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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:

 
 

Vicki Harwood Writers Bureau's Student of the Year 2018

“My tutor and The Writers Bureau changed my life. It’s easy to say that but the proof is in the number of books I’ve published through my own company. Thanks to the course I have full control of my work and can write confidently in a multitude of different fields. It certainly opened my eyes to the industry and equipped me with the confidence and skills to have a go at anything.”

Elsye Harwood - Writers Bureau Writer of the Year 2018

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