No contacts? No problem! How to Pitch and Sell a Freelance Feature by Catherine Quinn

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There are plenty of books on the market which tell you how to write stylish prose, attention-grabbing headlines or market yourself better as a freelance writer. But how do you get that first piece published in a national publication? This book shows you the techniques that real freelancers use to sell their ideas and get into print.

Professional freelancer Catherine Quinn, who built a successful freelance career from scratch, guides you through a step-by-step process to get your first article in print, from how to format your pitch, to identifying the undersold freelance hotspots.

Her tried and tested step-by-step approach:

- Shows you how to scope the market and pick the most likely potential customers
- Gives the inside track on how to convince editors who've never heard of you to commission your work
- Tells you what to expect at every step along the pitching process
- Includes a four week plan with a day-by-day process to kick start your freelance career


About Catherine Quinn

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Catherine Quinn is a freelance writer supplying features and copy to national and local press. These publications include The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Times, The Mirror and The Evening Standard.
Published March 28, 2010 by Methuen Drama. 192 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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