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What you will learn: The Basics Of Self-Publishing
  • Basics of Self-Publishing
  • Completing the Test
  • Layout and Design: Interior
  • Layout and Design: Cover
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Sales and Marketing
Get BIG Savings with our Successful Self-Publishing Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses
  1.  Successful Self-Publishing 
  2. Creative Writing 
  3. Writing Books for Children
  4. Novel Writing
  5. Ghostwriting Business
  6. Travel Writing Business
  7. Freelance Writer Business
  8. Freelance Journalism
  9. Blogging Business
  10. Proof Reading & Editing
1. Successful Self-Publishing: Learn The Basics Of Self-Publishing

You’ve got a great idea for a book and you’ve started putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys) or you may have already finished it! How will you get it out into the world? You could hire a traditional publisher but you’ll lose creative control and royalties can be 7-25% per book sold (with 25% being on the incredibly generous end) or you can self-publish, keep total creative control and earn up to 70% of the royalties of each book. Tempted? Take this course and you’ll learn the skills needed in self-publishing your book – cover design and layout, proofing, publishing, distributing, and marketing.

The Successful Self-Publishing Certificate Course begins by guiding you through the basics of self-publishing. You’ll quickly get answers to the big questions, such as why you should self- publish and the benefits of doing so and, conversely, reasons self-publishing may not be for you. There are legal obligations you need to fulfil and to self-publish requires money, the course will talk you through what to expect in both these areas.

With your book written and your working title in place. This course will show you the process of finessing the details, large and small, to get your text ready for publication. You’ll learn the dos and don’ts of titling your book and what to include in your cover text, how to self-edit or hire and work with an editor, how to prepare your text for the layout process, and what the established conventions that you should use in book anatomy, are.

Formatting should be invisible, unnoticed by the reader, but done poorly and inconsistently and the smallest of errors will pull your readers from the story, ruining the content of your work. You’ll learn how to use layout to enable your content to flow – with proper use of book sizing, page layout, fonts, spacing and alignment of text. Formatting for eBooks is also covered.

2. Creative Writing: Test Your Imagination and Stretch Your Writing Skills 

Creative writing covers a wide variety of forms; simply, its purpose is to enable you to express, emotions, thoughts and feelings using the written word. If you would like to improve your writing skills, to try out new techniques in a variety of writing styles and to be able to create compelling works of fiction, then this course will enable you to do just that.

There are so many opportunities for writers in this digital age and the world of publishing has evolved greatly over the last few years. Publishing is now accessible to all who have a good grasp of the English language and because the world is now a predominantly much smaller place through the rise of the digital era, it is possible to become published in many English speaking countries.

This course however does not just concentrate on publishing but on the skills required that will elevate your writing abilities to the dizzy heights of professionalism. There is pleasure in the written word, creating imaginary plots and forming descriptive scenes filled with vibrancy and colour will satisfy the need to create. The knowledge of how to craft a captivating short story and to possess the ability to craft larger than life characters will stimulate those creative juices.

If you choose the road towards publication, understand that it can be a long but enjoyable route towards success, while you absorb the craft and incorporate it into your own writing studies. Think of this learning curve as an apprenticeship as you polish and hone the skills that will provide an outlet for your creative thoughts and that could provide you with the skills to become a published writer.

While the emphasis is on enjoyment, the projects within will test your imagination and stretch your writing skills, so that you learn steadily and consistently throughout.

3. Writing Books for Children: Learn Writing A Series Of Best Selling Children'S Books

If you ever fancied becoming the next J.K Rowling and writing a series of Best Selling Children's Books or you just quite fancy learning about the processes and techniques involved in writing for children - then this course is for you!

This comprehensive course takes you from a complete beginner in writing and covers the many aspects of publishing, focusing on those all-important writing techniques, right through to how to get an agent and build your author’s platform.

The course provides you with all of the information required to be able to write books which are suitable for your chosen age range, and offers you helpful tips and in-depth information to help your journey towards publication be smooth and productive.

4. Novel Writing: Embark On A Creative Journey With Novel Writing

There is no doubt that writing a novel requires many skills that test resolve but the good news is that even the complete beginner can rise to the challenge and create a compelling novel if adhering to the basic rules, writing while absorbing the many skills required to bring the novel to life.

Writing a novel, irrespective of the genre, requires the writer to put a little bit of themselves into each and every page. This means, utilising many of the experiences that you yourself have endured, including both the good and the bad times to make up part of the fabric of your storyline, creating a tangible and gripping read.

This powerful and thought provoking course will teach you everything that you need to know about one of the most wonderful creative experiences possible, writing a novel. Embarking upon a project such as this, will test your imagination, your writing skills, and test your ability to create imaginary environments that epitomise real-life. You will be aiming to captivate the reader, while creating imaginary threads that weave in and out of any storyline.

It’s not a challenge for the fainthearted.

It takes time, patience and a great deal of editing to bring a novel to fruition, however, it is one of the most uniquely satisfying feelings, when you type the last word and know that you have achieved something quite amazing. It provides a written reminder of this moment in time, a poignant chance to review as you bought your creative senses to the fore, and the memories and the evidence of this time is something that will stay with you forever.

5. Ghostwriting Business: Understanding Ghostwriting And It's Different Types

From this course, you will gain a greater understanding of what ghostwriting is and, just as importantly, what it is not, along with finding out about the different types of ghostwriting.

To be a good ghostwriter you don’t necessarily need to have a related degree. The Ghostwriting Business Course explores education options and provides tips and suggestions on how you can start and improve your writing. It also highlights essential skills required to be successful in this field.

There are more job opportunities for ghostwriters than you may think. This course outlines these options – covering everything from in-house and agency work, to freelancing. Should you wish to strike out on your own, the course also provides information on different business structures.

Getting your first few clients as a ghostwriter is probably the hardest part of the job. However, with the tips and tricks provided in this course, it is entirely possible – even easy. You’ll learn about using online job boards to find work, how having a niche or specialism can help you, and how to showcase your writing and gain referrals. Also covered are Ghostwriter Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements.

The range of writing you can undertake as a ghostwriter is vast. This course will guide you through the various types, along with how to break projects down and set timelines. You will also find out everything you need to know about billing a client, tips and suggestions on how to work virtually, and how to deal with difficult clients.

6. Travel Writing Business: Learn The Different Aspects Travel Writing

The course starts you off with the basics and progresses you to the point at which you are capable of creating work of your own in this genre. You will be introduced to travel writing, guided you through the different aspects involved, and all the questions you have will be answered along the way.

