154: Place on DIVERSIFY AND SURVIVE WORKSHOP FOR FREELANCE JOURNALISTS + signed books by LINDA JONESPosted: March 13, 2011
Plus signed copies of The Greatest Guide to Freelance Writing, publication late 2011; Love to Write: A Schoolrun guide to helping your child in literacy (provisional title), publication due 2011.
DETAILS: As markets and budgets shrink, publications close and the future looks uncertain for print journalists, how can they adapt and flourish in an ever changing media landscape?
This one-day workshop offers concrete, straight-talking tips on maximising new income streams by finding and hanging on to new types of work.
This workshop is for you if:
* You want to know where to find new work
* You want to know how to increase your income from writing
* You want to know how to effectively market your skills
The itinerary, to be confirmed, will include:
* Practical tips, advice and exercises on finding new markets
* Guidance on how to work with clients outside journalism, their
expectations of customer service and approach to business
* Advice on business systems and procedures to make sure you are
treated with the respect you deserve as a supplier of services
Usual cost: £150 plus VAT
About the trainers:
Managing director of Passionate Media, an agency that works on copywriting, PR, blogging, podcasting and other marketing support/editorial services for a range of customers. She is an established media trainer, working in-house and with individuals to help them maximise their commercial writing potential. She is also the author of The Greatest Freelance Writing Tips in the World, currently being expanded, updated and renamed for a new publisher.
Carol Garrington is the award-winning marketing director at Passionate Media and oversees sales, business development and the financial aspects of the business. Carol offers realistic advice on contracts, dealing with clients, charging and getting paid. She also runs a flourishing network for businesswomen in the West Midlands, Wings and will give advice on where and how to meet potential customers.