Friday, September 7, 2012

From Hypergrid Business: How to become a freelance tech journalist

Journalism - The Old Fashioned Way

I thought this article in the excellent Hypergrid Business gave a good overview of what it takes and how to earn some money by becoming a freelance journalist.

How to become a freelance tech journalist
By Maria Korolov

Over my twenty-year-plus career as a journalist, I’ve helped dozens of other writers get started — as an editor, and, prior to that, as an active member of the National Writers Union and the Society of Professional Journalists and other professional organizations. For example, at the SPJ, I headed up their International Journalism Committee.

The benefits of being a freelancer is that you can work anywhere in the world, set your own hours, write what you want to write instead of what editors assign you, meet and talk to the people you admire, and get recognition as an expert in your field.

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