womens magazines training

You don't need model looks to be on the cover of Glamour or Company. All you need is a good story. This course will teach you how to get there.

Suitable for anyone new to freelancing as well as established freelancers looking to move into the glossy magazines market, it is also ideal for staff journalists looking to add an extra string (and income stream) to their bow.

The six week course is taught online with lectures, assignments, guidance and support offered via email, while the flexible start date means the course can easily fit around busy schedules.

It includes one lesson per week with assignments, ongoing feedback, help with pitching and a full critique of a piece of work.

By the end of the course you will have written a pitch and a full-length feature that you will be proud to send to editors.

What will the course cover?

Week 1: Women's magazines bootcamp

  • How various glossy magazines – and their readers – differ

  • Writing different types of features, including investigative, celebrity, real life and fashion and trend pieces

  • What goes on behind the closed doors of women's magazines: the good, the bad and the (really) ugly

Week 2: Coming up with ideas

  • Where to get ideas from – and how to know if an idea is a good one

  • Turning one good idea into three

Week 3: Pitching to editors

  • How to pitch your ideas

  • What an editor is looking for

  • How to make the right impression

Week 4: Get the story

  • Researching and interviewing

  • Learn what to look for, researching tools, what not to say in interviews and how to get all the information you need

Week 5: Writing and editing

  • Finding an angle and writing a hook

  • Different writing techniques, plus how to edit

  • How to give your feature the 'wow' factor

Week 6: Insider tips

  • Contacts, networking and going all the way...

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