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"The freelancer who posted her qualifications in your Film/TV/Video
section is EXACTLY the person I need to help resolve a 'sticky' post-production
issue for a television project. Within minutes of our first telephone
conversation, it was obvious she had an immediate grasp of the nature
of my problem. Thanks!"
"It was a great experience. I heard back promptly from all the
freelancers I'd contacted through marketplace. There's a very good chance
one will work out for the project for which we're looking for a writer.
It's a great resource, and I'll certainly be using it again."
-DeAnna George, Editor, Orange Coast magazine
visited the Freelance Marketplace when I was looking for a graphic designer
to update my letterhead, as I'm releasing my new CD, Supernova, and
beginning my promotion campaign. I found Charlene
Alpay, who contacted me quickly, and was perfect for the job. Not
only is Charlene professional, she's very pleasant to work with. I had
a printer in mind that I vaguely knew, and she recommended another printer
that she had worked with before, which was quite helpful. One of the
other great things that came from my association with Charlene was that
she also recommended an amazing vet for my cat. That factoid may not
be as important to you, but I never would have known about this holistic-minded
vet if I hadn't gone to mediabistro.com to look for a graphic artist.
So I have to say that using your Freelance Marketplace was the
best decision, and I'd visit again in a heartbeat."
-Carla Hall, Musician and Music Biz Columnist
found the Marketplace very useful and within an hour's time was
able to identify and assign stories to two freelancers new to
our publication. I was looking for writers with experience and a comfort
zone in writing about technology, and it was helpful to be able to include
that keyword in my search. And I was pleasantly surprised that the writers
were willing to work with a small publication like mine. I love your site!"
-Kathleen DesMarteau, Editor in Chief, Apparel Magazine
"mediabistro.com's Freelance Marketplace was so easy to use! I
needed to outsource a project for quick turn around time and the Marketplace
allowed me to quickly interview multiple candidates, submit RFP's and
complete our project. We met our deadline and that's important
to us because it's important to our clients. Thank you, mediabistro!"
-Corinne Goble, Director, Financial Marketing Group, Birmingham, AL
"The Marketplace is great. We don't have frequent needs for hiring
freelancers, but when we do, I always seem to find interesting and qualified
people. We hired a freelancer last Fall for a book we were writing.
When an opening for an editor came up, we ended up hiring him for the
position. We were really impressed with his qualifications and professionalism
. . .We are only focused on the financial sector, so it's nice to have
that as a search feature. We'll definitely use it in the future."
-Maria Slabaugh, eFinancialCareers.com
"I am starting up a new type of agency to help companies (and
agencies themselves) adjust to the new marketing realities of shifting
priorities and consumer control. To make a long story short, I am preparing
a book proposal for shopping to agents. I needed help with overall
organization, editing and pitch assistance. One of your team
directed me to the Freelance Marketplace, where your search tool helped
me quickly narrow the field to those with some business non-fiction
experience. I put out three requests, heard from two terrific
candidates, selected one (Susan
Weinstein) and completed the proposal in a matter of days.
Great resource, great site, great people."
Michael Westcott, PatternWorks
have indeed had success with your Freelance Marketplace. I'm a freelancer
myself, but my web design skills were not enough to produce a professional
business site in a timely manner. I have hired someone from your listings
and we are proceeding, so thanks much--I'll let you know when we GO LIVE."
"I needed someone to help us out in New York and I found exactly
what I was looking for at mediabistro.com (Christina
DiMartino). So I'm very satisfied with your service and will try
again next time occasion arises. Best regards from Germany."
-Falk Steins, Chefredakteur snaxxMagazin
did find a freelancer. I was looking for a writer in a specific part of
the country. I appreciated that the site listed the writers' cities. I
also greatly appreciated the writing samples, as that was what made my
-Susan Wagner, Editor, Country Business
were looking for an experienced freelance photographer to work with
us in Philadelphia on a specific date. Freelance Marketplace helped
me easily find a number of qualified individuals. I made contact with
one of them by email, got a phone call the next morning, and we agreed
on the scope of work and rates. I don't think I've ever found
a freelancer so quickly and painlessly."
