Going Pro: Turning Your Passion for Writing into Your Next Gig

Monday, October 19
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Central Time)
Location:
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 157638

This session is for FNCE attendees who love writing about food and nutrition, but haven’t yet cracked the code on generating income from their skills and expertise in this area. The speakers will help attendees find their unique voice and writing style, and offer tangible tips to identify the media outlets for them. They’ll also drop knowledge from a combined 30 years of experience as professional writers and editors, including real talk on writing for free, the responsibility of being an influential voice in media, plus the upside and very real downside of different writing projects – from books to consumer articles and many in between. Attendees will leave with actionable advice on building a professional writing portfolio and crafting a quality pitch.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the publications that fit participant’s writing style.
  • List the steps in pitching as a freelance article contributor.
  • Describe five elements of a successful freelance writing query.

Performance Indicators:

  • 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to
    improve practice, service delivery, and health and
    nutrition of customers
  • 9.3.1 Critiques and selects appropriate, current,
    evidence-based, practice-based reference materials
    to support the development of nutrition education
    resources
  • 11.4.1 Stays abreast of changing trends and
    technology in promotion, marketing and
    advertising.

    Moderator(s)

  • Going Pro: Turning Your Passion for Writing into Your Next Gig -

    Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN

    Active Eating Advice by Leslie

  • Speaker(s)

  • Going Pro: Turning Your Passion for Writing into Your Next Gig -

    Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND

    SME Content Writer

    Relias

  • Going Pro: Turning Your Passion for Writing into Your Next Gig -

    Maggie Moon, MS, RD

    Author

    Elsevier, Ulysses Press, Livestrong, MindBodyGreen, and more