Series of bespoke workshops

Where : ZOOM  Time : 6 – 7pm

Tickets: Members £7.50 and non members £12.50 ( includes EB fee)

Workshops have a maximum of 30 places  per session

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Tuesday 23rd February : How to land your dream commission – How to successfully target a publication you want to write for and come up with an idea that will get commissioned. Includes examples of successful pitches Donna Ferguson has written and a short workshop on writing a pitch.

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Tuesday 16th March: What editors want to see in pitches. Donna Ferguson has contacted editors she writes for to get their top tips on how to write a pitch.  You will leave feeling super confident about what to put in a pitch.

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Tuesday 13th April: How to turn rejection into a commission. Why rejection should never hold you back and how persistence and self-belief can really pay off. Real life examples of some of the rejections Donna Ferguson has received and how she handled it and managed to turn them into commissions.

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Tuesday 18th May: Tips on how to find amazing case studies and reliably come up with good ideas. The secret to finding great case studies and sources of inspiration for ideas to pitch. How to build a contacts database and get stories no one else gets.

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Tuesday 22nd June: In conversation with commissioning editors .Donna Ferguson will interview commissioning editors at newspapers about what they are looking for from freelancers. Editors TBC

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TBC: WiJ event – Top tips for freelancers on how to pitch. Award-winning journalist Donna Ferguson offers her top tips on how to pitch and get commissioned. This webinar will briefly walk you through how to come up with ideas that will get commissioned and offer some tips on how to pitch and network with editors – even during a pandemic.

Tuesday January 19 & repeated Jan 26: How to go freelance: everything you need to know to get set up as a freelance journalist. A look at the practical elements of going freelance from setting yourself up to tax stuff, pitching emails  and fees. This webinar is primarily aimed at people who are new to freelancing or are considering going freelance but all freelancers are welcome. SOLD OUT

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