Building Your Freelance Career

  • Online delivery
  • eClass

Learn how to devel­op a career in inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ism, as well as how to man­age your busi­ness. Find out what types of jour­nal­ism work are avail­able to free­lancers and explore top­ics such as find­ing, devel­op­ing, and orga­niz­ing ideas; sell­ing sto­ries and your­self; and mar­ket research tech­niques. Dis­cuss dig­i­tal tools that can reduce time, errors, and the chaos of self-employ­ment, as well as life skills that fos­ter a healthy work-life bal­ance. We’ll wade into the busi­ness nit­ty-grit­ty — who pays, how much, and what’s in a con­tract — as well as best practices.

This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.


Omar Mouallem

Your Instructor

Omar Mouallem

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Weekday evening (Mon)
Oct 19, 2020Dec 7, 2020

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm







Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until October 19, 2020. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and October.

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  • Online delivery

Summer & Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Summer & Fall terms.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Summer/Fall.