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Justin TonnaJustin Tonna – Starting a Writing Career

“The tuition and help I got from the course gave me a whole new life.”

Justin Tonna

 

From Salesman to Successful Writing Career

Justin was a high-flying insurance salesman with a dream – to be a writer. On finding out he was soon to be a father, he decided to take a huge leap of faith and do something about it. His motivation? To be able to look his daughter in the eye, tell her that you should follow your dreams – and mean it!

Freelance to Salaried Writer to Editor-in-Chief

Justin started his writing career as a freelancer and, as his skill improved, was soon offered a junior writer’s position. Within a short period of time he achieved the position of Editor-in-Chief at a large publishing house. He oversaw 15 publications, managed a team of full-time writers, freelancers and a graphic design studio. He revelled in the challenge and soon improved the circulation of the publications he was responsible for producing.

Starting a Communications Business

However, it was not long before Justin felt the need for a new challenge. So, with another leap of faith, he decided to become the boss of his own communications company. After his first successful year in business, he’s:

 
 

Criselle Nunag Writers Bureau's Student of the Year 2019

“From the course I learned how to study my target audience, identify how to make the most out of my idea/story, do proper research, perform market analysis for my chosen magazine and polish my grammar. The Writers Bureau taught me to write confidently and responsibly. I learned to produce original and interesting stories, I just have to be true to myself. Writing became a fulfilling hobby that pays!”

Criselle Nunag - Writers Bureau Student of the Year 2019

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