How to work as a Freelance Journalist

Author: Marc Leverton

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848034288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 4770

This book contains all you need to know to work as a freelance journalist. It is the perfect introduction for career changers, writers, university graduates, school and college leavers, communications professionals and anybody who just wants a rewarding part-time challenge. In it you'll discover: *the tools of the trade - news, views, reviews, opinion pieces, feature writing, travel writing, music writing, sports writing and business writing *what it's like to step into the unknown and become self-employed *how to pitch your ideas to editors *how to brainstorm ideas *how to market yourself as a freelance journalist. You'll also find tips and advice from successful freelance journalists and editors, plus a useful self-employment checklist.

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer

Author: Moira Allen

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1621535592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6271

“An essential read for freelance writers.” —The Writer magazine Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer, Third Edition, offers a step-by-step guide to launching a successful freelance career. For beginners and experts, full time or part time, Moira Allen explains everything freelancer writers need to know, including how to set up a home office, develop and pitch marketable ideas, approach editors and other clients, and prepare and submit material. In addition, readers will learn the business side of freelancing, such as how to deal with rights and contracts as well as how to manage income, expenses, and taxes. Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer also discusses the ways in which freelancer writers can expand and enhance their writing career. Allen gives essential advice on the use of photos and reprints and discusses how to take advantage of other writing opportunities, such as columns, business and technical writing, and even nonfiction books. Fully updated, this new edition includes: A fresh look at the top writing tools to get started in today’s Internet environment The best social media venues for writers and how to use them Tips on how to expand a copywriting portfolio and clientele with social media writing services Why a website is still the most important online marketing tool—and how to maximize its effectiveness How a writer's blog can help your freelancing career Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer offers freelancers the tools and information they need to understand this business from the inside out and to become successful freelance writers.

My So-Called Freelance Life

How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire

Author: Michelle Goodman

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 078672627X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5476

Tired of clocking in and losing out? Want to pursue creative, fulfilling work on your own time and also make a living in the process? My So-Called Freelance Life is a how-to guidebook for women who want to avoid the daily grind and turn their freelance dreams into reality. Michelle Goodman, author of The Anti 9-to-5 Guide and self-proclaimed former “wage slave,” offers tips, advice, how-to’s, and everything else a woman needs to pursue a freelance career. Confused as to whether you should tell your clients that the odd gurgling sound during a conference call is emanating from the infant sleeping on your shoulder? Goodman answers all of the unusual questions that may arise for women exploring the freelance world. Far more than your normal business guidebook, My So-Called Freelance Life blends candid, humorous anecdotes from a wide variety of freelancers with Goodman’s own personal experiences as a creative worker for hire. Whether you’re a freelance first-timer or a seasoned creative professional, copyediting queen or web guru, My So-Called Freelance Life is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in freelancing.

Writers' Rights

Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age

Author: Nicole S. Cohen

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773599770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 1948

As media industries undergo rapid change, the conditions of media work are shifting just as quickly, with an explosion in the number of journalists working as freelancers. Although commentary frequently lauds freelancers as ideal workers for the information age – adaptable, multi-skilled, and entrepreneurial – Nicole Cohen argues that freelance media work is increasingly precarious, marked by declining incomes, loss of control over one’s work, intense workloads, long hours, and limited access to labour and social protections. Writers’ Rights provides context for freelancers’ struggles and identifies the points of contention between journalists and big business. Through interviews and a survey of freelancers, Cohen highlights the paradoxes of freelancing, which can be simultaneously precarious and satisfying, risky and rewarding. She documents the transformation of freelancing from a way for journalists to resist salaried labour in pursuit of autonomy into a strategy for media firms to intensify exploitation of freelance writers’ labour power, and presents case studies of freelancers’ efforts to collectively transform their conditions. A groundbreaking and timely intervention into debates about the future of journalism, organizing precariously employed workers, and the transformation of media work in a digital age, Writers’ Rights makes clear what is at stake for journalism’s democratic role when the costs and risks of its production are offloaded onto individuals.

