Develop as a freelance, training aplenty
THERE'S STILL a chance to sign up to NUJ Training's Develop Your Freelance Capabilities course to help you re-invigorate your freelancing. This course is for you if have several years' experience of freelancing as a writer, and you realise that it would be useful to you to spend a day thinking about what your next steps might be.
These could include adding completely new strands to your freelance existence, or just coming up with some ideas for features you wouldn't otherwise have considered. The tutor is Humphrey Evans, veteran of 20 years of the Getting Started as a Freelance course, and it will be a small group - a maximum of eight. The course is on Tuesday 28 October and again on 13 November. It's £145 to members.
Humphrey Evans will be a double act with the LFB's own Phil Sutcliffe as tutors for Getting started as a Freelance on 21 November and Pitch & Deal on 22 November.
Then there's NUJ Training's Feature Writing on 2-3 December and Writing for Web on 6-7 December. October, November and December this year also see NUJ Training courses on the Freedom of Information Act (with the LFB's own award-winning investigator Heather Brooke), as well as courses on sub- editing and PR. All courses are at the NUJ's head office at Headland House: see www.nujtraining .org.uk for details.
- The London Freelance one-day pilot course in Photoshop for photographers has been postponed due to lack of enrollments, although we had a lot more course enquiries coming in immediately after cancelling, so we plan to run this course some time early in 2009. NUJ Training has a two-day Photoshop course on 31 January to 1 February 2009, which costs £265 for NUJ members.