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"How to Make Writing Your Day Job" with Shennandoah Goodson

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St. Edward's University Trustee Hall 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

2/20/2016 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


We're sorry, but this class is currently at capacity. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Proof of purchase will be required to enter classroom. Questions? Please see our Classes page or call 512-499-8914.

$49 for members (log in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Note: Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, February 18. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. Thank you!

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

About the instructor:

The class is taught by Shennandoah Goodson, a copywriter and business professional from San Antonio, Texas. Goodson 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, Goodson empowers writers to take charge of their careers by teaching them about writing, marketing, and publishing.

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NOTE: Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster. For policies, please visit our Classes page.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. 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