journalism

Which Freelance Writing Tips Have Helped You Most?

Sometimes it’s a little thing. Sometimes a huge mental shift. But at some point, every freelance writer gets a few pieces of advice that change everything. For me, it was probably the first time I got an article killed —

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Are You An Ethical Article Writer? Not If You Do These 4 Things

By Linda Formichelli You’re an ethical writer — right? You don’t rip off other writers, you charge fair rates, and you deliver what you promise. Surprise: If you you’re an article writer for magazines and newspapers, there’s more — way

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Don’t Take These 3 Types of Unethical Writing Assignments

Wouldn’t it be great if every writing assignment you were offered was a terrific one? Unfortunately, that’s not how things always work out in the messy world of free enterprise. There are a lot of shady doings online, and if

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7 Types of Articles That Editors Hate and Don’t Want to Pay You For

Ever wonder why your query letter to a magazine didn’t get a response? It could be because the type of story you pitched is one the magazine doesn’t accept — or does, but expects to get for free. If you’re

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