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This is an online event

Organised by The Guardian

The Guardian columnist and feature writer Coco Khan leads this masterclass in how to break into freelance journalism, or make your existing career more financially sustainable

Would you like to see your words in print, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you’re a new journalist seeking to establish yourself, or an expert with a flair for writing and specialist knowledge that you’d like to share with others?

Freelance journalism is an ideal launchpad into a writing career. Whether you decide to devote yourself full-time or alongside your other endeavours, there are opportunities to be had. For the novice, however, knowing where to start can be a daunting prospect.

In this comprehensive masterclass with the Guardian columnist and highly experienced freelancer Coco Khan, she will guide you through the steps you need to grow and nurture your fledgling career, and, crucially, you’ll learn the difference between surviving and thriving as a freelance writer.

Course content
  • What to expect from life as a freelance journalist
  • How to spot and pitch strong stories to editors - and then get paid to write them
  • Building and maintaining relationships with editors
  • The difference between surviving and thriving - and why both matter
  • Expanding your portfolio without compromising your values or self
  • Q&A

This course is for…
  • Beginners who want to take their first steps into professional writing
  • Early-career writers who are looking to diversify their work to make their career more financially sustainable


Attendees — 7

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First steps in journalism: How to pitch and get paid for your workLondon, United Kingdom