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Archives: August 2011

Swaha Devi’s Essay Lands Spot in September Issue of Slice

Swaha Devi‘s personal essay “The Buddha Bird” will be published in the September 2011 issue of Slice, a literary magazine.

She says, “I have a clearer sense of my strengths and am reining in some methods that weren’t working as well, including balancing and grounding my poetic style with more prose, action, and dialogue.”

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Freelancing 101

Freelancing 101Manage a top-notch freelancing career in our online boot camp, Freelancing 101! Starting August 18, freelancing experts will teach you the best practices for a solid freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your own schedule and managing clients. Register before 7/16 and get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!

Aubrey Nodarse Lands Social Media Job at BCBG Headquarters

Aubrey Nodarse

Aubrey Nodarse landed a job as a social media coordinatorat the BCBG Max Azria headquarters in Los Angeles, where she writes blog and social media content, ecommerce content, trendsheets, and other marketing collateral.

She says our Intro to Fashion Writing class “helps you realize things you are missing in your writing, and helps coach you to be more aware of them. Your writing might make sense to you, but there may be missing key details that help tell the story.”

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CNN Money and NYmag.com Cover Ted Papadopoulos’s Online Video

Ted Papadopoulos

Ted Papadopoulos‘s online rap video, “Greed is Good,” was covered by CNN Money, NYmag.com, and CNN International.

Ted says that in our Create Quick Video for the Web class, he learned “how to effectively shoot both A-roll and B-roll film and use different angle shots for certain settings and types of shoots.” He continues, “This class will immediately help you get out in the field confidently.”

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Chris Chagaris Sells Travel Piece to Caribbean Travel and Life

Chris Chagaris Chris Chagaris sold her travel piece on St. Kitts to Caribbean Travel and Life.

Chris says, “I really gained a lot of great information about the different aspects of travel magazines and publications, and what they are looking for. The course was extremely helpful, not only for travel writing but as a template for writing in general.”

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Michael Luongo Wins LGBT Journalist of the Year

Michael Luongo

Congratulations to Michael Luongo, who was awarded the Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for LGBT Journalist of the Year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association and the Grand Prize in Travel Journalism from the North American Travel Journalists Association for his pieces on the Middle East.

Michael’s advice to writers: “Be patiently and politely persistent, and thick-skinned, which is hard for writers. Always be curious, bold, and courageous.”

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