How to work as a Freelance Journalist

Author: Marc Leverton

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848034288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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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

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“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.

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

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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.

The World on a String

How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent

Author: Alan Goodman,John Pollack

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466873876

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Young reporters need not spend years struggling in obscurity to land coveted foreign assignments. In fact, technological advances and cost-cutting at major media companies have created unprecedented opportunities for enterprising journalists to succeed abroad as freelance correspondents--stringers--for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, wire services, and Internet outlets. The World on a String: How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent is the step-by-step manual that describes how to: *choose your region wisely *select the right equipment *establish vital editorial contacts at home and abroad *make ends meet while filing stories to various media *prepare for the risks of reporting from war zones *work effectively with distant editors Colorful anecdotes and practical advice from successful stringers around the world highlight the trials and triumphs of freelancing abroad, enabling you to assess and take control of your career in the competitive world of journalism.

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

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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

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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!

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

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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!

Good Prose

The Art of Nonfiction

Author: Tracy Kidder,Richard Todd

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 1400069750

Category: Reference

Page: 195

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The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of House and the editor of Atlantic Monthly share stories from their literary friendship and respective careers, offering insight into writing principles and mechanics that they have identified as elementary to quality prose.

Women and Journalism

Author: Suzanne Franks

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857722735

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

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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.

Freelance Writing

Author: Marcia Yudkin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062732781

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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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

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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.

The Science Writers' Handbook

Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age

Author: SciLance (Firm)

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738216569

Category: Reference

Page: 308

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"Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and on-line. Who better to guide writers striving to succeed in the profession than a group of award-winning, well-published journalists with a combined 225 years of experience? FromThomas Hayden's chapter on the nuts and bolts of making the perfect pitch to Emma Maris's advice about putting together a book proposal to Mark Schrope's essential information on contracts, the members of SciLance give writers of all levels the practicalinformation they need to succeed, either as a staffer or as a freelancer. Going beyond craft, The Science Writer's Handbook also tackles lifestyle issues such as office space, steady income, and financial and emotional resources, for the ultimate guide to the craft, business and life of science writing"--

Woman of Substances

Author: Jenny Valentish

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788541626

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Journalist Jenny Valentish takes a gendered look at drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Mining the expertise of 35 leading researchers, clinicians and psychiatrists, she explores the early predictors of addictive behaviour, such as trauma, temperament and impulsivity. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours – such as eating disorders, compulsive buying and high-risk sex – are interchangeable with problematic substance use. From her childhood in suburban Slough to her chaotic formative years in the London music scene, we follow her journey to Australia, where she experiences firsthand treatment facilities and AA groups, and reflects whether or not they are meeting the needs of women. Woman of Substances is an insightful, rigorous and brutally honest read. In Australia it was nominated for a prestigious Walkley Book Award. 'Employing expert interviews and research, each rich personal episode is contextualised within the under-examined issue of women's substance abuse. Detailed, insightful and told with a feature writer's narrative flair' Bookseller and Publisher. 'Engages readers with storytelling while presenting scientific findings and theories in a way that is accessible to a broad audience' Broadsheet. 'Part monograph, part memoir, part Ginsbergian howl of outrage at a culture in which gender bias is a tenet. It is a work of compellingly articulate anger' The Australian. 'In straightforward, lively prose she relates even her darkest moments without self-pity or aggrandisement, and often with a streak of gallows humour, leading to more laugh-out-loud lines than you might expect' The Saturday Paper. 'We need books like this, and writers like Valentish, to give voice to our frustrations and concerns, to help legitimise and mobilise' Kill Your Darlings. 'Valentish's passion lies in exploring the underlying causes and their effects and, in the most female of ways, offering companionship and reassurance for her readers' The Monthly. 'Doesn't mince her words' Sydney Morning Herald.

