Who should do this course?
This course has been designed for anyone who is either currently working In a media field or would like to break into freelance writing/editing either full time or to supplement their income. It’s not enough just to be a good writer these days you have to understand the ‘business’ of freelancing. This practical course will give you the skills to become a full time freelancer. By the end of the course you will come away with sellable work…
- Introduction to freelancing – different types of work available
- Introduction to feature writing
- Interviewing skills
- Profile Writing
- Back Page/Humour Writing
- Travel writing
- Health writing
- Press release writing
- News letter writing
- Editing/subbing of articles/newsletters
- Writing for the web
- Setting up your own website
- Selling your work and yourself!
MAXIMUM ON COURSE: 6 people
VENUE: 1A, Haven Road, Greenside, Johannesburg
Week 1 – 16th February
Week 2 – 16th March
Week 3 – 23rd March
Week 4 – 6th April
Week 5 – 12th April
For more information contact Marion.
Tel: 011 646 5138
Mobile: 082 467 6046
Award winning journalist and author Marion Scher has been one of South Africa's top freelance journalists for the last 23 years. Until 2008 she was Head of Journalism Studies at Damelin, Bramley and is an editorial trainer for the Magazine Publisher's Association. She runs courses both in the media and public relations industry as well as in the corporate field, tailoring courses to meet the client's needs. Her corporate clients include Unilever, MTN, Telkom and DBSA, Munich Re, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Absa and FNB. She is also a trainer for 702 Talk Radio as well as CNBC Africa.
Her book ‘Surviving the SA Media – Building Bridges To Make The Media More Accessible’ (Knowledge Resources) is now available through Knowledge Resources and all good bookstores.
She is also a judge of the three top media awards in the country: PICA Awards, Admag Awards and the National Press Club Journalist of the Year.
Branch No: 514-205
A/C No: 01007401422