Style Guide

Author: The Economist

Publisher: The Economist

ISBN: 1610399862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 3823

This expanded twelfth edition of the bestselling guide to style is based on The Economist's own updated house style manual, and is an invaluable companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. As the introduction says, 'clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought.' The Economist Style Guide gives general advice on writing, points out common errors and clichés, offers guidance on consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters and contains an exhaustive range of reference material--covering everything from accountancy ratios and stock market indices to laws of nature and science. Some of the numerous useful rules and common mistakes pointed out in the guide include: Which informs, that defines. This is the house that Jack built. But: This house, which Jack built, is now falling down. Discreet means circumspect or prudent; discrete means separate or distinct. Remember that "Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are" (Oscar Wilde). Flaunt means display, flout means disdain. If you flout this distinction you will flaunt your ignorance. Forgo means do without; forego means go before. Fortuitous means accidental, not fortunate or well-timed. Times: Take care. Three times more than X is four times as much as X. Full stops: Use plenty. They keep sentences short. This helps the reader.

How to work as a Freelance Journalist

Author: Marc Leverton

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848034288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 2818

This book contains all you need to know to work as a freelance journalist. It is the perfect introduction for career changers, writers, university graduates, school and college leavers, communications professionals and anybody who just wants a rewarding part-time challenge. In it you'll discover: *the tools of the trade - news, views, reviews, opinion pieces, feature writing, travel writing, music writing, sports writing and business writing *what it's like to step into the unknown and become self-employed *how to pitch your ideas to editors *how to brainstorm ideas *how to market yourself as a freelance journalist. You'll also find tips and advice from successful freelance journalists and editors, plus a useful self-employment checklist.

Writer for Hire

101 Secrets to Freelance Success

Author: Kelly James Enger

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599635491

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 6525

Awarded the "Outstanding Book Award" in the service/self-help category for 2013 from the ASJA (The American Society of Journalists and Authors)! There's no shortage of books on crafting book proposals, writing novels, overcoming writer's block, and getting in touch with one's muse. But what about a book for writers who simply want to earn a regular paycheck? Writer for Hire is just the wisdom full- and part-time freelancers need. Author Kelly James-Enger details: 101 secrets to success, organized into five overarching strategies. You'll be able to implement what you learn immediately. Invaluable advice on managing deadlines, querying effectively, working with clients, handling taxes, invoices, and more. Strategies for getting more writing gigs, including networking (in-person and online), establishing yourself as an expert, working more efficiently under tight deadlines, and handling rejection with confidence James-Enger looks at the "whole freelancer," addressing both the craft and business of freelancing.

Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business and More: Copywriter, Proofreader, Copyeditor, Journalist

Author: George Sheldon,Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1599181754

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 145

View: 5368

Your Talent. Your Terms. Your Own Freelance Writing Business Are you ready to free yourself from commuter traffic, office hours and boring writing projects? Then it's time to take your writing career into your own hands-and start your professional freelance writing business! One of the fastest and least expensive homebased businesses to start, the business of freelance writing lets you turn your writing talent into professional independence-set your own hours, choose your own projects and take charge of your income! This complete guide arms you with all you need to know to not only start your freelance writing business but to make sure it's a success. Learn how to: Start your business instantly and for little money Operate your business using freelance business basics and rules Choose your writing niche Use your writing expertise to advertise and find clients Increase your income by improving your writing skills and expanding your client base Start your freelance writing business today-and begin earning income tomorrow!

An Accidental Journalist

The Adventures of Edmund Stevens, 1934-1945

Author: Cheryl Heckler

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826266134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

View: 2600

"Stevens was the longest-serving American-born correspondent working from within the Soviet Union. In his career, which spanned half a century, he distinguished himself as a war reporter, analyst, and cultural interpreter. Heckler focuses on Stevens's work, especially his reporting for the Christian Science Monitor, and his life from 1934 to 1945"--Provided by publisher.

