As expenses dry up and fees stagnate, press trips and comps are increasingly necessary to get the story. But is that right?
The single most infuriating part of being a freelance writer is being ignored. Here I explain why that happens and how to deal with it.
Here’s one thing freelance travel writers can do to earn more money from each story they write. It could help you earn double or even triple.
A selection of publications, print and online, travel writers should know about
Freelance writing is a competitive field, and we need to ask ourselves: how can I make myself more valuable to an editor? How do I retain a spot in the front of their mind when they ask themselves: who’s a good writer for this job? This is how
The editor you pitch is not the end of the line. He or she then becomes an agent for your work, pitching your idea to his or her own editors. Understanding this should give you the tools to pitch better
If you can’t be bothered to click: 1. The internet is space rich. 2. Writing is nearly always the easiest part of being a journalist. 3. Freelancers often have to spend their own money
Here’s a formula for the ‘perfect pitch’. It won’t guarantee a sale, but it will at least guarantee some editorial pitch respect
I give my thoughts on what makes for a good pitch, a writer I’d assign to again, travel writing advice and much more
Hi there and thanks for visiting. I’m a former editor for CNN Travel, and having worked with hundreds of freelance writers and a few bloggers over the last decade, decided to write a short ebook to answer some of the most common questions that wannabe travel writers have. The book will focus primarily on pitching […]