The ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Travel Writing) (leading to ExpertRating Writing
In this course
you'll learn how to develop the skills of a travel writer. You'll
learn how to translate what is seen, heard, tasted, touched, smelled
and felt (intuitively and physically) into publishable articles and
books. You'll understand the writing styles and methods needed to
sell material in today's competitive market (including the how-to's
of technical aspects of lead paragraphs, descriptive passages and
the uses of interviews, quotes and facts). By the end of the course,
you'll have the ability to write for the travel market. So pack your
sense adventure, organize your determination and put your keyboard
in a comfortable position. If you have a desire to write and a yen
to travel, you're a perfect candidate to become a travel writer.
going. Topics include popular styles and types of travel writing
that are the friendliest to new writers. Other topics of the
workshop include how to write query letters, how to produce
articles, essays and books, trends in types of articles and books,
grammar and writing skills refreshers, and marketing information.
This course includes a knowledgeable and
caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons,
facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
for this course will be Eva Shaw.
ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Travel Writing)
instructor :Eva Shaw, Ph.D. is a full-time working
writer of 1000 articles, essays and short stories. She’s the ghost
or author of 70 books including: Ghostwriting for Fun & Profit,
Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers, Write Your Book in 20
Minutes (a DVD), Shovel It: Nature’s Health Plan, What to Do When a
Loved One Dies, The Successful Writer’s Guide to Publishing Magazine
Articles, Writing the Nonfiction Book, Insider’s Guide to San Diego,
The Sun Never Sets, and more. Eva's work has been featured in USA
Today, San Diego Union Tribune, Shape, Woman’s World, Country
Living, Costco Connection, Publisher’s Weekly, Washington Post, the
Wall Street Journal and others. She has won several awards,
including the Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of
Nursing, the Benjamin Franklin Award, and the Woman of Merit Award.
An expert on time management for writers, Eva stays on top of market
trends to sell her own work and to help emerging writers focus on
quality writing and publication.
Online Travel Writing
For taking this
instructor led ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Travel Writing) you need
Internet access, E-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or
Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Travel Writing) has received
overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the
world. Here are a few:
of this course, I finally have a framework for how to put the
experiences together--before it was just a series of ideas and
not as concrete as the assignment's "book review" portrays. It
seems this exercise gives us permission to turn vague dreams into
reality. I will probably need some assistance to make this
happen, but I'm on my way. Thanks for your encouragement."
I received my first "yes" from Focus on the Family magazine back
in March! My first paying article (in the Oct. issue)! It is the
most amazing feeling when someone wants to pay your for your
thoughts. I can't wait for my first paying travel article!"
is highly skilled and extremely encouraging. Her course offered
practical advice and realistic goals. She nudged us to higher
levels of creativity. The course was exactly what I needed at
this time. She's a wonderful instructor!"
is very interactive. The course was a lot of fun."
Shaw brought fun and learning together with intense interest and
inspiration. I look forward to feeling her NUDGES as my
explorations in writing continue. She weaves into the writer's
heart with layers of enthusiasm."
Shaw is a great instructor. She teaches and motivates the
students from and experienced based position, instilling
confidence, encouraging the student to take positive steps toward
Shaw is an excellent teacher who has mastered on line teaching."
Shaw is a super instructor. Her lessons are easy to follow and
full of practical advice. Her comments on assignments were always
encouraging. The assignments were very creative and fun, leading
little by little to writing an article."
Shaw's instruction gets right to the point. Her ideas on creative
thinking are very helpful. The discussion area was also helpful
and 'talking' to others in the class in that way made the course
was great. Her suggestions were very helpful. I really enjoyed
you were brilliant and inspirational! Thank you so much for
sharing your knowledge with us. I really enjoyed the
supplementary section of each lesson, I never realized just how
many resources were at my fingertips! You've definately pointed
me in the right direction. Many Thanks!"
practical advice abouthow to get off your chair and get going as
a travel writer. Eva's encouragement plus helpful comments by
fellow classmates truly inspire one to take the plunge. Thank
have taken other writing courses taught by Eva, and thanks to her
great instruction, I now have 14 continuing education courses
published for nurses."
am glad I signed up for this course. I now have the basic tools
to get started in something I always wanted to do. Thank you
coming away inspired to write the book that's been dormant in me
for so many years is the measure of an instructor, Eva is the
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World wide airmail delivery of the hard
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An online transcript that can be used to
prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.
How do I get certified?
The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the
ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Travel Writing) for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the
ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Travel Writing) Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final
Travel Writing Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the
Travel Writing Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your
Travel Writing Certificate is mailed immediately.
What learning aids will I get?
ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Travel Writing) includes the following learning aids:
24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the
ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Travel Writing) is also provided
A friendly instructor to answer your questions online
A discussion area to have your questions answered
Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter
Chapter assignments to help you practically use the
Travel Writing that you will learn during the Travel Writing Course.
What is the final exam like?
The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Travel Writing) Courseware that is provided along with the
Travel Writing Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the
ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Travel Writing) Courseware.