Freelance Writing

Author: Marcia Yudkin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062732781

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 6715

Unlike the mass of freelance writing books aimed at readers who fondly hope to become wealthy freelance writers any which way they can, Freelance Wiling: Breaking In Without Selling Out is for educated people whose primary motivation for trying to get into print is the wish to effectively communicate their ideas, skills and discoveries in appropriate publications. Few books are directed to the potential writer who wants to follow his or her own path. If fulfilling your sense of responsibility to your subject, to your audience, and to yourself is important to your satisfaction as a writer, Marcia Yudkin's concise and sensible handbook is for you. Since receiving her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell, Marcia Yudkin has taught at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts, and has published fiction and nonfiction in Art Times, Yankee, the New York Times, Psychology Today, the Boston Globe, Ms., the Village Voice and other periodicals. She is the author of Making Good: Private Business in Socialist China and coauthor of the American Philosophical Association's Guidebook for Publishing Philosophy.

Writing to Deadline

The Journalist at Work

Author: Donald Morison Murray

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 324

Murray takes the reader into the mind of the nonfiction writer, demystifying the process by which journalists clarify confusion and present significant information under deadline.

Women and Journalism

Author: Suzanne Franks

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857722735

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 2134

In many countries, the majority of high profile journalists and editors remain male. Although there have been considerable changes in the prospects for women working in the media in the past few decades, women are still noticeably in the minority in the top journalistic roles, despite making up the majority of journalism students. In this book, Suzanne Franks looks at the key issues surrounding female journalists – from on-screen sexism and ageism to the dangers facing female foreign correspondents reporting from war zones. She also analyses the way that the changing digital media have presented both challenges and opportunities for women working in journalism and considers this in an international perspective. . In doing so, this book provides an overview of the ongoing imbalances faced by women in the media and looks at the key issues hindering gender equality in journalism.

Up Up Down Down Left WRITE

The Freelance Guide to Video Game Journalism

Author: Nathan Meunier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989533508

Category: Video games

Page: 230

View: 2379

Have you ever dreamed about getting paid to write about video games and the fascinating people who make them? Unless you live on the West Coast and are lucky enough to land a rare staff position at one of the major gaming publications, freelancing is the best way to turn slinging words about your favorite hobby into a viable and lucrative career. The best part? You can do it from anywhere! Up Up Down Down Left WRITE: The Freelance Guide to Video Game Journalism covers everything you need to get started along the path to launching and maintaining a successful freelance career in the gaming industry. Pro freelancer Nathan Meunier has written for more than 30 of the top gaming outlets -- from Nintendo Power, GamePro, and Official Xbox Magazine to IGN, GameSpot, Electronic Gaming Monthly, and more. In this advice-packed tome for aspiring freelance game journos and more established writers alike, Nathan delivers detailed insights and how-to tips based on many years of professional writing experience. You will learn how to: -Generate killer article ideas, pitch editors, and score paying work -Build towards quitting your day job to freelance full-time -Juggle the business-related side of freelancing -Cover gaming conventions and press junkets -Network with editors and writers -Work with PR to gain coverage opportunities and free review games. And much, much more!

Working for yourself

Author: Roger Mason

Publisher: Thorogood Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 173

View: 8760

A complete guide to self-employment, covering: 1. Is Self-employment right for you? 2. Leaving your present employer 3. Some fundamental early decisions 4. Available advice and information 5. The business plan and break-even calculation 6. Funding the business 7. Funding your customers 8. Running the business 9. Book-keeping and accounts 10. Dealing with tax

Just Write It!

Author: Greta Solomon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246001

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 181

View: 8886

Just write it! helps to bolster confidence and motivation and dispell negative thoughts. Students will develop a positive attitude towards writing using methods that can be applied to various types of written work.

The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Betty Friedan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393239187

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 3559

“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.

