Whether you are a freelance writer looking to go back to the dark side of corporate work (Oh, don’t do it!) or a corporate writer looking to take the plunge into freelance work this is the classroom session for you.
You’ve got your business card and your resume in hand. You’ve got what you feel to be the right combination of training and experience. You’re ready to take on the world as a technical writer, a corporate communicator, or a public relations specialist. You know your skills are needed, but you are not sure how to market them or yourself.
Having the writing skills without the self-marketing ability is a bit like blinking in the dark. You know what you can do, but no one else will.
“Finding Work” is an all day workshop that will show you how to shine a light on your capabilities: by helping you develop a blueprint for that final step onto the freelance stage. Among the topics to be covered:
- Identifying your niche and your passion.
- And what is it you do anyway? Your clients/prospective employers need to know!
- How to establish a network from scratch – or learn how to love making cold calls.
- Fostering Strategic Alliances.
- Leverage: How to get it and when to use it.
- How much money can I make, really.
- Multiple streams of income
How do I know this stuff? I have been a fearless freelancer for the last decade. Those gory details are on the “about us” section if you feel the urge to peek. I taught Professional Readiness Courses at Douglas College in New Westminster, B. C. for a decade and teach Finding Work and Career Options seminars at the downtown campus of Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, B.C.
This course is held in downtown Vancouver.
Date of next course: To be announced: