What do our writing students say about our courses?

 Justine – Freelance writing
(The course) has helped me focus on writing and increased my confidence. Provided me with valuable information and improved skills so that I can move forward in my ambitions.

Sally Vanston, Malaysia - Technical Writing
I think the course is a valuable learning experience as I feel I’m being challenged along the way. Generally, I am impressed with the service I have received from ACS since enrolling. The enrollment process was very quick and all email support has been prompt and helpful. The tutors seem very pleasant and helpful in their remarks, and this keeps me motivated. It is very encouraging when they offer additional information or ask questions of me/my writing.

Tami – Writing Fundamentals
I have learned a lot from my course and I will take a new course soon. The school has excellent services. I am satisfied with all that ACS provided.

Wendy – Writing Fiction
Having a (tutor available) who is able to critique my work was essential. I needed to know where my strengths and weaknesses lie. An informed and knowledgeable tutor helps a lot.

Nhys – Freelance Writing
I’ve tried to do correspondence before, but have lost patience waiting for the snail mail, and extended periods for marking. The speed with which each assignment was handled (by ACS) using email was excellent, and I applaud you! I will start on Freelance Writing 2 with much enthusiasm.

Janine – Children’s Writing
I never considered childrens' writing very stimulating, until now.
 
Roslyn – English 
(The course) taught me to write better reports / business letters and emails. I feel I have improved! I feel more confident.
 
Premo Jackniacki, Australia - Editing 1 course
It took me a while, but in the end it was a very useful course for my work.  I would like to really thank my tutor for all her feedback which improved my proofreading skills.  You will see the results in our 2011 catalogue. 

Bradley Clark, Australia - Freelance Writing
Yes [this course is a valuable learning experience]. I have never had the benefit of a writer give feedback on my work. That along with structure and content lessons have been beneficial.

Jaqui Eyley, NZ - Freelance Writing
This course has just helped me get a job as a proof reader! At last I have found my dream job! I have read so many books on finding the perfect career, and then, advertised in the local paper, in between 'cleaner available' and 'care assistants wanted' was my job, 'proof reader required'. The work was for a national newspaper and they were looking for someone with a high level of literacy, an interest in farming and an eye for detail. In addition to my Freelance Writing course with ACS, I have a degree in law, a small holding, and I can pick nits till the cows come home; perfect! I couldn't believe my luck; someone was actually going to pay me to read the newspaper. The work was part time and so flexible I could even bring it home with me. My imagination worked overtime; I was already laid back in my hammock casually marking out mistakes with a glass of something cold and fizzy by my side.

Of course, in reality it is nothing like that; proof reading requires intense concentration and the ability to read very fast while picking out a variety of errors. The newspaper is a farming publication and while many articles are interesting, the technical subjects are hard work. One thing the job has taught me though, is that some writers are a lot better than others. If you know your subject well and are reliable, just about anyone can get published.

Michelle de Klerk, Australia - Editing & Proofreading 
[Marked work] comes back quickly and the comments are helpful and detailed if necessary. The course is very valuable, as it makes me more accustomed to communicating electronically, which is how everything is done these days. I’m really enjoying this course. I have a really unpredictable schedule, so I never really took to other avenues of study. With this course I can take my time and absorb the material at my own pace. I think it’s clever and practical. I haven’t had this much fun studying in years.