Following an introduction to the course, and what to expect from it, the Travel Writing Business Course begins by explaining what travel writing really is (such as books, guides, brochures and more) and providing examples of some famous writers. This module then moves onto explain the necessary skills needed to succeed and how this course will help you to get there.

To increase your self-awareness and know your travel personality, which in turn will help your writing, the second module provides a short quiz. Here you will also be exposed to the different specialisms of travel writing, so you can understand which market you are planning to cater for, and the importance of knowing this.

Module 3 of the Travel Writing Business Course discusses how travel magazines function and operate and then moves on to the importance of researching the area you intend to travel to and write about, including any special features of your destination. It is likely that you will take photographs as a visual aid to your travel literature, so the basic knowhow of photography is covered here also.

To get the most from your trips, becoming an expert traveller is important to this career choice. Module 4 talks you through everything that you need in order to travel to different places: financial resources, bookings at motels and hotels, food, clothing, any special equipment and more. Also included here is the way in which you travel, such as how to create a detailed itinerary and the pros and cons of both group and solo travel. Without funding, you aren’t going anywhere, so this module also discusses the various ways in which you can acquire funding, if your personal resources will not cover the expense.

7. Freelance Writer Business: Build Your Own Business As A Freelance Writer 

What is journalism? Can I really make a career out of writing? Is working from home for me? What do I need to get started? I have this great idea, but what should I do next? All of these questions and more are answered throughout the Freelance Writer Business Course.

This course teaches the many facets of blogging, novel writing, proofreading and copywriting along with many other writing methods; offering many tools and resources that seasoned writers wish they had when they first began writing as a career. Each section details the definitions used, the elements of each aspect of writing, examples, exercises and assignments that will jog the freelancer’s creative processes.

The motivation behind the Freelance Writer Business Course is to ensure that novice and seasoned writers know what it takes to build their own business as a writer – right from the comfort of their own homes. By taking a hands-on, home study course, aspiring business owners are able to study and learn at their own pace.

8. Freelance Journalism: Become a proficient Freelance Journalist in any field

Being a freelance journalist takes more than just the ability to write well. This course will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to make it in this exciting industry. You’ll learn what it takes to be a good journalist, what is expected of you as a representative of the profession, how to write depending on the kind of journalist you want to be, pitch stories and kick-start your career.

As a freelance journalist, rather that someone who permanently employed by a company, you will have more considerations and responsibilities. The Freelance Journalism Course opens by explaining how the two types of employment differ and the pros and cons of going it alone.

Being able to write clearly, concisely and in a voice relevant to the readership is a given, but to make it in this industry takes more skills and even personality traits than you may be aware of. The Freelance Journalism Course examines exactly what it takes and the legal and ethical principles you must uphold.

To be considered ‘news journalism’ articles were originally required to be directly related to politics or activities that deeply affected the workings of communities and societies. However, in the digital age, anything can be deemed newsworthy, it just depends on the audience. The point is that it needs to be that, newsworthy.

This course explains what news journalism is, what makes a story newsworthy, the principles that a journalist must follow, what the main roles in news journalism are, and the differences between journalism and reporting.

9. Blogging Business: Learn To Establish A Successful Blogging Business

Although blogging has now been around for almost 20 years, it has only been in the past 10 that bloggers have started to make enough money from them to support themselves. The idea of making money writing content about topics you are passionate about is an attractive one, but there are many technicalities and nuances behind the process of starting a blog and earning profits from it that need to be understood, to be successful.

Students will learn a basic guideline for the topic, and definitions and terminologies that are good to know, as they are referred to later in the course.

You will be taken through the advantages of starting a blogging business, as well as how to achieve goals for your business and what you can expect from a future in the industry.

We will teach you how to set up your blogging business and provide you with all the tools you need to get going, by showing you the significance of having an audience and the importance of considering your target audience when creating your work.  No matter the context, blogs are a form of information and should provide up-to-date, fresh content, so as to retain their readership.

The course shares with students how to keep content relevant and then moves on to gaining sponsors, and how this helps. We give you real life examples of people who have turned their blogs into businesses, with considerably profitable results.

You will learn helpful and in-depth guide lists and explains items things that will help your business, as well as steering you away from common pitfalls.

10. Proofreading & Editing: Learn How To Proofread and Edit Copy Effectively

The Proofreading & Editing Course teaches you how to do just that, proofread and edit copy so that it is ready for publication. You’ll learn the techniques used to perform the roles effectively, important information on language, and how to go about setting up your own business, offering proofreading and copy editing services.

The course begins by clearly defining copy editing and proofreading, noting the similarities and crossovers between them, and looking at each function separately. You’ll discover the skills needed for both roles and where each comes in the editing process and why, as well as the differences between newspaper and magazine editors and those who work in book publishing.

With roles defined, the Proofreading & Editing Course moves on to impart the fundamental skills of copy editing tables and figures, how to edit captions and footnotes, and how and why you should fact check. You’ll learn about the importance of style guides, the difference between a style guide and a style sheet, and the different style manuals that exist, before being provided with a template that will aid you in creating a style sheet of your own.

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The Ultimate Successful Self-Publishing Bundle, 10 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Successful Self-Publishing

Module 1 – Basics of Self-Publishing

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Why self-publish?
  • Part 2: Advantages of self-publishing
  • Part 3: Why it might be a bad idea to self-publish
  • Part 4: Legal considerations
  • Part 5: Budget
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Completing the Text

  • Part 1: Title
  • Part 2: Editing
  • Part 3: Spelling and grammar
  • Part 4: Beta readers
  • Part 5: Preparing the text for layout
  • Part 6: Parts of a book
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Layout and Design: Interior

  • Part 1: Size and Pagination
  • Part 2: Interior layout
  • Part 3: Fonts
  • Part 4: Leading
  • Part 5: Ebook formatting
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Layout and design: Cover

  • Part 1: Layout and design: Cover
  • Part 2: Fonts
  • Part 3: Formatting
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Production

  • Part 1: Offset printing
  • Part 2: Using an imprintor self-publishing platform
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Distribution

  • Part 1: Getting your book into bookshops
  • Part 2: Distributors and wholesalers
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Sales and Marketing

  • Part 1: Category, book description and keywords
  • Part 2: Book trailers
  • Part 3: Reviews
  • Module 7 Assessment

Course 2 - Creative Writing

Module 1 - The Creative Process

  • Part 1: What is it? 
  • Part 2: Controlling Projects 
  • Part 3: Creating an Outline 
  • Part 4: Time to Write 
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Writing Fiction

  • Part 1: Show, Don’t Tell
  • Part 2: Character Profile
  • Part 3: Characteristics
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Point of View

