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Get a Freelance Life

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Get a Freelance Life

Mediabistro.Com's Insider Guide to Freelance Writing

By Margit Feury Ragland; Laurel Touby (Foreword by)

Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780307238030, 302pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2006


Write Your Own Check

Considering a career in freelance writing? Already a freelancer but seeking practical, solid advice on the basics of the business? Get a Freelance Life is the complete guide to all aspects of a freelance writing career, straight from the creators of—the nation’s most connected, authoritative source for media professionals.

Learn how to:

• Write compelling pitch letters

• Network with the best in the magazine and newspaper industry

• Understand the freelance market and detect its changes

• Self-edit and rewrite your work

• Manage tight deadlines

• Negotiate contracts

• Survive the financial ups and downs of the freelance life

With plenty of insider advice and tips from the most successful freelance writers and editors in the country, Get a Freelance Life is a must-have resource for turning your freelance gigs into a full-fledged writing career.

About the Author
Margit Feury Ragland worked as an editor at "Woman's Day, Family Circle, Walking, Cornell," and "Natural Health" magazines before leaping headfirst into a successful freelance career. Her work has appeared in publications such as "Self, Fitness, Health, Marie Claire, Parenting," and the "Boston Globe."

Laurel Touby is the founder and CEO of