What Every Magazine Editor Wishes You Knew (But Won’t Tell You) with Laura McClure (Sunday, 10/9)

Instructor: Laura McClure
Contact: laura@lauramcclure.us | Twitter: @lauramccluremj
Number of sessions: 1
Meeting time: 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday, Oct 9
Dates: Sunday, Oct. 9

Course fee: $155

To register, contact the instructor. All deposits are non-refundable.

Description: The dirty little secret of the magazine biz is that you can be a sublime writer and a pitch ninja—and still not get repeat assignments if you make these 7 avoidable mistakes.

Whether you’re a new nonfiction writer trying to break in to the freelance magazine-writing biz, a J-school grad looking for work, or an established freelancer experiencing a career lull, this eye-opening workshop will boost your ability to get published now—and get repeat biz.

Taught by an award-winning former national magazine staff editor and writer (Salon.com, Mother Jones magazine), this fast-paced class will include an insider’s look at mag writing do’s and don’ts, plus gentle 1:1 coaching.

Class size is limited to 10 people.

Instructor Bio: Laura McClure is a national award-winning journalist and former staff editor at Salon.com and Mother Jones magazine. Under her tenure, Motherjones.com tripled traffic and received breaking news awards and other rare print mag kudos from the Online News Association, the Webby Awards, the American Society of Magazine Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, and more. She is also a SXSW Interactive speaker, USC Annenberg Health Journalism social media trainer, International Reporting Project Editor (Liberia), former Peace Corps Volunteer (Togo), and alumna of Carnegie Mellon University. Currently she lives with her husband and two young sons in San Francisco.