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Going Pro: Your Freelance Writing Business

All Levels | How long have you been fantasizing about being your own boss, working with people you like, and doing what you love from anywhere in the world, on your schedule? If this is the year you’re ready to escape your cubicle and be a professional freelance writer, set yourself up for long-term success with this intense program. Plan to work 5-10 hours per week to push yourself beyond being a writer to becoming a creative business owner. We’ll set you up with more than two dozen templates, including pitches, invoices, and a Freelancer’s Mission Control Center.

Instructor: Paulette Perhach

Class Type: 10 Sessions

Term: Winter 2020

Start Date: 01/13/2020

No Class On: 1/20/2020, 2/17/2020

End Date: 03/30/2020

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Paulette Perhach

Paulette Perhach’s writing has been published in the New York Times, Elle, Vice, Slate, Inc., McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, Vice, Yoga Journal, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Glamour, and The Stranger. She’s worked for Health and Coastal Living magazines, as well as various newspapers. In 2013, Hugo House selected her as a Made at Hugo House Fellow.

She received the 2016 BlogHer Voices of the Year award for her essay, “A Story of a Fuck Off Fund,” which is anthologized in The Future is Feminist from Chronicle Books, along with work by Roxane Gay, Mindy Kaling, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Caitlin Moran, and Audre Lorde.

A returned Peace Corps Volunteer, she’s also won multiple Solas Awards for her travel writing.

In 2015 she created the Writer’s Welcome Kit, the online course sold through Hugo House, which includes a 55,000-word workbook, writer’s templates, and writer interviews. To date, more than 600 students have taken the course.

Her book, Welcome to the Writer's Life, was published by Sasquatch Books, part of the Penguin Random House publishing family, and was selected as one of Poets & Writers' Best Books for Writers.

She blogs about everything a writer needs to thrive – craft, personal finance, business skills, and joy – at WelcomeToTheWritersLife.com. The site also offers a newsletter with a year of daily writing prompts.

She keeps a casual podcast about creativity and money called Can We Talk About Money?

Learn more and read her work at PaulettePerhach.com.

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