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How To Become a Freelance Journalist

a home study course from

 The Writers Bureau


The Writers Bureau is part of the STT group of colleges


Learn how to become a freelance journalist

As a freelance journalist you can earn good money while working in one of the most interesting, exciting and rewarding careers around.

What’s more, journalism is a skill which can be learned and developed with the proper instruction and practice. With our expert tutors guiding your development, you’ll soon be writing copy that you can sell.

This course is ideal for beginners. All you need for success is enthusiasm, some imagination and a willingness to work hard. So, if you would like to be a successful freelance journalist this course is for you.


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Freelance Journalism



Code: STSB      Course Fees: £404

Easy Payment Terms:
£44 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £62 then £60 per month for the following 6 months making £422 in all

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Certificate in Freelance Journalism

Successful freelance journalists come from all walks of life. All you need is a genuine desire to write, some creative imagination and the willingness to put in the time and effort required. If you have these qualities then we can give you the techniques and know-how that you need to find publishing success.

We give you a course that has been developed and written by professional writers and journalists. You have detailed guidance from expert tutors, constructive help to improve your writing and a flexible study programme to suit your circumstances.

When you combine your enthusiasm and creative talents with our expertise, it gives you a very good chance of becoming a successful, freelance journalist.

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Your Tuition

One of the key aspects to getting the most out of your course is the quality of your tuition. All STT tutors are experienced in teaching by distance learning and have been specially trained by us to help you.

Your tutor for this course will be an experienced freelance journalist. It is their job to help you in any way they can to make your work publishable.

You will be advised, as needed, on:

• your style
• the subject matter
• the presentation
• grammar
• how to improve your work – if improvement is necessary
• how to avoid the common errors and mistakes that so many beginners make

Your tutor will give you constructive comment and will help you to be objective and realistic in your approach to your work. At the same time they will provide motivation and encouragement.

We have brought together a professional tuition service and an effective course so that you can work towards a Certificate in Freelance Journalism. Not only will you gain a Certificate, you’ll also gain confidence in your writing abilities, a deeper knowledge of how the publishing world works and, hopefully, see your name in print.


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Who Should Take This Course?

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to try their hand at freelance journalism. This includes those who have never tried writing before.

However, even if you have had your writing published before, this course will show you how to find new markets, give you the chance to try new genres and demonstrate how to make the most of the opportunities that come your way.

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications or experience are needed to enrol.

Course Objectives

In your course you deal with every aspect of freelance journalism. You’ll learn:

• about the role of a journalist
• what makes news and where it comes from
• how to set up as a freelancer
• how to gather information
• how to make contacts
• interview techniques
• how to put your copy together quickly
• how to write articles for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines and adapt your copy for different publications
• how to sell your work and influence editors
• about ethics, essential law and public administration
• about writing for TV and radio
• how to get a full time staff job

We also give you practical suggestions that can make all the difference between rejection and success.

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Follow-on Training

The Certificate in Writing for the Internet Course will complement your Certificate in Freelance Journalism  perfectly, once you start being published.


Because we have full confidence in the course and tuition service, we are able to make your enrolment as risk free as possible by giving you this triple guarantee:

1. If you have not earned your tuition fees from published writing within six months of completing your course, your full course fees will be refunded.

2. You have the course on 15-day inspection. If you are not completely satisfied with it, just return it within 15 days of receipt and your money will be refunded in full.

3. We will give you a £10 refund for every written assignment that is not assessed properly by your tutor (failing agreement between us arbitration is available). This is in addition to any refund you may eventually claim under the first guarantee.

Start Studying Right Away When You Enrol Online

Anyone can enrol on this course. You do not need any special qualifications or background and you can start whenever it suits you.

There is no fixed enrolment date so you can start as soon as you are ready. Plus, you can study where and when you like – in the UK or abroad, at home, in the library or at work.

And, by enrolling online you can be studying in just five minutes. The first sections are available as soon as your payment has been accepted.

Your course materials are sent to you by post and should arrive within seven working days in the UK or 28 working days if you are overseas.


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Code: STSB      Course Fees: £404
Easy Payment Terms:
£44 deposit plus £18 postage and pakcing = £62 then £60 per month for the following 6 months making £422 in all

Enrol Now


Alternatively telephone our fast enrolment facility (credit/debit cards only). Just call our 24hr freephone line: 0800 856 2008 (UK only) or if you are overseas please call 44 161 819 9911 during office hours.


WB Online Student Community

As soon as you’ve enrolled you will become a member of our online student community, which is an easy way to contact other students and keep in touch with the college.

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online community click here >>>

See What Students Say

“The course has helped me to focus on techniques and markets. I can’t claim to have been the most prolific of students – but I have had fun. During the year I have earned about £850 from articles.”
F Green


“I’ve probably earned in the region of £1,200 this year, and I’m pleased with the wide variety of publications which have accepted my work, and the range of subjects which I have covered. I certainly wouldn’t have been able to achieve so much without the course.”
B Brennan


“This course has enabled me to gain confidence and focus in writing. I have been in the Daily Nation and Standard newspapers in Kenya.”
S Nderito


“The Pullmans Weekly News was advertising for a local reporter. I applied for the position and got it. I think it’s as much your success as mine and I will always be grateful to you for giving me the skills to get the job I’ve always dreamed of.”
O Ryder


For your free information pack click here >>>

Code: STSB      Course Fees: £404
Easy Payment Terms:
£44 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £62 then £60 per month for the following 6 months making £422 in all

Enrol Now

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Course Summary:

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Length: 28 modules 

Number of Tutor 
Marked Assignments
: 15 
Maximum Course Time
4 years 
15 Day Trial, refund if you don’t make your course fees back from published writing and £10 refund if an assignment is not marked properly
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