Graduate Reviews

Travel Writing

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

Rosalia Piscopo

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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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


Helen Anderson

“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

“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

“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 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 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

“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

“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 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

“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

“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

“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

“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