The Freelance Journalist

How to Survive and Succeed

Author: Christopher Dobson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750600057

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 159

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Based on the author's own experiences and tribulations as a journalist and a freelancer. It is, above all, a valuable source of information for journalists who want to be their own boss - to run themselves as a business. Based on the author's own experiences and tribulations as a journalist and a freelancer. It is, above all, a valuable source of information for journalists who want to be their own boss - to run themselves as a business. Review: This is a wonderful book, which I reckon should be on every aspiring freelance's shelf.' FotoForum
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The Newspapers Handbook

Author: Richard Keeble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134726430

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The Newspapers Handbook is the first comprehensive guide to the job of the newspaper reporter. It offers advice on a range of different types of newspaper writing, looks at how newspapers cover events and shows how reporting styles can differ in mainstream and non-mainstream newspapers. In this new edition, Richard Keeble explores the theoretical, moral and political dimensions of a journalist's job and examines changing newspaper ownership structures and recent ethical controversies.
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Writing Feature Articles

Author: Brendan Hennessy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136025545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Hennessy's classic text tells you everything you need to know about writing successful features. You will learn how to formulate and develop ideas and how to shape them to fit different markets. Now in its fourth edition, Writing Feature Articles has been fully revised and updated to take into account the changing requirements of journalism and media courses. You will also discover how to exploit new technology for both researching and writing online. Learn step-by-step how to plan, research and write articles for a wide variety of 'popular', 'quality' and specialist publications. Discover more and make the advice stick by completing the tasks and reading the keen analysis of extracts from the best of today's writing. Packed with inspirational advice in a friendly, highly readable style, this guide is a must-have for practising and aspiring journalists and writers.
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The Magazines Handbook

Author: Jenny McKay

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415170346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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"The Magazines Handbook critically questions many of the assumptions of the magazine industry and covers the practical aspects of magazine work while drawing on some of the best writing about magazines from both journalists and media theorists."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Freelance Writer's Handbook

How to turn your writing skills into a successful business

Author: Andrew Crofts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349406308

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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The Freelance Writer's Handbook will appeal to all aspiring writers, whether they want to write as a full time profession, or simply to supplement their existing income through writing. This inspiring guide will also benefit professional writers and journalists who want ideas on how to find new markets for their work. Helps you to decide what to write and how to sell it· Packed with advice on ghostwriting, travel writing, fiction, short stories, television and radio scripts, newspaper and magazine journalism. Includes valuable information on agents, making contacts, interviewing skills, potential markets, how to get commissioned, and much more. Covers the latest developments in web writing, blogging, and online publishing.
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The Renegade Writer

A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success

Author: Linda Formichelli,Diana Burrell

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1933338008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Written by two freelancers who broke the rules to win the game, this handbook contains a wealth of information for writers who are frustrated by the seemingly limited ways to operate in the freelance market. A suite of appendixes cover topics such as contract procedures, getting paid, services for freelancers, generating ideas, and doing research.
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Train at Home to Work at Home

How to Get Certified, Earn a Degree, Or Take a Class from Home to Begin a Work-At-Home Career

Author: Michelle McGarry

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595284507

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Begin a Work-at-Home Career with the Training and Education You Need! Train at Home to Work at Home This unique guide provides comprehensive resources on more than 200 distance-learning programs that can teach you 27 of the most popular and profitable work-at-home careers. Distance-learning programs have exploded in the last few years--courses are now available online, via e-mail, via teleclass, through the mail, on audiotape, on videotape, and even on CD-ROM. You can learn: graphic design at UCLA professional writing at Washington State University life coaching at CoachU Web site design at Penn State financial planning at University of Alabama interior design at the Art Institute International medical transcription at the Health Professions Institute and many more. Plus, extensive resource lists (organizations, books, and Web sites) complete each section. Full contact information, tuition rates, and course descriptions make comparisons and contrasts a breeze.
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Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer

How to Win Top Writing Assignments

Author: Jenna Glatzer

Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)

ISBN: 9780972202657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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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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