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Postby milkyway » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:14 pm

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 ... :cry:
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Postby Fairie » Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:54 pm

I must have missed this the first time round. :?

We live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills and I have just turned 50, have 1 son and a beautiful grandaughter. We have our own business breeding Australian & Foreign Parrots and I also have my own small business making Skin & Haircare products with Essential Oils. I have just started selling them at our local Markets. :D

Shelbel: I think you have one of the most important jobs there is, when you have lost a loved one it makes all the difference when the people you are dealing with for the Funeral is caring and helps you through this time. As you know I lost my mother recently and all I can say is I wish I had someone like you helping me.

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