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Jean Rafferty already runs two courses for the NUJ - Feature Writing, which covers Building a Feature, Structure, Interviewing, and Pitching.


The Book Route, which is on Positioning Yourself in the Market, Traditional or Self Publishing?, Agents, and Marketing.

Now she's bringing in a new course: Writing for Magazines. The sessions include Serving the Market, Viewpoint, The Questions of Questions, and Hitting the Target.

For further information please contact:

Joan Macdonald
Training Manager
NUJ Training Scotland
Tel:  0141 251 0363   

Mob:  07730 513991


Jean Rafferty has travelled widely for her journalism and has also taught on various journalism workshops in countries such as Nepal, Albania, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone.

She was also privileged to take part in Lesley Riddoch's Africawoman project in Ghana in 2001.


For many years she was a visiting lecturer on the University of Strathclyde‘s postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Journalism and Creative Writing and is still in touch with many former students.

She has delivered training in local councils, newspapers, universities and businesses and has been called an 'inspirational trainer.'





Jean Rafferty and her colleagues in the M Team - arts critic Mark Fisher, broadcaster Mike Higgins and photographer Elaine Livingstone - are qualified mentors who are offering competitive rates for mentoring. We are experienced in journalism, creative writing, non-fiction books, self publication, traditional publishing, broadcasting (both television and radio) and photography.


We find that online sessions work in much the same way as face to face meetings. If you're struggling to concentrate, want to find a new way forward, or simply want to explore your options, we can help you.

Call Jean Rafferty on 07881-304-729 or email her on

Coaching and Mentoring

Interested in developing your skills with the help of someone who was called one of the top feature writers in the UK?

Jean Rafferty offers one to one coaching, specially tailored to your needs. You can choose from a one day individual workshop, a short session, or a series of mentoring sessions over a specified period of time.

She is supportive, sometimes challenging, and fun.

Call 07881-304-729 to discuss fees or email:

Jean Rafferty is a member of The M-Team, a group of four experienced journalists with certification from the Chartered Management Institute. We are currently running a pilot project for the NUJ.


Jean Rafferty is an experienced editor, having edited a number of literary magazines and anthologies. Her most recent publication was her collection of dramatic monologues, Savage Stories, published by her own imprint, Fireopal Books.

Call 07881-304-729 to discuss fees or email Jean on:

  • @fireopal19
  • jean rafferty Facebook
  • jean rafferty YouTube
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