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A popular choice for budding journalists and copywriters, the Freelance Journalism course is ideal for any writer seeking a rewarding and independent career as a freelancer.
Far removed from a creative writing course, the Freelance Journalism course has been tailored to equip students with not only professional writing skills; but also valuable industry knowledge and marketing knowledge. You’ll learn how to approach publishers as well as honing a robust understanding of essential practical matters and the potential issues you may face.
Spread across 9 exciting and diverse modules (which you can explore by clicking the ‘Modules’ tab above), the Freelance Journalism course offers students the opportunity to begin an independent career in journalism. You’ll firstly look at writing in general, studying the importance of content, style and presentation, as well as how to tailor written content to your target audience.
You’ll then move on to highly practical modules on markets, how to sell your work and how to remain motivated and self-disciplined. You’ll even learn how to manage your taxes and expenses, as well as how to maintain a good reputation and avoid potential issues. All in all, the Freelance Journalism course will teach students how to successfully operate as a professional freelance journalist, so they can hit the ground running upon graduation.
Although there are no set entry requirements, a good standard of literacy is required for this course. To ensure your success, a study guide is supplied to each new student, and you will also be assigned a personal tutor. Your tutor will be on hand to offer assistance and guidance, should you require any.