Finally – A Personalised and Inspiring Way to
Achieve Your Writing Goals
Are you tired of second-guessing every phrase you write? Looking for ways to establish an effective writing and research routine, and faster project completion? At The Writers College, we’ll help you achieve your journalism writing goals, or complete your non-fiction book, in the shortest time possible.
In the last 15 years we’ve taught hundreds of students, from experienced bloggers and first-time travel-writers to biographers and self-help authors. Learn how to develop an authentic voice, polish your drafts and pitch to publishers, without wasted time and effort. We’ve helped writers of all ages and backgrounds achieve impressive results, and we can do the same for you.
Our Graduate Students' Successes
Here are a few among dozens of other journalism success stories.
Jeanna Thomson completed the Advanced Freelance Journalism Course. Her article 'Butterfly Effect' on culture-tech incubator Mahuki has been published in the March issue of 'Capital' magazine. Her story 'Girls on Film' published in 'Weekend Magazine' in the 'Herald' newspaper.
Ian Middleton completed the Freelance Journalism Course with distinction. Ian has been published in 'New Zealand Mountain Biker' magazine, 'The Climber' and 'Spoke' magazine. He describes his course: ‘A very worthwhile experience which I have benefited from immensely. Very relevant and a must for anyone hoping to break into the industry.’
Rosanne Turner sent us an update of the magazines for which she writes. She has been published in 'Holland Herald' (KLM), 'Morning Calm' (South Korean), 'Sawadee' (Thai Airways), 'Samui Holiday Magazine', 'Samui Wining & Dining Guide', 'CEM Air' inflight magazine, and 'Interval' (USA). Rosanne is a graduate of our Travel Writing Course.
Advanced Freelance Journalism student Rochelle Sewell's road rage article was the cover story in ‘Your Weekend’ magazine. It was also inserted in ‘Dom Post’, ‘Christchurch Press’ and ‘Waikato Times’ papers. Rochelle also had her story on workplace bullying published in ‘Employment Today’ magazine. Rochelle’s article titled ‘The (Other) Oldest Profession’ was published in ‘Little Treasures’ magazine.
Gina van Staden
Gina van Staden, a graduate of the Vryskutjoernalistieke kursus (Freelance Journalism Course), was published in both ‘Vrouekeur’ and ‘Troukoors’ magazines. She now also blogs regularly for the well known publication ‘Finesse’. Excellent work, Gina.
Jessica Oosthuyze landed an internship at the prestigious ‘Getaway’ magazine. Jess recently graduated with distinction from the Travel Writing Course.
Follow One of Our Specialised Journalism Courses and Avoid Common Writing Mistakes
Producing non-fiction work for print, online or self-publishing can be easier than you think. Many writers simply don’t know the best approach to take, resulting in frustration, lack of motivation and blocked creativity.
At The Writers College, we’ve done the tough groundwork for you. All you need to do is follow our step-by-step guidance and implement your individual feedback to fast-track your writing project.
You won’t just save time and effort either. By harnessing your professional tutor’s insights and experience, you can unlock far better results than you’d ever achieve on your own.
We’ve taken decades of writing excellence by our team of award-winning journalists, bloggers and authors and compressed it into comprehensive, effective programmes you can complete at your own pace. Plus our students consistently tell us how fun, stimulating and challenging our courses are!
What Our Students Say
Ian MiddletonFreelance Journalism Course
'I got a lot more out of the course than I was expecting and it was a huge boost to my confidence. A very worthwhile experience that I have benefited from immensely. Very relevant and a must for anyone hoping to break into the industry.'
Pauline StratfordWriting Articles for Websites and Blogs Course
'The course was perfect for me. I was given the challenge I needed and the platform to get me into writing. I’d highly recommend the Writers College courses.'
June TerryFreelance Journalism Course
'I can’t speak highly enough about 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.'
Anthea BristowWriting Articles for Websites and Blogs Course
'The course was a skilful blend of instruction in writing, tailored to the demands of internet publishing. To guide me on the way, I was gifted with an extraordinarily insightful and constructive tutor… I can only endorse and recommend The Writers College to anyone.'
Lesley SeftonWrite a Non-Fiction Book Course
'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.'
Alex Owen-HillWrite a Non-Fiction Book 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. 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.'
Chantal TarlingFreelance Journalism Course
'The course was wonderful. The material was a great combination of both practical and theoretical content. I learnt so much! 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.'
Here’s a Brief Outline of What We Cover
in Our Courses
Learn Proven Non-fiction Writing Techniques We’ll reveal the writing skills that professional writers use to bring their work to life, and invent compelling article (or chapter) structures. Skip the uncertainty and find out exactly how it’s done!
Follow a Step-by-step Process Taking You from Idea to Final Draft These straightforward strategies can help you research and finish your writing project months faster than you ever thought possible.
Uncover Your Writing Blindspots With the Help of Your Award-winning Tutor Eliminate self-doubt and uncertainty with feedback on the specific errors you’re making in your writing. Receive detailed, constructive critiques on every assignment from an award-winning, professional journalist.
Discover the Mistakes Made By Virtually All Beginner Writers Almost everyone makes the same common problematic mistakes – we’ll help you identify and eliminate them.
Explore a Wide Range of Publication Outlets to Enhance Your Chances of Success Find out how and where to professionally submit articles for publication, and exactly what steps to take when approaching different markets.
Anyone, of any age, can acquire the tools needed to kick-start their project or drive it to completion.
We’ll impart the skills you need to super-charge your approach, find an authentic voice and burnish your final draft.
So whether you’re fresh out of high school, a confident writer aiming to upskill and widen your freelance options, or newly retired with time and energy for a personal project, our one-to-one feedback and expertise will boost your writing progress.
Do you have what it takes to be a writer?
You’ll never know unless you try!
Here Are Our Journalism and Non-fiction Courses for 2021:
Writing Articles for Websites and Blogs
Whether you want to earn an income from writing web articles, content for your blog or digital media for your employer, we will teach you the skills you need to write articles that stand out.
Our journalism students have sold their articles to these mainstream print and digital magazines. They walk away with the skills and confidence to write saleable articles for publications around the world.
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