SO YOU WANT TO BE A FREELANCER: A LOS ANGELES FREELANCE JOURNALISM WORKSHOP

You have so many stories inside of you, and you are burning to tell them. But how do you get from inspiration to publication? In this Los Angeles freelance writing workshop, successful journalist Sophia Kercher (NY Times, Elle) will take you through the paces of the freelance life.

 

You’ll learn how to pitch to editors, keep your pile of ideas fresh, and work with your sources. Sophia will cover the mechanics of being a professional freelancer: how much to charge, time management, where to pitch your ideas, and how to avoid the rookie mistakes. You’ll get to pitch an idea to Sophia, find out which publications to target and how to approach them. By the end of the class, you’ll have everything you need to set up a writing practice focused entirely on freelancing writing. It won’t be long before you’re sipping a cup of hot coffee and typing up your next great article for the New York Times. You’ll be well on your way to joining the ranks of the 99 Writing Pad Alums who have sold essays and articles with Writing Pad’s help!

 

You can read some of the essays here: Black Clock, Boston Globe, Brain, Child #1, Brain, Child #2, DAME, Elle #1, Elle #2, 5280, The Frisky, LA Times #1, LA Times #2, LA Times #3, LA Times #4, LA Times #5, LA Times #6, Marie Claire #1, Marie Claire #2, Men’s Journal, Morning News #1, Morning News #2, Narratively, Nerve, Role Reboot, Salon #1, Salon #2, Salon #3, Salon #4, Salon #5, Salon #6, Salon #7, Salon #8, Salon #9, Salon #10, Salon #11, Salon #12, Salon #13, Salon #14, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Self #1, Self #2, The Beauty Bean, Shine, The Date Report, The Smart Set, Vice, Whole Life, xoJANE #1, xoJANE #2, xoJANE #3, xoJANE #4, xoJANE #5, xoJane #6, xoJANE #7, xoJANE #8, xoJANE #9, xoJANE #10!

 

Note: Class will be limited to 10 students.

 

Instructor: Sophia Kercher
Thursday, September 14
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $90 (includes snacks and tea)
Location: WP East New
Writing Pad has added a new Eastside location to a nice neighborhood 10 minutes from the Arts District: City Terrace. The zip code is 90063. It looks like Silverlake and there is plenty of free parking. You will love it! You will receive address and directions upon registration.

 

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SOPHIA KERCHER

Sophia Kercher is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and editor who writes often about culture, trends, and health. Her personal essays and articles have been published in the New York TimesElleCalifornia SundayVariety, LA WeeklyVultureSalon, and the Los...Read More »



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CANCELLATION POLICY: All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing marilyn@writingpad.com or calling 323.333.2954. If the class is being paid for as part of a payment plan, regardless of whether the student stops attending class, the payment plan must be paid in full by the end of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student’s account being turned over to collections.