Make A REAL LIVING as a Freelance Writer: How To Win Top Writing Assignments

Make A REAL LIVING as a Freelance Writer: How To Win Top Writing Assignments

by Jenna Glatzer
     
 

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Step-by-step instructions on how writers can earn top dollar writing for magazines are provided in this book. Secrets are revealed about what the high-paying magazines really want, how to build relationships with editors, how to ascertain which sections of a magazine are open to freelancers, what kinds of stories are in demand, what to do if a deadbeat publisher doesn… See more details below

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Step-by-step instructions on how writers can earn top dollar writing for magazines are provided in this book. Secrets are revealed about what the high-paying magazines really want, how to build relationships with editors, how to ascertain which sections of a magazine are open to freelancers, what kinds of stories are in demand, what to do if a deadbeat publisher doesn’t pay up, how to market reprints, and how to become an expert in one’s chosen writing field. Basic terms like query, clips, and source sheet are defined for beginning writers, and tips on everything from coming up with an idea to pitching a syndicated column are also included. Writers learn about the little-known sources top freelancers use to find new stories and experts. In addition, they learn how to get their first paying assignments even if they have no prior clips, how to negotiate for better pay, how to find high-paying magazines that aren’t swamped with queries, and how to worm their way into editors’ inboxes even if their e-mail addresses aren’t publicized.

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Editorial Reviews

Christian Communicator
"An in-your-hand education in professional writing."
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"An in-your-hand education in professional writing." —Christian Communicator

"Really shows what publications are looking for in a writer."  —Dawn Papandrea, managing editor, The Collegebound Network

"A 'behind closed doors' look at freelancing...advice that will keep you ahead of the competition."  —The Writer

"Covers everything novice and experienced writers need to know to succeed at freelancing."  —Sheri McConnell, founder and president of the National Association of Women Writers

"A must-read for freelancers and wanna-be-freelancers."  —Julia Rosien, senior editor, ePregnancy magazine

"A must-read for any freelancer wanting to break into the business and stay there."  —Colleen Oakley, editor, Women's Health & Fitness 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936313136
Publisher:
Nomad Press
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
1 MB

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