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Freelance P.R. Writing

This course will provide students with the general skills necessary to compete successfully as freelance writer for publications and websites. Topics include: Different Publications, Researching and Interviewing for Feature Stories, What Editors Expect, Marketing, The Writing Process, and Writing for the Web. Students will be required to write a feature article of approximately 700 words, suitable for publication in a general consumer or trade publication. Students should be aware from the outset that Freelance Writing requires a better-than-average knowledge of basic language skills along with a thorough understanding of the concepts taught in both Writing I and II, and Copy Writing I and II for Public Relations. In addition to the required texts, students should have access to a grammar and usage guide.