Our Story at SA Writers College


Training writers one line at a time.

So much has changed since we opened our virtual college doors in 2005.

In those days we offered just one course – our Freelance Journalism Course – co-created by journalists Nichola Meyer and Lisa Lazarus. Back then, we were proud to have a well-known Kfm radio DJ as one of our first students; now we’ve trained members of parliament!

From humble beginnings, we now run three country-specific colleges (UKNew Zealand and SA). And we’ve mentored thousands of writers.

We offer over 35 writing courses, and employ an international team of more than 20 hard-working writing tutors on our staff world-wide.

Many of our tutors have worked with us for over ten years, and they are as loved by their students now as they were a decade ago.

Nichola Meyer, Principal of The Writers College
Nichola Meyer, Principal of The Writers College
Koos Turenhout, Student Applications Administrator


We love sharing our passion for the written word. We work with kindness, respect, empathy and dedication, something that shows in our students’ testimonials.

We believe in our method of one-on-one mentoring. We challenge our writers to think, discover their voice, find their style and create their own content.

Our tutors know how to bring out the best in their students’ writing. They understand the difficulty of the creative process and can help students  overcome the doubts that most new writers can feel.

With support, and expert feedback and the occasional nudge, our writing students walk away with a manuscript.

For many, it is a dream come true.

Our graduate students have been published in these magazines

Journalism writing course publishing successes in magazines worldwide

A selection of our students' published books

We have trained students from over 150 companies and institutions worldwide on our business and specialist writing courses.

Our staff of 40 award-winning writers at the Writers College

Our Writers College students have been finalists or winners in these global writing competitions

Our Writers College students have been finalists or winners in these global writing competitions

Need more advice about the best course for you?

If you need some advice about the most suitable course or writing field for you, contact us. We can tell you about going rates in the field, chance of publishing success and general writing career options internationally.

  • If you have questions about how we work, we have information in our FAQ section and How We Train section.
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