Freelance Writing On Health, Food and Gardens

Freelance Writing On Health, Food and Gardens

by Susie Kearley

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Freelance Writing On Health, Food and Gardens by Susie Kearley

In 2011 Susie Kearley quit a 15-year marketing career to start up as a freelance writer in the middle of a recession. In this book, she shares how, in under two years, she went from being an aspirational rookie, to working for some of the biggest names in publishing. This book is inspirational. It provides valuable tips to get you started in writing for the health, food and gardening markets, and has wider relevance to other fields of journalism. Interviews with other writers - all working in the health, food and gardening markets - give superb insight into the highlights and challenges that each of them have faced in this field of work. The book features interviews with some well-known writers and with others who are still building their reputation, including: Amanda Hamilton, celebrity nutritionist and health writer; Jackie Lynch, nutritionist and health writer; Nick Baines, travel writer focusing on food topics; Sue Ashworth, food and cookery writer; John Negus, gardening writer; Helen Riches, garden designer and writer. Susie provides humorous accounts of the obstacles she faced, as well as tips on how to write a winning pitch, how to market yourself as a writer, and how to avoid legal issues. She provides anecdotes and personal insights that many freelance writers will relate to, on topics from getting paid, to quashing the myths of freelance writing. This book is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to be a successful freelance writer in the health, food, and gardening markets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782793045
Publisher: Compass Books
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Susie Kearley is a British freelance writer and journalist, working for magazines, newspapers, and book publishers around the world. She lives in Bucks, UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Writing health articles for magazines and newspapers 7

Chapter 3 Writing for the food and cookery press 17

Chapter 4 You don't need to know about gardening to write for gardening magazines - but it helps! 24

Chapter 5 Writing about health, food, and gardening opens doors to new opportunities 32

Chapter 6 Researching the markets 36

Chapter 7 Meet other successful writers in this field of work 41

Chapter 8 Winning pitches that resulted in a sale 58

Chapter 9 Conducting interviews 68

Chapter 10 Food and garden photography 78

Chapter 11 Turning rejections into an acceptance 85

Chapter 12 Freelancing for PR firms 88

Chapter 13 Finding inspiration from everyday life 92

Chapter 14 The myths of freelance writing 98

Chapter 15 Unfortunate truths 108

Chapter 16 Lessons from frustrating editorial communications 111

Chapter 17 Writing for online markets 116

Chapter 18 Writing a book 119

Chapter 19 Putting the finishing touches to your work 123

Chapter 20 Marketing yourself 127

Chapter 21 Avoiding legal issues 135

Chapter 22 For struggling new writers - overcoming negativity 142

Chapter 23 Focus on productivity 150

Chapter 24 End game: how writing for a living has changed my life 152

Chapter 25 Research and resources 154

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