Student Stories

Nigel B

I had dabbled in what I would call online ‘journalism’ before I took the course, but I have to admit, The Professional Freelance Journalism Course enabled me to look at my previous work in a whole new light. The course was very absorbing, showing me ways to improve as well as guiding me in areas I was lacking. It was also very easy to understand and follow from start to finish.

I found the pace ideal as you proceed at your own speed, knowing there is a recognized qualification at the end. This, in itself, has opened up a number of new opportunities which I am finding very rewarding. The course has given me more confidence to follow up more opportunities in areas I wouldn’t have considered before.

I am very thankful to my tutor who always responded quickly following each assignment and she always gave me sound advice and direction.

Since completing the course, I have expanded my online portfolio of publications, taking in TV and entertainment as well as lifestyle. There are so many new openings out there, it’s just a matter of searching.

My most recent venture has been to apply for The Inquisitr – an online citizen journalism publication. Their application process involved writing a short piece (350-450 words) from a set list. Prior to the course I would have struggled, but with the knowledge and confidence I have gained I was able to complete it successfully and quickly.

I am now searching out even more possibilities to add to my growing portfolio of publications. In the future, I may even consider undertaking more courses.

Anyone who is considering a career in journalism, be that print or online, I would thoroughly recommend the course as it will not only improve your output but also give you some valuable inside information.

Nigel B

Check out some of Nigel’s writing:
Music in the great outdoors. Snowshoeing with an I-pod : Snowshoe Magazine
Plymouth Barbican, a Snowshoe Tour : Snowshoe Magazine
Elton John, from child prodigy pianist to megastar : Blasting News
Find Nigel on Twitter: @Falm0uth 
 
Nigel B
Since completing the course, I have expanded my online portfolio of publications, taking in TV and entertainment as well as lifestyle. There are so many new openings out there, it’s just a matter of searching.

Nigel B

This website uses cookies. Cookies are used to personalise content, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website. Click here to see our privacy policy.

Continue