Get a Freelance Life: Mediabistro.Com's Insider Guide to Freelance Writing (Paperback)

Mediabistro.Com's Insider Guide to Freelance Writing

By Margit Feury Ragland, Laurel Touby (Foreword by)

Three Rivers Press (CA), 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 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