to thank you again for accommodating my request to do this course - it has changed my life.  There is no other way to put that - and I will always be grateful." Novel Writing

"I have to say this was one of the most enjoyable things that I have ever done. I am so thrilled with my result and found the feedback to be very useful in every regard.and I have learnt a lot. I have actually been thinking to enroll for another course. Can I also just say Ginny was wonderful! She has so knowledgable and although strict with her assessment, gave very positive feedback." Short Story Writing

"I just want to say a huge thank you for all your guidance and help during the magazine journalism course.  I thoroughly enjoyed the tasks and feel I have learned a bunch of exciting skills as well as a developing a new set of eyes which are constantly looking for a 'story'!  I hope to keep writing, reading and developing what I've learned and get some work to magazines soon!" Magazine Journalism

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the feedback I received.  I found the material interesting, user friendly and relevant.  Yvonne is a great lecturer and very encouraging, which I really appreciated." Travel Writing

"Thank you, I really enjoyed this course. It reminded me about how great English is!" Business Writing Toolkit

“I have so loved this course and Karin, you have been a mentor bar none. It has been an honour and privilege.” Magazine Journalism

I'd like to thank the college for the fantastic opportunity to study and most of all for my precious tutor, Leoni Benghiat. She is a gem and I'll always be grateful for her teaching. Magazine Journalism

Thanks again to you and the college for being there. It is exactly what aspiring writers need. You are filling a much-needed gap in the study of writing. Magazine Journalism

I thoroughly enjoyed the writing coach course; it was very encouraging and just plain fun. Thank you for all your extremely helpful feedback. Writing Coach Course

Thank you so much. I have really enjoyed the course; having your feedback has been truly invaluable. I have learned so much from your comments and notes!I am definitely going to sign up for the short story course in January!Thank you for all your guidance over the past 5 months, you really have made a difference. Writing Coach Course

Thank you for all your input – it was a great course and I really enjoyed every moment. I’m looking forward to doing more courses next year. Writing Coach Course

Thanks for your time and expertise; it was truly mind-opening. Writing Coach Course

It has been a wonderful journey of discovery and I wish to thank you for your insights and positive feedback. I have already noticed a positive impact on my daily writing and I hope to continue building on this great start! Writing Coach Course

Nichola was absolutely brilliant. A huge help, and her feedback was indispensable. Magazine Journalism

Thank you so much for the report and for all your help throughout the course. I would have been lost without you. Magazine Journalism

This was a thoroughly enjoyable course, which I think has helped to give me more direction in terms of my writing. Nichola was incredibly supportive and informative! Magazine Journalism

I've taken in every valuable lesson I learned during my two courses and again want to thank you both for being excellent teachers and encouragers. The real work starts now, so off I go! Magazine Journalism

I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot! I look forward to seeing my final mark and receiving my certificate. Thank you for all your good advice. Travel Writing Course

Just a note to say that I have enjoyed the course and learnt a lot (you may dispute that!). Most interesting for me has been the need to research areas that you plan to write about. Research of publications is second nature to me. Looking at places I visit with a fresh eye to see if a story about them really does have legs. Thank you for your patient and insightful tuition. Travel Writing Course