Pitching is the most daunting part of being a journalist, and the one every freelancer wishes they could live without. But pitches are second only to invoices in importance to your income.
It doesn’t matter how great your prose is, pitches have their own language, layout and etiquette alien to anyone outside the publishing industry. With tutors including Natalie Hanman, editor of the Guardian's Comment Is Free, Time Out editor Tim Arthur, and publishing director Rob Orchard, this comprehensive evening course will teach you how to research what publications are looking for, how to spin the angle and execution of your article to appeal to commissioning editors, and how to put together a pitch template to take the dread out of selling your work.
Tim Arthur is the editor-in-chief at Time Out Magazine.
Natalie Hanman is the editor of the Guardian's Comment Is Free.
Rob Orchard is the publishing editor of Delayed Gratification.
Date: Monday 14 October 2013
Location: The Guardian, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 9GU
Course price: £49 (includes VAT, booking fee and refreshments)
Event capacity: 100
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