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The ASJA guide to freelance writing : a professional guide to the business, for nonfiction writers of all experience levels

Author: Timothy Harper; American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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A practical handbook for freelance writers offers helpful advice, techniques, and tips on how to plan a writing business, the art of research, the secrets of a successful magazine query, and other topics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Harper; American Society of Journalists and Authors.
ISBN: 0312318529 9780312318529
OCLC Number: 52153708
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 314 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Samuel G. Freedman --
About this book / Timothy Harper --
Freelance writing today--and tomorrow / Jim Morrison --
Planning a writing business / Erik Sherman --
The writer's office and tools / Samuel Greengard --
The mystery of ideas / Jack El-Hai --
Seven secrets of a successful magazine query / Lisa Collier Cool --
How to sell a book / Sherry Suib Cohen --
Writing for the web / Lisa Iannucci --
Why literary agents need you more than ever--and how to get the agent you need / Michael Larsen, AAR --
Research; finding the right stuff / Minda Zetlin and Steve Weinberg --
How to find experts / Estelle Sobell --
Writer-editor relations / Megan McMorris --
Collaborations; the pleasures and perils of shared bylines / Sarah Wernick --
The serendipity of specialization / Claire Walter. Self-publishing; alternatives for getting books into print / Marilyn and Tom Ross --
Networking / Sandra E. Lamb --
This pen for hire' leveraging your skills / Anita Bartholomew --
Op-eds and essays; leveraging your knowledge / Larry Atkins --
Reprints, re-slants, and other ways to resell your work / Kelly James-Enger --
Making pictures / Barbara DeMarco-Barrett --
Employing a writing assistant / Lester A. Picker --
Contracts; protecting writer's rights / Richard A. Marini --
Creating brand you; promoting yourself and your work / Jennifer Pirtle --
Writers and the law / Sallie Randolph and Timothy Perrin --
Taxes and deductions / Julian Block --
Forays into fiction / Kathryn Lance --
Moving to full/time freelancing; it's not a leap / Robert Bittner.
Responsibility: edited by Timothy Harper ; foreword by Samuel G. Freedman.
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