Freelance Writing BWR102 Course Online

Freelance Writing Home Study Course

WORK FOR YOURSELF DOING SOMETHING YOU ENJOY –  LEARN HOW TO BE A FREELANCE WRITER.

Freelance writing can be a highly satisfying and rewarding way to earn money, either as a part time or full time career. To be successful at Freelance Writing, you need good writing skills of course ….but also, saleable ideas, patience, persistence and an ability to meet obligations and deadlines.

  • Learn how to write what publishers want
  • Improve your professional writing skills under the guidence of a team of internationally published book, magazine and newspaper writers
  • Learn how to optimise opportunities for “breaking in” to the writing profession as a freelance author, writer or journalist

Course Aims:

  • Discuss the nature and scope of freelance writing.
  • Evaluate your basic writing skills and identify deficiencies needing attention in order to be successful at freelance writing.
  • Develop a concept for freelance writing which has potential for selling.
  • Identify commercial opportunities to sell writing to publishers.
  • Describe the preparation of a manuscript for submission to a publisher
  • Write commercially viable items for publishing in a newspaper.
  • Write commercially viable items for publishing in a magazine.
  • Plan for production of a commercially viable book manuscript.
  • Write commercially viable advertising.
  • Apply all skills and knowledge so far developed to the production of a complete manuscript.

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Categories of Freelance Writing
    • Steps to getting started
    • Necessary resources (including equipment)
    • Researching the market
    • Sources of information
    • How to develop yourself as a freelance writer
    • Publishing Options
    • Industry Terminology
    • Set Tasks
    • Assignment
  2. Basic Writing Skills
    • How to improve a piece of writing
    • Essential Writing Skills
    • Informative Language
    • Persuasive Language
    • Imaginative Language
    • Connotation and Denotation
    • Literal and Figurative Language
    • Formal and Informal Language
    • Clear Communication
    • Making meanings clear
    • Causes of confusion
    • Ambiguity
    • Concise wording
    • Condensing your writing
    • In-concise writing
    • Phrases linked in a wordy fashion
    • Tautologies
    • Abstract nouns
    • Using too many words
    • Ellipsis
    • Active and passive language
    • Grammatical rules
    • Grammatical Errors
    • Rules of Speech
    • Punctuation
    • Spelling
    • Sentence Structure
    • Types of sentences
    • Composing sentences
    • Building a paragraph
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  3. Planning What You Write
    • Conceptualisation
    • Developing a concept
    • Writing an outline synopsis
    • Planning your writing
    • Word budget
    • Writing structure
    • Research
    • The Writing process
    • Feature writing conventions
    • Feature article structure
    • Introduction, Billboard paragraph, Body, Ending and Closer
    • References
    • A writing routine
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  4. The Publishing World
    • Contacting publishers
    • Periodicals
    • Books
    • Sample Publishers Contract
    • Protecting the writers work
    • Copyright
    • Income from writing
    • Lending rights
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  5. Manuscripts
    • Preparing and presenting your manuscript
    • Editing
    • The Editing Process
    • Self Editing
    • Editing Articles and Manuscripts
    • Writing a Sales Package
    • Target Reader Synopsis
    • The Title
    • Statement of Objectives
    • The Publishing Process
    • Presentation Requirements
    • Submitting your work
    • Publishing processes for ebooks
    • Self publishing online
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  6. Newspaper Writing
    • News articles
    • Short features
    • Investigative article
    • Regular columns
    • Fillers
    • Human interest article
    • Local newspaper articles
    • Interviews
    • Conducting an interview
    • Planning the questions
    • Drawing out answers
    • Accuracy of notes
    • Set task
    • Assignments
  7. Magazine Writing
    • Magazine articles
    • What does a publisher or editor consider
    • Feature articles
    • Types of articles
    • Service articles
    • Travel writing
    • Interviews
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  8. Writing Books
    • Fiction books
    • Writing fiction –plot, viewpoint, characterisation. setting, dialogue, conflict, structure.
    • Target audience
    • Believability
    • Non Fiction books
    • Text books
    • Fact finding
    • Getting book contracts
    • Books in print
    • Assignment
  9. Writing Advertising
    • Writing for public relations
    • Media releases
    • Writing promotional campaigns
    • Messages
    • Selling
    • Effectiveness
    • Writing online advertising copy
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  10. Special Project
    • Reviewing your writing
    • Planning a small book
    • Writing the first chapter

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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Freelance Writing Home Study Course

WORK FOR YOURSELF DOING SOMETHING YOU ENJOY –  LEARN HOW TO BE A FREELANCE WRITER.

