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How to Make Writing Your Day Job

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St. Edward's University
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

12/7/2013 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

with Shennandoah Diaz

$49 for members (log in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

We all dream of the day we can quit our “real” jobs and write full time. But did you know that you could make a living writing full time, no book deal required? That’s because the rise of the digital age has put writers in demand. Businesses need copywriters who can blog, develop websites, write newsletters, capture customer testimonials, and crank out content for search engines.

What copywriting is: It’s getting paid to write text for business and marketing materials.

What it is not: its not copyrighting, the process of securing ownership over one’s creative work.

In this workshop we will cover how to get businesses to hire you and how to deliver the goods. Specifically we will discuss:

  • What types of businesses are hiring writers
  • How to get the gig
  • The rules of writing for marketing and business
  • How to write for the internet (a.k.a SEO for dummies)
  • The five most profitable writing projects
  • Next steps

The class is taught by Shennandoah Diaz, a copywriter and consultant from Austin, Texas. Diaz received her first paid copywriting gig at the age of 15. Since then she has worked with experts, small businesses, publishers, and Inc 500 companies producing content and marketing strategies. Passionate about education, Diaz empowers writers to take charge of their careers by teaching them about writing, marketing, and publishing. Learn more by visiting

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This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at

Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to

The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit