Freelance writers need reliable information, but they often lack the resources and organizational skills of a publication's editorial research department. Jeffery Zbar outlines six tips to turning vast stockpiles of otherwise latent research data into powerful snippets for your stories or leads for future pieces.
In our era of exclamation points, sometimes nothing works better than a whisper.
Author Greg Daugherty provides insights into interview preparation for nonfiction writers.
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How freelancer Jack El-Hai went from writing for historical magazines to writing corporate histories.
Finding the right word can help strengthen your manuscript while adding your own voice and personal style to the piece.
Clothing and Fashion of the 1800s
Historians hold Mary Chesnut's account of the Civil War as essential to understanding our past. Here's why.
All Work and No Play? No Way.
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Whether fountain or felt-tip, your words are worth the added flair of a perfect pen.
The recent tough times in the media marketplace can mean opportunities for freelancers who can go with the flow.
Ian Frazier, author of On the Rez, says the Native American ethos has long appealed to him, and what's wrong with that?
There is a popular misconception among many nonfiction writers that leading off an article or story with a quote is a cliched technique. David Fryxell, however, disagrees.