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Get a freelance life : mediabistro.com's insider guide to freelance writing

Author: Margit Feury Ragland
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers advice and information about freelance writing.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margit Feury Ragland
ISBN: 0307238032 9780307238030
OCLC Number: 61879671
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 302 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I: Are you ready to be free? --
Is freelancing right for you?: things to consider before taking the plunge --
Invest in yourself: the bare necessities for a successful freelancer --
Invest in others: good relationships --
with editors, sources, even publicists --
make for a good freelance career --
Part II: Prepare --
Finding the great idea: it's all about the story idea, so know how to find good ones --
Oh, the places you'll pitch: pitch the right article to the right publication --
What kind of article should you write?: from feature to review to Q & A --
what's the difference and which you should be pitching --
Part III: Pitch --
Getting your first assignment: getting work before you've made a name for yourself --
What worked: successful pitch letters --
You pitched. Now what?: what you're likely to hear back, and how to react to different replies --
All about contracts: know your rights --
which you're selling and which you're keeping --
Part IV: Write --
Rules of reporting: tips and tricks for learning information --
Writing: the basics of writing for publication --
The path of a story: what happens to your piece once it leaves your hands --
How to get your second, third, and three hundredth assignments: leverage your connections to build a career --
Part V: Mind your own business --
Manage your finances: running your freelance business --
Affordable health insurance: it's hard to find affordable health coverage as a freelance, but it's not impossible --
Taming your taxes: tax time is very different for freelancers than for employees --
Invest more in yourself: bring your business to the next level --
Boost your bucks: strategies for increasing your income --
Conclusion --
Resources --
Lingo.
Responsibility: Margit Feury Ragland ; foreword by Laurel Touby.
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