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Founded Sep 2014

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Members (1188)

 


About this hive

A place to share resources and make connections, to get feedback and find inspiration for freelance writers of all kinds everywhere. Let's expand our reach and help one another.

 

 

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Hive Leaders

Madeline Cohen

Hope to interview journalists about tips for prospective journalism

My name is Madeline, and I am a rising junior in college and a college journalist. I am considering going into journalism after college and ...

Lori De Milto

Last Chance to Find Out How Other Freelancers Get Great Clients

71% of freelancers say marketing is the “biggest challenge” or “one of the major challenges,” say the early results of my 5-minute marketing survey. If ...

How Freelancers Get the Clients they Deserve: 2016 Marketing Survey

Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified ...

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M...

Lori De Milto

Want to Know How Freelancers Get Great Clients?

Hi everyone. Find out what works best for freelancers in getting great clients by taking my 5-minute marketing survey. I’ll send everyone who takes the ...

How Freelancers Get the Clients they Deserve: 2016 Marketing Survey

Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified ...

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M...

Comments
  • Ruth Feiertag

    I look forward to learning what the survey reveals! Ruth

  • Lori De Milto

    The preliminary results so far have been quite interesting Ruth. I hope that the survey ...

Mark McLaughlin

Freelance Financial Proofreader

I'm looking to hire a freelance proofreader to review quarterly investment commentaries and related investment content for an asset management company in midtown Manhattan. Please ...

1 more comment
  • Krista Wakefield (Haimovitch)

    Hi Mark, I'd love to be considered, as long as the job isn't location-dependent. I'm ...

  • Margaret Konecsni

    Hello, Mark. If you are still looking for a freelance proofreader for the asset management ...

Allison Goldstein

Seeking free screencasting software

Does anyone create screencast videos? I am looking for an easy way to take a video of my screen + audio (me talking). I don't ...

3 more comments
  • Allison Goldstein

    Thank you so much!!! I do have a Mac--I should have thought to look and ...

  • Patrice Williams-Marks

    Still looking? I use this Mac app that is FREE and amazing: QuickCast

Timothy Mayer

Hello

I joined up to network with other freelance writers. I ghost write full time, but would like to start publishing under my own name to ...

2 more comments
  • Charles Smart

    I would also like to hear how you became a full-time writer. I'm a medical ...

  • Timothy Mayer

    It's easy. You go on www.upwork.com, make a profile and start bidding on jobs. I ...

Antonella Ciancio

Save the date: NPC freelance journalist workshop on June 10

Ciao! I wanted to inform about the upcoming Freelance Workshop at the National Press Club in Washington DC on June 10. The focus will be ...

NPC Freelance Workshop: Trade Publications and Monetizing Social Media

Location: Conference Rooms Working as a freelancer often requires you to explore new markets beyond ...

http://www.press.org/events/npc-...

Jordan Rodriguez

Opening a Small Publishing Press

Hello everyone, I'd like to introduce you to a project I'm starting. I'm opening a small publishing press, and want to get as many people ...

2 more comments
  • Jordan Rodriguez

    Amy. Yes at the time of the post, there was no title. Charles. Thanks?

  • Amy Livingston

    I just wondered, because I thought Working Title would be an amusing name for a ...

Nithin C

Getting cut-off by an outlet with no response...

Here's my story - I won't name the outlet publicly but can share via PM, but they are a well known, new-wave digital media outlet. ...

6 more comments
  • Hugh Sansom

    That is the world of freelance. Many writers have produced work, been paid an enormous ...

  • Nithin C

    Thanks guys! It's hard balancing being tenacious (often times, I've found this to help me ...

Cynthia Baumann

Just joined this hive. I'm a certified freelance editor and proofreader. I also write fiction. Haven't published anything yet. Things are slow. Seems I'm really ...

5 more comments
  • Cynthia Baumann

    I was an English major in college. But then I had a job where I ...

  • Erica Ellis

    When I was first getting started as a freelance editor, I sent emails to writing ...

Lori De Milto

Interested in high-paying, high-demand freelance opportunities?

Join us for the 14th Annual Freelance Conference, a day of extraordinary learning and networking for seasoned, new, and aspiring freelance medical writers. Sponsored by ...

http://www.amwa-dvc.org/UserFile...

Laura Murphy

This list is awesome

Great writing tools. Great photo tools. Great video tools. For the writer/photographer/cinematographer in you :)

Elevate your writing, photo and video content with 11 simple tools

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Kate Bielamowicz

How do you break bad news to a source?

What do you do when you don't end up using an interview for a piece? How do you tell the source without coming across as ...

Comments
  • Corinne Marasco

    I made it a habit to let people know that I may not be able ...

  • Gail Sideman

    Telling a source that he/she many not be included in the story is a gesture ...

Ambre Leffler

Protocol for previewing a project to get a fair rate

I was hired to copy edit a book that I was told had been edited and proofread by two other people. The author intended it ...

5 more comments
  • Corinne Marasco

    This is from the Editorial Freelancers Association http://www.the-efa.org/res/rates.php so you can compare with what Writer's ...

  • Lisbeth Tanz

    Hi Ambre, I have experienced the same thing you did. I learned the hard way ...

