Category: Freelance writing

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Content and copywriting
Australian Writers' Centre Team

The secrets of a great interview

By Allison Tait. Interviews are an essential part of life for freelance writers and content writers, but they’re often overlooked as part of the skill set you need to create a successful career in these fields. After all, isn’t an interview just about writing out a list of questions and

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Real Estate Copywriting
Content and copywriting
Dean Koorey

5 ways to get started as a real estate copywriter

The places we live have always been something to celebrate. And with all the extra time spent inside them in recent years, our relationship with them has become stronger than ever. Homes are not simply bricks, timber, glass and subway tiled splashbacks. They are offices, entertainment spaces, retreats, libraries, gyms,

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Learn from anywhere with AWC online courses
Business writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

9 online courses to do this summer

Ah the allure of summer. Where you can sit outside getting sunburnt, frantically waving flies from your face, while sweat falls from your skin in salty cascades… On second thought, why not stay inside in the aircon and learn a new skill instead? For those of you who would much

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Content and copywriting
Australian Writers' Centre Team

How to break into freelance writing Part 2

Here are five more tips on becoming a freelance writer from our successful course graduates. If you haven’t already, go back and read part 1 of our freelance writing tips.  1. Networks are important Freelance writer Jo Hartley says it’s a tough gig, but if you put in hard work

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Content and copywriting
Australian Writers' Centre Team

How to break into freelance writing: Part 1

Graduates of the Australian Writers’ Centre’s freelance writing courses have gone on to have successful careers doing all kinds of writing, from news to magazine features to corporate work. Read on for five tips on breaking into freelance writing. 1. It doesn’t have to be a competition Brad Kelly, who

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Fiction writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

6 signs you should become a writer

If you’ve thought about becoming a writer before, but you’ve never made that leap, it can be hard to work up the courage. You might feel like you’re not cut out for it, but don’t worry – plenty of writers feel that way. If you need a kickstart, read our

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Content and copywriting
Australian Writers' Centre Team

8 signs you’d be a great freelance and content writer

Freelance writing is a career with lots of upsides – flexibility, autonomy, the chance to be creative, and opportunities to do something new regularly – but it can’t be done by just anyone. If you’re considering branching out into freelance writing but you’re not sure whether you should, here are

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Content and copywriting
Australian Writers' Centre Team

What does a UX/UI writer do in a day? Expert Carli Ratcliff tells us

UX and UI writing – which stands for ‘user experience’ and ‘user interface’, respectively – will be something you experience every day, though probably without even knowing it. At its best, it’s seamless.  UX/UI writer Carli Ratcliff, who presents the Australian Writers’ Centre’s UX Writing course, says no two days

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Content and copywriting
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Expert Carli Ratcliff’s 5 must-dos for would-be UX/UI writers

User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) writing is a rapidly growing market, as businesses pivot to online and chase the attention of customers with a million options at their fingertips. To do this, communications experts must make every word count. Carli Ratcliff runs the Australian Writers’ Centre’s UX/UI Copywriting

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Content and copywriting
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Break into UX writing: Andrew Bliss reveals how he did it

For freelance writer Andrew Bliss, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) writing has become a major – and fascinating – segment of his work.   As a UX/UI writer, he’s done everything from rewriting navigational content for SBS’s On-Demand platforms to working on the Qantas Wellbeing sleep app.  Opportunity knocks

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Content and copywriting
Australian Writers' Centre Team

8 ways to find your golden ticket for freelance writing

Whether you’re getting into writing for the first time or you’re a seasoned professional, freelance writing can provide great opportunities for growth and development as well as more control over your own workflow—along with an income, of course! Check out our top 8 blog posts for tips on how to

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AWC alumni
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Victoria Mackinlay achieves her childhood dream to become a published author

Courses taken at AWC: 
Writing Picture Books
Creative Writing Stage 1
Freelance Writing Stage 1

When she was a child, Victoria Mackinlay assumed she would grow up to be an author. And now, with the release of her picture book Ribbit Rabbit Robot and more on the way, Victoria’s dream has come true. To top it off, Victoria has won the State Library of NSW Award for Emerging Children’s Author.
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Freelance writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Ask Me Anything with Valerie Khoo

Each month, members of the Freelance Writing Masterclass Program can join an “Ask Me Anything” session with Valerie Khoo, journalist, editor, and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre. Participants have access to Valerie’s amazing wealth of knowledge, as they can literally ask her anything to do with the art and

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Business writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

10 online courses you can complete in two weeks

Craving a creative outlet right now? We hear you. The good news is it’s easier than ever to engage your mind and fast-track your learning from the comfort of your own home. If you’re feeling inspired to focus on your writing right now – or just seeking a more productive

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Fiction writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

How to learn and stay connected from home

If you find yourself stuck at home, we have good news. Now is the perfect time to start an online course. You can learn a new skill without leaving the house. We live in a golden age of online learning. You can learn how to crochet on YouTube, study financial

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Fiction writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

5 ways to improve your writing MOJO

We’re only a few weeks in but this year has already been a rough ride, with so many other things to distract and deter you from your wordsmithery. So as the entrance gates to Twenty Twenty start to fade in the rear-view mirror, it’s a great time to sit up

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Fiction writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Exercises for writers: Keeping healthy at your desk

Writing is a surprisingly physical experience. When you’re caught in the middle of a story, hours can pass while you tap at your keyboard or scratch away at your notebook. When inspiration catches you, time becomes irrelevant. And when you finally step away from your desk, you may find that

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Alumni news
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Laura Waters’ trek into travel writing success

Courses taken at AWC:
Online Travel Writing
Freelance Writing Masterclass

Laura Waters walked over 3000 kilometres across New Zealand to conquer her anxieties and find her true passion: writing. After finishing the Australian Writers’ Centre Travel Writing course, Laura turned her hobby into a profession and now writes travel articles fulltime. She is also a published author with Bewildered, the incredible story of her extraordinary hike, out now with Affirm Press.

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Crime and thriller
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Literary festival in Tasmania’s Huon Valley

What could be more sumptuous than spending a week in Tasmania’s Huon Valley as part of a literary festival? The Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival is a new biennial literary festival.  This year’s event will be from 31 October to 5 November 2019 and held in the picturesque Huon

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