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Part of being successful within the writing and editing industry is to be constantly aware of change and of the current trends. This is not to say that you need to follow the trends or allow yourself to be dictated by them, but it is essential to know and understand the nature of the industry in which you are working, the key people within it, the way it is developing and how to adapt to change. Whether you aim to be a novelist, a journalist, an editor, a screenwriter, a short story writer or a business writer, there are many common skills which translate across all of these professions and which the Professional Writing and Editing online course will consolidate and expand on.

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You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Download My Course Brochure. Professional Writing and Editing PW. Access course information, course career outcomes, payment options plus more. Study online The Professional Writing and Editing online course is a detailed writing course that is designed to be comprehensive.

Show more Why study writing and editing? Pay up-front, pay by installment or completely customise your own payment plan here. Unit 1 - Writing Skills. Reading 2 - Computer Skills for Writers and Editors. Every book helped me a little bit. In order to win a race that is running, you must run, but you also need teachers to tell you how to do it most efficiently and without injuring yourself.

In order to be a professional writer, you must write, but you also need teachers to do the same, and in lieu of teachers, I gathered books about writing. They got me started, but my books on writing kept me going. But you know what they say about the bold and winning.

Still I had back up. And I wrote everything I could. The subjects have changed as have the genres. I was paid to produce much of it, some of it I produced first and then got paid.

Sometimes I was paid in cash; sometimes in gift certificates; sometimes in lunch. I never honestly cared. Any opportunity I had to write, I took it. I still love it. The part I love the most is finding my way through the habits of mind identified by The Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing. If you read the descriptions of the habits carefully and in some kind of order so that metacognition comes last, then you have the intellectual process for many great accomplishments.

If you want a successful life as a professional writer—know those habits. I was so happy when the Framework was published. It gave language to what I always knew worked to intellectually strive.

A graduate student recently asked me when a blog post got too long. That was my answer. Think it out through writing. We must write and make connections and synthesize: You should be approaching this class in such a fashion: And sometimes it feels as if you need to hurry through everything.

You can do that. You can survive that way. To get the rich layers of taste, you need more time. You must find that time somehow. I leave myself a note about where I left on thinking or about what I wanted to write next or read next or connect next. Think of these learning notes as keeping that sauce going all day. It needs the constant low heat; it needs periodic attention. Do not take it off the burner and shove it in the fridge. Take your notes with you as you wait for soccer practice to finish—read them again, and take more.

Take them to the grocery store and when you have a long line, whip out that notebook and stir the pot a bit.


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Develop technical writing skills with this professional writing and editing course. Produce content, craft tailored messages and hone your editing skills. The Professional Writing and Editing online course will provide you with a comprehensive insight into the constantly evolving writing and editing industry.