Freelance writing can be a highly satisfying and rewarding way to earn money, either as a part time or full time career. To be successful at Freelance Writing, you need good writing skills of course ….but also, saleable ideas, patience, persistence and an ability to meet obligations and deadlines.

  • Learn how to write what publishers want
  • Improve your professional writing skills under the guidence of a team of internationally published book, magazine and newspaper writers
  • Learn how to optimise opportunities for “breaking in” to the writing profession as a freelance author, writer or journalist

Course Aims:

  • Discuss the nature and scope of freelance writing.
  • Evaluate your basic writing skills and identify deficiencies needing attention in order to be successful at freelance writing.
  • Develop a concept for freelance writing which has potential for selling.
  • Identify commercial opportunities to sell writing to publishers.
  • Describe the preparation of a manuscript for submission to a publisher
  • Write commercially viable items for publishing in a newspaper.
  • Write commercially viable items for publishing in a magazine.
  • Plan for production of a commercially viable book manuscript.
  • Write commercially viable advertising.
  • Apply all skills and knowledge so far developed to the production of a complete manuscript.

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Categories of Freelance Writing
    • Steps to getting started
    • Necessary resources (including equipment)
    • Researching the market
    • Sources of information
    • How to develop yourself as a freelance writer
    • Publishing Options
    • Industry Terminology
    • Set Tasks
    • Assignment
  2. Basic Writing Skills
    • How to improve a piece of writing
    • Essential Writing Skills
    • Informative Language
    • Persuasive Language
    • Imaginative Language
    • Connotation and Denotation
    • Literal and Figurative Language
    • Formal and Informal Language
    • Clear Communication
    • Making meanings clear
    • Causes of confusion
    • Ambiguity
    • Concise wording
    • Condensing your writing
    • In-concise writing
    • Phrases linked in a wordy fashion
    • Tautologies
    • Abstract nouns
    • Using too many words
    • Ellipsis
    • Active and passive language
    • Grammatical rules
    • Grammatical Errors
    • Rules of Speech
    • Punctuation
    • Spelling
    • Sentence Structure
    • Types of sentences
    • Composing sentences
    • Building a paragraph
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  3. Planning What You Write
    • Conceptualisation
    • Developing a concept
    • Writing an outline synopsis
    • Planning your writing
    • Word budget
    • Writing structure
    • Research
    • The Writing process
    • Feature writing conventions
    • Feature article structure
    • Introduction, Billboard paragraph, Body, Ending and Closer
    • References
    • A writing routine
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  4. The Publishing World
    • Contacting publishers
    • Periodicals
    • Books
    • Sample Publishers Contract
    • Protecting the writers work
    • Copyright
    • Income from writing
    • Lending rights
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  5. Manuscripts
    • Preparing and presenting your manuscript
    • Editing
    • The Editing Process
    • Self Editing
    • Editing Articles and Manuscripts
    • Writing a Sales Package
    • Target Reader Synopsis
    • The Title
    • Statement of Objectives
    • The Publishing Process
    • Presentation Requirements
    • Submitting your work
    • Publishing processes for ebooks
    • Self publishing online
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  6. Newspaper Writing
    • News articles
    • Short features
    • Investigative article
    • Regular columns
    • Fillers
    • Human interest article
    • Local newspaper articles
    • Interviews
    • Conducting an interview
    • Planning the questions
    • Drawing out answers
    • Accuracy of notes
    • Set task
    • Assignments
  7. Magazine Writing
    • Magazine articles
    • What does a publisher or editor consider
    • Feature articles
    • Types of articles
    • Service articles
    • Travel writing
    • Interviews
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  8. Writing Books
    • Fiction books
    • Writing fiction –plot, viewpoint, characterisation. setting, dialogue, conflict, structure.
    • Target audience
    • Believability
    • Non Fiction books
    • Text books
    • Fact finding
    • Getting book contracts
    • Books in print
    • Assignment
  9. Writing Advertising
    • Writing for public relations
    • Media releases
    • Writing promotional campaigns
    • Messages
    • Selling
    • Effectiveness
    • Writing online advertising copy
    • Set task
    • Assignment
  10. Special Project
    • Reviewing your writing
    • Planning a small book
    • Writing the first chapter

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

Clear
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