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How to Get Your Feature Pitch Accepted
Tired of writing for the FOB? Veteran freelancers give their tips on how you can move up to feature bylines.

6 Ways to Track Down a Magazine Editor
Seasoned writers explain how freelancers can go beyond the masthead to ensure their pitches land in the right hands.

10 Terms Every Freelance Writer Should Know
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The Real Reason Your Pitch Was Rejected
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How to Find a Job Before It's Posted
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How to Convince an Employer to Let You Work From Home
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How To Get a Job in Social Media
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How To Research a Potential Employer
From leveraging the library to setting strategic Google alerts, here's how to get the real deal on a prospective employer and ready yourself for that perfect position.

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8 Ways To Land A Job Using LinkedIn
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So You Want to Interview a Celebrity? - Posted 1 day, 17 hours ago
While landing a celebrity interview may be hard, the interview itself may prove even more of a challenge. You'll likely be working under a limited time frame, provided a list of blackballed question and topics, and, chances are, the celebrity won't be the only person joining you for t... [morningmedianewsfeed]

So You Want to Interview a Celebrity? - Posted 1 day, 17 hours ago
While landing a celebrity interview may be hard, the interview itself may prove even more of a challenge. You'll likely be working under a limited time frame, provided a list of blackballed question and topics, and, chances are, the celebrity won't be the only person joining you for t... [FishbowlNY]

The Top Reasons Editors Reject Pitches - Posted September 10, 2012
The benefits of being a freelancer are plenty -- flexible hours, working from home and being your own boss, just to name a few. But it brings its own set of challenges, and dealing with rejection might be the toughest one. A pitch that you've spent a lot of effort crafting... [PRNewser]

The Top Reasons Editors Reject Pitches - Posted September 10, 2012
The benefits of being a freelancer are plenty -- flexible hours, working from home and being your own boss, just to name a few. But it brings its own set of challenges, and dealing with rejection might be the toughest one. A pitch that you've spent a lot of effort crafting... [TVNewser]

Grammar Mistakes Almost Every Writer Makes - Posted March 5, 2012
As writers, we strive for perfection: that pristine copy free of grammatical errors. But it doesn't always come easy. So, we've rounded up the most common pitfalls that cause an editor to take a red pen to your piece -- and possibly skip you for assignments. Mistake No. 4? Overusing em dashes.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Grammar Mistakes Almost Every Writer Makes - Posted March 5, 2012
As writers, we strive for perfection: that pristine copy free of grammatical errors. But it doesn't always come easy. So, we've rounded up the most common pitfalls that cause an editor to take a red pen to your piece -- and possibly skip you for assignments. Mistake No. 4? Overusing em dashes.... [FishbowlNY]

Grammar Mistakes Almost Every Writer Makes - Posted March 5, 2012
As writers, we strive for perfection: that pristine copy free of grammatical errors. But it doesn't always come easy. So, we've rounded up the most common pitfalls that cause an editor to take a red pen to your piece -- and possibly skip you for assignments. Mistake No. 4? Overusing em dashes.... [FishbowlLA]

mediabistro.com: How to Get a Job in Social Media - Posted February 28, 2011
Kristen Fischer, a copywriter from New Jersey and author of Ramen Noodles, Rent, and R sum s: An After-College Guide to Life, penned ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Reporters Share Tips on Celebrity Interviewing - Posted January 4, 2011
A German correspondent once stood up in a Beverly Hills hotel conference room and asked Sean Connery, on satellite from Marbella, Spain, for an assistant job. A freelancer kicked off... [FishbowlLA]

AvantGuild: How To Say Goodbye - Posted July 19, 2010
Leaving your job—whether willingly or less cheerfully—requires tact: no trashing your boss's office if you were laid off, and no dancing in the halls, screaming "So long, suckers!" if you're quitting. That tact extends to the goodbye e-mail you'll send out, which may be the last impression your colleagues get of... [MediaJobsDaily]

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