  • Point of View
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Module 4 - Character Motivation
  • Character Motivation
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Write What You Know

  • Write What You Know
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Characters, Names and Imaginations

  • Part 1: Understanding the Character Connection 
  • Part 2: Names 

Module 7 - Beginning, Middle and Ending

  • Part 1: Beginnings 
  • Part 2: Middles 
  • Part 3: Endings 
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Dialogue and Descriptive Writing

  • Part 1: Dialogue 
  • Part 2: Descriptive Writing 
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Beating Writer’s Block

  • Part 1: Beating Writer’s Block
  • Part 2: Opening Sentences 
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Tips and Creative Tasks

  • Creative writing tips 
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 – Writing Poetry

  • Part 1: What is Poetry? 
  • Part 2: Starting Out 
  • Part 3: Poetry Terms 
  • Part 4: Light, Shade and Imagination 

Module 12 – Poetry Prompts

  • Poetry Prompts
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13 - Writing the Life Story

  • Part 1: Writing the Life Story
  • Part 2: Flashbacks 
  • Module 13 Assessment

Module 14 - Going Public

  • Part 1: Going Public
  • Part 2: Agents and Self-publishing

Course 3 - Writing Books for Children

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Genres
  • Part 3: Research
  • Part 4: Writing and Marketing
  • Part 5: Developing the Writer Within
  • Part 6: Six Myths to Side Step Neatly
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Secrets to Great Storytelling

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Tension
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Craft Compelling Characters

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Essential Requirements
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Outlines, Beginning and Middles

  • Opening and Middle Sections
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Closing a Chapter

  • Closing a Chapter
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Common Plot Problems

  • Common Plot Problems
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Creating Horror

  • Creating Horror
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Writing Middle Grade Books

  • Writing Middle Grade Books
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Writing Mystery Stories

  • Writing Mystery Stories
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: The Seven-day Inspiration Plan

  • The Seven-Day Inspiration Plan
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11: Writing the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Writing the Picture Book
  • Part 2: Set Yourself Weekly or Monthly Goals
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12: Writing and Selling the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Lecturing the Reader
  • Part 3: Module Twelve Summary
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13: Building Your Author Platform

  • Building Your Author Platform

Module 14: Traditional Publishing vs Self-publishing

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Digital or Self-Publishing
  • Module 14 Assessment

Course 4 - Novel Writing

Module 1: Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Module 1 Task

Module 2: Ideas and Plot Development

  • Part 1: Ideas and Plot Development
  • Part 2: Ideas Book
  • Module 2 Tasks

Module 3: Genres

  • Genres
  • Module 3 Task

Module 4: Your First Chapter

  • Your First Chapter
  • Module 4 Tasks

Module 5: Descriptive Writing

  • Descriptive Writing
  • Module 5 Tasks

Module 6: The Narrative Voice

  • The Narrative Voice
  • Module 6 Tasks

Module 7: Viewpoint

  • Viewpoint: I – Writing in the Third Person
  • Module 7 Tasks

Module 8: Dialogue

  • Dialogue
  • Module 8 Tasks

Module 9: Characterisation

  • Characterisation
  • Module 9 Tasks

Module 10: Emotions

  • Part 1: Emotions
  • Part 2: Love
  • Module 10 Tasks

Module 11: Creating the Villain

  • Creating the Villain
  • Module 11 Tasks

Module 12: Outlines

  • Outlines

Module 13: Creating Obstacles

  • Creating Obstacles
  • Module 13 Tasks

Module 14: Generating the Hook

  • Generating the Hook
  • Module 14 Tasks

Module 15: Getting Published

  • Getting Published

Module 16 - Finding a Publisher

  • Finding a Publisher

Module 17 - Staying Motivated

  • Staying Motivated

Module 18 - Final Assessment

  • Module 18 Tasks
  • Final Assessment

Module 19 - Summary

  • Summary

Course 5 - Ghostwriting Business

Module 1: About Ghostwriting

  • Part 1: Types of Ghostwriting
  • Part 2: Co-Authoring
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Preparing to Ghostwrite

  • Part 1: Education &Background
  • Part 2: Write, Rewrite and Write Again
  • Part 3: Skills Ghostwriters Need
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Where Ghostwriters Work

  • Part 1: Where Ghostwriters Work
  • Part 2: Business Structures
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Starting as a Ghostwriter

  • Part 1: Freelancing via Job Boards
  • Part 2: Showcasing Your Writing
  • Part 3: Ghostwriter Agreements
  • Part 4: Sample Ghostwriter Agreement
  • Part 5: Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Working as a Ghostwriter

  • Part 1: Type of Writing
  • Part 2: Timelines, Deadlines & Milestones
  • Part 3: Difficult Clients
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Pre-Writing

  • Part 1: Research & Pre-Writing
  • Part 2: Interviews
  • Part 3: Plagiarism, Citing and Plagiarism Checkers
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Ghostwriting

  • Part 1: Why it’s Ghost Writing
  • Part 2: Style, Structure & Pizazz
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Copyright

  • Part 1: Copyright
  • Part 2: Registering Copyrights
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Proofreading, Revising & Editing

  • Part 1: Proofreading
  • Part 2: Revising
  • Part 3: Review your Headlines
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Final Manuscript

  • Part 1: Parts of a Book
  • Part 2: Publishing Choices
  • Module 10 Assessment

Course 6 - Travel Writing Business

Module 1: Is Travel Writing for You?

  • Part 1: What Do We Mean by Travel Writing?
  • Part 2: Some Famous Travel Writers
  • Part 3: Do You Have What It Takes?
  • Part 4: Why this Course?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Where to Begin?

