Everything Freelance Writers Need To Know About Pitching


Want to get some tips on how to pitch? We’ve compiled some of our classic (or are they vintage?) tips about pitching and crafting queries that are sure to grab an editors’ attention. Pitches are the most important part of…

How Freelance Journalists Can Find Sources Through Better Online Searches


Nowadays, many journalists and investigative content writers do their research online instead of combing through the stacks at a library. However, the volume of online information makes it tricky to find what you need and filter out resources of questionable…

5 Tips for Freelance Writers to Break into New Markets and Connect with Editors


Successful freelance writers share common work habits. Two of the most important are: They’re always busy. They’re obsessively searching for new markets.
Juggling these two activities is not easy, especially when the writer is immersed in difficult assignments or facing…

How the Economic Downturn Will Affect the News Business


Financial meltdown! It’s the headline blaring across newspapers, blogs, and media outlets around the world. The economic turmoil has many people–from business execs to everyday citizens– shaking in their proverbial boots. But how will the frenzied market affect the news…

How To Shut Down Your Laptop and Land New Freelance Assignments


I’m often asked by beginning writers which job boards are the best for finding work. I tell all of them the same thing: Skip the job boards. Go on the offensive. Pitch your way into the publications you’ve been eyeing.…