Writing Articles for Publication – Feature Perfect

  • Course Type: In-house
  • Duration: One Day
  • Course Fees: On request
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Writing Articles for Publication – Feature Perfect

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Course Description

FEATURE PERFECT – WRITING ARTICLES FOR PUBLICATION

Would you like to write articles that get noticed because they’re strong, clear, concise and polished?

Would you like to discover some tricks of the trade from a professional feature writer?

Whether you write for an industry journal, your company newsletter, a government website or a national newspaper, this lively workshop-style course will give you the skills – and confidence – to think and write like a feature writer.

This highly practical one-day course takes you through all the essential steps in the craft of article writing, including how to hook your readers and ensure your message jumps off the page.

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On completion of this course you will:

  • Feel confident that you can write for your intended market
  • Write articles that attract readers
  • Raise your profile with articles you feel proud of
  • Analyse the needs of your target publication and its readers
  • Pitch ideas to commissioning editors
  • Create outlines that ensure a reader-friendly structure
  • Spend less time in planning, writing and editing
  • Understand how to write with clarity, simplicity and brevity
  • Find your own voice as a writer
  • Identify and avoid common errors of grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary and punctuation
  • Edit and proofread your own work
  • Take away a comprehensive resource pack

Who should attend?

  • This course should be attended by anyone who writes or edits articles for newsletters, magazines, newspapers or websites and anyone who writes copy for brochures or leaflets and would like to improve the way they communicate with readers.
  • This course is customised to meet the needs of participants. They are asked to complete a training-needs form and to submit a sample of their writing. This will be assessed by the trainer and returned with comments. It will also be used during individual editing practice.
  • This course is both an introduction for new writers and a refresher for more experienced writers.
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