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ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing A Professional Guide to the Business, for Nonfiction Writers of All Experience Levels

ISBN-10: 0312318529

ISBN-13: 9780312318529

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Timothy Harper, Samuel G. Freedman, Samuel G. Freedman

List price: $22.99
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Whether you're just starting out, considering going full-time, or are already a successful freelance writer, you'll find the information and insights needed to take your work to the next level in this smart, thorough guide. Compiled by the prestigious American Society of Journalists and Authors, the book's twenty-six chapters cover the business from every angle, tackling the topics every freelancer needs to master in order to make it today. Chapters cover: planning a writing business * generating fresh ideas * the secrets of a successful magazine query * the latest research tools and techniques * writing for the Web * developing areas of specialization * promoting yourself and your work * op-eds, essays, and other ways to leverage your knowledge * contracts * taxes and deductions * working with editors and agents * going full-time * key lessons you won't have to learn the hard way * and more. Written by twenty-six of the top freelancers working today, this indispensable guide provides trade secrets that others have learned the hard way, inspiration to take your work where you want it to go, and a revealing view into the minds and working habits of freelance writers at the top of their game.
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 9/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About This Book
Freelance Writing Today - and Tomorrow
Planning a Writing Business
The Writer's Office and Tools
The Mystery of Ideas
Seven Secrets of a Successful Magazine Query
How to Sell a Book
Writing for the Web
Why Literary Agents Need You More Than Ever - And How to Get the Agent You Need
Research Finding the Right Stuff
How to Find Experts
Writer-Editor Relations
Collaborations: The Pleasures and Perils of Shared Bylines
The Serendipity of Specialization
Self-Publishing: Alternatives for Getting Books into Print
Networking
This Pen for Hire: Leveraging Your Skills
Op-Eds and Essays: Leveraging Your Knowledge
Reprints, Re-Slants, and Other Ways to Resell Your Work
Making Pictures
Employing a Writing Assistant
Contracts: Protecting Writers' Rights
Creating Brand You: Promoting Yourself and Your Work
Writers and the Law
Taxes and Deductions
Forays into Fiction
Moving to Full-Time Freelancing: It's Not a Leap
Tips from the Pros
Index