Making It As A Freelance Writer: Workshop

If you want to become a freelance writer, whether as a writer for publications or for corporate clients – understand the opportunities that exist today, and how to access them.

It’s a good time to be a writer in India! With the rise of content marketing, all kinds of brands need writers, besides traditional and new publishers.

Over the years, Women’s Web editors have published thousands of impactful pieces of writing, and know what clients look for from writers. Join us at a half-day freelance writing workshop in Mumbai, Bangalore & Delhi to understand what clients want, and build your writing career.

This workshop does not teach you how to write; but if you can write, it will help you achieve your dream of becoming a professional writer. It is meant to help you move from writing as a hobby to writing as a career.

What the workshop covers

  • Identify your writing niche: learn what niches exist and how to identify a niche appropriate for you
  • How to build and showcase your portfolio: how to create a portfolio that appears credible and interesting to prospective customers
  • How to write a pitch so clients/editors take note of you
  • How to manage client projects as a writer

Dates & Registration

Bangalore, 22nd September, Saturday

Time: 9.30 AM to 1.30 PM

Venue: CoWrks, RMZ Infinity, Swami Vivekananda Road (Old Madras Road), Opposite Gopalan Mall, Bangalore

Gurugram, 5th October, Friday

Time: 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Venue:COWRKS GOLF COURSE ROAD
Paras Twin Tower, Sector 54, Gurugram

Mumbai, 6th October, Saturday

Time: 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Venue: COWRKS WORLI
Birla Centurion, Mumbai

Coach

Aparna Vedapuri Singh is the Founder and Chief Editor of Women’s Web – India’s leading website for women and the most authentic community for women in India to express themselves and connect with others.

Aparna graduated in Journalism, English Literature and Psychology from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and went on to do a post-graduate diploma in Communications (PGDC) from the prestigious Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA).

Since 2000, she has worked in Marketing & Business Development at global organizations such as AC Nielsen, Symrise, and Frost & Sullivan.

In 2010, Aparna decided to return to her first interest: the business of words, and started Women’s Web, perceiving a need in the Indian market, for an authentic market that served all of women’s interests, beyond classically ‘feminine’ subjects alone.

Since then, she has grown Women’s Web to become an integral part of Indian women’s daily reading, and a community that now boasts of over 3000 high quality contributors.

Women’s Web has a unique vision: To be the best resource for Indian women looking to empower themselves, by offering useful and interesting resources of direct relevance to their own lives, both online and in the ‘real world’. To augment this vision Women’s Web also hosts events, meets, workshops and chats to empower women in different walks for life.

Aparna is passionate about empowering women to chart their own destinies and bringing women together to empower each other on their journeys. She has led numerous workshops on making a career in writing, content marketing, and digital media, across cities in India, as well as served as a mentor at the Google Launchpad Accelerator program.

Expert Industry Coaches

Shrutika Nagpal, Lead, Editorial Strategy, Spiral Content Solutions, Mumbai

Shrutika has been immersed in the world of Content for a decade now. From her early days of freelancing with lifestyle and pop culture magazines in college, she moved to creating branded content with Scatter more than three years ago. Since then, she has created and conceptualised content for the web for some of India’s biggest brands across B2C and B2B and across genres such as finance, automobiles, technology, management, healthcare and more. After working as a Senior Editor for 2 and half years, she transitioned to Strategy, and now head the Mumbai division of the ever-growing Scatter family.

Along the way, she has had my work published on YourStory, Economic Times, Thought Catalog, TinyHR, the TaskWorld blog (her personal favourite) and eFiction India.

 

Kanchana Banerjee, Author & Communications Expert, Gurgaon

After nearly two decades of writing for various publications and companies, Kanchana Banerjee fulfilled the long cherished dream of writing her first novel.

She won a book deal at the Bangalore Lit Fest with Harper Collins and her first book, a contemporary relationship drama A Forgotten Affair is now available on shelf. She lives in Gurgaon with her boys – son, husband & 2 dogs.

As someone who has worked with many large enterprises as well as publications as a writer, Kanchana understands what it really takes to be a freelance writer.

Srividya Sen, Head of Marketing, Randstad, Bangalore

A tech savvy marketer with a strong digital experience and the ability to drive high impact integrated marketing campaigns, Srividya currently heads Marketing at Randstad India, one of the largest global HR services firms.

Srividya has proven experience in fuelling a better brand and a great customer experience. She has worked with hundreds of freelance writers in her two decade plus career and knows what clients want their content to do!