Freelance Writing: Introduction

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.

Course Format

This course is 100% online and instructor supported. Every week, your instructor releases a new lesson that includes materials such as class notes, articles, readings and resources, as well as your assignment for the week.  

Discuss assignments and receive feedback during optional weekly live Zoom sessions, which take place Wednesdays 6–7pm Pacific Time.   

Online materials will be available for three weeks after the course ends, after which time you will no longer be able to access the course. 

Available Sessions

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Sep 27, 2022-Nov 21, 2022 | Online | $610.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported
Code: WG401F22O
Sep 27, 2022-Nov 21, 2022
Optional Wednesday Drop-in, 6:00pm-7:00pm
8 sessions

1nstructor: Jennifer Van Evra


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$610.00 $30.50 $640.50