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I thoroughly enjoyed every part of this course. Not only was it interesting and challenging but the information was/is absolutely invaluable. I learnt so much. I appreciated the feedback regarding my work and was encouraged that travel writing is something I now feel I can pursue. ‚ Celeste Rasmussen

— Celeste Rasmussen

Thank you for a realistic course that has given me the tools and confidence to give travel writing a go.

— Rosalia Piscopo

Sue was great - very approachable and extremely knowledgeable. She was positive and encouraging, explaining how best to avoid possible setbacks. As she is currently working as a successful travel writer, her expertise proved invaluable. These courses are a great way to jump start your writing career!

— Bronwyn Mason

Love it. I wanted to refresh my skills and start working to deadlines again, and I have achieved both goals. I will keep on signing up for new courses until they run out!

— Jan Samuels

Sue was very specific, and she didn't let you off lightly. I enjoyed listening to all of her feedback on everyone's work. I felt it helped me learn a lot. AWC runs industry-standard, practical courses that provide you with the necessary tools to embark on a career in communications. You learn through doing and receiving in-depth feedback. Highly recommended.

— Kay Harrison

Sue gave us all the information we needed to know to get started and achieve our dream of travel writing! The atmosphere was informative yet relaxed, so it was easy to take in the information without feeling overwhelmed with the content. Sue was warm and friendly and very approachable when I had any questions. Her feedback on my essay was practical and useful, now I can judge my own writing with a fresh outlook so much that I want to edit my essay for my own benefit. If you want to learn how to break into the industry, this is a great course. From your style of writing to pitching, there's so much more to learn.

— Janet Irmler

Sue was just brilliant as a tutor - concise, on point, positive, encouraging, professional and excellent at giving feedback....she was clear but gentle with her comments....ideal for fragile beginning travel writers!

— Brenda Barnett

I thought that I would be writing an article each week but realise now that the way the assignments were structured was more helpful in preparing me to write good articles. The course is well-structured and well-presented and very industry-relevant.

— Ingrid Gaiotto

Sue was great. We all know that she is a renowned freelancer but the way she put the course together and presented it really exceeded my expectations. All 5 modules presented were great insights into the industry. For me, the most valuable part was being able to ask questions to an industry expert and have these answered.

— Lisa Griplas

The AWC certainly excelled when putting together the Travel Writers Course - it is clear, concise, well structured and has an excellent tutor who provides great practical feedback.

— Brenda Barnett

I enjoyed receiving personal feedback on my article (homework). This provided me with guidance and direction to help influence my personal writing style. Sue's presentation style made me feel like she was reminding me of things that I already know. Her insight and industry specific knowledge and most specifically her enthusiasm is paramount.

— Lisa Gibbs

I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the ability to have an open conversation with Sue and other participants. I thought that Sue was very knowledgeable and approachable. She made you feel welcome the moment you walked in the door. Her experience definitely shined through. I would say that it's definitely worth your time and you can learn a lot even if it's in such a short amount of time.

— Jessica Sykes

The materials and lessons were incredibly useful tools to getting what travel writing is all about, in particular the structure of articles and the marketing of them. Congratulations AWC.....a terrific course.

— Brenda Barnett

I had no idea what to expect but was super impressed with the content of the course. Sue is an excellent teacher and has a lot of information to share. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge and she imparts this in a manner that keeps you interested and motivated. The class moves along at a fast pace, but the pace felt perfect for what was being taught. Participation and questions are encouraged. It's a great course with a great teacher, great location, value for money, and you learn a lot!

— Diane Compton

The course gave me great insider knowledge and the confidence to embark on my travel writing journey. Sue was very professional, very knowledgeable and gave excellent feedback. An all round excellent experience. I will be back for more.

— Stella Collier

I aquired a lot more knowledge than I expect to. The course covered aspects of travel writing I hadn't even thought about so it was a lovely surprise. Sue was a fabulous teacher. So knowledgeable and encouraging I really enjoyed having her as my teacher.

— Amy Macfarlane

Small class group size meant very targeted individual learning with plenty of opportunity to ask and learn. Sue engaged with our group with a warm encouraging and authoritative style. It was very well done considering volume of work covered.

— Debra Howse

I didn't realise I would actually come away with everything I needed to know about the industry and getting started. Most courses help you get an idea, but I came away from this one with exact steps of how to succeed. The rest is up to me. Sue was fantastic. She had bundles of experience and energy and was happy to share anything and everything. There was nothing she couldn't answer. She is now a role model for me.

