What does it take to succeed as a freelance writer?
Four pros share their tips in a panel discussion presented by Guelph Arts Council and the Guelph chapter of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC).
Secrets of Successful Freelance Writers will take place on April 14, 7 to 9pm in the Guelph Arts Council meeting room.
Topics to be covered include:
– Analyzing magazines, Want to craft an irresistible query letter? It all starts with learning how to uncover the personality and inner secrets of your target publication. Veteran freelancer Teresa Pitman will help people see magazines in a whole new way.
– Avoiding the content mill trap Content mills and bidding sites may look like the perfect way to launch a copywriting career, but don’t be seduced. Copywriter Angela West exposes the dangers of writing for pennies per word – and the benefits of aiming higher.
– Getting repeat business There’s no better source of assignments and referrals than satisfied clients.
Award-winning writer Julie Stauffer reveals how to keep editors, marketing managers and communications directors coming back for more.
– Staying focused How did she write an 80,000-word book in just six weeks? Chatelaine columnist and author Kira Vermond sums it up in one word: focus.
Find out how you can sharpen your own writing focus and finish projects you start.
Whether a novice or an experienced writer, everyone will find the evening jam-packed with valuable insights and information.
Registration cost is $20 for PWAC or GAC members, $30 for non-members.
Space is limited, so advance registrations accompanied by payment will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visa and MasterCard accepted. Download a registration form. For more information or to register, contact the Guelph Arts Council office, 147 Wyndham Street North, Suite 404, Guelph N1H 4E9. 519-836-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.