Rochelle Broder-Singer

Subcontractors and marking up their fees

Anyone here ever hire a subcontractor to help with a project for a client? If you have, do you typically markup what the subcontractor charges ...

5 more comments
  • Rochelle Broder-Singer

    I initially felt odd about marking up subcontractors' fees. But I've come to realize that ...

  • Lori De Milto

    You should definitely charge your client enough to cover your administrative time related to subcontracting. ...

Laura Murphy

Do you write on public transportation?

A 45-minute commute seems like a good moment to knock some free-writing out... but I feel a little self-conscious pulling out a notebook, especially on ...

4 more comments
  • Charles Smart

    When I first started writing, a fellow writer advised me to always answer when my ...

  • Eavan Moore

    Charles, Moleskine is a brand of notebooks. They're pretty popular with the writers and frequent ...

Laura Murphy

Do you work for exposure?

Great post on the blog by Freelancers Union member Samita Sarkar:

Why I don't work for exposure

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested ...

https://www.freelancersunion.org...

Kate Bielamowicz

Has anyone tried Blendle?

Do you think we'll actually see the extra $?

Is Blendle Ready to Become iTunes for Journalism?

Editor's note: This article was adapted from a version recently published on our Contently sister ...

https://contently.com/strategist...

2 more comments
  • Kate Bielamowicz

    Maybe some of the diction is dramatic, but this screams "generational divide" to me more ...

  • Solomon Kleinsmith

    Really the issue is that the guy sets a stage that is just plain inaccurate. ...

Ashley Jones

Scooped by an Editor

My heart is about to stop. I'm shaking trying to write this and to keep it as brief as possible, I pitched a breaking and ...

13 more comments
  • Charlie Allenson

    You can also publish it online with Medium.com. It's easy to set up an account. ...

  • Pamela Thompson Smith

    Ashley, perhaps this link can help you with future pitches, too: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/land-first-big-magazine-writing-assignment/#.VtyoBcDtA4o.mailto

Michael Dote

Interested in getting a press release written up

Hello everyone! My name is Mike Dote and I'm a Photographer/Filmmaker, I have schizophrenia, and I'm interested in garnering some press for a documentary I'm ...

CLICK HERE to support Unmasked: A bout with Schizophrenia

This is the story of Mike, his struggle with schizophrenia and his return to the ...

https://www.indiegogo.com/projec...

8 more comments
  • Patrice Williams-Marks

    Congrats on funding your project! It looks amazing. I hope it gets the recognition it ...

  • Charles Smart

    Congratulations on securing funding! My offer of assistance still stands.

Madeline Cohen

Hope to interview journalists about tips for prospective journalism

My name is Madeline, and I am a rising junior in college and a college journalist. I am considering going into journalism after college and ...

Lori De Milto

Last Chance to Find Out How Other Freelancers Get Great Clients

71% of freelancers say marketing is the “biggest challenge” or “one of the major challenges,” say the early results of my 5-minute marketing survey. If ...

How Freelancers Get the Clients they Deserve: 2016 Marketing Survey

Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified ...

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M...

Lori De Milto

Want to Know How Freelancers Get Great Clients?

Hi everyone. Find out what works best for freelancers in getting great clients by taking my 5-minute marketing survey. I’ll send everyone who takes the ...

How Freelancers Get the Clients they Deserve: 2016 Marketing Survey

Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified ...

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M...

Comments
  • Ruth Feiertag

    I look forward to learning what the survey reveals! Ruth

  • Lori De Milto

    The preliminary results so far have been quite interesting Ruth. I hope that the survey ...

Antonella Ciancio

Save the date: NPC freelance journalist workshop on June 10

Ciao! I wanted to inform about the upcoming Freelance Workshop at the National Press Club in Washington DC on June 10. The focus will be ...

NPC Freelance Workshop: Trade Publications and Monetizing Social Media

Location: Conference Rooms Working as a freelancer often requires you to explore new markets beyond ...

http://www.press.org/events/npc-...

Kate Bielamowicz

How do you break bad news to a source?

What do you do when you don't end up using an interview for a piece? How do you tell the source without coming across as ...

Comments
  • Corinne Marasco

    I made it a habit to let people know that I may not be able ...

  • Gail Sideman

    Telling a source that he/she many not be included in the story is a gesture ...

Ambre Leffler

Protocol for previewing a project to get a fair rate

I was hired to copy edit a book that I was told had been edited and proofread by two other people. The author intended it ...

5 more comments
  • Corinne Marasco

    This is from the Editorial Freelancers Association http://www.the-efa.org/res/rates.php so you can compare with what Writer's ...

  • Lisbeth Tanz

    Hi Ambre, I have experienced the same thing you did. I learned the hard way ...

Kate Bielamowicz

Has anyone tried Blendle?

Do you think we'll actually see the extra $?

Is Blendle Ready to Become iTunes for Journalism?

Editor's note: This article was adapted from a version recently published on our Contently sister ...

https://contently.com/strategist...

2 more comments
  • Kate Bielamowicz

    Maybe some of the diction is dramatic, but this screams "generational divide" to me more ...

  • Solomon Kleinsmith

    Really the issue is that the guy sets a stage that is just plain inaccurate. ...