Graduate Reviews

Editing Essentials

“The depth of content was really valuable. Deb’s explanations easy to understand and practical to my workplace. She was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and inspiring. I now have the confidence to edit and proof my own and others work! If you’d like to improve your grammar and language, AWC have some wonderful courses. I highly recommend them.”

Kate Duncan

“I enjoyed the activities and hands on exercises. Deb was vibrant and engaging, and the course never dragged. The courses at AWC are specific, engaging and very helpful for an up and coming writer.”

Emma Lovell

“Deb is an excellent teacher – the best yet at AWC. She is a bright, clever and articulate woman. The courses at AWC are well designed, extremely informative and hit the mark.”

Kerrie Ann Kelly

“I found the course information very enjoyable. It was great to have someone working in the field provide such great knowledge. It made a difference to know she was so passionate about what she does. Deb was fantastic! She knew her stuff and was very engaging. AWC has a fantastic location and great quality courses.”

Nadine Finlay

“In truth, my expectations were that the dense subject-matter would be somewhat overwhelming and I anticipated it would likely be a very long day. Completely the opposite! Time flew by and Deb had me both enthralled and entertained throughout. Who knew editing could be such a hoot?! If I could describe my experience with Deb in a word – sensational! Do it. Without hesitation. You’ll be amazed at what you’re doing wrong . . .”

Francesca Stevens

“Editing Essentials was a great refresher and tips to implement in the workplace. It’s always good to do refreshers and get the mind stimulated and thinking about the why and how we do things rather than just doing them and going through the motions. Deb was extremely knowledgeable and so willing to share information with the class. Her enthusiasm is catching! The AWC run a number of great courses/workshops that really assist in fine tuning our skills. Easy to enrol in courses, helpful – nothing is too much trouble and the location is great!”

Toni Nugent

“Deb put a lot of work into thinking about editing and made me question what I knew. She was very knowledgeable about her subject. The course was challenging and covered a broad range. It’s a good course for someone who wants to get a feel for editing. I would send all the editors I’ve met, many of whom get thrown into the job with little training”

Michelle Hallett

“I loved the course. The trainer was fantastic! The content was great and hit the mark with what I needed to know. Deb inspired confidence as she clearly knew so much on the topic. Thank you for a most enjoyable experience.”

Margaret Larden

“Deb was very professional and knowledgeable. She was fantastic at explaining how editing works and talking through examples. She is a wealth of wisdom when it comes to grammar and it was great to learn some tricks of the trade! AWC provides great training courses in a good location.”

Elizabeth Langton

“I was with my team from work and we took away some good information about setting up a style guide and agreeing on conventions. Deb was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Great venue, lovely staff.”

Fay Foster

“Deb was very hands-on and in tune with industry requirements. She’s also collaborative, accommodating and ensures everyone participates. The Editing Essentials course is hugely informative and hands-on. A great refresher full-day workshop to get people up to speed with industry norms and trends.”

Devika Adlakha

“I really enjoyed hearing about the experiences and challenges faced by the other participants as well as having the opportunity to tap into Deb’s knowledge base. Deb is great and clearly really knows her stuff. The travel from Melbourne was worth it.”

Ann Sciberras

“I enjoyed learning editing skills and doing practical examples with the class. Deb was very professional and knowledgeable, and fantastic at explaining how editing works. She is a wealth of wisdom when it comes to grammar and it was great to learn some tricks of the trade! The Australian Writers’ Centre provides great training courses in a good location.”

Elizabeth Langton

“I enjoyed the course. I found that it was challenging and covered a broad range of topics. Deb was knowledgeable on her subject. It’s a good course for someone who wants to get a feel for editing.”

Michelle Hallett

“I enjoyed the ability to ask questions and contribute easily. Deb was approachable and knowledgeable.”

Michael Kid

“The content was great and it hit the mark with what I needed to know. Deb inspired confidence as she clearly knew so much on the topic. The course presenters at Australian Writers’ Centre are all very knowledgeable and well equipped to pass their knowledge on. Thank you for a most enjoyable experience.”

Margaret Larden

“The course was a great refresher with tips to implement in the workplace. Deb was extremely knowledgeable and so willing to share information with the class. Her enthusiasm is contagious! It’s always good to do refreshers and get the mind stimulated and thinking about the why and how we do things rather than just doing them and going through the motions. The Australian Writers’ Centre run great courses that really assist in fine tuning our skills. Easy to enrol in courses, helpful – nothing is too much trouble and the location is great!”

Toni Nugent

“I most enjoyed Deb’s presenting style. Her tips and tricks for retaining information are enjoyable and memorable, making the content truly resonate. Deb was, in a word: sensational. Do it. Without hesitation. You’ll be amazed at what you’re doing wrong.”

Francesca Stevens

“Deb was professional and knowledgeable. Excellent training skills, well-prepared and someone I would study with again in a heartbeat.”

Gemma Nardone

“The course touched on a lot of areas of editing. It was highly informative, and we were able to ask lots of questions. Deb is excellent. She is one of the most engaging presenters who really knows her stuff. She’s very interested in how the attendees can apply the lessons learned in their workplace. A genuinely lovely person also – it’s a pleasure to spend the day with her!”

Wendy Johnston