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From Proofreading to Life Coaching, the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies has been teaching people the skills to help them develop personal and financial self-reliance for over 25 years!

We teach 17 different, specialised courses. With all of them, you’ll learn how to earn a worthwhile income working from home, doing something you enjoy! It doesn’t matter where you live, or how old you are; our previous graduates range in age from 18 to 79!

Download any of the course prospectuses from the Courses menu to get full information on those that interest you. There is absolutely NO OBLIGATION.

If you have any questions, please don’t hestitate to call or email us. We’re here to help.

We look forward to seeing you as a student with a refreshed view of LIFE.

Regards,

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From Proofreading to Life Coaching, the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies has been teaching people the skills to help them develop personal and financial self-reliance for over 25 years!

We teach 17 different, specialised courses. With all of them, you’ll learn how to earn a worthwhile income working from home, doing something you enjoy! It doesn’t matter where you live, or how old you are; our previous graduates range in age from 18 to 79!

Download any of the course prospectuses from the Courses menu to get full information on those that interest you. There is absolutely NO OBLIGATION.

If you have any questions, please don’t hestitate to call or email us. We’re here to help.

We look forward to seeing you as a student with a refreshed view of LIFE.

Regards,

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Every course is home study which means no travelling to classes. Most training leads to you having your own small business. Course durations are usually 6 to 12 months and you can work as fast or as slow as suits your lifestyle…


If you love the English language; if “speelling misteaks” jump off the page at you; if you can recognise a clumsy sentence construction – and you know how to fix it; if you know the difference between there/their/they’re, and your/you’re – you could get paid for doing proofreader and editor jobs at home. Your clients will likely be book and/or magazine publishers, website managers, people in businesses which produce lots of documents.

We show you how to do everything, including setting up your own business which you operate at home. More Info

This training course shows you how to use the skills and experiences you have accumulated during your lifetime – to become a paid professional Life Coach. More Info
In the past, getting a book published was an expensive and complex process. Not now. Today, fiction writers have the opportunity to self-publish on Amazon. We show you how.

Select the writing course that you prefer from the Course menu for more information.

The digital age has produced a range of new jobs for digital camera users. But very few camera users know how to turn photos or videos into income-earners. We know how, and we can teach you the steps!

Select the photography course that you prefer from the Course menu for more information.

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Liz Maloney, Proofreader & Editor
Liz Maloney, Proofreader & Editor
I have completed this course and there's a lot more to it than just teaching you how to proofread (properly). I thought I already knew how and soon learnt there was a lot I didn't know about. You also get lots of great advice and guidance on setting up your own business afterwards, how to go about sourcing work, etc. Like most things in life, you need to put the work in to complete the course, but at the end of it you get a qualification that would look good on any CV.

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Robyn Welsh, Creative Writer
Robyn Welsh, Creative Writer
This course has been an excellent introduction to creative writing for me, on the back of my continuing career as a freelance journalist. I came into this course assuming nothing, eager to learn everything and to be challenged with an entirely new form of writing.What is not to praise about this course? The structure of the tutorials has been excellent and I still regularly refer to tutorial content as I work. The staff and tutors have been accessible and supportive. Hats off to my tutor Tina Shaw for her encouragement and excellent constructive criticism that has taught me so much. The Student Forum is a superb platform for knowledge, discussion and camaraderie among students and tutors. The NZIBS newsletters are always welcome in my Inbox for their informative, inspirational content. I remember feeling a little sad when I saw the word ‘End’ written on the final page of the last tutorial. I like to think of it as ‘Just the Beginning’. Thank you for all of it.

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Nikki Crutchley, Proofreader & Editor
Nikki Crutchley, Proofreader & Editor
I did the course while working 30 hours a week and having two children under four. It was a busy time but I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and learning and doing something I loved and was passionate about made the journey easier. NZIBS and the way their courses are developed are very supportive. I found the NZIBS student forum very helpful . My tutor Dick Ward was always easy to contact if I had any questions. With my diploma and some very helpful tutorials towards the end, I set up my own freelance proofreading and copy editing business Crucial Corrections which is still going strong today.