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ExpertRating instructor led courses commence
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All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.
writing is a boon for people who love to travel, write and meet and
interact with new people and explore new cultures.
typically records the people, events, sights and feelings of an
author who is touring a foreign place for the pleasure of travel.
Travel writing can be synonymous with an itinerary or a travelogue.
Travel writing is more fun and rewarding than other genres of
writing. Nonetheless, it requires equal dedication, study and hard
work by the author. Travel writing helps you relive memories,
provides information to travelers and evokes interest for people to
visit the place about which is written.
This is a valuable course for amateur
and professional travel writers alike. The ExpertRating Travel
Writing Certification course will help you make your travel writing
like your writing to make a destination,
restaurant, or festival jump off the page?
Do you want your readers to long to find
their passports, grab suitcases, and have
the post office hold their mail? In this
lesson, you'll start finding out how. This
lesson will cover what you need to know to
get started, how to create different types
of travel writing, and how to begin thinking
and writing like a travel writer, even if
you're only traveling around your own
Friday - Lesson 02
you keep notes when you visit
incredible locations? Do you read
about a place before you visit it?
Do you gather tidbits and retell the
stories of your trips, keeping
family, friends, and co-workers on
the edges of their chairs? If so,
you're thinking like a travel
writer. This lesson will focus on
keeping a travel journal and cover
writing techniques you'll use when
capturing your travels. It'll talk
about travel close to home, too.
Then, this lesson will provide some
questions to spark your
travel-writer's brain and share some
tips about organizing your
Wednesday - Lesson 03
genres (categories or types) of
articles and essays about travel are
limited only by your own
imagination. Do you want to know how
to write destination pieces, food
articles, round-up pieces, advice,
or personal experience pieces?
That's what you'll learn in this
jam-packed lesson. With this
information, you'll be well on your
way to a career (full or part-time,
mind you) as a travel writer.
Friday - Lesson 04
addicted to travel books, collections of
travel essays, or books such as Under
the Tuscan Sun? Travel books sell so
well that you'll find many bookstores
devoted specifically to them. In large
stores like Borders and Barnes and
Noble, you'll find sections and shelves
piled high with travel books. Most of
them have specific sections for travel
essay books, too. In this lesson, you'll
learn what it takes to write travel
books that publishers snap up and that
hungry armchair travelers snatch off the
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
Travel writers should never leave
home without packing their sense of
adventure, sense of humor, and
determination to capture their
travels in image-filled writing
(prose, not poetry). How do they
prepare? That's the focus of this
lesson. This lesson will talk about
organizing materials before you go
on any trip. You'll learn how to
plan the trip, how to contact
publications before going, and how
to dig beneath the surface to find
the story within the story. By
learning these techniques, you'll
discover tricks to capture a
Friday - Lesson 06
ask lots of questions? Have you ever
thought that simply asking can provide
some of the best travel tips you could
discover? This is what this lesson will
talk about. Yes—how to ask questions. In
other words, interview to get
information that will put your writing
talents above other writers. Wait!
There's more. This lesson will also talk
about the need to find the perfect title
for your work, how to interview to get
the story beneath the surface, and how
to connect with the people in the
locations you're writing about.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
By the time
you've reached Lesson 7, you'll
understand that there are article and
book ideas everywhere. You'll see
possibilities just driving around your
town or city. While these ideas sound
simple, some new writers pass over them
thinking they're, well, too simple to be
effective. This lesson will share
professional tools you can use to tap
into creative juices that will generate
oodles of ideas. This will help you
figure out exactly what readers want. It
may also help you discover what editors
want before other writers come to the
Friday - Lesson 08
will talk about the work of being a
travel writer. You'll learn about taxes
and deductions, how to organize your
home office, and how to select the tools
that you'll need to be a writer. You
probably have many of the tools already.
Later, this lesson will go over ways to
avoid, or get over, that writing bugaboo
known as writer's block. Yes,
there is a cure, even if you've been
down in the dumps with it for weeks,
months, or years.
Wednesday - Lesson 09
have a difficult time editing their
work. A few are too easy on themselves.
Others are ruthless. These same writers
begin to fear creative urges and what
they commit to paper. This is why this
course hasn’t talked about editing
before. One of the goals with this
course is to get you to enjoy the feel
of words before you go back to pick out
the keepers. In addition to covering
self-editing, in this lesson you'll get
some valuable insights and information
about writing query letters, the
concepts of writing on spec or on
assignment, manuscript production
formats, and dialogue.
Friday - Lesson 10
will talk about research and ways you
can find information about a location,
culture, destination, and other travel
writing areas. It'll focus on how to
connect with travel sources. This lesson
will also discuss the issue of freebies,
because, depending on the publication
you're writing for, you may actually
find yourself in a pickle if you accept
something that only seems to be
Wednesday - Lesson 11
just love the travel photos in
magazines? You have to learn some
photo tricks in order to sell the
photos to accompany your writing.
This lesson will cover basic camera
savvy and helpful picture-taking
techniques along with information on
stock photos. Smart travel writers
take photos to sell along with
articles, making their writing more
desirable to editors and publishers.
This lesson’s talk today won't
instantly turn you into an expert
professional photographer, but it
will help you take better photos.