Members receive discounts on Creative Manitoba courses, classes and workshops.
Presented in partnership with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival
Establishing a niche as a writer or editor is key to actually making some money doing the work! This workshop will help to demystify building a client list, developing contracts and invoices, and applying for grants to support your work.
Register for this FREE workshop and a Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the event date.
The Business of Writing Workshop Series
Please make sure you are registered for EACH workshop that you would like to attend in the series. Registration links are below.
This workshop series will consist of four 90-minute workshops held every Wednesday from June 30 to July 21. The purpose is to speak to the various aspects of working as a freelance writer or editor, allowing writers and editors to come together to share experiences and learn how to best manage their careers and find a space for their work.
Each workshop will be facilitated by Jessica Antony, a Winnipeg-based writer, editor, and educator. Jessica will lead participants through discussions around how to get your work published, how to get paid as a freelance writer or editor, and the nature of working as and with a copyeditor and copywriter.
These workshops are suited for those interested in working for themselves, new writers who are curious about how to get their work out into the world, or those interested in freelancing as more than just a hobby. The goal is for participants to connect with other writers and editors to share ideas and experiences and learn how to make the business of writing work for you.
Other workshops in this series:
June 30: Working as (and with) a Copywriter
July 7: Working as (and with) an Editor
Jessica Antony is a Winnipeg-based writer, editor, and communication specialist. Through straightforward copywriting, detail-oriented editing, and practical workshop facilitation she helps people share their experiences, stories, and messages in a clear and coherent way. With fifteen years’ experience in her field and a master’s degree in media studies, Jessica has a breadth of experience from which to draw in helping people get straight to the point. She’s worked with clients from academia, marketing, and retail, worked for a decade in the book publishing industry, and has been teaching a writing course at the University of Winnipeg since 2008. Her work style centres around collaboration and problem solving, with a focus on helping people find creative ways to make their argument, sell their product, or share their ideas.
July 14, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.
Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.
Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by calling 204-927-2787.
It is our intent that Creative Manitoba programs and events foster a supportive, nonthreatening environment for everyone to participate and share in - regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity or cultural differences. We ask that you please be welcoming and respectful of world views that differ from your own.