— Catherine Warboys

Very informative and created a full insight as to how I could commence writing travel reviews. I enjoyed the contact and open discussion with other participants. Sue was very easy to follow in her approach especially as some of us were real novices. Her explanations were very clear and easily understood.

— Hans van Roosendaal

I was really anxious about putting myself out there and even thinking I could try and do a writing course. I am so very glad I did, as I not only enjoyed every second of it, but feel that my writing has improved due entirely to the clear step by step guidance of the course

— Brenda Barnett

The assignment and fast feedback were amazing. So much learning over the 2 days. Sue was very conscientious and passionate. Very generous in her feedback and tips. Great course for learning about travel writing.

— Kate Hill

JUST DO IT, YOU WON'T REGRET IT. I WOULD ALSO ADD THAT IT IS PROBABLY THE MOST ECONOMICAL COURSE OUT THERE WITH EXCELLENT TUTORS AND QUALITY MATERIALS.

— Helen Anderson

I really enjoyed researching and writing. Sue had plenty of hands on experience and could give practical feedback.

— Gillian Smith

I liked getting feedback on the assignments from Sue ‚ it was great and provided sufficient detail about areas to improve. I really enjoyed the course, it was super informative, the audio was great and the assignment feedback was fantastic.

— Scott Bray

I loved how practical the course was. Using real examples distinguishes this course from other information that is available via Google. Getting feedback on the pitch and article was invaluable. Sue was brilliant. Her feedback was excellent and it's great to know that she's well published and knows what she's talking about. Thanks Sue!

— Rebecca Olsen

I really enjoyed the industry insights and tutor feedback. Sue was fabulous, supporting and gave constructive feedback. It's a good investment if you're serious and committed to wanting to learn about travel writing. Thank you Australian Writers' Centre and I look forward to doing another course soon.

— Janet Russell

I loved the course so much! It proved to me that I still have a lot to learn, but I found it encouraging and very helpful. The presenter was excellent, Sue really knows her stuff!

— Stephanie Haines

Sue was very good. Sue is obviously an expert in her field, that is clear, which means we are getting expert advice. I really enjoyed listening to the tutorials each week. Definitely worth it, good content and great value for money. Professionally delivered.

— Sheila Hayes

It was great to gain an insight into how the travel writing industry works. Sue was very knowledgeable, honest and to-the-point. I found it useful when there was some 'banter' or chatting on the online site between participants. It enhanced the learning environment and online classroom. An insightful, value for money course.

— Mal Keeble

I enjoyed the interaction with other writers and the assignment briefs. Sue was wonderfully knowledgeable and very kind with her feedback. Couldn't have asked for a better tutor. The Travel Writing course is excellent. It's a great overview of all the basics you need to know to become a professional travel writer including preparing for a trip and picking the right publications for your story. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful course, the plethora of information, and all the support. Absolutely loved it.

— Jessica Gately

Top course, top tutor, terrific value for money. I loved the instant and constructive feedback. Sue White was exceptional. Her feedback was always succinct, constructive and encouraging. She was patient when we missed the mark on assignments and very generous in sharing her own work, knowledge and ideas. Sue is an admirable blend of knowledgeable, nurturing and challenging. If you came to this course to learn, you couldn't escape without doing so. If you really want to improve your writing, sign up, and suck up everything an AWC course offers.

— Bronwyn Boekenstein

Sue White is a great tutor/teacher. She's very knowledgeable, highly skilled, her feedback always gave food for thought and she's fun to interact with. I often began listening to the new module on a Monday morning over brekkie! I shall miss that routine now...

— Samantha Schelling

I enjoyed seeing the 'theory' in practice by published writers in the clippings/handouts, and the diversity of ideas from within our group. I appreciated Sue's approach ‚ professional, constructive and intelligent feedback. Her experience as a successful writer was invaluable and she was very generous in her willingness to share her knowledge. Good value for money, practical information and advice in a really supportive environment.

— Kathy Bowden

Julietta was excellent, and very entertaining. I enjoyed listening to her travel stories and learning what it takes to be a travel writer.

— Cindy Jones

I think Sue White's teaching and feedback is great, and so were the audio recordings and materials provided. Sue was very knowledgeable and experienced, very happy to have had her as a tutor.

— Antoanela Safca

I really enjoyed the course, the feedback following the submission of assignments was excellent ‚ being able to view feedback on other participant's writing was very useful. The lessons were easy to listen to, clear and information presented at a good pace to follow and understand. Excellent easy-to-follow course with knowledgeable tutors. Excellent practical feedback and suggestions for story structure improvements great. If you are looking to get your work published, then this is course offers practical advice and examples on the steps to get there.

