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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As a publishing professional, I highly recommend this book as a resource for freelance writers. This is geared primarily for those starting out but experienced writers may find a few valuable pieces ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristen - Goodreads

I've had this book sitting on my side table for over a year, but have finally had the mental space to start to think about upping my freelance gig. Definitely liked the step by step practical advice, as well as how the book is organized. 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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