Imagine the pride of finally seeing your byline in newspapers and magazines and on your favorite websites.
Imagine the joy of using the extra cash earned from freelance writing to take vacations or treat yourself to a shopping spree or a day at the spa.
Imagine the freedom of quitting your day job and going full-time freelance so you can finally create the life of your dreams.
Let's stop imagining and let's get to work on making this dream your reality.
See Jane Freelance is an online course developed to help you jumpstart your freelance journalism career even if you don't have any journalism education or experience. Whether you want to eventually pursue writing full time, earn extra income for yourself or your family, or finally feel like a real writer by seeing your name in print, See Jane Freelance is the course for you!
What You'll Learn in This Course
In this course, you will learn
- journalism jargon so you can confidently speak like an industry professional
- journalism ethics
- why you should blog and how to get started
- how to never run out of story ideas
- how to find publications that pay
- why writing for local media outlets could be your key to success
- how to pitch like a pro
- how to conduct research and interviews
- how to network with other writers and why you should
- why writers should think like an influencer
- social media tips and tricks for writers
- how to write clean, compelling copy that will make you an editor's favorite writer
- how to turn your life into a story that sells
- how to manage your money and your mindset
PLUS, you'll get access to exclusive interviews with editors and fellow writers discussing a variety of topics including:
- how to write for your favorite websites
- how to pitch to local and regional magazine editors
- how to sell a story to a major national magazine
- how to break into writing for trade publications
- how to break into arts &culture writing
- how to nail down your writing niche
- how to supplement your income with copywriting
Meet the Teacher
Hi! My name is Javacia Harris Bowser and I will be your instructor for See Jane Freelance.
I have nearly 20 years of journalism experience, a bachelor's degree in journalism, a master's degree, and 10+ years of teaching experience. So you can trust that I know my stuff.
But I also know that you don't need the experience or the education that I have to start a freelance journalism career of your own. I know this because I have helped several women, who didn't go to j-school, see their byline in newspapers and on the mastheads of magazines.
You see, in addition to being a freelance journalist, I am also the founder of See Jane Write, an award-winning website, membership community, and coaching service for women who write and blog.
I also help solicit, select, and edit content for a special media project aimed at elevating women's voices in the South. Through this work, I have learned that the thing that brings me even more joy than seeing my own name in print is seeing YOUR NAME in print and knowing I helped you make it happen.
That's one reason I created this course.
I also created this course because I know the many benefits of freelance writing.
Ten years ago I left my job as a newspaper reporter to teach, and while I loved being in the classroom I just didn't feel like myself because I was no longer writing. But when I started freelancing I got my writing groove back.
Then the checks started rolling in and I realized I could use this extra income to donate to charity and help out family members who were struggling financially and I could also use this extra cash to take trips and buy Beyonce concert tickets -- which should be a top priority in every woman's life.
Now that I'm a full-time freelance writer, freelancing is giving me the freedom to create the life of my dreams, a life where I have time to build See Jane Write and work on my book. I can exercise every morning. I can take a day off on a Tuesday.
Whatever your motivation may be for wanting to freelance, whatever your writing dreams are, I want to help you make them come true. And I want to do that through this course, See Jane Freelance.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the course materials be available?
All course materials are available NOW!
How long do I have access to the course?
Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have lifetime access to the course material.
What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?
Refunds are not available for this course, however, please contact me at email@example.com and let me know what you feel is missing and I will do what I can to ensure you are happy with the material.
Will you give me feedback on my work during the course?
Each course participant can get feedback on one writing sample (i.e. pitch letter, interview questions, completed article).
I still have a question, how can I contact you?
I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.