A Reporter's Guide to the EU

Author: Sigrid Melchior

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317192826

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 6396

A Reporter’s Guide to the EU addresses a pressing need for an effective, in-depth guide to reporting on this major governing body, offering practical advice on writing and reporting on the EU and a clear, concise breakdown of its complex inner-workings. Sigrid Melchior, an experienced Brussels-based journalist, gives a detailed overview of the main EU institutions and explains the procedures for passing EU law. Interviews with professionals working for the EU, from areas including lobbying, public relations, diplomacy and journalism, are featured throughout the book. Building on this, the second half of the book provides useful journalistic tools and tips on how to approach EU reporting. It identifies common mistakes in reporting on the EU and how to avoid them, as well as offering guidance on investigative reporting. Melchior also details how to work with information gathered and maintained by EU institutions, including their audiovisual archives, the Eurostat and Eurobarometer, which are invaluable resources for journalists and journalism students. With few aspects of political life that remain untouched by EU decision-making the book demystifies the EU system and its sources, enabling professional journalists and students of journalism to approach EU reporting with clarity and confidence. For additional resources related to A Reporter’s Guide to the EU, please visit www.areportersguidetotheeu.com

Magazine Writing

Author: Christopher D. Benson,Charles F. Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136191216

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 7688

What does it take to launch a career writing for magazines? In this comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to magazine writing, students will learn everything from the initial story pitch all the way through to the final production, taking with them the essential tools and skills they will need for today’s rapidly changing media landscape. Written by a team of experienced writers and editors, Magazine Writing teaches the time-tested rules for good writing alongside the modern tools for digital storytelling. From service pieces to profiles, entertainment stories and travel articles, it provides expert guidance on topics such as: developing saleable ideas; appealing to specific segments of the market; navigating a successful pitch; writing and editing content for a variety of areas, including service, profiles, entertainment, travel, human interest and enterprise Chock full of examples of published works, conversations with successful magazine contributors and bloggers, and interviews with working editors, Magazine Writing gives students all the practical and necessary insights they need to jumpstart a successful magazine writing career.

Six-figure Freelancing

The Writer's Guide to Making More Money

Author: Kelly James-Enger

Publisher: Random House Reference &

ISBN: 0375720952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 2562

Is it possible to give up your nine to five job and make more money as a full-time freelancer? Absolutely. Six-Figure Freelancing shows writers how to make the most of the ballooning freelance industry by adopting a business-like approach to their craft, while offering insightful, first-hand advice to help maximize time and profit. • Includes worksheets and templates to assess and establish the best possible business strategy • Advice on time management and repurposing material for multiple markets, as well as how to gain a competitive edge in a growing market

Confessions of a Professional Blogger

How I Make As an Online Writer

Author: Miranda Marquit

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493611164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

View: 5132

Technology offers us unprecedented opportunities to shape our lives - including the way we work. One of the most effective ways to create an online career is through writing. Writing can be done remotely; with all the tools available to us today, there's no reason to chain a writer to a single work location. The rise of blogging and other forms of online writing provides new opportunities for writers of all skill levels to create location-independent careers. Confessions of a Professional Blogger offers a straightforward approach to becoming an Internet freelancer. This book pulls no punches, telling the truth about what it takes to successfully build a freelance business with online writing. Miranda Marquit has a M.A. in journalism and is a successful professional blogger and freelancer writer. Her insights, gained from years working on the Web (from the comfort of her home), can help you: Get paid what you're worth as a writer Land better gigs with more exposure Identify the best places to find jobs Build your own writing empire Improve your writing skills Find your area of expertise Expand your online boundaries Manage your business on a variable income Praise for Miranda Marquit and Confessions of a Professional Blogger "Miranda Marquit is one of the most prolific bloggers I know and her book answers all the questions you never thought to ask about the realities of professional blogging." --Jim Wang, Founder of Bargaineering.com "Miranda's experience explains how you can work from home and control your financial destiny as a strong, well-connected writer." --Tamar Weinberg, author of The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web "No one understands the business of professional blogging as well as Miranda Marquit does. Her extensive experience shared through Confessions of a Professional Blogger gives you the tools and the confidence to succeed." -- Luke Landes, founder of Consumerism Commentary