Breaking Into Freelancing

One of my favorite professional development sites (for writers) is MediaBistro. (You’re welcome, I just gave away a great secret!!) I check this site every day, not only for possibilities for writing jobs, but also for news on the profession.

Tuesday night, MediaBistro engaged Karen Sommer Shallet, Editor-in-Chief of DC Magazine, to teach a course on “Breaking into Freelancing” for some MB regulars. She taught us about the business of freelance journalism, with an overview of the DC freelance scene, how to go about pitching stories, and how to try to make a living doing what we love to do –on our own schedule.

Wish me more luck!