  • Part 1: Step One – Your Travel Personality
  • Part 2: Step Two – Know Yourself
  • Part 3: Step Three – Know Your Market
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Nitty Gritty of Travel Writing

  • Part 1: How Do Travel Magazines Work?
  • Part 2: Some Pointers About Photography
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Your Travels

  • Part 1: Becoming A Professional Traveller
  • Part 2: What Will You Need?
  • Part 3: Have Your Time Accounted For
  • Part 4: Solo Versus Group Travel
  • Part 5: Some Useful Travel Mantras
  • Part 6: Funding Your Travels – The Pros and Cons
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Travel Writing Skills and Drills

  • Part 1: How to Stand Out
  • Part 2: Importance of Writing Skills
  • Part 3: Rule# 1: Show Don’t Tell
  • Part 4: Rule# 2: Know Your Transitions
  • Part 5: Rule# 3: Your Characters
  • Part 6: Rule# 4: What will set you apart?
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Sharing and Selling your Work

  • Part 1: Why Is It Important to Sell Your Work?
  • Part 2: The Travel Writing Market
  • Part 3: International Travel Magazines
  • Part 4: Know Your Editors
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Inspiration for Travel Writing

  • Part 1: Sample Pieces
  • Part 2: Colette Rossant: Apricots on the Nile
  • Part 3: Charlotte Hobson: Black Earth City
  • Part 4: Experiences of Travel Writers
  • Part 5: What a Travel Writer Should Be Doing
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Course 7 - Freelance Writer Business

Module 1 – Purpose

  • Part 1: Purpose
  • Part 2: Course Description and Overview
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Starting Out

  • Part 1: Starting Out
  • Part 2: Grammar
  • Part 3: Different Writing Genres
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Journalism

  • Journalism
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Blog Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Blogging
  • Part 2: Elements of a Blog Post
  • Part 3: Writing the Content
  • Part 4: Blog Post Types
  • Part 5: Social Media In Reference To Blogging
  • Part 6: Blogging for Employers
  • Part 7: WordPress as a Blogging Tool
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Fiction Writing and Nonfiction Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Novel Writing
  • Part 2: Novel Writing as a Business Model
  • Part 3: Genres of Fiction Novels
  • Part 4: Evoking an Emotional Response
  • Part 5: Introduction to Nonfiction Writing
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Ghostwriting

  • Ghostwriting
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Article Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Article Writing
  • Part 2: Magazine Article Types
  • Part 3: Profile
  • Part 4: Expose
  • Part 5: Commissioned Articles
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Creative Writing and Freelance Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Part 2: Introduction to Freelance Writing
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Business Writing and Academic Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Business Writing
  • Part 2: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 - Copywriting and Proofreading

  • Part 1: Introduction to Copywriting
  • Part 2: Introduction to Proofreading
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 - Verse, Criticism and Sports Writing

  • Verse, Criticism and Sports Writing
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12 - Writing Tools

  • Writing Tools
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13 - Where to Find Writing Work

  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: People Per Hour
  • Part 3: Freelance Writing Gigs
  • Part 4: General Information
  • Module 13 Assessment

Course 8 - Freelance Journalism

Module 1: Freelance Journalism Basics

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What Does it Mean to be a Freelance Journalist?
  • Part 2: Getting Used to Change

Module 2: What Makes a Good Journalist?

  • Part 1: Journalistic Writing
  • Part 2: Lawful and Ethical Responsibilities of a Journalist

Module 3: News Journalism

  • Part 1: What is News Journalism?
  • Part 2: Main Roles in News Journalism

Module 4: How to Write a Good News Story

  • Part 1: Research
  • Part 2: Know How to Conclude

Module 5: Feature Writing

  • Part 1: What is Feature Writing?
  • Part 2: Types of Features

Module 6: How to Write a Good Feature Story

  • Part 1: Main Feature Writing Skills
  • Part 2: How to Get Quotes

Module 7: Niche Journalism

  • Part 1: What is Niche Journalism?
  • Part 2: The Importance of Niche Journalism

Module 8: Sports, Travel, Fashion - Three Popular Niches in Journalism

  • Part 1: Sports Journalism
  • Part 2: Travel Journalism
  • Part 3: Fashion Journalism

Module 9: Making a Living as a Freelance Journalist

  • Part 1: Making Yourself More Marketable
  • Part 2: Payment: What to Charge
  • Conclusion

Course 9 - Blogging Business

Module 1: Blogging

  • Part 1: What is Blogging?
  • Part 2: What you should know
  • Part 3: A Short History of the Blogosphere
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Starting a Blogging Business?

  • Part 1: An Insight into Blogging Business
  • Part 2: Why Should You Start a Blogging Business?
  • Part 3: Where Blogging Can Take You?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Where to Begin?

  • Part 1: What Will You Need?
  • Part 2: Choosing a Theme
  • Part 3: Create A Posting Schedule and Stick to it
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: How to Get an Audience

  • Part 1: Why is an Audience Important?
  • Part 2: How to Attract More Viewers for Your Blog?
  • Part 3: Your Audience Should Have Multiple Ways to Subscribe
  • Part 4: Special Offers, Promotions and More
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Write Your First Blog Post

  • Part 1: First Impressions
  • Part 2: How to Write
  • Part 3: Give Your First Post a Lot of Thought
  • Part 4: How to Post Your First Blog Post
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Keeping Your Blog Relevant

  • Part 1: What Is Your Area of Expertise?
  • Part 2: How to Keep Your Expertise Relevant
  • Part 3: Connections are Important
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Turning Your Blog into a Business Venture

  • Part 1: Your Blog is Your Business
  • Part 2: Use Your Expertise to Get Sponsors
  • Part 3: Success Stories
  • Part 4: How-To Blogs
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Dos and Don’ts of Blogging Business

  • Part 1: Dos
  • Part 2: Don’ts
  • Part 3: Some Other Things to Consider
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Course Overview

  • Part 1: What We Learnt in This Course
  • Part 2: Using Every Available Resource
  • Part 3: Next Steps: Onto The Blog
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 10 - Proofreading & Editing

Module 1 – What Exactly is Editing?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Definition of Editing
  • Part 2: Different Editing Formats
  • Part 3: Medical, Scientific and
  • Engineering Documentation Editing
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – The Difference Between Copy Editing and Proofreading

  • Part 1: The Role of the Copy Editor
  • Part 2: Copy Editing Skills List
  • Part 3: When Does Copy Editing and
  • Proofreading Occur?
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Tables, Figures and Other Elements of Copy Editing

  • Part 1: Tables
  • Part 2: Figures
  • Part 3: Checking Factual Inform
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Applying Style

  • Part 1: What is a Style Guide and Why is it Important?
  • Part 2: Creating Your Own Style Sheet
  • Part 3: Example of a Style Sheet
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – How to Proofread

  • Part 1: Standards in Proofing
  • Part 2: Steps to Proofreading
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Errors and Rule of Spelling

  • Part 1: Why We Make Spelling Mistakes
  • Part 2: Primary Spelling Rules
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Common Grammar Mistakes

  • Part 1: Sentence Fragments
  • Part 2: Punctuation Errors
  • Part 3: Conclusion
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Language

  • Part 1: How to Edit for Fluency and Flow
  • Part 2: Correct Word Choice
  • Part 3: Precision in Word Choice
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – The Final Proof

  • Part 1: What is a Print Proof?
  • Part 2: Proofing a Book Cover
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Working as an Editor or Proofreader

  • Part 1: Editing or Proofreading
  • Part 2: Creating a Business Plan
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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  1.  Successful Self-Publishing 
  2. Creative Writing 
  3. Writing Books for Children
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  5. Ghostwriting Business
  6. Travel Writing Business
  7. Freelance Writer Business
  8. Freelance Journalism
  9. Blogging Business
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1. Successful Self-Publishing: Learn The Basics Of Self-Publishing

You’ve got a great idea for a book and you’ve started putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys) or you may have already finished it! How will you get it out into the world? You could hire a traditional publisher but you’ll lose creative control and royalties can be 7-25% per book sold (with 25% being on the incredibly generous end) or you can self-publish, keep total creative control and earn up to 70% of the royalties of each book. Tempted? Take this course and you’ll learn the skills needed in self-publishing your book – cover design and layout, proofing, publishing, distributing, and marketing.

