What you will learn
If you're thinking of running an on line magazine, then send an article before you come. I'll give you feedback on what you've pulled together (and might even use this to publish!) After 5 years, and loads of experience being a copywriter for a number of publishing houses, I have a good idea of what a good article looks like and can share my thoughts.
What do publishers in this industry value? I'll share my thoughts - the barriers to entry are probably more in your skills/abilities/confidence vs bits of paper. You should know something about what the main skills are you'll need to be good at, so we'll discuss both what you can offer and what to expect.
- Bring your budget/business plan
I'll review what you think it will cost to set up and run an on line magazine and will steer you in the right direction. You'll leave with a clearer idea of what this will take.
- Software/typical day jobs
I'll take an article and show you how to upload, tag, feature and display the work. You'll get to see what's involved and how to get things on line. I'll talk you through what software I use and we can go into what else is out there.
Finally, I'll go into some of the things I've learned along the way and lessons I wish I'd learned before I started out 5 years ago. It can be expensive to make the wrong mistakes and in some cases there is a right and a wrong. Being forewarned is forearmed!