Thinking Globally and Writing Locally

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Visions of sitting on the couch with your laptop, tapping away a story and sending it off into the ether of the Internet only to receive a check in the mail a few weeks later are more fiction than fact.…

How to Super Charge Your Freelance Career with a Goal Buddy

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As a writer, you want all the help you can get to stay in the game. But sometimes it’s hard to go it alone. That’s where a goal-buddy comes in handy.
Got a problem tracking down an editor’s email address?…

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…

How To Deal With Late Payments on Freelance Gigs

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If you’re a freelance writer, you’re also a small business owner. And that means you’ll deal with cash-flow issues. You not only have to be a journalist, but also director of receivables.Almost every article writer has horror stories about being…

Slate French Edition Criticized for Naming Alleged DSK Victim, AP Stylebook Welcomes New Twitter Words, Space Shuttle Snapper Gets Media Hype

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For today’s roundup of journalism and media news, we have some controversy over Slate’s French edition and their decision to name the alleged victim of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. We also have a reporter who reflects on covering the indiscretions…

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