The Complete Freelance Writing Course
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The Complete Freelance Writing Course

Create a multimedia writing portfolio for freelance profit and profile
4.4 (79 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,415 students enrolled
Created by Philippa Davies
Last updated 1/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • identify opportunities for paid writing work in all sorts of unexpected places
  • pitch effectively to these outlets
  • determine your strengths and market opportunities on different platforms
  • coach yourself in any form of writing
  • write for podcasts
  • write for for video
  • write blog posts, web copy, white papers, ebooks and for B2B outlets
  • write speeches and presentations
  • write to influence
  • write apps
  • apply principles of clarity, fluency and flow to your writing
  • market your writing practice using creativity rather than online shouting
  • critique the work of successful writers you admire, analyze their technique and use it yourself
  • negotiate fair fees for your work
  • employ formats to help you work faster and smarter
  • use technology to help you work faster and smarter
  • review your skills level and plan further personal development
  • compete effectively in writing marketplaces using your portfolio
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Requirements
  • Before starting this course, you should be able to write with moderate fluency on a computer. You should want to earn money for your writing, either alongside your existing career, as an additional skill in your freelance portfolio, or to set yourselves up in a fee-earning writing practice.
Description

This freelance writing course covers everything you need to know to set yourself up as a professional freelance writer. You'll investigate good writing, versatile writing and profitable writing and create a multimedia writing portfolio to show clients. You'll also get monthly updates to help keep your scribbling on track.

Master multimedia writing skills to stand out as a freelance professional writer

You'll learn to:

  • Research wide and hidden writing opportunities
  • Judge realistically how profitable writing is likely to be for you
  • Analyse role models, to improve writing technique
  • Demonstrate and develop writing skills in a variety of media
  • Create a portfolio to showcase your work, which reaches the right targets
  • Relationship build and network to position yourself for collaborative opportunities
  • Produce work quickly, build on feedback and grow a sustainable practice

Packed with practical exercises which you are welcome to submit for feedback, you'll get formats, filters and technology tips to help you write prolifically and fast.

Whether you:

  • Love writing and would like to turn it into a career
  • Are unsure what sort of writing to pursue
  • Freelance in another discipline and want to write as a bolt-on

this course will help.

Created by a writer of 30 years experience and with a background in psychology, this most comprehensive course will help you succeed as a freelance writer in today's digital global marketplace, and make the most of its tremendous new opportunities.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you love writing, and would like to make a freelance career out of it, then this course will show you how, both in terms of your skill development and the set-up and running of your writing business. You may not yet have a definitive ideas of the type of writing you would like to specialize in, and how to structure a professional writing career. You may not be fully aware of the wide range of opportunities available to writers. You may already be freelance in another discipline and want to write as bolt-on, or hope to become freelance.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 43 Lectures Collapse All 43 Lectures 05:42:46
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Introduction
3 Lectures 16:40

Where Are You Starting From?
07:02

Video Transcript
06:28
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The Writer's Role Today
5 Lectures 01:03:50
Direct To Market
07:58

New Skillsets
18:31

Your Niche And Mission
08:20


Video Transcript
23:07
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Business Of Writing: Overview
4 Lectures 47:39
What Writing Has Most Value
12:26

B2B and B2C
09:30

ACTION: Setting Realistic Money Goals
02:34

Video Transcript
23:09
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Important Habits
3 Lectures 30:50
Your Daily Practice
12:47

Finding And Studying Role Models
13:27

ACTION: Freeflow Writing
04:36
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Good Writing: General Principles
8 Lectures 01:07:51
Know Your Aim
12:59

Keep It Simple
07:39

Rules For Clarity
05:27

Fluency And Flow
05:07

Vivid Writing
06:12


ACTION: Your Verb Bank
02:33

Video Transcript
22:48
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Versatile Writing: An Overview
5 Lectures 24:56
49 Items You Can Get Paid To Write
02:57

Mind The Gap Thinking
07:49

Are You A Pragmatic Writer?
04:27

ACTION: Using Slideshare For Inspiration
02:08

Video Transcript
07:35
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B2B Writing
4 Lectures 28:48
Writing Apps
11:05

Podcasting
06:45

Writing For Video
08:58

ACTION: Three Quick Formats
02:00
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B2B Writing 2
4 Lectures 25:14
Newsletters
07:16

White Papers and Reports
05:01

Blogs, E Books And Web Copy
08:07

Speeches And Presentations
04:50
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Profitable Writing
4 Lectures 28:11
Setting Up Your Portolio
08:54

Positioning, Networking And Where The Work Is
04:46

Money And Skills
07:02

Software For Writing
07:29
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Story And Fiction
1 Lecture 05:49
A Personal Story
05:49
1 More Section
About the Instructor
Philippa Davies
4.2 Average rating
111 Reviews
3,874 Students
6 Courses
Writer and Psychologist

You can look forward to lots of interactivity, practical outputs and fun from my courses, as I love learning through doing. My main theme is better business communication, and I especially like giving you 1-2-1 feedback - so courses are designed for this. 

Hello, I'm Philippa, writer and business psychologist, with 30 years experience of freelance writing - as web editor, newspaper columnist, TV scriptwriter and book author - and working as a business psychologist for blue chip clients.

The Times kindly serialised my non-fiction bestseller 'Irresistibility' while my self-published novel got made into a double Bafta winning TV film.

You could say that I'm possessed by the psychology of how we get our message through to each other, which means I've coached Olympic Head Coaches, Oscar Winners, Prime and Cabinet Ministers in the UK and company directors at GE, NBC, Merck, BBC, and Universal Pictures. Now I work as web editor for FYI Network.

I love to teach and do so for universities and the National Union of Journalists in the UK.

But as a Brit who really doesn't like boasting I'd prefer to talk about you than me.

You'll like my courses, then, if you think that writing is much more important than many people realise, that a successful writer of today needs to have multimedia and marketing skills, and that one of most exciting feelings in the world is to express an idea cogently and have others say 'You truly made me think here'...

It's lovely to meet you, fellow communicator...