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Thursday, September 14, 2017

3:30 PM EDT, 9:30 PM CEST


Pitching for Expats

How to write about your favorite topics, be published in prestigious magazines, and get paid for your writing

Facilitator: Olga Mecking
Writer and Translator

Can’t make the webinar live? All registrants also receive access to a 7 day replay.


About the Webinar

In this webinar, Olga will discuss:

  • Finding ideas to write about
  • Anatomy of a pitch (aka query letter)
  • Finding editors’ email addresses
  • How to read submission guidelines
  • How to deal with editors’ reactions (rejection, silences, acceptances)
  • How much should you be paid for your writing?
  • Best resources for writers

About the Facilitator

Olga Mecking is a writer and translator. Originally from Poland, she has lived in Germany, Canada, and now the Netherlands where she lives with her German husband and three children. Olga is the author of the blog, The European Mama and her writing has appeared on the Washington Post, New York Magazine, The Atlantic CityLab, and others. Olga particularly enjoys writing about her expat experiences for mainstream publications, whether it’s national news sites, women’s magazines or travel publications. When not writing or thinking about writing, Olga can be found reading, drinking tea, and reading some more.  


Registration

Registration for members is free. Non-members may register for $30 USD. Get a full refund of your webinar fee if you sign up for membership no later than September 28, 2017 (email admin@figt.org for a discount code).

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A free 7 day replay of the webinar will be available to all. After that, FIGT members will continue to have access to an archived copy through the members-only section of the website. Click here to learn more about membership.


Upcoming webinars:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - How to Maximise Your Career or Business Opportunities on LinkedIn with Sue Ellson

Share your expertise

We are excited to offer a diverse selection of topics for our monthly webinars, so if you have a presentation or area of expertise that you would like to share with the FIGT community, we are currently accepting proposals. Contact webinars@figt.org for more information.

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