Fiona Walsh tutors our Writing Articles for Websites and Blogs course and our Press Release and Media Writing course.
Fiona Walsh has an MA in Communications from City University, London. She has over 20 years of experience working in publicity and media writing, including as Publicity Manager for English National Ballet, Head of Press for the Royal National Theatre and Director of Press and Marketing for Bermuda Shorts Film, all based in London.
More recently she has worked as an Account Director for Total Exposure PR in South Africa, managing a diverse range of clients including BBC Worldwide, BBC World News and the National Arts Council of South Africa. She returned to the National Theatre in London for a year in 2012 as Communications Manager, with overall responsibility for managing broadcast, print, online and social media content around the NTs involvement in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad during the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Currently, she has a very successful freelancing career, servicing clients such as the Joburg Ballet and New York-based BY Experience. Previous clients include Sony Entertainment Television, Tourism Ireland and David Krut Publishing.
‘It was an amazing, informative, organized and fun experience. Fiona really helped me and gave guidance and support throughout the course. It was a great experience from the start to the end. The content of the course was great and the guidance throughout was amazing.’ Sherilee Steenkamp, Press Release and Media Writing Course
‘It was a bit challenging having to cope with working and studying but the course was great. It helps one to think ‘out of the box’ and allows you to be creative. Fiona is amazing! She assisted me all the way and her feedback helped me improve my work per module. She is simply the best. The Writers College is amazing and they go out of their way to accommodate their students.’ Toni, Press Release and Media Writing Course
‘I have taken away more from this course with the NZ Writers College than any I have done in the past. Fiona was an amazing tutor. She gave excellent feedback and always explained it in an easy to understand way. I was surprised how much I learnt and have been able to implement into my working day. This has been the most valuable course for my career. The material was relevant and the tutor was extremely helpful and easy to talk to.’ Nicole Watson, Press Release and Media Writing Course
‘The course was great. My tutor really helped a lot and was very patient with me. I will continue to practise to better my writing. I would recommend the College to my peers.’ Sinenhlanhla Mdiya, Press Release and Media Writing Course
‘It helped a lot in improving my writing skills and remembering what to keep at top of mind when writing. Amazing tutor and very helpful course for my career growth.’ Sisonke, Press Release and Media Writing Course