The Pyramid Principle

Logic in Writing and Thinking

Author: Barbara Minto

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273710516

Category: Business writing

Page: 177

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How many times have you written an email at work, read it back and found that it didn't make as much sense as you'd hoped? Or worse, someone else has told you that they can't follow it. The Pyramid Principle will show you how to communicate your ideas clearly and succinctly. Barbara Minto reveals that the mind automatically sorts information into distinctive pyramidal groupings. However, if any group of ideas are arranged into a pyramid structure in the first place, not only will it save valuable time and effort to write, it will take even less effort to read and comprehend it. The Pyramid Principle explains how to: *think creatively, reason lucidly, and express ideas with clarity *define complex problems and establish the objectives of any document *assess your ideas and recognize their relative importance *structure your reasoning into a coherent and transparent argument *analyse your argument to confirm its effectiveness. The clear communication of ideas, whether to clients, colleagues or the management board, is a key factor in determining personal success. Applying the Pyramid Principle will enable you to present your thinking so clearly that the ideas move off the page and into the reader's mind with a minimum of effort and a maximum of effect. Bring your ideas to life!

Basic Radio Journalism

Author: Paul Chantler,Lecturer in Classical Art and Its Heritage Peter Stewart,Peter Stewart

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136024344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Basic Radio Journalism is a working manual and practical guide to the tools and techniques necessary to succeed in radio journalism. It will be useful both to students starting a broadcasting career as well as experienced journalists wishing to develop and expand their skills. Based on the popular Local Radio Journalism, this book covers the core skills of news gathering, writing, interviewing, reporting and reading with extensive hints and tips. It outlines working practices in both BBC and commercial radio. There are revamped legal and technical sections as well as a new chapter on the journalist as programme producer. For the student, there is extensive advice about getting a job, marketing yourself and dealing with job interviews. The Foreword is by Lord Ryder of Wensum, vice chairman of the BBC.

The Economist Style Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Economist Books

ISBN: 9781846686061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Offers general advice on writing, points out common errors and cliches, offers guidance on consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters, and contains a range of reference material - covering topics ranging from accountancy ratios and stock market indices to laws of nature and science. [http://www.payot.ch/].

A Reporter's Guide to the EU

Author: Sigrid Melchior

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317192826

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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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

How to Be A Travel Writer

Author: Lonely Planet,Don George

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787010007

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide, fully revised and updated in this new edition, is a must for anyone who yearns to write about travel - whether they aspire to make their living from it or simply enjoy jotting in a journal for posterity. You don't have to make money to profit from travel writing. Sometimes, the richest rewards are in the currency of experience. How to be a Travel Writer reveals the varied possibilities that travel writing offers and inspires all travellers to take advantage of those opportunities. That's where the journey begins - where it takes you is up to you. Let legendary travel writer Don George show you the way with his invaluable tips on: The secrets of crafting a great travel story How to conduct pre-trip and on-the-road research Effective interviewing techniques How to get your name in print (and money in your bank account) Quirks of writing for newspapers, magazines, online and books Extensive listings of writers' resources and industry organisations Interviews with established writers, editors and agents About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

Outsiders Still

Why Women Journalists Love - and Leave - Their Newspaper Careers

Author: Vivian Smith

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442622067

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Despite years of dominating journalism school classrooms across North America, women remain vastly underrepresented at the highest levels of newspaper leadership. Why do so many female journalists leave the industry and so few reach the top? Interviewing female journalists at daily newspapers across Canada, Vivian Smith – who spent fourteen years at The Globe and Mail as a reporter, editor, and manager – finds that many of the obstacles that women face in the newspaper industry are the same now as they have been historically, made worse by the challenging times in which the industry finds itself. The youngest fear they will have to choose between a career and a family; mid-career women madly juggle the pressures of work and family while worrying that they are not “good mothers”; and the most senior reflect on decades of accomplishments mixed with frustration at newsroom sexism that has held them back. Listening carefully to the stories these journalists tell, both about themselves and about what they write, Smith reveals in Outsiders Still how overt hostility to women in the newsroom has been replaced by systemic inequality that limits or ends the careers of many female journalists. Despite decades of contributions to society’s news agenda, women print journalists are outsiders still.