Freelancing Bootcamp 4/21

Hi all,

There are still spaces available in my freelancing bootcamp at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. See below for more info.


Instructor: Marie C. Baca
Contact: mariecbaca (at) gmail [dot] com
Number of sessions: 1
Meeting time: Sunday, 10 AM- 4:00 PM, with a break for lunch
Dates: April 21

Course fee: $120, $50 deposit to register

Size Limit: 15

To register, contact the instructor. All deposits are nonrefundable.

Description: Want to break into the world of freelance writing? This one-day bootcamp will teach you everything you need to know to successfully begin freelancing for major magazines, newspapers, and Internet publications. Topics include:

-Coming up with salable ideas
-Identifying the best market for your story
-Figuring out which editor to approach
-Creating compelling pitches
-Negotiating compensation
-Building a brand
-Using social media to publicize your work
-Supplementing your freelancing income
-Connecting with other writers

All students will receive a packet of real “pitches that worked” and will have the opportunity to workshop their pitches in class.

This class is appropriate for writers at the beginning stages of their careers as well as experienced journalists looking for a change of pace.

Instructor Bio: Marie C. Baca is a freelance writer and editor. Her journalism and essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, ProPublica, Salon, and the New York Times’ Motherlode blog, among other publications. She holds a master’s degree from Stanford University’s Graduate Program in Journalism.