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College of Extended Learning

Freelance Writing 101

CCOM 1130

Have you always dreamed of giving up your day job and becoming a freelance writer? If so, Freelance Writing 101 is for you. During this 6-week course, you will learn the tools you need to start you on the path to a successful freelance writing business; the different types of writing opportunities that exist; how to find story ideas and interview subjects; how to conduct an interview; how to write a query letter and more.

Course details

Upcoming dates: TBA
Time: p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Saint John Social Enterprise Hub
139 Prince Edward Street
Room TBA
Course fee: $170 (+ HST)
Instructor: Trudy Kelly Forsythe


There are no materials required for this class.

About the instructor

Trudy Kelly Forsythe has worked in the media for over 20 years, starting out freelancing for a hunting and fishing magazine. She has an English honours degree from the University of New Brunswick and a radio broadcasting diploma from the Atlantic Broadcast Centre.

Over the years, she has written and edited for a variety of media including daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, radio and the World Wide Web as well as for corporate and government clients, including Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Farm Credit Canada. She is a member of the Atlantic Canada Farm Writers’ Association, the Canadian Farm Writers’ Association and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.

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