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Upod Academy
One-Day Live Stream Webinar for Freelancers
Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET -
4:00 pm PT/7:00 pm ET

Here's what people say about their Upod Academy experience

Grab a device & join the Pod.  Even stock photo models are doing it!

Grab a device & join the Pod.  Even stock photo models are doing it!

 Whether you're a veteran freelancer or new to the game, this super comprehensive, lower-priced one-day webinar will push you to your next level. It covers all the key areas Upodders care about: A-list venues, print and online, longform and opinion pieces, essays, entertainment writing and content marketing. And it's available live from wherever you are.

The Web-only live session gives you rare access to assigning editors, top freelancers, a content marketing expert and a community of fellow webinarians who will become your freelance support system in the weeks and months ahead.

This is a more affordable option than my usual two-day Upod Academy workshops for those who've been curious about what we do.

And what will we do? We will mine our VIP guests for every freelance tip and technique imaginable. We'll get pitching advice and ideas for making more money now in this complicated media environment. You'll have time to ask questions, go micro on nuts-and-bolts elements of freelancing, book writing and writing for brands. You'll also get a chance to test out, fine-tune and, lo, pitch your ideas. In the tight spaces between sessions, I'll answer questions and share my thoughts on which freelance strategies work best and which to scrap.

Our esteemed speakers are scheduled to appear throughout the day.  IMPORTANT NOTE: Lineup is subject to change. Speakers may drop out. life happens. 

Here's who's coming:

Choire Sicha
(Say it with me: 'Cor-ee see-kuh
freelancer and New York Times Editor
fascinating Q&A

Meg guroff
AARP Features editor
author, speaker, johns hopkins writing faculty
The Mechanical Horse: How the bicycle reshaped american life 

dante ramos
ideas editor, Boston Globe
pulitzer prize finalist

Julie Schwietert Collazo
managing editor, contently
+ writer, fact-checker, translator
Her tweets


Upod Academy
One-Day Live Stream Webinar for Freelancers
Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET -
4:00 pm PT/7:00 pm ET

About Your instructor: David Hochman

early bird admission
Registration $199
through october 31

After November 1

To enroll, send payment
via paypal or venmo

Questions: davidhochman@mac.com

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Upod Academy's workshops and webinars give you the support and direction to make beautiful things happen in your freelance life.

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Selected Past Workshops


21-Day Freelancer Accountability Challenge - Live webinar

Daylong Branded Content Workshop - Playa Vista, California


"Meet the editors" Weekend Workshop in Los Angeles.

Boston summer workshop at Brandeis University with writers from New York Magazine, Conde Nast and more.

Weekend writing and nature retreat in Los Angeles.

"So You Wanna Be a Ghostwriter?" workshop in Los Angeles.

Pitch clinic webinar with editors from Marie Claire, Vice, Oprah and more.

"Breakthrough to the A-list" workshop with editors from The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker and more.


Online writing for superstars with BuzzFeed features director Steve Kandell, GOOD's Josh Neuman, TakePart's Paul Tullis and New York Times Motherlode editor K.J. Dell'Antonia.

Boston summer workshop at Brandeis University with Malcolm Gladwell, David Grann and Steve Almond.

Weekend pitch clinic in Los Angeles with New Yorker features editor Daniel Zalewski.

The "Total Freelancer" workshop with author Gretchen Rubin, Brainpickings' Maria Popova and journalist Karl Taro Greenfeld.

"Your Best Writing Year Ever" with author A.J. Jacobs, Esquire's Tom Junod and Virginia Heffernan of The New York Times Magazine.

"Upod Office Hours" - an open door afternoon for questions about freelancing and pitching.

PodNights: A weekly series of evening Q&As with editors from Los Angeles Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and more.


Pitch the Editors Weekend with editors from Playboy, Wired, Dwell and more.

"Your Freelance Sweet Spot" with editors from Los Angeles Magazine, NPR, and Medium.com.


Weekend workshops with editors from InStyle, Sunset and Modern Luxury.

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