-Russell Perkins, InfoCommerce Group
"I am really pleased with Freelance Marketplace. As an editor,
I find it a rare resource. [I] found two freelancers, both of whom are
getting assignments. Will likely be looking for more as Attache departs
this world in December of this year. We're doing a new US Airways magazine,
and it's a different beast from Attache. Thus, I've been using
mediabistro.com to scan for writers in particular geographical areas
and with particular areas of expertise. mediabistro.com is
a great resource."
-Lance Elko, Editor
"mediabistro.com is a wealth of information for anyone working
in the media. As the managing editor of a B-2-B publication, I am constantly
searching for writers capable of tackling the subject of manufacturing.
No other website has given me as many freelance writer leads,
and they manage to do it in an easy-to-navigate, engaging setting.
I'm a fan, and will continue to use their website as a multi-faceted
directory of resources."
-Jill Sevelow, Managing Editor, Today's Machining World
did have some luck and have been using two writers we found through your
helpful service. (You can see the results here
"...One of the things I liked about your service is
that we did not have to post an ad, which would have meant sorting through
many unsuitable resumes."
-Martin Wolk, MSNBC.com
am a fashion publicist and was seeking someone to pitch TV for one of
my clients. I found her. Jené
was great and landed me a great gig in just 1 day! Thanks."
-Jodi Lin, fashion publicist
found mediabistro extremely valuable. It enabled a search for a freelance
journalist who I eventually hired for a project. What amazed me, especially,
was the well-organized and reliable information, including references."
Skolkin-Smith, author of Edges:
O, Israel, O Palestine
was going crazy searching for a freelance publicist for a new project
we were doing. I had heard about mediabistro before this, but a friend
told me about their Freelance Marketplace. Before I knew it, I saw resumes
for many qualified people, and in the end, it was a hard decision to pick
one! The freelancer we chose has been great, and we look forward to continue
working with her."
-Lauren Bailey, Marketing Manager,
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
"In a nutshell, I'm amazed at how easy it was to locate
a writer that is a perfect match for my project!
"[My] company...will produce and distribute short-form (2 min.)
daily features to public radio. I've been struggling with how to get
these scripted, since I have some writing skills, but to ensure success,
I feel that I really should have a professional write the scripts. This
would also enable me to focus on coordinating production, lining up
stations, and securing underwiters.
"I came across your site...narrowed [the search] down to eight
candidates and emailed them outlining my project. I received five responses
and now have three candidates. I think any one of these candidates will
be able to meet my needs. My task now is a difficult one: determine
which one is the best fit.
"I can't believe how mediabistro.com has simplified my
search for a writer. I accomplished in days what was taking me months
to do...and with significantly better results!"
-Robert Bogart, SFG Radio
used the Freelance Marketplace for the first time to hire freelancer Masha
to write a feature article for Call Center Magazine and just
wanted to let you know that she did a great job--on time, very thorough,
and insightful. I would highly recommend her to other companies."
-Jennifer O'Herron, Managing Editor,
funny... My Freelance Marketplace career has come full circle. I became
the executive editor, on a freelance basis, of Family and Salute magazines
through the Freelance Marketplace earlier in the year, and now I'm using
it to find good writers to work with me. I actually found a great writer,
who has already written two stories for the publications. Using
the search feature, I was really able to pinpoint specific qualifications
I was looking for
. And, as a freelance writer myself, I
continue to get freelance jobs from the Marketplace
Freelance Marketplace is a godsend! I not only found a fantastic writer
for the book Stonesong
is packaging, I also came across dozens more writers I would use
in a heartbeat for future projects
. Thank you for providing a
wonderful and much-needed service."