The Successful Self-Publishing Certificate Course begins by guiding you through the basics of self-publishing. You’ll quickly get answers to the big questions, such as why you should self- publish and the benefits of doing so and, conversely, reasons self-publishing may not be for you. There are legal obligations you need to fulfil and to self-publish requires money, the course will talk you through what to expect in both these areas.

With your book written and your working title in place. This course will show you the process of finessing the details, large and small, to get your text ready for publication. You’ll learn the dos and don’ts of titling your book and what to include in your cover text, how to self-edit or hire and work with an editor, how to prepare your text for the layout process, and what the established conventions that you should use in book anatomy, are.

Formatting should be invisible, unnoticed by the reader, but done poorly and inconsistently and the smallest of errors will pull your readers from the story, ruining the content of your work. You’ll learn how to use layout to enable your content to flow – with proper use of book sizing, page layout, fonts, spacing and alignment of text. Formatting for eBooks is also covered.

2. Creative Writing: Test Your Imagination and Stretch Your Writing Skills 

Creative writing covers a wide variety of forms; simply, its purpose is to enable you to express, emotions, thoughts and feelings using the written word. If you would like to improve your writing skills, to try out new techniques in a variety of writing styles and to be able to create compelling works of fiction, then this course will enable you to do just that.

There are so many opportunities for writers in this digital age and the world of publishing has evolved greatly over the last few years. Publishing is now accessible to all who have a good grasp of the English language and because the world is now a predominantly much smaller place through the rise of the digital era, it is possible to become published in many English speaking countries.

This course however does not just concentrate on publishing but on the skills required that will elevate your writing abilities to the dizzy heights of professionalism. There is pleasure in the written word, creating imaginary plots and forming descriptive scenes filled with vibrancy and colour will satisfy the need to create. The knowledge of how to craft a captivating short story and to possess the ability to craft larger than life characters will stimulate those creative juices.

If you choose the road towards publication, understand that it can be a long but enjoyable route towards success, while you absorb the craft and incorporate it into your own writing studies. Think of this learning curve as an apprenticeship as you polish and hone the skills that will provide an outlet for your creative thoughts and that could provide you with the skills to become a published writer.

While the emphasis is on enjoyment, the projects within will test your imagination and stretch your writing skills, so that you learn steadily and consistently throughout.

3. Writing Books for Children: Learn Writing A Series Of Best Selling Children'S Books

If you ever fancied becoming the next J.K Rowling and writing a series of Best Selling Children's Books or you just quite fancy learning about the processes and techniques involved in writing for children - then this course is for you!

This comprehensive course takes you from a complete beginner in writing and covers the many aspects of publishing, focusing on those all-important writing techniques, right through to how to get an agent and build your author’s platform.

The course provides you with all of the information required to be able to write books which are suitable for your chosen age range, and offers you helpful tips and in-depth information to help your journey towards publication be smooth and productive.

4. Novel Writing: Embark On A Creative Journey With Novel Writing

There is no doubt that writing a novel requires many skills that test resolve but the good news is that even the complete beginner can rise to the challenge and create a compelling novel if adhering to the basic rules, writing while absorbing the many skills required to bring the novel to life.

Writing a novel, irrespective of the genre, requires the writer to put a little bit of themselves into each and every page. This means, utilising many of the experiences that you yourself have endured, including both the good and the bad times to make up part of the fabric of your storyline, creating a tangible and gripping read.

This powerful and thought provoking course will teach you everything that you need to know about one of the most wonderful creative experiences possible, writing a novel. Embarking upon a project such as this, will test your imagination, your writing skills, and test your ability to create imaginary environments that epitomise real-life. You will be aiming to captivate the reader, while creating imaginary threads that weave in and out of any storyline.

It’s not a challenge for the fainthearted.

It takes time, patience and a great deal of editing to bring a novel to fruition, however, it is one of the most uniquely satisfying feelings, when you type the last word and know that you have achieved something quite amazing. It provides a written reminder of this moment in time, a poignant chance to review as you bought your creative senses to the fore, and the memories and the evidence of this time is something that will stay with you forever.

5. Ghostwriting Business: Understanding Ghostwriting And It's Different Types

From this course, you will gain a greater understanding of what ghostwriting is and, just as importantly, what it is not, along with finding out about the different types of ghostwriting.

To be a good ghostwriter you don’t necessarily need to have a related degree. The Ghostwriting Business Course explores education options and provides tips and suggestions on how you can start and improve your writing. It also highlights essential skills required to be successful in this field.

There are more job opportunities for ghostwriters than you may think. This course outlines these options – covering everything from in-house and agency work, to freelancing. Should you wish to strike out on your own, the course also provides information on different business structures.

Getting your first few clients as a ghostwriter is probably the hardest part of the job. However, with the tips and tricks provided in this course, it is entirely possible – even easy. You’ll learn about using online job boards to find work, how having a niche or specialism can help you, and how to showcase your writing and gain referrals. Also covered are Ghostwriter Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements.

The range of writing you can undertake as a ghostwriter is vast. This course will guide you through the various types, along with how to break projects down and set timelines. You will also find out everything you need to know about billing a client, tips and suggestions on how to work virtually, and how to deal with difficult clients.

6. Travel Writing Business: Learn The Different Aspects Travel Writing

The course starts you off with the basics and progresses you to the point at which you are capable of creating work of your own in this genre. You will be introduced to travel writing, guided you through the different aspects involved, and all the questions you have will be answered along the way.

Following an introduction to the course, and what to expect from it, the Travel Writing Business Course begins by explaining what travel writing really is (such as books, guides, brochures and more) and providing examples of some famous writers. This module then moves onto explain the necessary skills needed to succeed and how this course will help you to get there.

