By Caitlin Kelly
I began offering writing, blogging and freelancing webinars in October 2013. They went really well, with students arriving — via Skype — from places as far-flung as New Zealand and Australia. One webinar included students in Los Angeles and London. So cool!
Feedback was super-positive.
I love teaching and helping other people reach their goals. I really enjoy knowing my skills have been helpful.
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If you’re still wondering if they’re worth it…
Q: Why you? There are plenty of other teachers and classes out there.
With 30 years’ experience writing for the world’s toughest editors, I know what they want and need. I write frequently for The New York Times and am constantly conquering tough new markets, this year adding Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and Ladies Home Journal to my client list.
A former reporter for three major daily newspapers, I’ll make sure you’ve got the fundamentals of traditional journalism tailored to how we all work now — fast-paced, highly competitive and ever-shifting.
My two books of national reporting are well-reviewed; the first called “groundbreaking and invaluable” and the second “clear-eyed” by The New York Times.
A generalist, I’ve written on almost any topic you can name. Whatever your specialty, I can help.
This blog has grown to more than 9,000 followers worldwide, adding new ones every day. I’ve also had six posts chosen for Freshly Pressed.; come learn 30+ tips for yours!.
Q: What happens in these webinars?
I offer an hour of curriculum: practical, specific, time-tested ways to get the job done well and efficiently, whether interviewing, reporting or essay-writing, plus tools and resources you’ll find useful later, from helpful listservs to great conferences.
Q: Is there time for my questions?
Of course! We’ve got 30 minutes for questions. I want every student to leave feeling they’ve received the help they seek.
Q: Why are they priced so high? Some competitors are a lot cheaper!
Class size is small, a maximum of 10, more likely three or four people, offering the kind of individual attention hard to get from a larger class, panel or conference. Former students say they received tremendous value. Fast-paced and information-rich, these classes offer a lot for your money.
Q: I’m a total beginner. Are these too advanced for me?
No. Take and use what you need right now: the basic principles are the same, whether you’re just starting out or decades into a writing career.
Q: Are you focused only on print or do you also address how to write for digital media?
My own work has appeared on popular sites like Quartz, reuters.com and the Harvard Business Review blog. The essentials remain constant, no matter what medium you’re writing for: accuracy, strong voice, solid sourcing, diverse sourcing and an understanding of your audience.
Q: I can’t make it at the times scheduled. Now what?
We can work individually, at a time of your choosing. It’s more expensive, but you’ll have my undivided attention.
THE FULL LIST OF WEBINARS IS HERE.
I ALSO OFFER INDIVIDUAL COACHING; PLEASE EMAIL ME AT LEARNTOWRITEBETTER@GMAIL.COM