Freelance Writing: Research

Do you find yourself struggling with a writing project? Do you spend a lot of time on research, unsure of how to get the information you need? Whether you are a journalist, a fiction author, a magazine writer or a public relations manager, or you are working on anything that relies on research, this course is for you. It is designed to help writers become more thorough, efficient and effective researchers — and to help those who rely on research to approach tasks in new and creative ways. Learn where to find information, how to separate reliable sources from unreliable ones, and how to use research to shine new light on your subject. Whether you are writing about bee colonies on Monday and a new business venture on Friday, or writing ad copy for your company, this course helps you research better. Bonus: through exclusive video interviews, top journalists and authors including award-winning Globe and Mail investigative reporter Kathy Tomlinson, The 100-Mile Diet author JB MacKinnon and renowned CBC broadcaster and journalism professor Kathryn Gretsinger share their research tips and secrets.

View a sample outline for the course.


This course can be applied to the UBC Certificate in Professional Communication.


Course Format

The format of this course is 100% online.

Available Sessions

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May 2-Jun 23, 2017 | Online | $530.00

Format: Online
Code: AW807S17O
May 2-Jun 23, 2017

1nstructor: Jennifer Van Evra

Fees / Tuition

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$530.00 $0.00 $530.00

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