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My number one goal I set myself at the start of this year was to become a life coach and to start my own business. Here I am 11 months later and I have just handed in my final assignment. It has been a year of 'walking my talk' and I have loved the opportunity to study for the last six months. (...)
My experience with NZIBS and my tutor, Phil, has been great. I've felt supported an encouraged, feedback given has been helpful and honest, which I value greatly. I've learned a lot, all which is practical for aiding me in achieving my dreams.
The whole experience really exceeded my expectations, truly eye opening. I learnt and discovered so much about myself. I was so inspired. Thoroughly enjoyed each aspect of the course, it was easy to follow and challenged me in many ways. I got all I wanted/needed from the course plus more! It r(...)
The course outlined many aspects of publishing, useful to know when proofreading and editing. After each assignment I was always eager to tackle the next tutorial. Assignments covered a range of editing/proofreading tasks, providing a glimpse of opportunities for interesting editing work.
I have found this experience to be very constructive. After feeling negative and resistant to undertaking further study after burning out during my university studies, I have now regained my enthusiasm for learning and pursuing my initial goals.
My experience with NZIBS has been overwhelmingly positive and inspirational. The course material and assignments were relevant and enjoyable, and my tutor gave me positive encouragement to motivate me to work harder as well as boosting my confidence. I would recommend this course and NZIBS unre(...)
I really enjoyed the Proofreading and Editing course. I learned a lot and I think it will help me in the future with academic writing, even if I choose not to go into proofreading as a career. The tutor was very helpful and gave comprehensive feedback on all assignments and they make you feel v(...)
When I started on this course of study, I discovered that my idea of proofreading and editing was pretty basic and there was a lot to learn! The course content was great though and contained plenty of information and detail. If anyone is thinking about doing some study, even if you are in your (...)
I received excellent tuition from the editing and proofreading course at NZIBS. My skills in grammar, punctuation, and spelling have vastly improved. I am grateful for the help I received while I was studying and the course renewed my enthusiasm for English. The information about starting up yo(...)
I am very pleased that I finally made the decision to complete the editing and proofreading course. It has given me more confidence in my own writing and provided me with the skills to develop my own freelance business. The student forum makes for very interesting reading and offers the encoura(...)
I found training with the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies to be a positive experience. There is plenty of material in the tutorials, masses of references to draw on and encouragement from all levels of the personnel within the Institute. Thank you!
I am very pleased with the service and help I received from NZIBS while studying for the Proofreading and Editing Diploma. If I did not understand part of an assignment I looked on the student portal or emailed my tutor, Dick Ward, who was quick to respond and reassure me. I have completed my s(...)
I would thoroughly recommend the Proofreading and Book Editing (PAE) course to anyone who is interested in reading, writing and the use of language. I loved all the readings and assignments, every one of them challenged me - just learning the all new symbols and their use for proofreading was d(...)
Last year I felt it was time for some more formal study to enhance my credibility as a Life Coach and the Diploma in Life Coaching through NZIBS suited my needs perfectly. The design of the course enabled me to live in Vanuatu and complete my diploma remotely which was fantastic. With Internet(...)
Here I am with a diploma sitting proudly on my office wall. My office in its previous life was our garage, now we have a lovely wee office and a smaller garage. Fortunately, we have a very obliging neighbour and we keep our boat in his garage. I’ve just been given the job for proofreading a Coo(...)
Thank you NZIBS for helping me get where I wanted to be, which is to become a Life Coach to be able to help others who require support in their lives.
Have to say, WONDERFUL support is given to students!
I have 3/4 completed the course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Look forward to graduating. Thank you New Zealand Institute of Business Studies for presenting me with this great opportunity.
I was so excited to get my course materials on Monday night! It was a stationery lovers dream. So far I am really enjoying learning something new, inspite of a cold that is making my head a bit foggy at the moment. The material is thorough and makes sense. I am glad I committed 😊
I enrolled in the Proofreading and Editing course, still not sure if it was what I wanted to do (or if I’d even enjoy it) but determined to try something different. I took a little longer than the usual year to finish thanks to drama at work, but it turns out I liked it so much I came back for (...)
I have thoroughly enjoyed my year of learning with excellent guidance from my tutor Dick Ward. Each assignment provided greater insight into the art of the written word. How the English language has evolved from century to century and continent to continent. The need to allow for different styl(...)
This has been an amazing and really enjoyable course. I am into my retirement years but still working full time, although in a much less stressful job these last 12 months since I moved back to New Zealand after nine years in Australia working in the mining industry. My aim is to set up my own (...)
This is a great team and there are some fantastic courses. Anyone wishing to learn something new needs to check out their courses.
I thoroughly loved mine and when I was struggling to work through a previous course, young Brian Morris recognised my struggles and actually suggested I change it(...)
Doing the Life Coaching course is a great way to learn about your own rhythm and motivation. The material is vast and covers several aspects that require some deep thinking. The course has given me an opportunity to figure out what is required of a coach and business owner. My tutor has been gr(...)
My own half-forgotten skill arose from a great love of English grammar, rhetoric and literature; it was a subject I’d studied to degree level. As my career progressed into technology and then engineering and finally into management, the ability to write in plain, good English was an asset I val(...)
I owe a big thank you to the great team at NZIBS for installing a belief to follow your passion. Following your dreams can be hard work but I can attest if you keep at it you will get there. My favourite quote is from Steve Jobs: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s li(...)
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 co(...)
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 t(...)
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.
This is a wonderful course. I did it and it launched me into my own business. Highly recommended.
I completed this course and now writing for “Gameday” on the CRFU website. Picked up a lot of tips. Worth it if you’re serious about sports journalism.
Did this course, it is great. Now I have my own proofreading business.
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.
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(...)
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(...)
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 t(...)
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 ab(...)