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Vivienne Haldane, Travel Writer & Photographer
Vivienne Haldane, Travel Writer & Photographer
I owe my writing career to doing this course. I did one of these years ago and it's been my meal ticket ever since, highly recommend it. I've had 14 happy years of writing for national magazines, it's been tremendous. Along the way I've met others who have done your courses and have had similar success. One is now one of my editors.Thanks to your encouragement to help me on my way and offer practical advice on how to achieve my writing goals.

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Alison Loveder, Proofreader and Editor
Alison Loveder, Proofreader and Editor
It is possible to proofread without it, but NZIBS teaches you the right way. You will learn to proofread, and edit on paper, which I found invaluable. It teaches you to be thorough, and look at details you may otherwise miss.

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Patty Wyllie, Life Coach
Patty Wyllie, Life Coach
Great course. It's amazing where it can take you.

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Leanne Wickham, Proofreader & Editor
Leanne Wickham, Proofreader & Editor
Did this course, it is great. Now I have my own proofreading business.

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Glenn Matthews, Sports Journalist
Glenn Matthews, Sports Journalist
I completed this course early last year and now writing for "Gameday" on the CRFU website. Picked up a lot of tips. Worth it if you're serious about sports journalism.

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Lois McCullough, Proofreader & Editor
Lois McCullough, Proofreader & Editor
This is a wonderful course. I did it and it launched me into my own business. Highly recommended.

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Marie Hazledine-barber, Journalist
Marie Hazledine-barber, Journalist
Excellent institution..well worth the learning.

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Martin Turner, Proofreader & Editor
Martin Turner, Proofreader & Editor
The staff at NZIBS gave me excellent support during my course. I have attained new skills for CV writing. I have a future in helping people with job applications. I highly recommend the Proofreading and Editing course as it can open up new possibilities.

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Nikki Crutchley, Creative Writer
Nikki Crutchley, Creative Writer
When I started the Creative Writing course I had the idea for a book – a crime/thriller – but felt I definitely needed some guidance with regard to writing and everything that goes with it. My tutor Tina Shaw was amazing, her critique of my writing was always helpful and I came away from each tutorial with a little more knowledge of the craft.Tina assessed part of my novel, and in doing so gently pushed me in the right direction, or put me back on track if I’d wandered off!

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Catherine Greenwood, Proofreader & Editor
Catherine Greenwood, Proofreader & Editor
I found the course to be good; definitely picked up a lot of useful skills and really liked the online forum to chat with the other students/graduates about current assignments, work etc.I didn't actively pursue freelance editing work after finishing it, but definitely was good I did this course as got given more editing work in my then-cureent job. Serval other students did go on to get lots of good work. The course also covers how to market yourself and price your services.I chose this course as it was recommended by a freelancer who does nearly full-time work for government departments, so a trustworthy recommendation.

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Lisa Monk, Photographer
Lisa Monk, Photographer
It has always been my dream to have my own successful photography business. Handing in the final assignment for my NZIBS Photography course took me one step closer to achieving this dream. My photography business, specialises in portraits of children. I am building a studio at home in Cockle Bay, Auckland. I started by photographing my Coffee Group friends to build my business portfolio. I’ve now photographed most of our Coffee Group babies. Next, I plan to offer my services to other Coffee Group mothers in our area. I have also marketed myself to local day care centres, kindergartens and schools. I mention my photography business in conversation to the people I meet because everybody needs great family photographs. I figure everyone I meet is a potential client. Business is coming along nicely.

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Learn how to earn an income working from home. The Institute has been giving adults a second opportunity at a new career since 1991, by teaching people the skills to become financially self-reliant.

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Student Spotlight.

Student Spotlight

Gerald Sandrey – Author

His publisher printed 600 copies and they all sold within six weeks.
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