qwerky wrote:milkyway wrote:
I work as a freelance writer and editor. I have a part-time, home-based internet business with my husband.
I was wondering what course you did to become a freelance writer and editor? I'm doing the ACQ Professional Writing and Editing course via distance learning. Some of it's a bit basic, but it's good for revision..
I did my BA in Professionl Writing & Literature at Deakin, then I did an Adv Dip in Professional Screenwriting at RMIT where I specialised in writing/producing digital content.
Then I worked as a web designer for several years (not a graphics person, but rather, I'd work out the interactivity, do a bit of business analysis, what the menu topics need to be called, client management) and once tired of that, I fell back into writing. With all my web experience, getting into online content management, editing and writing was a natural progression.
I do a lot of government work, in fact, most of it is government stuff. Some of it is quite boring... but there have been some great projects too.
Lately I've been doing rich media content (writing/producing videos and other online applications). All of my work comes from people I've worked with in the past and through current and past clients. I really enjoy specialising in the web world. Don't ask me to write copy for a brochure or anything like that, as I couldn't (at least not very well). I am also branching into the mobile space.
The course you're doing at ACQ, is that the Diploma or Advanced Diploma? How do you find the distance learning? I tried distance ed a few years ago and it didn't work out for me at all ...