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Seth Combs teaches What it Takes to be a Freelancer

Date: July 16, 2011 Time: 10 am to 2 pm Number of sessions: 1 -- One Day Class! Members: $70 Nonmembers: $82 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

We’ve brought the class back again! Join popular journalist Seth Combs for another exciting freelance writing class!

The thought of becoming a full- or even part-time freelance writer can be a daunting one, indeed. Having excellent writing abilities is only the beginning. It also takes immense self-discipline, excellent time-management skills and a commitment to continuously improve your craft. In this workshop, you’ll learn what it really takes to become a successful freelancer.

What do editors really look for? What makes the perfect pitch? How important are deadlines? What are the things you should never do? What are the tricks of the trade that will help you get your foot in the door? What do you need to do to be in business for yourself? These questions and more will be answered in this fast-paced and interactive course.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions about freelance writing. Attendees should also come prepared with a brief article pitch as well as a piece of sample writing that they won’t mind sharing.

A native of the south, Seth Combs has been freelance writing for almost a decade. His work has been published in magazines such as Spin, Men’s Health and The Sun. Over that time he’s also been the Arts & Culture editor at San Diego CityBeat, the Associate Editor at Riviera Magazine, and most recently, the Editor in Chief of Pacific San Diego and Nouveh magazine. Having experience as both a writer looking for work and as an editor working with freelancers, he understands both mindsets and what it takes to be successful at both.