Freelance Writing: How to Get Published in Print and Online  Short Courses

Course Information

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Monday 22 January 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £355.00 CS1765 Apply Now

Course Content

This part-time freelance writing course is for those interested in writing as a journalist. It focuses on the skills required to help you get journalism style articles published in magazines, newspapers and online (blogs and digital content) from developing an initial idea right through to publication. It is a highly practical course which will cover feature writing, pitching ideas, exploring outlets, interview skills, reviews, writing to a formula and social networking.

You will be expected to share your written work with the group as well as with the tutor and give and receive feedback in class. Skills covered in the course include interviewing and reporting, integrating facts and accessing creativity. Topics may include any that you wish to bring, e.g. writing on health, food and travel.

Please note this is a course for those interested in freelance writing as a journalist. It is not suitable for those looking to publish short stories, novels or poetry. This course is equally not suitable for those wishing to improve their English.

How to get published in print and online short course tutor Susan Grossman discusses freelance writing and what to expect on her course.

Tutor Info

Susan Grossman is a former BBC broadcaster, magazine editor, freelance travel journalist and author. She lectures on the MA in Journalism at Westminster University and works as a career coach, media trainer and writing mentor, helping individuals and media professionals get published and impress editors. She has a certificate in Leaders as Coaches and 30 years' work experience as a consumer

English Requirements

Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.

What will I learn?

  • How to research and write features or columns for newspapers and magazines, online and in print;
  • How to use social media to network and develop ideas;
  • Interview skills;
  • How to identify suitable outlets and editors;
  • How to make stories topical and to pitch ideas with confidence.

Teaching and Assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.

Recommended Reading

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook (A&C Black)

Read This!: Business Writing that Works (Paperback) by Robert Gentle

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