The best writing teachers in Australia

The wonderful presenters at the Australian Writers' Centre
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Deb Doyle is an experienced editorial-training consultant and publication editor. She specialises in publication editing and in training company and government employees to improve their skills in grammar and punctuation, writing, editing, proofreading and plain English. Deb has conducted courses for the Productivity Commission, AMP, Wizard Home Loans and the RTA as well as many other corporate and government entities located in Sydney and Melbourne. Deb’s courses are interactive and fun.

Deb Doyle is an experienced editorial-training consultant and publication editor. She specialises in publication editing and in training company and government employees to improve their skills in grammar and punctuation, writing, editing, proofreading and plain English. Deb has conducted courses for the Productivity Commission, AMP, Wizard Home Loans and the RTA as well as many other corporate and government entities located in Sydney and Melbourne. Deb’s courses are interactive and fun.

Bernadette Schwerdt is founder of the Australian School of Copywriting and has trained over 5,000 people in the art of writing words that sell. She is the author of the bestselling manual Writing For Profit.  She has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and is an accredited MBTI and NLP practitioner. She was also an account director with advertising agency Wunderman Cato Johnson, and the marketing reporter on Channel 9’s The Small Business Show.

Bernadette Schwerdt is founder of the Australian School of Copywriting and has trained over 5,000 people in the art of writing words that sell. She is the author of the bestselling manual Writing For Profit. She has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and is an accredited MBTI and NLP practitioner. She was also an account director with advertising agency Wunderman Cato Johnson, and the marketing reporter on Channel 9’s The Small Business Show.

Cindy MacDonald is deputy editor of The Saturday Paper, where she commissions and writes a range of features on news, books, lifestyle, social issues, the arts and more. Prior to this, she had a long career in journalism, including deputy editor at the award-winning Good Weekend magazine.

Cindy MacDonald is deputy editor of The Saturday Paper, where she commissions and writes a range of features on news, books, lifestyle, social issues, the arts and more. Prior to this, she had a long career in journalism, including deputy editor at the award-winning Good Weekend magazine.

Valerie Khoo is an award-winning feature writer who has been writing for Fairfax for the past 15 years. Her articles appear regularly in The Sydney Morning Herald. She is also the author of six books. Her latest book is Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business. She has worked at the three publishing giants – ACP Magazines (now Bauer Media), Pacific Magazines and EMAP – and currently works as a freelance editor for several consumer and corporate publications.

Valerie Khoo is an award-winning feature writer who has been writing for Fairfax for the past 15 years. Her articles appear regularly in The Sydney Morning Herald. She is also the author of six books. Her latest book is Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business. She has worked at the three publishing giants – ACP Magazines (now Bauer Media), Pacific Magazines and EMAP – and currently works as a freelance editor for several consumer and corporate publications.

David Leser is an award winning feature writer who has worked for The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, HQ, The Bulletin, Good Weekend, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Vanity Fair, Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He has also worked as a Washington and Jerusalem-based correspondent.  He is a prominent Australian journalist, author and public interviewer. David is widely known in Australia for his in-depth profiles and stories on social and political issues.

Conversations with Richard Fidler draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may not, have heard about - someone who has seen and done amazing things.

Nic Brasch is a corporate writer and novelist with more than 15 years’ experience as a teacher of corporate writing, workshop facilitator and novelist. He’s delivered writing and communication workshops for many corporations, government departments, SMEs and Not-for-profit organisations in various online content roles. Previous clients include the Australian Communications and Media Authority and Asteron.

Nic Brasch is a corporate writer and novelist with more than 15 years’ experience as a teacher of corporate writing, workshop facilitator and novelist. He’s delivered writing and communication workshops for many corporations, government departments, SMEs and Not-for-profit organisations in various online content roles. Previous clients include the Australian Communications and Media Authority and Asteron.

Grant Doyle is an experienced copywriter, content manager and web editor. After many years as a print journalist and author, Grant began writing web content in the late 1990s. Since then, he’s worked for many corporations, government departments, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations in various online content roles.  Former and current clients include financial services, telecommunications, IT and healthcare companies as well as private educators and solo operators.

Grant Doyle is an experienced copywriter, content manager and web editor. After many years as a print journalist and author, Grant began writing web content in the late 1990s. Since then, he’s worked for many corporations, government departments, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations in various online content roles. Former and current clients include financial services, telecommunications, IT and healthcare companies as well as private educators and solo operators.

Lisa Heidke writes contemporary women’s fiction and has published five books. Her latest novel It Started With a Kiss was released January 2015. Lisa’s previous novels include Stella Does Good (2012), Claudia’s Big Break (2011), What Kate Did Next (2010) and Lucy Springer Gets Even (2009).  Claudia’s Big Break was listed in The Sydney Morning Herald as one of the Top 10 Australian Bestsellers.

I am very excited to welcome Lisa Heidke as my first ever ‘Books Writers Read’ author. I have enjoyed reading Lisa’ s novels and was delighted to meet her when she visited Newcast…

Kate Hennessy is a professional writer who splits her time between corporate writing, journalism, editing and communications consulting.  Prior to becoming a full-time freelancer, Kate’s experience includes a role as senior writer and editor at writing agency, The Editor Group, and as internal communications manager at Cisco (Australia & New Zealand).  Since going freelance, Kate has provided writing services and communications consulting to dozens of well-known organisations.

Kate Hennessy is a professional writer who splits her time between corporate writing, journalism, editing and communications consulting. Prior to becoming a full-time freelancer, Kate’s experience includes a role as senior writer and editor at writing agency, The Editor Group, and as internal communications manager at Cisco (Australia & New Zealand). Since going freelance, Kate has provided writing services and communications consulting to dozens of well-known organisations.

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