Episode 19

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Published on:

23rd Dec 2020

Writing for specialist titles

In this episode we quiz two specialist writers about how they carved out their niche.

Freelance music journalist Matt Parker discusses how he broke into magazines whilst technology journalist Sooraj Shah tells us how to approach editors when you cover a specialist beat.

The Guests

Matt Parker https://mattparkerfreelance.com/ @emptyparker

Sooraj Shah https://soorajshah.com/ @Sooraj_Shah

Resources

Worldwide freelance writing markets https://www.worldwidefreelance.com/

Readly magazine database https://gb.readly.com/

Journo Resources freelance rate https://www.journoresources.org.uk/freelance-rates/

NUJ freelance rates https://www.nuj.org.uk/work/freelance/

Creative Money https://www.creativemoney.co.uk/

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About the Podcast

Freelancing for Journalists
Lifting the lid on freelance life. Experienced freelance journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson guide you through everything you need to know about working for yourself. From where to get work, to how to get paid and everything in between.

Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers to bitcoin experts and current affairs broadcasters.

Packed with trade secrets, top tips and amusing anecdotes this is an unmissable How To guide for anyone interested in freelance journalism life.

Edited by Richard Wilson.

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