This compact seminar offers inspiration and practical advice to help you design the writing life you want. You examine the changing media landscape and develop strategies to both survive and thrive in it. We'll deepen your understanding of what magazines, newspapers, books and websites look for, and discuss where and how social media and blogging fit in. You also consider how to support dream projects with good work that pays the bills—whether it's tech writing, teaching, ghostwriting or corporate editing. Guests share their unvarnished experiences, and innovative course materials help you define your goals, sharpen your skills and develop a personal strategy. The presentations are rich in wisdom, the exercises rigorous but fun.
Instructor Constance Hale introduces you to the fundamentals of freelancing:
Please note that the online version of this course takes place over a 2 1/2-week period. If you are taking the course as a requirement in the Specialized Program in Professional Writing, you are required to attend one live interactive session (or participate afterwards by reviewing the recorded version) and to complete all written assignments. For more information please contact the department.
Departmental contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | (510) 643-1110
Applies Toward the Following Certificate(s) and Program(s)
- Specialized Program in Professional Writing : Required Courses