Learn how to write magazine and newspaper articles that sell through this long-running and popular freelance writing course. Veteran Vancouver freelance writer Jennifer Van Evra (Globe and Mail, CBC, Condé Nast, Vancouver Magazine, Vancouver Sun, Metropolis, Harvard Business Review, many more) shares time-tested, step-by-step instructions on developing ideas, researching effectively, conducting successful interviews, writing pitches that editors can't resist, structuring articles, dealing with editors, marketing and more.
Through a range of carefully tailored exercises, you’ll also build and strengthen your newfound skills — and get a visit from a high-level guest editor. This is a fun and non-intimidating class that’s great for beginners and more established writers alike.
For hundreds of students, it has also led to successful publication in major magazines and newspapers, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, The Guardian, New York Magazine, the South China Morning Post, Vancouver Magazine, Fine Gardening, the Vancouver Sun, enRoute, Toronto Star and many more.
This course is offered 100% online.
About Online Learning
Our professional writing courses are purpose-built for online learning using UBC instructional design resources and tools.
Online courses are hosted on the intuitive learning management platform Canvas. Every week, your instructor releases a new module or lesson. Each lesson might include materials such as class notes, readings, links to articles, videos and practice exercises. You may also be asked to post on discussion boards and submit assignments.
Your instructor is there to provide you feedback on your work, and guide online forum discussions. Some may hold virtual office hours. You can also communicate with your instructor through Canvas.
Expect to spend two to three hours per week on your course – you do get out what you put in! You can log in anytime day or night. Some courses, however, might include exercises and assignments with deadlines. Materials will be available for two weeks after the course ends, after which time you will no longer be able to access the course.
We will send you instructions on accessing Canvas before your first class.