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Magazine journalism course

This five-month correspondence course offers one-on-one training by well-known journalists, and teaches you everything you need to know about writing and selling articles to magazines and digital media outlets.

Here's your chance to write an article and get published! Our courses run all the time, all year round. Sign up and start whenever you want.

Find out how to:
- Come up with article ideas
- Pitch stories to editors
- Research and write a publishable article
- Run a professional business as a freelance writer

You will get:
- Detailed expert feedback on your writing
- Rigorous training in magazine writing skills
- Individual attention and prompt assessments.

Course details

Students must complete:

- 10 writing exercises (10 for assessment and feedback)
- One quiz on magazine industry protocol
- One query letter
- One full-length magazine article of publishable quality

Admission requirements:

- Basic writing skills are essential
- Computer skills, email and internet access required
- No previous tertiary qualification required

Tutors:

- Lisa Lazarus is a freelance journalist for a variety of publications, including Men's Health, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Femina, Healthy Pregnancy and the Mail & Guardian.

- Tracey Hawthorne has written features and columns for numerous leading publications in SA, including CAPE etc, Cosmopolitan, Fairlady (including 'Urban Exile', a column that ran for 13 issues), Femina, Getaway, GQ (for which she was books editor for 32 issues), House and Leisure, JSE, Men's Health (for which her feature 'Bone Chilling' was a Mondi nominee), O, Prive, Proud!, Psychologies, Shape, Style, You. She also currently compiles three weekly electronic newsletters for Old Mutual.

- Tamara Rothbart is an award-winning magazine writer. She was voted Sanlam Fashion Journalist of the year in 2007 and again in 2008. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Arise Africa Fashion Journalism Award. She began her writing career as an editorial assistant with the launch of Marie Claire in South Africa in 1996. Since then she has worked as a features editor and health editor at Cosmopolitan magazine, as features director at Elle magazine and as co-editor for the launch of Woolworths' W magazine. She has freelanced for most of the country's leading lifestyle magazines. In her spare time, she works as a corporate copywriter for two major retail chains and as a freelance writer for boutique businesses. Tamara holds a BA hons in film theory and practice from the University of Cape Town. Her interests include documentary film-making and biographical non-fiction.

Course curriculum:
- Module one - The genre of magazine writing
- Module two - Targeting your market
- Module three - Topics that sell
- Module four - The ins and outs of the magazine industry
- Module five - Getting the facts straight: research and interviewing
- Module six - The compelling opener
- Module seven - Body-building part I
- Module eight - Body-building part II
- Module nine - Closing off in style
- Module ten - The final cut and industry protocol
- Module eleven - Writing for digital media

For full course details, please visit our website at www.sawriterscollege.co.za.



Date: 03 April 2017
Venue: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R5,495

Date: 24 April 2017
Venue: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R5,495

Date: 01 May 2017
Venue: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R5,495

Date: 29 May 2017
Venue: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R5,495

Date: 05 June 2017
Venue: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R5,495

Date: 26 June 2017
Venue: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R5,495

Date: 03 July 2017
Venue: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R5,495

Date: 31 July 2017
Venue: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R5,495

Date: 07 August 2017
Venue: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R5,495

Date: 28 August 2017
Venue: Online correspondence course, Countrywide
Cost: R5,495

Contact: Koos Turenhout
Company name: SA Writers College
Email address

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