This installment of the weekly advice column looks at the ethics of working as a freelance publicist and writer: can you have it both ways?
Use a letter of introduction to subtly entice an editor to work with you or buy your story, not bang them over the head with how great you are.
An story idea that I almost didn’t pitch ended up a hit. Here’s how it went down – another example of why you should always trust your reporter’s instincts.
Sometimes all it takes to get a writing gig is saying ‘I can do that.’ That’s what New Jersey freelancer Jen Miller discovered when she pitched a World Series story to the sports section of the New York Times – and then another, and another. Miller doesn’t normally cover sports. But she’s a Phillies fan […]