Calling aspiring freelancers and emerging writers. I am thrilled to share a unique opportunity for you to enhance your freelance writing skills and embark on a sustainable journey in the world of words. Thanks to the Institute of Welsh Affairs, we are offering a series of free workshops, From Pitch to Publishing: A Sustainable Guide to Freelance Writing.
Workshop Series Overview:
Session 1: How to Forge a Sustainable Path as a Freelancer? (20 February 2024 – 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm)
Dive into the fundamentals of freelance writing. We’ll cover narrowing down topics, crafting compelling pitches, and writing with empathy for marginalized identities without causing harm. Understand the intricacies of meeting your editor’s expectations and refining your commission.
Session 2: The Fieldwork – Research, Interviews, and Consent (6 March 2024 – 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm)
Explore the critical elements of fieldwork in freelance writing. Identify trustworthy sources, verify claims, and delve into the art of conducting interviews while respecting consent, privacy, defamation, and copyright.
Session 3: Publishing with Confidence (13 March 2024 – 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm)
Cap off the series by gaining insights into the crucial stages of the publishing process. From structural and line editing to fact-checking and sensitivity reading, you’ll learn the ropes of perfecting your work. Uncover the secrets to successful freelancing, including understanding rates, house styles, time management, and creating a compelling author’s bio and portfolio.
- Holistic Skill Development: Acquire a comprehensive set of skills, from crafting pitches to perfecting the publishing process.
- Confidence Boost: Gain the confidence to navigate the freelancing world, discuss your rates, and effectively manage your time.
- Empathetic Writing: Learn to write with sensitivity to marginalized identities without retraumatizing yourself or your interviewees.
- Practical Tools: Understand the essentials of consent, privacy, defamation, and copyright in the context of freelance writing.
How to Participate:
These sessions are not just about honing your craft but creating a supportive community of freelance writers. To secure your spot in this enriching series, register now for free! Make sure you register separately for each of the three workshops via Eventbrite. Prepare to embark on a transformative journey in freelance writing. See you at the workshops!
Thanks to the generous funding from the Institute of Welsh Affairs, these workshops are offered free of charge.
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