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The Asja Guide to Freelance Writing

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Publisher Comments:

Whether you're just starting out, considering going full-time, or are already a successful freelance writer, you'll find the information and insights needed to take your work to the next level in this smart, thorough guide. Compiled by the prestigious American Society of Journalists and Authors, the book's twenty-six chapters cover the business from every angle, tackling the topics every freelancer needs to master in order to make it today.

Chapters cover: planning a writing business * generating fresh ideas * the secrets of a successful magazine query * the latest research tools and techniques * writing for the Web * developing areas of specialization * promoting yourself and your work * op-eds, essays, and other ways to leverage your knowledge * contracts * taxes and deductions * working with editors and agents * going full-time * key lessons you won't have to learn the hard way * and more.

Written by twenty-six of the top freelancers working today, this indispensable guide provides trade secrets that others have learned the hard way, inspiration to take your work where you want it to go, and a revealing view into the minds and working habits of freelance writers at the top of their game.

Synopsis:

"Chapter by chapter, the working writers who wrote this book share the concrete details of the writing life....What you read in these pages is what you would hear working writers talk about over coffee or cocktails."

--Samuel G. Freedman, prize-winning author and associate dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, from the Foreword

About the Author

Timothy Harper, ASJA member and former Associated Press national writer, has been a full-time freelance writer since 1984. An adjunct faculty member at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a writing coach and consultant, he has published stories in The Atlantic Monthly, Reader's Digest, Delta Sky, and elsewhere and is the author of eleven books. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312318529
Editor:
Harper, Timothy
Foreword:
Freedman, Samuel G.
Other:
American Society of Journalists and Auth
Foreword by:
Freedman, Samuel G.
Foreword:
Freedman, Samuel G.
Editor:
Harper, Timothy
Author:
Timothy, Harper
Author:
Harper, Timothy
Author:
Freedman, Samuel G.
Other:
American Society of Journalists and Auth
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Authorship -- Vocational guidance.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
107-765
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.95 x 0.815 in

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--Samuel G. Freedman, prize-winning author and associate dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, from the Foreword

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