— Catherine Young

I enjoyed the small class size and ability to discuss different aspects as we went along. Sue was great ‚ very approachable and extremely knowledgeable. She was positive and encouraging, explaining how best to avoid possible setbacks. As she is currently working as a successful travel writer, and her expertise proved invaluable. Australian Writers' Centre courses are a great way to jump start your writing career!

— Bronwyn Mason

In all honesty, I've never done anything like this before, so I wasn't sure what to expect at all. I enjoyed the process much more than I thought I would and was very happy with the amount of material packed into 5 modules! I enjoyed the interaction with the other students! When I first realised that everyone would see my assignments I was aghast! But the process of reading what everyone else had come up with, and then hearing the feedback from Sue, added to the learning experience. I would like Sue to adopt me please - just kidding. But I wish I could spend more time with her. Sue was really constructive and encouraging.

— Holly Baird

The course was well-staged and scaffolded with a manageable workload. Very much appreciated Sue White's individual feedback - particularly the audio feedback which was invaluable. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to Valerie Khoo's audio casts ‚ she speaks with such enthusiasm and passion! Online course delivery was convenient and time-efficient. Very well-organised and easy to use. The best thing about this mode of delivery is the convenience.

— David Sotir

The atmosphere was informative yet relaxed, so it was easy to take in the information without feeling overwhelmed with the content. Sue was warm and friendly, and very approachable when I had any questions. Her feedback on my essay was practical and useful, and now I can judge my own writing with a fresh outlook. I also found it useful to learn about researching house styles of different magazines to adapt your writing to them! If you want to learn how to break into the industry, this is a great course. From your style of writing to pitching, there's so much more to learn.

— Janet Irmler

I really enjoyed the assignments. They made me think about what I could write about, and that made me motivated and enthused about actually trying to write stories I could sell. Sue provided helpful and useful information. Great to learn from someone who is currently working in the area they are teaching.

— Janet

I enjoyed doing the exercises and getting a taste of what to expect in the real world. Also doing it in a time that suits me at my own pace. I loved having access to an accomplished writer that writes for the type of publications I aspire to write for in the future. Sue gave honest and constructive feedback and clearly has the experience to do this. It's a convenient way to expand your knowledge in a field of your interest, that gives you access to experts and constructive feedback, helping you achieve your goals.

— Sandra Shakespeare

Great content and great teacher. Sue was really friendly and approachable and I really enjoyed hearing her experiences and practical advice.

— Celeste Mitchell

The course combined some theory with good, practical advice about the reality of travel writing. Sue has fantastic experience and willingly shared. She answered all questions honestly and provided useful tips and feedback.

— Leanne Hart

Fantastic. I liked the practical examples and friendly atmosphere. Sue was extremely open to sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience. For those those who don't know where to begin, through to someone who has had some articles published but wants to take it to the next level, this course provides the practical knowledge, tools and techniques that you wont find anywhere else.

— James

Sue is good-humoured, personable, organised, engaging, down to earth and knowledgeable. Australian Writers' Centre courses are well structured and are presented by people who have careers to prove the value in the suggested methodology.

— Brian Byrne

The course was well run and executed with a presenter who is passionate and knows what she's talking about.

— Diane Williams

I really enjoyed the course ‚ it was super-informative, and the audio was great. Sue was also great, and her feedback was fantastic.

— Scott Bray

Sue was a professional and enthusiastic presenter who was very happy to share her experiences and provide the skills and knowledge for beginners to get started.

— Kaye Higgins

Well presented, good support material and great interaction between students and the presenter. Overall it gave me many of the tools and information I need to improve my travel writing.

— Ross Byrne

I really enjoyed having Sue's insight and experience on the travel writing industry. I have learnt some good tips to start and think it is now possible to have some articles published.

— Agnes Samour

The course was full of very practical information. Sue took the 'glamour' out of travel writing but this was a good thing in that the information provided now makes travel writing a real possibility as a career option! The style was also very relaxed and comfortable with lots of opportunities to ask. Overall, the course was much better than I expected!

— Julie Tassone

The small group and casual style of the presenter was excellent. The information presented was highly useful and there was flexibility in the program. Julietta was very friendly and relaxed, creating a lovely atmosphere. her extensive experience in the industry gave us many valuable insights.

— Meredith Lawson

Sue White is an excellent teacher. The class was very well structured and planned (compared to other institutions I've done short courses through! Logical, approachable, and with practical advice ‚ Sue had obviously spent a lot of time structuring the course and it flowed perfectly in a timely manner.

