How to become a sports writer? | Sports Writing Fundamentals
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- 2 articles
- 17 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Everything you need to know to get started in the world of sports writing
- How to write an engaging match report
- How to prepare for, conduct, and write an interview article
- How to find full-time, part-time, or freelance sports writing work
- How to create a writing portfolio
- How to write a feature (biographical, critical analysis, or tactical analysis)
- Understand English spelling and grammar rules
Welcome to the how to become a sports writer course!
Learn how to write attractive headlines, write match reports, features, and interview articles, optimize articles for SEO, as well as how to create your portfolio, find work and more!
We'll cover everything you need to know to get started in the world of sports writing, whether you're looking to get your first job, whether you're a professional looking to change careers, or whether you're a freelancer that wants to add sports writing as part of your side hustle.
Get paid for your passion. The problem is, everyone wants to become a sports writer, which makes this industry very competitive and there are very few courses out there that teach you the entire process from A-Z.
The good news is, as long as you have a good grasp of English spelling and grammar, there aren't many barriers to getting a job in sports writing. It's simply a case of putting in the work and learning how you can get your foot in the door. Plus, once you're there showcasing a portfolio of your writing, nailing the interview, and understanding how to negotiate. And you can do all this in a matter of weeks!
The benefits of taking this course are:
To understand the different styles of sports writing (match reports, features, and interview articles)
To open your own personal sports writing blog
To learn how to edit your articles effectively (and give feedback to others)
To set up your digital reputation and create your sports writer brand
To become part of a community of fellow sports writers
To get insight from experts in the industry
To prepare all the tools you need for your job hunt
To be able to calculate your personal freelance rate
To nail the interview and win full-time or part-time work, as well as freelance gigs
All this for an investment of $199.99. If you aren't 100% happy with the course, Udemy offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked. Register for the course now and get started today.
As a student, you’ll get lifetime access to:
70+ engaging and practical lectures
Access to our private LinkedIn group for sports writing jobs
Writer privileges on our course blog publication to receive individual article feedback
Pre-made templates for outreach: Cover letter templates, Interview request templates, etc.
Step-by-step tutorials: how to create an article outline, how to calculate your freelance rate, etc.
Checklists: to help ensure you gather all the research you need for match reports, to help you go through the editing process, etc.
With high-quality videos and valuable downloadable materials, this course is designed to be both engaging and practical. There will also be frequent updates to the course, giving you more value as time goes on.
What are the requirements? A good understanding of English spelling and grammar. We will briefly touch on some common grammatical errors, but as we will be giving and receiving feedback to each other in the course, the assignments, for now, must be completed in English.
What am I going to get from this course? Ultimately, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of how to write sports articles and a portfolio of work we complete during the course that will enable you to go out and find a paid sports writing job.
- Beginner sports writers who are just looking to enter the field
- Professionals who want to change to a career in sports writing
- Freelancers interested in making sports writing part of their side hustle
Welcome to the course!
In this first introduction video, we'll cover:
Who am I?
What will you learn in the course?
What will you be able to do by the end of the course?
Explanation of a key concept in sports writing - the inverted pyramid.
In today's expert interview we talk with Daniel Meumann, a freelance sports photographer.
If you want to connect with Daniel on Instagram, or email him any follow up questions, please see his contact details below.
Go through the steps required to write a match report, with a focus on football (soccer) matches.
In today's expert interview we talk with Jayanth Muraleedharan, National Content Head at Sportskeeda.
If you want to connect with Jay, or email him any follow up questions, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In today's expert interview we talk with Gerry Johnston, Contributing Writer at It's Round & It's White.
If you want to connect with Gerry, or email him any follow up questions, feel free to connect with him on Twitter @gjsportsblog.