Online: Building a Freelance Writing Career

Zoya Patel

Wednesday 11 to Tuesday 17 October 2023, online

Full Price: $210
Member: $155
Conc Member: $135

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This writing course about building a freelance writing career takes place online.

Join this online course with author, freelance writer and editor Zoya Patel, to develop your writing and pitching skills. If you’re interested in building a career as a freelance writer or journalist, this course will cover essential skills and valuable techniques.

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >

Freelance writing can feel daunting when you’re first getting started, but as Zoya will unpack with participants, all you need are good ideas. The next step? Foundational skills in how to pitch and develop those ideas into publishable content.

From where and how to pitch in Australia, through to developing content and how to work with an editor, you will complete this course with a solid draft and a pitching plan to help get your work published.

Expected learning outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Learn what the Australian freelance landscape looks like, and where they can get published
  2. Learn how to craft a compelling pitch
  3. Learn how to self-edit and develop a piece from an idea through to publishing
  4. Learn how to create a strategic pitching plan to help get your work published.

Participant requirements

Internet access and confidence using basic computer software are essential for this program. Please read our FAQ before enrolling.

You do not need to log into the course at a specific time and there are no live meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation link to join the online classroom by 10am on the day the course starts.

Please expect to spend a minimum of six hours on the course, noting that the amount of time needed to read, respond to discussions, write, revise and critique will vary from person to person.

  • You can complete the lesson material in your own time.
  • There will be assignments which have deadlines. To be guaranteed tutor feedback, you will need to complete the assignments by the deadline.

You can find out more about the course by reading our frequently asked questions.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

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