Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success

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Writer's Digest Books, May 1, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
MARKETING SELLING YOURSELF AND YOUR WORK
3
EFFICIENCY MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME
43
RELATIONSHIPS BUILDING AND MAINTAINING CONNECTIONS
89
MANAGEMENT RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS LIKE A BUSINESS
123
BALANCE YOUR LIFE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE
172
INDEX
207
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Kelly James-Enger's work has appeared in more than fifty-five national magazines including Redbook, Health, Continental, Woman's Day, Family Circle, and Self. She launched a successful freelance career with no journalism background, no connections, and no experience, and branched into ghostwriting and collaborating five years ago. She's published eight books under her own name and ghosted many others, including one currently in progress. James-Enger has spoken at dozens of libraries and bookstores about writing-related topics, and has been a speaker at writer's conferences throughout the country. She's currently a contributing editor for The Writer, Complete Woman, and For the Bride.

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