Aug. 13: Great Niches: Writing about Travel (Podcast)
James Durston is the former senior producer for CNN Travel, current digital editor for Discovery, the inflight magazine, and founder of Pitchwhiz.com, a platform that helps freelance writers structure and sell their stories, and editors find writers with great ideas. James is also the author of the TravelWriteEarn.com blog, and has written two books giving travel writing advice from the editor’s side of the desk: How To Sell Travel Stories and Why Editors Don’t Reply.
Gabi Logan is a Certified Executive Coach, author, and co-owner of the Rosewood Writing Retreat Center, and Dream of Travel Writing, which helps freelance travel writers grow their incomes. Author of The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map, she coaches travel writers privately, at her writing retreat in the Catskill Mountains of New York, and in workshops around the world, and edits the Travel Magazine Database, which includes daily posts analyzing which sections of travel magazines are open to freelance writers and how to pitch them. Her work has appeared in national and international publications, including The Dallas Morning News, USA TODAY, and print anthologies.
Aug. 20: Strategies to Upsell Clients (Podcast)
Kimberlee Morrison is a freelance writer and co-author of the Freedom Writer’s Diary, a collection of autobiographical short stories, a New York Times Best Seller and the basis for the Paramount Feature Film, “Freedom Writers.” Kimberlee has spent more than a decade writing about business, leadership, digital marketing and technology. She specializes in ghostwriting editorial contributions for business leaders and executives, and her work has appeared in a variety of business publications including Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fortune, CMO, Business Insider, MediaPost, MSNBC,TIME and AdWeek.
Laura left her career as a burned-out middle school teacher to pursue her dream of writing in 2012. She scaled her freelance writing business to six figures in less than 18 months and has optimized her business to work reduced hours while making more money thanks to a focus on ideal clients. Laura is also “all but dissertation” with her PhD in public administration and policy and loves that her freelance writing life allows her to travel often as she is also a military spouse.
Sept. 4: Self-editing (Podcast)
“Watch out” is the Montgomerie family motto; that was probably Adrienne’s first call to editing. You will recognize Adrienne as “scieditor” in social media, as a columnist for Copyediting’s blog and magazine, and as author of the Editing in Word 2016 self-study workbook. She is a nationally certified copyeditor who has been editing educational materials for over 20 years and teaching other editors since about 2012 in both higher ed and professional organizations. She literally wrote the book on editing in Word as well as chapters on tech for editing and editing educational materials. She loves the STEM topics she edits for international organizations and experts aiming at the general public, but longs to work on the humour that gets excised from all those materials.
Katharine O’Moore-Klopf is a professional editor focusing mainly on medical editing. She’s worked in newspapers and book publishing and has edited theater play scripts, fiction, popular nonfiction, biography, how-to books, and consumer health and psychology to medical textbooks and biomedical journals.
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