Writer’s Block Philippines will be hosting another run of its flagship workshop, “Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career” on Feb 5 and 12. Here’s a list of answers to questions that you may want to ask about the workshop. If we missed out on anything, feel free to call or message us at 0927.850.8280.
What are the details of the workshop?
What: Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career
When: February 5 and 12, 2011, 8AM to 4PM
Where: Enderun Extension College, McKinley Hill, Taguig
What does the P4,500 course fee cover?
The P 4,500 per head course fee covers
- Course fee for two days
- Lunch at the Enderun cafeteria
- Light snacks with iced tea
- Workshop kit
- CD of workshop presentations
How can I pay for the workshop?
You can pay for the workshop via PayPal which you can access on www.writersblockphilippines.com
How will this workshop benefit me if I am —
An aspiring writer who has not yet been published
“Jumpstart” has very practical tips on how to get published, finding and crafting stories. It also aims to dispel the myths that surround freelance writing and help the participant start out with the proper mind frame needed to start a career as a writer.
Already working as a freelance or full-time writer
“Jumpstart” is all about creating a career as a writer. If you are already working as a freelance or full-time writer, this workshop can help you learn about the other different writing opportunities that are available, to help diversify your income.
You will also learn how to market and brand yourself as a writer.
What does the workshop cover?
You may view the course outline through www.writersblockphilippines.com.
Who is conducting the workshop?
The workshop will be conducted by Writer’s Block Philippines, a group of freelance writers who have collectively had more than 20 years of experience in freelance writing.
The founders of Writer’s Block are:
Ana Santos: sexual health rights and women’s issues
Ana has had over 12 years experience in advertising and marketing communications. Her last position was Asst. Vice President of a financial institution.
As an independent journalist and foreign correspondent covering sexual health rights and women in armed conflict, Ana has received media grants from Newsbreak, Probe Media Foundation and the Philippine Press Institute to cover population and development issues.
She is also the Associate Editor of Illustrado, a Dubai-based lifestyle magazine for Filipinos.
Nikka Sarthou: lifestyle / travel
Nikka has over 10 years of experience in writing for various online and print publications, as well as developing content for corporate clients. Her last corporate post was Associate Lifestyle Editor at a major publishing company.
Currently, Nikka is a full-time freelance writer handling independent projects and corporate accounts. She is also the Content Editor of OfficiallyPhilippines.com, a website that aims to be the ultimate travel guide to the Philippines.
Nina Terol-Zialcita: arts / culture and advocacy
Nina has over 10 years of experience in corporate, non-profit and public sectors and has been engaged in independent consulting and freelance writing since 2003. She is currently the contributing features editor of Spark Magazine, deputy editor of ProPinoy.net, and a contributor to various print and online publications. Her work can also be seen in books by the Asian Development Bank, the Direct Sellers Association of the Philippines, the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations, and, just recently, The Inaugural, a coffeetable book about the campaign and presidency of Pres. Benigno Aquino III.
In 2010, Nina was a scholar at the European Journalism Institute in Prague, Czech Republic.
Who are the guest speakers?
Yes, there will be two guest speakers, two seasoned media practitioners to give their insights and share their experiences about freelance writing from the editorial stand point.
Currently, the speakers are being finalized.
What do I need to bring to the workshop?
Please bring whatever writing materials you’ll need to take notes.
As a provision, you may also want to bring a sweater or light jacket.
Who do I call for more information about the workshop?
For more information, please call Enderun Extension at 856-5000 local 505 and look for Monica or Florence.
You can also check the Writer’s Block Philippines at www.writersblockphilippines.com