In the first of our learn in 90 minutes series, Noesis369 has brought together Nayantara Kilachand, Amit Gurbaxani (founder and senior editor, respectively, of MumbaiBoss.com) and Rodrigo Davies, online editor of GQ India.
For all those amateur and aspiring writers, journos and bloggers who belong to the brotherhood without banners of journalism, here’s a workshop tailored specifically for freelance writing in India.
This workshop will cover how to be a freelance writer and pitch to magazines/newspapers/websites. You will learn:
- How to craft a pitch letter/email,
- The do’s and don’ts of freelance writing
- The best way to get an editor’s attention and get published
Freelance Journalism in 90 minutes by the people behind MumbaiBoss and GQ,
Besides being incredibly passionate about what they do, all of our three teachers have first hand witnessed the low quality of writing available in India's freelance circuit, they see this as an opportunity to better the resource pool and contribute to the development of quality Indian new media writers.
- Nayantara Kilachand: Nayantara is the founder of www.mumbaiboss.com. She has worked and studied in New York, Chicago and Hong Kong, and written for Mint, Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and Wallpaper, among several other publications and websites.
- Amit Gurbaxani: Amit is a senior editor with www.mumbaiboss.com. He has been writing extensively about music for over a decade, for publications such as Time Out Mumbai, where he edited the music section in addition to being the deputy editor. His after-office life is an endless series of gigs across the city.
- Rodrigo Davies: Rodrigo moved to India two years ago as Online Editor of GQ India, and has launched GQ's website and mobile editions. He was previously a broadcast journalist at the BBC and a reporter at Bloomberg, based in London.