Freelance Writing

Course CodeBWR102
Fee CodeSOS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment
  

Writers are in more demand than ever; but there are fewer permanent jobs available than ever.
The world is changing.
If you want to work as a writer, the future can be very bright; but probably as a Freelance Writer.

Being successful is all about knowing the job, understanding the industry, developing your networking and being able to write what the client wants.

This course helps you learn about all of these things.

USE THIS AS A CAREER STARTER

  • You may or may not do further studies after this course. Graduates from this course have often find the course helps them find opportunities before they even complete the course.

  • Long term success in this industry depends most of all on your performance; rather than any particular qualification.   

Learn from a team of people who have been (and remain) professional writers, with decades of experience freelancing.

SAVE $$$ OFF THE FULL PRICE COURSE FEES

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Freelancing
    • Scope of freelance writing (types of writing, where to begin, styles, etc). Getting help, finding resources & contacts, understanding industry terminology.
  2. Basic writing skills
    • The definition of communication, types of communication, types of language, clear wording, concise wording, parts of speech, grammar, punctuation.
  3. The publishing world
    • Periodicals, books, remaindering, copyright, publishers advertising conditions, public lending rights, contracts, selling.
  4. Manuscripts
    • Types of printing, preparing a type script, etc.
  5. Planning what you write
    • Mechanics of writing, developing an idea, sentence structure, precis, planning what you write, building a paragraph.
  6. Newspaper writing
    • Newspapers, regular columns, fillers, short features, etc.
  7. Magazine writing
    • Travel writing, magazine articles/features, determining potentially marketable articles.
  8. Writing books
    • Non fiction, fiction, short stories, determining what to write and developing an idea.
  9. Writing advertising
    • Writing a press release, writing an advertisement, writing for public relations, etc.
  10. Special project
    • Planning and developing a manuscript for a small book.

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.


Comments from some past students

These are a few of the comments we have received from people who have studied this course over the years.
 
Justine – Freelance writing
(The course) "has helped me focus on writing and increased my confidence. Provided me with valuable information and improved skills so that I can move forward in my ambitions".

Jaqui Eyley studying Freelance Writing
"This course has just helped me get a job as a proof reader! At last I have found my dream job! I have read so many books on finding the perfect career, and then, advertised in the local paper, in between 'cleaner available' and 'care assistants wanted' was my job, 'proof reader required'. The work was for a national newspaper and they were looking for someone with a high level of literacy, an interest in farming and an eye for detail".

Nhys – Freelance Writing
I"'ve tried to do correspondence before, but have lost patience waiting for the snail mail, and extended periods for marking. The speed with which each assignment was handled (by ACS) using email was excellent, and I applaud you! I will start on  Advanced Freelance Writing with much enthusiasm".

Bradley Clark, Australia - Freelance Writing
"Yes [this course is a valuable learning experience]. I have never had the benefit of a writer give feedback on my work. That along with structure and content lessons have been beneficial.Many professional writers start out by freelancing. Learn how to write, what to write, and how publishers buy from freelance writers".









Credentials

ACS is an Organisational Member of the British Institute for Learning and Development
ACS is an Organisational Member of the British Institute for Learning and Development

Member of Study Gold Coast, Education Network
Member of Study Gold Coast, Education Network

ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.
ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.

ACS is recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council
ACS is recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council



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