Freelance Writing: Advanced

Get better assignments, increase revenue, and gain exposure as a freelancer

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  • Discussions Tuesdays 8-9pm ET, 2 sessions full schedule

Competition is tough for freelancers. The good news is that editors are always eager to work with great writers who know how to pitch and produce professional copy. In this course, you’ll learn how to improve your freelance writing career with strategies that will get you better assignments, increase your income, deepen your relationships with editors, and give your work more exposure.


In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Reach out to new markets and gain expertise in additional fields
  • Promote yourself as a writer on the Web and through social media
  • Refine your pitch process for more efficient and effective queries
  • Develop relationships with editors to help get repeat assignments
  • Boost your income with current and new clients

By the end of class, you will have:

A plan to increase your exposure and income as a freelancer, a list of new editors to pitch, and six short pitches.

Rebecca Webber is a freelance reporter and writer whose work often appears in print publications like Glamour, More, Real Simple and Psychology Today and on websites like the The Daily Beast and LearnVest. She writes about health & psychology, careers & personal finance, and news & trends. Previously, she spent five years on staff at Glamour. She has a BA from Georgetown University and an MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

  • "This course covered all possible aspects about how to develop (and also maintain) a freelance career. Most of the merit goes to the teacher, Rebecca: she was amazing! I really appreciated all the work she put in her classes and the great information she gave us. She was dedicated and helpful, always available to answer our questions, even though her program was so accurate and organized that I rarely needed to ask anything more. She never wasted one second of our chats and kept my attention high for the whole hour."

  • "Rebecca was an amazing instructor. She took the time to give us honest feedback and insider tips."

    Colleen Dowd

  • "Rebecca helped us understand how to break into the business and how to keep assignments coming in."

    Melanie Cox

  • "I am completing an MFA in creative writing, and I have never had a better teacher than Rebecca. I have no doubt I can freelance successfully now because of her."

    Lesley Geary

  • "Rebecca is amazing! This is the 2nd class I have taken with her, and I would sign up for a third and fourth. She is very approachable and offered expert, honest feedback."

    Susan Gernhart