Where can I get training to qualify for a writer job?
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You should have been born 30 years earlier. Journalism, English and creative writing courses in school or grab any freelance work you can get. However, quite frankly, the Internet killed a lot of writing jobs, including freelance gigs. There are a number of online publishing sites, including one I write for called Word Press but they don't pay anything.
In the absence of a degree in Journalism, English, or Marketing Communications, you’d at least need a portfolio of writing samples to showcase your skills. You could take a course related to the type of writing you want to do (marketing, proposal, technical, social media, etc.). Some organizations offer unpaid internships or volunteer positions where you could gain valuable experience, if you’re in a position where you don’t have to make money right away.
Depends on what kind of writing you want to do. If you want to write marketing materials like brochures, print ads, phone scripts, or radio ads, then you would be looking for copywriting. There is also technical writing, which can be writing instructions or things like IT processes. Also medical writing, which usually requires some medical knowledge. There is also blog writing and other types of writing online. As George mentioned, there are freelance writing sites where you can bid for jobs and also publisher sites that deal in websites and book publishing. There are online courses available. Do a web search. There are community college classes, some marketing companies hire junior writers. I would find some classes or see if you can intern at a company, again, depending on the type of writing you can and/or want to do. Good luck!
Hi! I am a grant writer. I would recommend you apply for an internship with whatever publication you desire to work for. Even if they don't end up hiring you, you will gain knowledge and connections.
Loval college. Major in journalism.
The internet provided me with writing opportunities but I started out doing it for fun (with a background that included writing for a couple of newspapers). I agree that some online gigs do not pay much but OTOH I have been paid up to $500.00 bucks an hour for a couple of articles so no need to discourage anyone...especially if they can write quickly. If you can write quickly you can take the cheap jobs and still pay your bills lol
I would tell you that you either have the ability to write and love doing it or you don't. You can get degrees but as an author and freelancer, I didn't have a degree to do what I did. I was just really good at it. I would suggest reading and reading and reading. Your writing style will eventually develop from what you read and how you, yourself, form sentences. You don't need a degree to do it. Many blessings to you...x
Don't be discouraged by what others say. There is a job market out there and you don't necessarily need a four year or masters degree.
You are looking for training and I'm assuming you want to take this online. Two places come to mind. www.Udemy.com and www.AWAI.com. Udemy, you will have to take more classes but the classes definitely cost less. Right now, Udemy is offering their cyberdeals (last days though) on classes at $9.99 each. AWAI has some good bargains as well. You can become a copywriter in one month for less than $500.
If you are unsure of what you want to do, you might want to check out www.16personalities.com. There you will take a professional test similar to the Meyer-Briggs test. They will email you the results. All of which may help you make a determination in your career choice. BTW, this is free!
I wish you luck!
I think age is discrimination ups won’t let you continue with your application if you are over 40 one of there questions. For all you know you could be 60 and healthier then a 40yr old