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Freelance writing courses at AWC

  • Would you love new skills that will last a lifetime? 
  • Want to change careers and become a writer?
  • Like the idea of being paid for your words?
  • Choose your hours and work from anywhere?

From seeing your name in print to being a successful copywriter, our range of step-by-step freelance writing courses will get you there faster. Learn online from wherever you are – or at our centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

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Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1
Ever wondered how people get articles published in magazines, newspapers and online? This step-by-step course will give you everything you need to start pitching story ideas and begin freelance writing immediately!
Copywriting Essentials
Get paid to write words that sell! This course will show you how to take creative briefs, write short and long copy, master headlines, persuasive text and get the confidence to begin charging clients immediately.

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Travel Writing
Don't leave home without this course under your money belt. Learn how to plan your trips and get the most out of each destination through unique angles and industry insider tips. In short, you'll get paid to travel.
Food Writing
The scrumptious art of description sizzles and crackles into life with this exploration of food writing – a must-have for food bloggers, travellers, restaurant critics and anyone wanting to add more bite to their words!

Go to the next level

Freelance Writing Masterclass Program
This program takes the knowledge gained in our foundation courses and supercharges your career with ongoing mentoring from Valerie Khoo, practical weekly lessons, live video Q&A sessions, pitch feedback and much more!

Advanced interviewing

Profile Writing
It doesn’t matter whether they’re a super-famous celebrity or a supermarket stacker, the keys to writing compelling profile pieces are the same. Learn from one of the best...

Improve your income

The Business of Freelancing
As a freelance writer, you are effectively running your own business. And this course will help you run it more effectively – from time management to tax, GST, quoting and more.
How to Build a Successful Freelance Copywriting Business
To be successful, you need to learn the inside story on building a home-based, freelance copywriting business. This course will help you keep the work flowing, how to manage it effectively and more.

Which course is right for me?
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I want to get paid to write articles for magazines and websites

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I want to be a copywriter

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I want to be a travel writer

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I want to be a food writer

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Discover how an AWC course can change your life!