Ten Tips About the Business of Freelancing


As in any endeavor, freelance writing requires adherence to good business principles if the writer is to succeed. Good writing and success in this field does not just happen without planning.
1.    Writers must first select subject matter that will…

Nailing the Interview


I remember my first time. I walked into the room feeling the tightness of my shirt collar, mopping my brow from sweat that formed there and unable to speak let alone form a coherent sentence. Chest tightening, clock ticking, I…

From Editor to Freelancer: Tips From Both Sides of the Assigning Desk


After serving for a year as editor of a start-up weekly newspaper/digital media company in northwestern New Jersey, I was informed in early May that the company would be shutting down. Over the years, I have held freelance writing positions…

5 Ways to Deal with Writer Envy


“OMG – just landed an assignment with my dream magazine!” “Can’t believe I just signed a book deal!” “Guess what? I’m appearing on CNN tomorrow to discuss my latest article!” Those are the kinds of announcements, whether on Facebook, Twitter,…

Why You’re Not Getting Published


After several years in the corporate PR world, I made the move to freelancing. While I thoroughly believed I would be writing for national publications and corporations after only a few months, I was quickly brought down to size. After…