Graduate Reviews

Profile Writing

“David is an expert and experienced professional who I could listen to and absorb info from for hours. I enjoyed learning about the process he used for different articles and his stories and examples. I have done about 5 courses/workshops at AWC and would highly recommend them for their practicality, presenters and content. They have launched so many successful writing careers!”

Nicola Saltman

“The great experience and enthusiasm of the presenter, David Leser, for writing profiles was infectious – fascinating and hilarious.”

Phil Buckle

“David was an excellent presenter. He was very insightful, had an immense experience in this space and was very approachable in his style. Terrific. He brought the material to life and I walked away feeling like I understood the subject more and learned a lot from him. This course was sensational.”

Georgia Siabanis

“I enjoyed learning valuable skills to complement my own by someone who was undoubtedly an expert. David was fantastic. Highly engaging, knowledgeable and open. He mixed things up with exercises, tips, anecdotes and really took the time to answer questions and check that we were happy with what we were learning. AWC runs writing courses of a high standard for writers of every level.”

Natalie Green

“David was really intelligent, talented, interesting and warm. Very generous with his time and recounting his experiences, good and bad.”

Jo

“Small group size to enable questions and discussion, great and experienced presenter willing to share knowledge and experience and being with a group who all are interested in and passionate about writing. David was very experienced and knowledgeable, and very open and willing to share his stories from his career for us to learn from. I cannot speak highly enough of the courses I have done at AWC and the presenters for every course I have done. I would strongly encourage anyone interested in exploring writing for work or pleasure to undertake their courses.”

Danielle Fryday

“I enjoyed David’s skill and expertise in sharing his own story and the way he blended together skill development and anecdote – Wonderful – I could have listened for hours more.”

Sarah Wayland

“I enjoyed the way that David used his readings to demonstrate different aspects/tactics/methods etc of profile writing, as well as to give insight into his own processes. He was engaging, generous and candid. Extra points for sitting down to lunch with us afterwards and driving us out of towners to the ferry! AWC has a great range of courses that offer something for everyone, plus an introduction into a supportive community of writers.”

Lucy Salt

“David Leser was an excellent presenter who “went with the flow” of the conversation that ensued between him and the students. The course was informative and dynamic. If they’re interested in or serious about writing, then AWC is the best place to find courses and content.”

Jenny Hatton Mahon

“David was fascinating and held my interest for the entire three hours. I wanted to hear more. I’d highly recommend AWC. The courses are great value, very practical and you’ll enjoy learning.”

Libby Hakim

“David was really open and let the discussion flow. He is an interesting character and was happy to share his approach to profile writing / structure of articles. AWC have informative courses and content, have a common-sense approach to writing and allow you to acquire tools to move forward in your writing career within a nice /helpful student community.”

Kristie Hayden

“David was a great presenter for the profiles course – he was very prompt at responding to questions, and that’s where a lot of valuable and practical info on profile-writing was unearthed. The courses at AWC are excellent, have lots of practical advice on how to get started in feature writing, plus valuable advice on the writing process itself.”

Zohra Aly

“David was an excellent presenter. He was very insightful, had an immense experience in this space and was very approachable in his style. He brought the material to life and I walked away feeling like I understood the subject more and learned a lot from him. It was excellent, I’m so glad I attended!”

Georgia Siabanis

“The best thing about the course was hearing David’s insights from his many years of interviewing people and writing profile stories. I particularly loved listening to his stories on how he went about interviewing Pauline Hanson and Alan Jones.

I also found it beneficial being part of a group, because the questions asked during the session helped with my learning.

Long since the course, I find the reminders from David come back when I am interviewing people for stories.

My profiles have subsequently been published in Lift Magazine; In Daily (South Australia); Aesthetics Practitioners Journal; Age Point Triathlete Magazine; Queensland Guidance and Counselling Newsletter.

If you’re looking for a practical course from one of the best profile writers in Australia, this course is for you.

The session was informative, and David’s tips are easy to replicate. His insights will stay with me forever.”

 

 

 

Jennifer Johnston

“It was great to gain insight from David’s skill and expertise. He also shared his own story and the way he blended together skill development and anecdotes was wonderful. I could have listened for hours more.”

Sarah Wayland

“David was an excellent presenter. He was very insightful, had an immense experience in this space and was very approachable in his style. He brought the material to life and I walked away feeling like I understood the subject more and learned a lot from him. It was excellent, I’m so glad I attended!”

Georgia Siabanis

“David is very experienced and knowledgeable, and very open and willing to share his stories from his career for us to learn from. The small group size enable us to ask questions and have discussions, it was great to be with a group who are all interested in and passionate about writing.”

Danielle Fryday

“I enjoyed listening to David’s experiences and stories and getting tips that we can use in our writing. David is engaging and well-spoken. It’s a great course that gives you real insight into profile writing.”

Elizabeth Fritz

“I enjoyed the chance to do a short writing exercise with feedback. David is an expert in his field, professional, friendly, personal and humorous. The Australian Writers’ Centre is a great place to learn about the world of writing, publishing and to meet like-minded people.”

Bettina Deda

“I thought the writing examples David gave were very useful. I enjoyed David’s knowledge, he was excellent.”

Brad Kelly