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. The course also features exclusive video interviews with top journalists and authors including UBC School of Journalism instructor and CBC broadcaster Kathryn Gretsinger; renowned Globe and Mail investigative reporter Kathy Tomlinson; bestselling author J.B. MacKinnon (The 100-Mile Diet, The Once and Future World);veteran civic affairs reporter, columnist, commentator and journalism instructor Frances Bula and many more, all of whom share their best research tips and tricks.

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