How to Build an Enduring Freelance Career

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Slipping into the life of a full-time freelancer was deceptively easy. A former classmate sent me a lead on a permalance copy editing gig at a daily newspaper, which I easily landed. I also parlayed an internship at a web…

5 Questions Every Query Should Answer

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For many freelance journalists, queries are the key to landing assignments, yet many writers send generic pitches that don’t include enough information to entice an editor. The trick is giving enough information to show that there’s a story worth covering…

Utilizing New Media to Find Article Ideas

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The very first thing you learned as a freelance writer and journalist is advice on how to come up with article ideas. Look within, they say. Sounds almost yen like, but what it really means is to look at your…

5 Skills That Make Freelance Writers More Marketable

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Gone are the days when simply being a strong writer was enough to earn a living. Nowadays, many editors and clients expect freelancers to have skills beyond writing a snappy headline or a poignant turn of phrase.
Here are five…

Top 5 Tax Write-Offs and Deductions for Freelancers

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When you are a freelancer every cent counts, especially when it’s going towards tax payments. Knowing which expenses are deductible and which aren’t can mean the difference between owing the IRS money and getting a juicy refund.
The trouble is…

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