1. Analyze Genres
2. Research Potential Markets
3. Develop Text as Product
4. Work to Schedule and Deadlines
5. Evaluate Product
6. Market the Product
7. Learn about Freelance Writing
The course will be conducted in a workshop format to allow for peer and instructor feedback on draft writing. Guest speakers will address specific magazine topics. Some field activities (interviewing, meetings) are required.
Students are expected to be self-motivated and to demonstrate professionalism, which includes active participation, good attendance, punctuality, effective collaboration, ability to meet deadlines, presentation skills, and accurate self-evaluation.
Evaluation will be based on this general format:
|Queries and cover letters||15%|
|Professionalism/participation (as defined above)||15%|
Students who successfully complete this course will
Texts may include the current edition of Cumming and McKercher’s The Canadian Reporter and will include current editions of Canadian Press Stylebook and Caps and Spelling.
Acceptance into the Post-Degree Diploma in Professional Communication
or a minimum of 45 credit hours including a university-transfer course in English, Communications, or Creative Writing with a grade of B or higher
or permission of the Professional Communication program coordinator
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU CMNS 3XXX (3) or TRU JOUR 3XXX (3)||2014/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC ENGL 2XX (3)||2014/09/01 to -|