-Alison Fargis, Stonesong
was really impressed with the quality of work displayed in the freelancer's
portfolios. I found three writers in the Freelance Marketplace and
they're now getting steady work contributing to a print magazine
with a large paid subscriber base. I will continue to use this database
as the first place I look when I need writers or photographers for my
-Jennifer Santiago, Editor-in-Chief,
Texas Family Magazine
contacted a few freelance designers from the website...One of them, Simone
Tieber, piqued my interest over the others for her ability and understanding
of where I was with my publication. Suprisingly, it only took a few months
for us to have a complete prototype, over 100 pages. Not suprisingly,
her work was fantastic. Each original spread was close to exactly
how I envisioned it and when she put her own spin on things, I was very
"Working with Simone was not only a breath of fresh
air, but also gave me confidence in presenting the prototype to possible
investors. She brought a creative, friendly atomosphere to our business
relationship and wasn't afraid to put her two cents in. Finding
Simone through the Freelance Marketplace was the best thing that could
have happened to the magazine. I hope to work with her in the
future and would recommend her to anyone."
met with two freelancers and was very impressed with both! When I need
more people I'll certainly go to your site first."
-Creative Director, Time Inc.
Freelance Marketplace was a lifesaver. I was able to find a great writer
to do a last-minute market profile on the state of Hawaii--a writer who
lives in Hawaii and knows something about the industry as well!
"The strength of your site is its ability to sort
by expertise and location. Our magazine is in a specialty trade
niche--the default mortgage industry--so we are in search of a special
breed of writer who is able to write to a special kind of audience in
an industry that is not very well known. The fact that you provide a built-in
means for contacting the person along with the means for them
to post samples is absolutely glorious."
-Dave Cumming, Editor, REO
did contact two writers on the Freelance Marketplace and I plan on using
both. One already published an article with my magazine, Urbanite, the
second may publish a piece in the summer. I found the site extremely useful
and I think you guys are doing a great job. Keep up the good work!"
-Elizabeth Evitts, Managing Editor, Urbanite
was looking for a freelancer in Southern California who could write a
profile of a marine scientist. I was specifically looking for someone
who was facile in scientific jargon (the subject was a research coordinator
for a marine sanctuary) who could also write an engaging, creative piece.
I'm the editor of an award-winning college alumni magazine, and our readers
expect smart, well-written pieces, but the stories have to be as accessible
(and interesting) to curious readers as it would be to those with an expertise
in the field covered.
"Through the Freelance Marketplace, I found Ashley
Padgett, a freelance writer in San Diego. Through her clips
and resume, I learned she had advanced degrees in environmental science
and literary journalism--a perfect combination for the story I wanted
to assign. She also was within a few hours of Santa Barbara and was
available to accompany the subject on a research trip to the Channel
"Ashley turned in a very good story, which ran in our fall issue.
I wouldn't have found her without the Freelance Marketplace.
I haven't had the occasion to use the freelance marketplace
again, but I wouldn't hesitate to do so."
am launching a new magazine, and initially I did not know how I would
solve the problem of finding good writers. Eventually I found your site.
I offered work to about 10-12 writers, and I have already hired
six of them. For my purposes, your site has fulfilled my needs
and expectations 100%. The quality and diversity of the
writers is fantastic. Please continue to encourage writers to have
links to their work, because with the number of writers you offered, I
simply didn't have time to contact people who didn't have samples."
-Simone Gold, MEDICALife Magazine
"We used [the Freelance Marketplace] recently to find a writer
to cover the lighting design for Cirque du Soleil's latest production
in Las Vegas. While the writer we originally contacted was too busy
to do the piece, she hooked us up with another area writer who ended
up doing a great job for us.
"As far as suggestions go, as a technical theater magazine, we
are always looking for good writers to cover smaller theaters in cities
that are not necessarily known for their abundance of writers (cities
like Lincoln, Neb., Dayton, Ohio and Baton Rouge, La., come to mind)
so anything you can do to get people in smaller cities to register
with FM would be a big help to all of us."
"I found a great freelancer through the Marketplace. He now writes
our 'Rides' column every month. I'll definitely use the Marketplace
-Articles Editor, Muscle & Fitness
"As I'm always on the lookout for writers not based in NYC, the
Marketplace is a fantastic resource for me."
-a bridal magazine
"I used a great copy writer from mediabistro and I still use her.
The [first] project was a huge promotion project involving Canon, the
NFL and Visa. The copy writer I used rocked! (She was totally professional
and great to work with.)"
-Stephen Friedson Design
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