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This five-month correspondence course offers one-on-one training by well-known journalists, and teaches you everything you need to know about writing and selling articles to magazines and digital media outlets.
This six-month correspondence course offers one-on-one training by well-known journalists, and teaches you everything you need to know about writing and selling articles to magazines and digital media outlets.
Here's your chance to write an article and get published! Our courses run all the time, all year round. Sign up and start whenever you want.
Find out how to: - come up with article ideas - pitch stories to editors - research and write a publishable article - run a professional business as a freelance writer
You will get: - detailed expert feedback on your writing - rigorous training in magazine writing skills - individual attention and prompt assessments.
Course details: Students must complete:
-10 writing exercises (10 for assessment and feedback) -one quiz on magazine industry protocol -one query letter -one full-length magazine article of publishable quality
-Basic writing skills are essential -Computer skills, email and internet access required -No previous tertiary qualification required
Lisa Lazarus is a freelance journalist for a variety of publications, including Men's Health, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Femina, Healthy Pregnancy and the Mail & Guardian.
Previously she worked as principal of CityVarsity for six years. She has a Masters degree in educational psychology, and currently also works as strategic business planner at Boston House College.
Tracey Hawthorne has written features and columns for numerous leading publications in SA, including CAPE etc, Cosmopolitan, Fairlady (including 'Urban Exile', a column that ran for 13 issues), Femina, Getaway, GQ (for which she was books editor for 32 issues), House and Leisure, JSE, Men's Health (for which her feature 'Bone Chilling' was a Mondi nominee), O, Prive, Proud!, Psychologies, Shape, Style, You.
Tracey has also written for Business Day, Sunday Times, Sunday Life (Sunday supplement), has written and/or contributed to over 10 fiction and non-fiction books, including four First Field Guides (Struik), Frommer's South Africa (Macmillan), Tumble-Turn: The Natalie du Toit story (Oshun), The John Platter South African Wine Guide 2008 (Newsome McDowall) and Open (Oshun), and edited upwards of 30 other non-fiction books, including over 20 for Struik's Natural History division and (most recently) Boerejood (Jacana), My Dad by South African Sons (Two Dogs) and The King's Eye and John Vorster's Elbow (in production).
She also currently compiles three weekly electronic newsletters for Old Mutual.
Tamara Rothbart is an award-winning magazine writer. She was voted Sanlam Fashion Journalist of the year in 2007 and again in 2008. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Arise Africa Fashion Journalism Award. She began her writing career as an editorial assistant with the launch of Marie Claire in South Africa in 1996. Since then she has worked as a features editor and health editor at Cosmopolitan magazine, as Features Director at Elle magazine and as co-editor for the launch of Woolworths' W magazine. She has freelanced for most of the country's leading lifestyle magazines. In her spare time she works as a corporate copywriter for two major retail chains and as a freelance writer for boutique businesses.
Tamara holds a BA Hons. in Film Theory and Practice from the University of Cape Town. Her interests include documentary film-making and biographical non-fiction.
Over her 20-year career in the media industry, Hayley Leibowitz has published articles in a variety of magazines, ranging from glossies like Your Family, Infinity Magazine and Food & Home, to newspapers such as the Mail & Guardian. In addition she served for several years as Editor on a number of business-to-business magazines, including Medical Chronicle, Health & Hygiene, Interiors Contracts and South African Transport. In 2003 Hayley was awarded second place in the Roche International Award for Obesity Journalism in the Medical category.
Hayley also wrote and storylined for four years on popular daily soap opera Isidingo. She currently freelances in Johannesburg, taking on writing projects ranging from scriptwriting on TV dramas High Rollers and Geraamtes in Die Kas, to writing research reports and proofreading for a psychology firm.
Hayley holds a Bachelor of Journalism Degree from Rhodes University.
Module one - The genre of magazine writing Module two - Targeting your market Module three - Topics that sell Module four - The ins and outs of the magazine industry Module five - Getting the facts straight: research and interviewing Module six - The compelling opener Module seven - Body-building part I Module eight - Body-building part II Module nine - Closing off in style Module ten - The Final Cut and Industry Protocol Module eleven - Writing for Digital Media