To increase your self-awareness and know your travel personality, which in turn will help your writing, the second module provides a short quiz. Here you will also be exposed to the different specialisms of travel writing, so you can understand which market you are planning to cater for, and the importance of knowing this.

Module 3 of the Travel Writing Business Course discusses how travel magazines function and operate and then moves on to the importance of researching the area you intend to travel to and write about, including any special features of your destination. It is likely that you will take photographs as a visual aid to your travel literature, so the basic knowhow of photography is covered here also.

To get the most from your trips, becoming an expert traveller is important to this career choice. Module 4 talks you through everything that you need in order to travel to different places: financial resources, bookings at motels and hotels, food, clothing, any special equipment and more. Also included here is the way in which you travel, such as how to create a detailed itinerary and the pros and cons of both group and solo travel. Without funding, you aren’t going anywhere, so this module also discusses the various ways in which you can acquire funding, if your personal resources will not cover the expense.

7. Freelance Writer Business: Build Your Own Business As A Freelance Writer 

What is journalism? Can I really make a career out of writing? Is working from home for me? What do I need to get started? I have this great idea, but what should I do next? All of these questions and more are answered throughout the Freelance Writer Business Course.

This course teaches the many facets of blogging, novel writing, proofreading and copywriting along with many other writing methods; offering many tools and resources that seasoned writers wish they had when they first began writing as a career. Each section details the definitions used, the elements of each aspect of writing, examples, exercises and assignments that will jog the freelancer’s creative processes.

The motivation behind the Freelance Writer Business Course is to ensure that novice and seasoned writers know what it takes to build their own business as a writer – right from the comfort of their own homes. By taking a hands-on, home study course, aspiring business owners are able to study and learn at their own pace.

8. Freelance Journalism: Become a proficient Freelance Journalist in any field

Being a freelance journalist takes more than just the ability to write well. This course will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to make it in this exciting industry. You’ll learn what it takes to be a good journalist, what is expected of you as a representative of the profession, how to write depending on the kind of journalist you want to be, pitch stories and kick-start your career.

As a freelance journalist, rather that someone who permanently employed by a company, you will have more considerations and responsibilities. The Freelance Journalism Course opens by explaining how the two types of employment differ and the pros and cons of going it alone.

Being able to write clearly, concisely and in a voice relevant to the readership is a given, but to make it in this industry takes more skills and even personality traits than you may be aware of. The Freelance Journalism Course examines exactly what it takes and the legal and ethical principles you must uphold.

To be considered ‘news journalism’ articles were originally required to be directly related to politics or activities that deeply affected the workings of communities and societies. However, in the digital age, anything can be deemed newsworthy, it just depends on the audience. The point is that it needs to be that, newsworthy.

This course explains what news journalism is, what makes a story newsworthy, the principles that a journalist must follow, what the main roles in news journalism are, and the differences between journalism and reporting.

9. Blogging Business: Learn To Establish A Successful Blogging Business

Although blogging has now been around for almost 20 years, it has only been in the past 10 that bloggers have started to make enough money from them to support themselves. The idea of making money writing content about topics you are passionate about is an attractive one, but there are many technicalities and nuances behind the process of starting a blog and earning profits from it that need to be understood, to be successful.

Students will learn a basic guideline for the topic, and definitions and terminologies that are good to know, as they are referred to later in the course.

You will be taken through the advantages of starting a blogging business, as well as how to achieve goals for your business and what you can expect from a future in the industry.

We will teach you how to set up your blogging business and provide you with all the tools you need to get going, by showing you the significance of having an audience and the importance of considering your target audience when creating your work.  No matter the context, blogs are a form of information and should provide up-to-date, fresh content, so as to retain their readership.

The course shares with students how to keep content relevant and then moves on to gaining sponsors, and how this helps. We give you real life examples of people who have turned their blogs into businesses, with considerably profitable results.

You will learn helpful and in-depth guide lists and explains items things that will help your business, as well as steering you away from common pitfalls.

10. Proofreading & Editing: Learn How To Proofread and Edit Copy Effectively

The Proofreading & Editing Course teaches you how to do just that, proofread and edit copy so that it is ready for publication. You’ll learn the techniques used to perform the roles effectively, important information on language, and how to go about setting up your own business, offering proofreading and copy editing services.

The course begins by clearly defining copy editing and proofreading, noting the similarities and crossovers between them, and looking at each function separately. You’ll discover the skills needed for both roles and where each comes in the editing process and why, as well as the differences between newspaper and magazine editors and those who work in book publishing.

With roles defined, the Proofreading & Editing Course moves on to impart the fundamental skills of copy editing tables and figures, how to edit captions and footnotes, and how and why you should fact check. You’ll learn about the importance of style guides, the difference between a style guide and a style sheet, and the different style manuals that exist, before being provided with a template that will aid you in creating a style sheet of your own.

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Course 1 - Successful Self-Publishing

Module 1 – Basics of Self-Publishing

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Why self-publish?
  • Part 2: Advantages of self-publishing
  • Part 3: Why it might be a bad idea to self-publish
  • Part 4: Legal considerations
  • Part 5: Budget
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Completing the Text

  • Part 1: Title
  • Part 2: Editing
  • Part 3: Spelling and grammar
  • Part 4: Beta readers
  • Part 5: Preparing the text for layout
  • Part 6: Parts of a book
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Layout and Design: Interior

  • Part 1: Size and Pagination
  • Part 2: Interior layout
  • Part 3: Fonts
  • Part 4: Leading
  • Part 5: Ebook formatting
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Layout and design: Cover

  • Part 1: Layout and design: Cover
  • Part 2: Fonts
  • Part 3: Formatting
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Production

  • Part 1: Offset printing
  • Part 2: Using an imprintor self-publishing platform
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Distribution

  • Part 1: Getting your book into bookshops
  • Part 2: Distributors and wholesalers
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Sales and Marketing

  • Part 1: Category, book description and keywords
  • Part 2: Book trailers
  • Part 3: Reviews
  • Module 7 Assessment

Course 2 - Creative Writing

Module 1 - The Creative Process

  • Part 1: What is it? 
  • Part 2: Controlling Projects 
  • Part 3: Creating an Outline 
  • Part 4: Time to Write 
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Writing Fiction

  • Part 1: Show, Don’t Tell
  • Part 2: Character Profile
  • Part 3: Characteristics
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Point of View

  • Point of View
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Module 4 - Character Motivation
  • Character Motivation
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Write What You Know

  • Write What You Know
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Characters, Names and Imaginations

