WORKSHOPS

PITCH CLINICS

TUTOR-led (I am a lecturer on the MA in Journalism at Westminster Uni, at City Uni and at City Lit). Come along and join a small group (max 6) on a Friday/Tuesday morning in London to refresh skills, get back into the workplace, build confidence, refine your pitches and get motivated.

All levels - which makes for brilliant networking and a wide range of expertise. We've had senior editors and war correspondents, content writers and broadcasters. Informal.

WHAT YOU GET

  • Personal feedback on ideas and work in progress
  • Chance to brainstorm ideas with editors
  • Find editors online and in print
  • Confidential and supportive environment

Most people go on to get commissions - and staff jobs.

Drop-in available.

Please click to book

Suitable if you're looking to refresh skills: women returners, former editors, experienced and new writers, bloggers, copy and content writers.

Weekly Friday mornings. 10.30 am to 1pm. £40.

SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING

Is your lack of social media skills holding you back?

  • Get up to speed to promote your brand or business
  • How to use Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for work
  • Make your blogging more effective
  • Explore writing digital content
  • Individual or group work

COURSES

WAYS INTO JOURNALISM

WEDNESDAY mornings. City Lit

24 January 2018 6 weeks

Refresh or gain new skills. Find out how to get published online or in print, or improve content on your blog. Increase your chances of getting commissioned. We will cover interview skills, explore writing content and using social media to get work.

TRAVEL JOURNALISM

CITY LIT 6 weeks from 25 October 2017 Wed am

How to write evocative travel copy, work with the travel industry, get on press trips and sell your work. Theory plus writing exercises with feedback. For bloggers and journalists or for those who fancy doing something with their travel experiences.

 

 

Photo: courtesy of Anne Gould. Workshop at the Poetry Cafe

 

MORE COURSES

WRITING FOR MAGAZINES

WEDNESDAY afternoons City Lit 6 weeks from 26 October. Learn how to write and pitch stories to magazines online and in print. For returners, bloggers and anyone with ideas! Fast track into publishing. Includes: Interview Skills, Approaching Editors, and finding suitable outlets for your ideas.

FREELANCE WRITING

MONDAY evenings City University short course.

10 weeks: 2 October 2017

Learn to write effective copy and digital content online or in print. Course includes interview and reporting skills, working with social media, blogging, finding outlets and approaching editors.

TRAVEL WRITING

City University short course. Monday eves. 8 weeks from 30 April 2018.

Make travel pay. Find out what travel editors of newspapers and magazines look for, how to get a commission, write a saleable article and get your trip financed. Practical advice on identifying suitable outlets and contacting editors. For bloggers and writers.


Susan brings freshness and currency to her journalism classes. She certainly knows her stuff
— Ofsted Inspector
Susan tunes-in fast. Within one cafe session I had moved from despair to determination.
— Former senior editor