Ever wanted to try your hand at freelance writing? This class is your passport to publication as a freelance journalist. Whether you dream of writing for print glossies or the ever-growing sector of online outlets, you’ll develop a working knowledge of the business of freelancing—and how to get your foot in the door.
In this class, you’ll learn how to transform your passions, experiences, and expertise into salable ideas for stories. We’ll also identify target publications and focus on generating ideas for pitches that can land your first published piece. Attendees will learn tips and tricks for forming a network of contacts, identifying which publications use freelancers, the art of pitching, and executing assignments successfully. In-class exercises and interactive discussion will be prominent parts of the course. Prepare to go from unknown to unstoppable!
Jen Jones Donatelli is a full-time freelance writer/editor with over a decade of experience. Currently, she is the editor-in-chief of Edible Cleveland, along with acting as a contributing editor FreshWater Cleveland, Destination Cleveland, and Your Teen. To date, her work has been published in national outlets including REDBOOK, Robb Report, Budget Travel, Playboy, Variety, Thrillist, GOOD, Natural Health, and many more.