How to become a Freelance Writer/Journalist

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: May 2017
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Freelance writers and journalists produce original content for a range of publications including trade and consumer magazines and journals, newspapers, websites, blogs, reports and newsletters. While some specialise in providing a particular type of content, writing about specialist subjects such as food, fashion or politics, others work on a range of general projects including features, articles and newsletters.

Writers usually work on commission, although some produce articles 'on spec', which they then pitch to publication editors or potential clients.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a freelance writer or journalist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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