Freelance Tricks of the Trade: Researching Magazines in Record Time

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April 8, 2015 by mfafard

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If you want to stay on top of your trade, you have to keep-up on trends by reading books, magazines, blogs, etc. As a freelancer, not only do I read trade publications to stay abreast of changes in my industry, but I also read these publications for the following reasons:

  • To find better/faster ways to do what I do.
  • To find more markets/opportunities.

51lJ6Bdh+lL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_With these two goals in mind, I came across Jenna Glatzer’s book, Make a Real Living As a Freelance Writer: How to Win Top Writing Assignments. Granted, the publication is about 10 years old, so some of the information is a little outdated. Nevertheless, this book offers some fantastic advice about researching magazines, writing perfect pitch letters, brainstorming story ideas, and several other topics.

Obviously, I can’t cover everything, but I would like to offer a review of Glatzer’s strategies for researching magazines, found in…

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