In this article from our April 2020 issue, Kristy Stevenson offers 8 tips for building your freelance writing portfolio by getting local and regional gigs.
In this post, we look at how to handle writing submissions for magazines. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, learn how to submit writing to a magazine.
Do writers need to go to college to be writers? If so, should they major in English, communications, journalism, creative writing, or some other discipline? And if not, what kind of education should writers pursue? We dive into these questions here.
How much should writers charge per word or per project? How can they figure out the correct rates to charge clients? We look at these questions here.
When should writers use a pen name or pseudonym? If they decide to adopt one, how should writers use a pen name or pseudonym? We dive into these questions here.
In this WD article from Nov/Dec 2016, Jeff Somers shares the best way to advance your freelance writing career: Just Say Yes. His advice still stands.
When and how should writers negotiate better terms? We look at when it's appropriate for writers to negotiate and how they should do it.
Here are 7 thoughts on conducting interviews from Terry Gross, host of NPR's "Fresh Air" show, from the February 2008 issue of Writer's Digest.
Writing to Make Money: Short Projects author Loriann Oberlin tells how putting your energy into short writing projects can surge freelance writing income.
By keeping a catalog of published pieces, freelancers can leverage future success when querying editors. Kimberly A. Edwards offers methods for organizing and structuring your list to get more freelance writing projects.
What are editors' pet peeves? What can you do to get more and more assignments tossed your way by editors? Do editors expect you to know SEO? (Do you know what SEO means?) I was honored to be interviewed by Laura Pepper Wu, editor of The Write Life magazine, where we discussed many important topics that relate to freelance writers. It's a lot of great info packed into a relatively short conversation, so it's worth checking out (not to mention I look incredibly dashing in my bright blue headphones). Here's the clip.
BY ROGER MORRIS Use these 8 strategies to turn occasional assignments into steady paychecks.
BY ATHENA SCHULTZ The market for freelance copywriting is bigger than ever—and so is the potential to break in. Put your writing skills to work on the side, and you might just hit the jackpot.
Use a demand letter to save the day when you’re long overdue on being paid.
Getting assignments right the first time is key to a successful freelance career. Here are 10 ways to satisfy editors from the start.
Find pitch-perfect hooks for articles on virtually any topic by targeting anniversaries.
Before you hire an editor, you need to know what kind of help you’re looking for. It's important you know the following ...