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Better Your Writing & Boost Your Bank Account
Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 12:00pm to Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 3:30pm

Portland State University's Center for Excellence in Writing is now accepting applications for its December and January workshops "Beginning Freelance Writing for Magazines and Newspapers" and "Better Your Writing and Boost Your Bank Account." The workshops are conducted by local authors and professionals in the field of publishing and are open to the public. Preregistration is required; for more information or to register contact Sydney Thompson at 503-725-9422 or For a complete list of upcoming workshops visit

Location: PSU Neuberger Hall, Room 407, 724 S.W. Harrison

"Better Your Writing and Boost Your Bank Account" is taught by Polly Campbell who has been a freelance writer for 12 years. Half-ton pumpkins, environmentally conscious entrepreneurs and jail-bound embezzlers are a few of the subjects Campbell has written about. She is a frequent contributor to The Oregonian and her work has also appeared in Family Circle, The Writer, VIA, American Profile, Pages,
Arthritis Today and other consumer and trade publications. This workshop provides an understanding of the basics of the freelance business and how to hone writing skills and captivate editors and readers. The workshop also provides time-management techniques, market study guidelines, tips on query creation and a discussion on article development and the elements of good writing.

Cost is $50.