  • Part 1: Understanding the Character Connection 
  • Part 2: Names 

Module 7 - Beginning, Middle and Ending

  • Part 1: Beginnings 
  • Part 2: Middles 
  • Part 3: Endings 
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Dialogue and Descriptive Writing

  • Part 1: Dialogue 
  • Part 2: Descriptive Writing 
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Beating Writer’s Block

  • Part 1: Beating Writer’s Block
  • Part 2: Opening Sentences 
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Tips and Creative Tasks

  • Creative writing tips 
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 – Writing Poetry

  • Part 1: What is Poetry? 
  • Part 2: Starting Out 
  • Part 3: Poetry Terms 
  • Part 4: Light, Shade and Imagination 

Module 12 – Poetry Prompts

  • Poetry Prompts
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13 - Writing the Life Story

  • Part 1: Writing the Life Story
  • Part 2: Flashbacks 
  • Module 13 Assessment

Module 14 - Going Public

  • Part 1: Going Public
  • Part 2: Agents and Self-publishing

Course 3 - Writing Books for Children

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Genres
  • Part 3: Research
  • Part 4: Writing and Marketing
  • Part 5: Developing the Writer Within
  • Part 6: Six Myths to Side Step Neatly
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Secrets to Great Storytelling

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Tension
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Craft Compelling Characters

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Essential Requirements
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Outlines, Beginning and Middles

  • Opening and Middle Sections
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Closing a Chapter

  • Closing a Chapter
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Common Plot Problems

  • Common Plot Problems
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Creating Horror

  • Creating Horror
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Writing Middle Grade Books

  • Writing Middle Grade Books
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Writing Mystery Stories

  • Writing Mystery Stories
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: The Seven-day Inspiration Plan

  • The Seven-Day Inspiration Plan
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11: Writing the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Writing the Picture Book
  • Part 2: Set Yourself Weekly or Monthly Goals
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12: Writing and Selling the Picture Book

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Lecturing the Reader
  • Part 3: Module Twelve Summary
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13: Building Your Author Platform

  • Building Your Author Platform

Module 14: Traditional Publishing vs Self-publishing

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Digital or Self-Publishing
  • Module 14 Assessment

Course 4 - Novel Writing

Module 1: Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Module 1 Task

Module 2: Ideas and Plot Development

  • Part 1: Ideas and Plot Development
  • Part 2: Ideas Book
  • Module 2 Tasks

Module 3: Genres

  • Genres
  • Module 3 Task

Module 4: Your First Chapter

  • Your First Chapter
  • Module 4 Tasks

Module 5: Descriptive Writing

  • Descriptive Writing
  • Module 5 Tasks

Module 6: The Narrative Voice

  • The Narrative Voice
  • Module 6 Tasks

Module 7: Viewpoint

  • Viewpoint: I – Writing in the Third Person
  • Module 7 Tasks

Module 8: Dialogue

  • Dialogue
  • Module 8 Tasks

Module 9: Characterisation

  • Characterisation
  • Module 9 Tasks

Module 10: Emotions

  • Part 1: Emotions
  • Part 2: Love
  • Module 10 Tasks

Module 11: Creating the Villain

  • Creating the Villain
  • Module 11 Tasks

Module 12: Outlines

  • Outlines

Module 13: Creating Obstacles

  • Creating Obstacles
  • Module 13 Tasks

Module 14: Generating the Hook

  • Generating the Hook
  • Module 14 Tasks

Module 15: Getting Published

  • Getting Published

Module 16 - Finding a Publisher

  • Finding a Publisher

Module 17 - Staying Motivated

  • Staying Motivated

Module 18 - Final Assessment

  • Module 18 Tasks
  • Final Assessment

Module 19 - Summary

  • Summary

Course 5 - Ghostwriting Business

Module 1: About Ghostwriting

  • Part 1: Types of Ghostwriting
  • Part 2: Co-Authoring
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Preparing to Ghostwrite

  • Part 1: Education &Background
  • Part 2: Write, Rewrite and Write Again
  • Part 3: Skills Ghostwriters Need
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Where Ghostwriters Work

  • Part 1: Where Ghostwriters Work
  • Part 2: Business Structures
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Starting as a Ghostwriter

  • Part 1: Freelancing via Job Boards
  • Part 2: Showcasing Your Writing
  • Part 3: Ghostwriter Agreements
  • Part 4: Sample Ghostwriter Agreement
  • Part 5: Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Working as a Ghostwriter

  • Part 1: Type of Writing
  • Part 2: Timelines, Deadlines & Milestones
  • Part 3: Difficult Clients
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Pre-Writing

  • Part 1: Research & Pre-Writing
  • Part 2: Interviews
  • Part 3: Plagiarism, Citing and Plagiarism Checkers
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Ghostwriting

  • Part 1: Why it’s Ghost Writing
  • Part 2: Style, Structure & Pizazz
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Copyright

  • Part 1: Copyright
  • Part 2: Registering Copyrights
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Proofreading, Revising & Editing

  • Part 1: Proofreading
  • Part 2: Revising
  • Part 3: Review your Headlines
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Final Manuscript

  • Part 1: Parts of a Book
  • Part 2: Publishing Choices
  • Module 10 Assessment

Course 6 - Travel Writing Business

Module 1: Is Travel Writing for You?

  • Part 1: What Do We Mean by Travel Writing?
  • Part 2: Some Famous Travel Writers
  • Part 3: Do You Have What It Takes?
  • Part 4: Why this Course?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Where to Begin?

  • Part 1: Step One – Your Travel Personality
  • Part 2: Step Two – Know Yourself
  • Part 3: Step Three – Know Your Market
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: The Nitty Gritty of Travel Writing

  • Part 1: How Do Travel Magazines Work?
  • Part 2: Some Pointers About Photography
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Your Travels

  • Part 1: Becoming A Professional Traveller
  • Part 2: What Will You Need?
  • Part 3: Have Your Time Accounted For
  • Part 4: Solo Versus Group Travel
  • Part 5: Some Useful Travel Mantras
  • Part 6: Funding Your Travels – The Pros and Cons
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Travel Writing Skills and Drills

  • Part 1: How to Stand Out
  • Part 2: Importance of Writing Skills
  • Part 3: Rule# 1: Show Don’t Tell
  • Part 4: Rule# 2: Know Your Transitions
  • Part 5: Rule# 3: Your Characters
  • Part 6: Rule# 4: What will set you apart?
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Sharing and Selling your Work

  • Part 1: Why Is It Important to Sell Your Work?
  • Part 2: The Travel Writing Market
  • Part 3: International Travel Magazines
  • Part 4: Know Your Editors
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Inspiration for Travel Writing

