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Travel Writing Course Launched in Chiang Mai

We all love travelling right? What if you could earn money writing about your travels? A Chiang Mai language school now has the answer, with their recently launched Virtual Travel Writing Course.

This month, UniTEFL will begin running three-day courses every two weeks, aimed at introducing travellers to the art of writing features, guidebooks and online content. The course covers twelve modules over a weekend, and includes workshops on photography, feature writing, working for guidebook publishers, brushing up on your grammar, approaching magazine editors and research techniques.

Put together by Virtual Travel Guides, a local company that has more than 10 years of experience producing travel content for major international brands, the course is lectured by several experts, including Rough Guides and Frommer’s guide book authors.

“Chiang Mai is well known as a travel hub and a great place to do a course,” says Andrew Bond, course organizer.  “We’ve put this together for the many travellers who want to get into travel writing.”

The course costs 4,500 baht, which is less than one can earn submitting a full feature to an in-flight magazine, and aims to set rookie writers in the correct direction when approaching editors.

“I meet lots of bloggers and travellers who have good stories but lack the formal training in writing succinctly and professionally,” Bond adds.

Courses take place at UniTEFL’s facility on Huay Kaew road. The language school is a well-established trainer of teachers, offering a number of professional skills courses, and they are now starting Thailand’s first proper travel writing course. As a bonus, Virtual Travel Guides will be hiring the top students for part-time writing jobs. Classes are limited to 10 students and will run on December 14th-16th and 28th-30th, as well as January 11th-13th.

More details: http://virtualtravelguides.com/travel-writing-course/

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