— Mark Holmes

I really enjoyed learning all about freelancing and analysing travel articles. Sue was very knowledgeable, passionate and supportive. She was easy to understand, confident and friendly in her approach.

— Caz Makepeace

Julietta obviously knew her subject matter and was confident with it. Perhaps her greatest strength as a presenter was her personality: she was very natural and down-to-earth, highly approachable and she had a great sense of humour. I liked that she was so 'human' and was, in fact 'naughty'! As a 'newbie' I felt comfortable to ask her any questions.

— Sally Lewer Ahern

I benefited from Sue's real life insights. It wasn't just theory. She was generous with her knowledge and even her intellectual property. I am confident that I can write travel stories.

— Craig Eardley

The course is very well structured and Sue is full of information, very down to earth and straightforward. Sue is very charismatic and it was enjoyable to go through the course with her. At every point she gave an example of her own experience which prepared each of us on what to expect and how to get into writing.

— Christiane Abou Taan

I enjoyed learning about the business of travel writing; particularly what editors are looking for, the types of stories in the genre, and how to come up with the 'hook' of the article. Sue was great. She was very engaging and humorous and was generous about sharing her experiences and stories with the group. She was also very encouraging with our humble efforts.

— Kaye Cameron

Sue shared her knowledge and experience in such a way that was enjoyable and also very interesting. I was gripped from the first lesson and really enjoyed hearing of her stories and experience in the industry. The course content is exceptional and covers all aspects of travel writing. Sue is a fantastic teacher and shares her knowledge in a fun and interactive environment.

— Krystal Davidson

The venue was fabulous and even the people in the cafe were lovely. I learnt heaps. The presenter was so experienced, knew her subject and was full of great tips. Very professional and very focused.

— Lynn Anamourlis

With Sue's wealth of knowledge and no nonsense, useful information, I was able to learn everything I needed to learn. I cannot speak more highly of Sue. She knows her craft and she shares it well. She gives everyone equal time and everyone's questions are answered. She is very honest with her advice and I found her very easy to understand. I have now completed two courses with Sue and I would highly recommend anyone contemplating doing this course to go ahead with her.

— Lesley Robyn Landmark

The course has informative and relevant content which is very practical to getting started as a writer with insider tips. The useful assignments make you have a go and get more out of it. It's practical and up-to-date information from journalists working in the field.

— Sharon Lamb

I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the ability to have an open conversation with Sue and the other participants. I thought that Sue was very knowledgeable and approachable, she made you feel welcome from the moment you walked through the door. Her experience definitely shone through. It is definitely worth your time and you can learn a lot even if it is in such a short amount of time.

— Jessica Sykes

I liked the energy and empathy in the group. Do it!

— Cath Widdon

I loved the personal feedback section best. It was professional, convenient and a true value-for-money course.

— Nannette Holliday

I loved it all! Especially doing the homework. Sue was very professional, very knowledgeable and gave excellent feedback.

— Stella Collier

The structure, the content and the delivery of the course was great. Sue White gave excellent feedback on assignments. The audio is very easy to listen to and the online format is convenient and well-delivered. The feedback is invaluable too.

— Elizabeth Fritz

I liked the location, the group and the interesting content. Sue was professional, funny, experienced and generous with her information.

— Penny Bell

This is the first online course I have done and I found it easy to follow. It gave me great flexibility on when and where to listen to the audio files. Often this was on my balcony overlooking the ocean. It's great that a course such as this is so accessible to people. It was a thorough, well-paced and innovative course that is essential if you want to consider any form of travel writing.

— Vivien Henesey-Smith

I really enjoyed that it didn't feel like a regular class with handouts that didn't add much value or rigid powerpoint slides that the teacher couldn't deviate from. Sue was fantastic. She had bundles of experience and energy and was happy to share anything and everything There was nothing she couldn't answer. She is now a role model for me. Do it, you will get everything yo need to make this a possibility if it is what you really want.

— Catherine Warboys

I enjoyed everything about Travel Writing. The online audios were fantastic and Valerie's commentary was extremely interesting. I also liked Sue's honest and constructive feedback. It was very to complete the course online ‚ I liked the fact that you could access the material early Monday morning and had a full week to complete the module.

— Kirsti Salvado

I learnt a lot about travel destinations which I really enjoyed. Sue was very helpful.

— Heather Willson

The course provides participants with a comprehensive coverage of the travel writing genre and the industry. It is well-structured and excellently presented while its flexible mode of delivery makes it easily accessible to participants anywhere and at any time.