  • Part 1: Sample Pieces
  • Part 2: Colette Rossant: Apricots on the Nile
  • Part 3: Charlotte Hobson: Black Earth City
  • Part 4: Experiences of Travel Writers
  • Part 5: What a Travel Writer Should Be Doing
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Course 7 - Freelance Writer Business

Module 1 – Purpose

  • Part 1: Purpose
  • Part 2: Course Description and Overview
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 - Starting Out

  • Part 1: Starting Out
  • Part 2: Grammar
  • Part 3: Different Writing Genres
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 - Journalism

  • Journalism
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 - Blog Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Blogging
  • Part 2: Elements of a Blog Post
  • Part 3: Writing the Content
  • Part 4: Blog Post Types
  • Part 5: Social Media In Reference To Blogging
  • Part 6: Blogging for Employers
  • Part 7: WordPress as a Blogging Tool
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 - Fiction Writing and Nonfiction Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Novel Writing
  • Part 2: Novel Writing as a Business Model
  • Part 3: Genres of Fiction Novels
  • Part 4: Evoking an Emotional Response
  • Part 5: Introduction to Nonfiction Writing
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 - Ghostwriting

  • Ghostwriting
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 - Article Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Article Writing
  • Part 2: Magazine Article Types
  • Part 3: Profile
  • Part 4: Expose
  • Part 5: Commissioned Articles
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 - Creative Writing and Freelance Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Part 2: Introduction to Freelance Writing
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 - Business Writing and Academic Writing

  • Part 1: Introduction to Business Writing
  • Part 2: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 - Copywriting and Proofreading

  • Part 1: Introduction to Copywriting
  • Part 2: Introduction to Proofreading
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11 - Verse, Criticism and Sports Writing

  • Verse, Criticism and Sports Writing
  • Module 11 Assessment

Module 12 - Writing Tools

  • Writing Tools
  • Module 12 Assessment

Module 13 - Where to Find Writing Work

  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: People Per Hour
  • Part 3: Freelance Writing Gigs
  • Part 4: General Information
  • Module 13 Assessment

Course 8 - Freelance Journalism

Module 1: Freelance Journalism Basics

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What Does it Mean to be a Freelance Journalist?
  • Part 2: Getting Used to Change

Module 2: What Makes a Good Journalist?

  • Part 1: Journalistic Writing
  • Part 2: Lawful and Ethical Responsibilities of a Journalist

Module 3: News Journalism

  • Part 1: What is News Journalism?
  • Part 2: Main Roles in News Journalism

Module 4: How to Write a Good News Story

  • Part 1: Research
  • Part 2: Know How to Conclude

Module 5: Feature Writing

  • Part 1: What is Feature Writing?
  • Part 2: Types of Features

Module 6: How to Write a Good Feature Story

  • Part 1: Main Feature Writing Skills
  • Part 2: How to Get Quotes

Module 7: Niche Journalism

  • Part 1: What is Niche Journalism?
  • Part 2: The Importance of Niche Journalism

Module 8: Sports, Travel, Fashion - Three Popular Niches in Journalism

  • Part 1: Sports Journalism
  • Part 2: Travel Journalism
  • Part 3: Fashion Journalism

Module 9: Making a Living as a Freelance Journalist

  • Part 1: Making Yourself More Marketable
  • Part 2: Payment: What to Charge
  • Conclusion

Course 9 - Blogging Business

Module 1: Blogging

  • Part 1: What is Blogging?
  • Part 2: What you should know
  • Part 3: A Short History of the Blogosphere
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Starting a Blogging Business?

  • Part 1: An Insight into Blogging Business
  • Part 2: Why Should You Start a Blogging Business?
  • Part 3: Where Blogging Can Take You?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Where to Begin?

  • Part 1: What Will You Need?
  • Part 2: Choosing a Theme
  • Part 3: Create A Posting Schedule and Stick to it
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: How to Get an Audience

  • Part 1: Why is an Audience Important?
  • Part 2: How to Attract More Viewers for Your Blog?
  • Part 3: Your Audience Should Have Multiple Ways to Subscribe
  • Part 4: Special Offers, Promotions and More
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Write Your First Blog Post

  • Part 1: First Impressions
  • Part 2: How to Write
  • Part 3: Give Your First Post a Lot of Thought
  • Part 4: How to Post Your First Blog Post
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Keeping Your Blog Relevant

  • Part 1: What Is Your Area of Expertise?
  • Part 2: How to Keep Your Expertise Relevant
  • Part 3: Connections are Important
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Turning Your Blog into a Business Venture

  • Part 1: Your Blog is Your Business
  • Part 2: Use Your Expertise to Get Sponsors
  • Part 3: Success Stories
  • Part 4: How-To Blogs
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Dos and Don’ts of Blogging Business

  • Part 1: Dos
  • Part 2: Don’ts
  • Part 3: Some Other Things to Consider
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Course Overview

  • Part 1: What We Learnt in This Course
  • Part 2: Using Every Available Resource
  • Part 3: Next Steps: Onto The Blog
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 10 - Proofreading & Editing

Module 1 – What Exactly is Editing?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Definition of Editing
  • Part 2: Different Editing Formats
  • Part 3: Medical, Scientific and
  • Engineering Documentation Editing
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – The Difference Between Copy Editing and Proofreading

  • Part 1: The Role of the Copy Editor
  • Part 2: Copy Editing Skills List
  • Part 3: When Does Copy Editing and
  • Proofreading Occur?
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Tables, Figures and Other Elements of Copy Editing

  • Part 1: Tables
  • Part 2: Figures
  • Part 3: Checking Factual Inform
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Applying Style

  • Part 1: What is a Style Guide and Why is it Important?
  • Part 2: Creating Your Own Style Sheet
  • Part 3: Example of a Style Sheet
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – How to Proofread

  • Part 1: Standards in Proofing
  • Part 2: Steps to Proofreading
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Errors and Rule of Spelling

  • Part 1: Why We Make Spelling Mistakes
  • Part 2: Primary Spelling Rules
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Common Grammar Mistakes

  • Part 1: Sentence Fragments
  • Part 2: Punctuation Errors
  • Part 3: Conclusion
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Language

  • Part 1: How to Edit for Fluency and Flow
  • Part 2: Correct Word Choice
  • Part 3: Precision in Word Choice
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – The Final Proof

  • Part 1: What is a Print Proof?
  • Part 2: Proofing a Book Cover
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Working as an Editor or Proofreader

  • Part 1: Editing or Proofreading
  • Part 2: Creating a Business Plan
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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