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Become a Freelance Writer: Your complete guide to the business of writing

Become a Freelance Writer: Your complete guide to the business of writing

Автором Rachael Oku

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Become a Freelance Writer: Your complete guide to the business of writing

Автором Rachael Oku

Длина:
91 pages
45 minutes
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Издано:
Mar 11, 2013
ISBN:
9781908003621
Формат:
Книге

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Become a Freelance Writer is a complete guide to the business of writing. Freelance editorial consultant, Rachael Oku, sheds light on the skills and attributes needed to become an in-demand freelancer.
Offering a realistic outlook on getting ahead, Become a Freelance Writer provides a wealth of useful information and tips on how to build a successful brand while avoiding common pitfalls. Covering everything from budgeting and prioritising to pitching and reputation management, Become a Freelance Writer also explores the benefits of social media, email marketing and analytics software - advising how writers can leverage such tools to build an expansive audience and client base.
Become a Freelance Writer is a must-read for any writer serious about taking their potential to the next level. With a no-nonsense approach that gets straight to the point, this book is written with the infamous George Orwell quote in mind: "If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out."
Издатель:
Издано:
Mar 11, 2013
ISBN:
9781908003621
Формат:
Книге

Об авторе

Rachael Oku is an editor, editorial consultant and freelance writer living in London. Beginning her career in the world of fashion PR in 2008, Rachael's passion for writing soon took over and saw her secure senior editorial roles within niche fashion and lifestyle publications such as Amelia's, The Hub, and award-winning SIX. Additionally, Rachael has written copy for numerous brands and publications and has consulted for a variety of organisations such as the British Council. Throughout her editorial career, Rachael's central task has been to build up a network of reliable freelance writers. Putting her insider knowledge, expertise and contact book to good use she founded Creative-Bloc, a social enterprise for freelance writers, in 2012. Sharing advice, industry tips, news and global job opportunities, Creative-Bloc offers writers the commercial advice and support necessary to succeed in a competitive freelance environment. When she's not on deadline, Rachael can often be found on Twitter encouraging freelancers to 'think like a business' via @Creative__Bloc. Become a Freelance Writer is Rachael's first book.

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An Enterprise Nation book

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ISBN: 9781908003621

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About the Author

Rachael Oku is an editor, editorial consultant and freelance writer living in London.

Beginning her career in the world of fashion PR in 2008, Rachael’s passion for writing soon took over and saw her secure senior editorial roles within niche fashion and lifestyle publications such as Amelia’s, The Hub, and award-winning SIX.

Additionally, Rachael has written copy for numerous brands and publications and has consulted for a variety of organisations such as the British Council.

Throughout her editorial career, Rachael’s central task has been to build up a network of reliable freelance writers. Putting her insider knowledge, expertise and contact book to good use she founded Creative-Bloc (www.creative-bloc.co.uk), a social enterprise for freelance writers, in 2012.

Sharing advice, industry tips, news and global job opportunities, Creative-Bloc offers writers the commercial advice and support necessary to succeed in a competitive freelance environment.

When she’s not on deadline, Rachael can often be found on Twitter encouraging freelancers to ‘think like a business’ via @Creative__Bloc.

Become a Freelance Writer is Rachael’s first book.

Introduction

A NO-NONSENSE read that gets straight to the point, Become a Freelance Writer is written with the famous George Orwell quote in mind: If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.

This is a short guide to the business of writing. It isn’t about how to write or where to find work (though it does cover how to find work). It’s about what you need to do to take your freelance operation to the next level.

If you’re serious about developing a writing career you have to commit yourself to the craft. It’s something that needs to be worked at consistently. You have to have the discipline (and positivity) to believe that it’s a case of ‘when’ the words will come, rather than ‘if’.

Not everyone is born to write. Mastering the theory is not necessarily a good indicator of the results that will follow. Writing is ultimately about instinct and feeling.

To be a good writer you need to have a desire to tell stories and possess an insatiable appetite for words. You need an active imagination and to not be afraid to let it lead you.

If you can believe in yourself and push through any creative barriers, you’ve

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