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Introduction to Writing

A writing course is the key to composing your career in publishing, editing, and of course, writing.

Put pen to paper and create compelling content that delights your readers and meets the needs of your publishers. A writing course lets you experiment with genre, style, and narrative, helping you discover your strengths and pursue your passions.

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Writing highlights

  • Editing and publishing skills.
  • Online writing for web, blog, and UX.
  • Exposure and opportunities for publication.

Writing specialisations

  • Technical writing – documenting processes and supplying instructions.
  • Business writing – workplace communications and grant applications.
  • Travel writing – describing distant places and peoples.

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