Get a Freelance Life:'s Insider Guide to Freelance Writing

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Three Rivers Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 302 pages
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Considering a career in freelance writing? Already a freelancer but seeking practical, solid advice on the basics of the business? Get a Freelance Life is the complete guide to all aspects of a freelance writing career, straight from the creators of—the nation’s most connected, authoritative source for media professionals.

Learn how to:

• Write compelling pitch letters

• Network with the best in the magazine and newspaper industry

• Understand the freelance market and detect its changes

• Self-edit and rewrite your work

• Manage tight deadlines

• Negotiate contracts

• Survive the financial ups and downs of the freelance life

With plenty of insider advice and tips from the most successful freelance writers and editors in the country, Get a Freelance Life is a must-have resource for turning your freelance gigs into a full-fledged writing career.

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I thought that this guide, published by the ever useful, was a great introduction for aspiriring freelance writers like myself. It covers how to pitch, types of publications that are ... Read full review

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Many people dream of making a living doing something they love, and many of those dreamers are aspiring writers. Former magazine editor and successful freelancer Ragland and her colleagues from ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Margit Feury Ragland worked as an editor at Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Walking, Cornell, and Natural Health magazines before leaping headfirst into a successful freelance career. Her work has appeared in publications such as Self, Fitness, Health, Marie Claire, Parenting, and the Boston Globe.

Laurel Touby is the founder and CEO of

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