Graduate Testimonials

Grammar and Punctuation Essentials

“I enjoyed how easy it was for me to understand the terms of grammar and punctuation. The course itself was very helpful and I would recommend it to anyone who needs to improve either grammar and/or punctuation skills. Deb was simply amazing! She was using simple examples and explaining what each term meant in simple English – couldn’t ask for a better presenter. I would recommend AWC – it’s worth it. You learn everything in the one hit!”

Jenny Foaese

“It totally demystified some pesky punctuation problems that have been plaguing me! Deb was brilliant. I thought it was going to be an arduous day, but Deb’s bubbly personality made the topic very interesting. It was great that she took the time to understand what we felt we were grappling with and made sure we knew what we were doing with our problem areas by the end of the day. Great confidence builder!”

Mary-Ellen Quirk

“Deb Doyle provided interesting examples to highlight common grammar and punctuation mistakes. It’s tough to make grammar and punctuation fun, but Deb managed to do just that – she really knows her topic.”

Daniel O’Keeffe

“Deb was relaxed and easy-to-understand. Her teaching techniques were fantastic. If only there were more “Debs” in the education system. I enjoyed the participation and interactivity of the course. The fact that we weren’t staring at a whiteboard all day, and that we were able to put into action the theory being taught.”

Brooke

“Deb managed to make a dry subject really engaging and clearly knew her stuff inside and out! The presenter’s style was great and she was happy to take the time to explore areas of particular interest that came up as we progressed through the material. I also loved getting the book to take away as it meant I can refer back to it and work through the material more in my own time. AWC has highly knowledgeable presenters and practical courses – do it!”

Kate Burke

“Deb was a font of grammar know-how. Really well-flowing and clear presentation of material. The material was clearly explained, there was great take home resources and an open forum for asking questions. AWC provides consistently fantastic courses (this was my 4th one!).”

Natalie Macken

“The exercises that put the theory into practice really helped to clarify the learning. Deb was very knowledgeable, highly experienced and delivered what I thought to be very complex ideas in an easy-to-understand and manner. I’ve done several of the courses on offer at the Australian Writers’ Centre and have never had a negative experience. The experts who teach at the Centre won’t blow smoke at you – they’re knowledgeable, fair and want you to succeed almost more than you do.”

Mike Cullen

“I didn’t really think that a grammar and punctuation course could be too exciting and engaging but Deb was a fantastic presenter and explained grammar and punctuation concepts in a way that demystified them. She was incredibly engaging and genuine and really knew her stuff – I was happily involved for the whole day.”

Nicky Gangemi

“Deb was exceedingly knowledgeable about her subject and managed to make the day light and fun. She has a great sense of humour which is so important in presenting what could be a laborious topic. Grammar and Punctuation Essentials provided very professional tutoring, a friendly environment and a super location with excellent public transport access.”

Victoria Hannah

“I loved the course and I enjoyed the intimacy of the group. It was great to be able to have questions and answers in a such a nice, small group – I felt safe asking ‘stupid’ questions. Grammar and Punctuation Essentials is an excellent course that helps you get to the crux of what clear writing is.”

Jacqueline Marcus

“The course content had the right amount of detail and I really enjoyed the group exercises. Deb is outstanding. She is friendly, funny, knowledgeable and a great teacher. AWC provides consistently high-quality courses, credible teachers and a beautiful location.”

Victoria Hall

“Deb Doyle is amazing with her knowledge of all things related to the English language. Considering the amount of content covered, she ran the day really well. Grammar and Punctuation Essentials was well run, convenient and had a lovely location to attend.”

Stephen Clegg

“AWC provides engaging training sessions lead by knowledgeable, professional presenters. They have excellent resource material. They rekindled my desire to give due respect to the written word.”

Judith Clear

“I think Deb is highly knowledgeable and her enthusiastic manner made the class enjoyable. Do it! It is intense but worth the time.”

Linda Lieu

“Deb was fantastic, she made it easy to understand and I’m so glad I made the time to go. AWC provides content that is invaluable to all.”

Lee Y

“I really enjoyed getting some confirmation on the things I was unsure about. Deb was very knowledgeable about the subject.”

Kelsey Nash

“The exercises that put the theory into practice really helped to clarify the learning. Deb was very knowledgeable, highly experienced and she delivered what I thought to be very complex ideas in an easy-to-understand manner. I have recommended the Australian Writers’ Centre to several people over the years. I have never had a bad experience with the courses on offer, nor the instructors. The experts who teach at the Centre won’t blow smoke at you. They’re knowledgeable, fair and want you to succeed almost more than you do.”

Mike Cullen

“Deb is very knowledgeable and friendly. She is authoritative but very approachable as well. Its an excellent refresher to those who are taking up more writing and editing tasks.”

Martin Tiong We Tay

“Deb knew the subject area in great depth and I enjoyed how she clarified common grammatical errors. The Australian Writers Centre is value for money.”

Kate Atkinson

“There was a good mix of theory and examples/practice to understand how to implement what I’d learned. Deb was very relaxed and approachable and gave us lots of time to ask questions and have open conversations about content. Deb was also open to adjusting content to students and used real world examples to help long term learnings”

Sally Youngman