REVITALISE YOUR PITCHING SKILLS AND WIN MORE COMMISSIONS
27 July 2020, 6pm – 7.30pm, via Zoom
However experienced you are, it’s always useful to take a fresh look at pitching. Updating your skills can help you diversify into different areas of journalism and find new clients.
Following her sold-out pitching webinar for Women in Journalism, the multiple-award winning freelance journalist DONNA FERGUSON will be offering her sought-after pitching workshop online for the Guild.
It will offer practical advice on how to find new editors to write for, how NOT to write a pitch, how to chase a pitch, what editors want to see in a pitch and how to turn a rejection into a commission.
The webinar lasts around an hour, followed by half an hour for a Q&A. All ticket-holders will be sent a recording of the session, which will be available to watch for a week afterwards – so even if you can’t make it on the date, it’s still worth reserving a place.
Joining details, via Zoom, to be sent nearer the time.
Feedback on DONNA FERGUSON’S previous webinar:
“Thank you so much for a brilliant webinar yesterday. I’ve been freelancing for a long time but I’m keen to diversify so it was incredibly helpful to get some new ideas and tips!”
“Really enjoyed your webinar just now. Advice on pitching is truly valuable – I wish webinar had been available years ago!”
“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your pitching masterclass. I also write for The Guardian, among others, but have not had much luck breaking into new sections. You have now given me hope!”
“Thank you so much for another thoroughly informative session – I learnt such a lot – and you are very inspiring!”
“Thank you very much for the workshop yesterday. I found it invaluable to read how you liaised with editors. I have only dared pitch a handful of times, and it can feel like talking into a void. “
“Just wanted to thank you for yesterday’s pitching session – I found it massively helpful and it really, really lifted my spirits. Pretty much everything you talked about yesterday really resonated with me.”
Donna Ferguson is an award winning freelance journalist for The Guardian, The Observer and other national newspapers. After spending 10 years as a specialist journalist, working for trade and consumer magazines and websites, she began freelancing for all the major national newspapers seven years ago. Now, she is a regular writer for The Guardian and The Observer writing everything from arts and celebrity interviews to big investigations, topical features and breaking news stories, as well as specialist education and financial stories.
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