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March 31st, 2010 • Quill Archives, Freelance Toolbox
Freelance Toolbox

Perhaps you’ve noticed advertising for Demand Studios on the Society of Professional Journalists’ Web site or in Quill. Maybe you noticed Demand Studios at SPJ’s convention in August in Indianapolis. Demand Studios is the creative arm of Demand Media, an upstart Web enterprise that has undertaken the Herculean task of providing answers to every question any Web user might ask.

March 3rd, 2009 • Quill Archives
How SPJ can help freelancers

Freelance journalism can be solitary work. I work from an extra bedroom of my home, my dog snoring at my feet. Some of my friends and family wonder whether I really have a job. My editors are scattered nationwide. Few have met me in person.

May 1st, 2006 • Quill Archives
Beat Guide: Freelance writing

Most of the time freelancers don’t sell stories. We sell the promise of a story. We make our sales before writing query letters and informal pitches, and so really we sell ourselves as professionals. And we’d better know our stuff. Busy editors know little about us beyond what’s in those pitches.