I enjoyed the flexible nature of its delivery; the in-depth coverage of topics; the excellent feedback given for uploaded assignments and participants' questions; and the analysis of published travel articles. It is VERY easy to do the course online. I could easily slot it in around my work commitments.

— Lucy Taylor

I learnt more from Travel Writing in 5 weeks than I did completing an 18 month online travel writing course elsewhere. Sue's feedback was always constructive. If you are interested in travel writing, this is the best course to do.

— Glenn Marshall

Seeing the 'theory' in practice by published writers in the handouts, and the diversity of ideas from within the group was my favourite part of the course. I appreciated Sue's approach ‚ professional, constructive and intelligent feedback. Her experience as a successful writer was invaluable and she was very generous in her willingness to share her knowledge. It was good value for money, practical information and advice in a really supportive environment.

— Kathy Bowden

Julietta Jameson's tutorship helped me develop confidence in my writing ability. The steady pace of the course ensured we covered plenty of ground over the 5 weeks. I cannot recommend this course highly enough for people with a love of writing about travel; in whatever form that might take.

— Monique van Tulder

You genuinely learn practical skills and insight into the freelance travel writing industry. Sue's feedback was invaluable and constructive. One of the main reasons I enrolled was because the tutor was an actively published travel writer. I really enjoyed my first ever online course. It was great to feel so engaged and challenged from your own living room. The course was brilliantly engaging and practical way to learn new skills and insights. The Australian Writers' Centre offers a contemporary approach to learning and a portal to the world of published writers.

— Kylie Roberts

It was great to have very practical advice in relation to pitching. Sue was great, helpful and very experienced. Do it!

— Catherine Pelosi

Thank you so much Sue for your valuable insights and suggestions regarding our weekly assignments. I have absorbed a huge amount from this wonderful online course which has delivered consistent 'bang for bucks!' In all honesty, half of my learning has come from being able to share my fellow students' submissions but the entire delivery process has been painless and productive.

— Claire Furniss

I enjoyed reading the travel articles and reading other classmates work. I also left with a great understanding of the industry and what it takes to become a part of it. I am overseas, so it was perfect for me to complete it online. It was a well structured course so online was perfect. If you are looking to get into travel writing or any other form of writing then it is worth looking at Australian Writers' Centre as they have easy to understand courses run by professionals.

— Rohan Shaw

Sue was great. We all know that Sue is a renowned freelancer, but the way she put the course together and presented it really exceeded my expectations. All five modules presented were great insights into the industry. For me, the most valuable part was being able to ask questions to an industry expert and have these answered.

— Lisa Griplas

Absolutely super. Organised, relaxed, honest.

— Gillian Perrett

The presenter, Sue White, was excellent! She clearly knows her topic and gave practical and insightful advice. I definitely learnt new techniques that I will be putting into practice. I also liked the weekend intensive nature of the course as you were really focussed and immersed in the topic.

— Xanthi Kouvatas

Julietta was engaging, inclusive and fun. She was very generous with her knowledge and personal experience.

— Judith Bunn

I really enjoyed being with a group of people with a common interest, going through the materials, brainstorming ideas. It was a very practical course and Julietta was fun, engaging and clearly a very experienced travel writer. I felt privileged to be taught by someone who has so much knowledge.

— Anne-Marie Paddon

Julietta was warm and helpful. It was great to have such an experienced travel journalist taking the course as her advice was always relevant.

— Isabel Gardner

I am very glad I discovered the AWC courses. I completed the Travel Writing course and the Freelance Writing course online. The information learnt in the courses, so nicely spaced and well presented, has made the difference to me having pieces published in places such as The Age online, International Traveller, Green magazine and Great Walks. The courses gave me many practical skills such as sourcing ideas, pitching, interviewing, organisation, resilience and many more. I learnt that you have to keep honing your skills and keep trying, despite plenty of knockbacks, to gain a foothold into the freelance writing world.

Without the AWC courses, I would have packed it in as a fantasy long ago. Writing and having work published has given me an avenue into a hobby I thoroughly enjoy and which I never really thought would be possible for me. The AWC Graduates' Club has been an invaluable support also ‚ with people, including the presenters, generously sharing information, contacts and encouragement.

— Susan Murphy

Online learning suits my lifestyle from a time perspective. I love being able to download the audios, listen to them when I like and keep them forever. Perfect. Best money you'll ever spend if you're serious about your writing.

— Jocelyn Pride

I now have the tools to pursue a writing career.

— Erica Enriquez

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