Launch Your Freelance Writing Career: A Journalism Workshop with Coco Khan | Guardian masterclasses
It’s no secret that freelance writing and journalism careers can be fickle things: your arguments can come back cold, or you will suddenly find your inbox flooded with an avalanche of requests – and during that time. , you just saw on social media that such-and-such a newbie rose to fame after just one commission.
Equipping yourself with survival skills such as a restless mindset, a listening ear, and a strong range of organizational skills is essential for the longevity of a freelance career – as is an ability to find work that puts you at your best. challenge as much as it brings you fulfillment and expansion. your portfolio with pieces that make you feel like you’re really thriving.
In this workshop with writer and columnist Coco khan, you’ll learn the difference between surviving and thriving as a freelance writer – and why they are just as important as each other. She’ll cover the practical skills of presenting to editors and finding your voice as a writer, while also delving deep into the art of supporting yourself.
This masterclass is packed with hard-earned advice on how to make a living in journalism and freelance writing, and how to do it while still maintaining your authenticity.
- Transition from citizen or student journalism to professional writing
- What to expect from the life of a freelance journalist
- How to spot and present strong stories to publishers – then get paid to write them
- Build and maintain relationships with publishers
- The difference between surviving and thriving – and why both are important
- Expand your portfolio without compromising your values or your personality
- Questions and answers
This course is for …
- Beginners who want to take their first steps in professional writing
- Early career writers looking to diversify their work to make their careers more financially sustainable
You will receive a link to the webinar 2 hours before the start time of 6:00 p.m. PST.
Coco khan is a columnist, editor and editor. Prior to joining The Guardian, she was a freelance writer for many years and continues to work with magazine titles in the UK and US. She tweets @cocobyname.
Dated: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (BST)
Price £ 49 (plus booking fee)
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