Editors

How Do You Get Paid for an Article After the Editor Leaves?

How Do You Get Paid for an Article After the Editor Leaves?

You write an article for an editor – after agreeing on a fee – and the editor leaves the magazine. How do you get paid for that article? Here’s what one blogger says: “I was commissioned to write two articles by a publishing company for their new magazine, which is launching this month. After agreeing […]

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6 Tips for Writing Articles That Editors Will Buy and Publish

How many articles do you have circulating? That’s the first tip for writing articles that editors will buy and publish! If you don’t know what it means to have “articles circulating”, check this out: “C. Hope Clark has a great rule of thumb to keep her submissions in the hands of editors and not on […]

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Need to Hire Managing Editors for Quips and Tips Blogs

Need to Hire Managing Editors for Quips and Tips Blogs

I need to hire a managing editor (or 7!) for my Quips and Tips blogs, but I don’t know how much to pay. I’m thinking payment per 100 page views, but I’d love your feedback… Here’s the scoop: For the past four years, I’ve been writing and blogging full-time — I started the Quips and […]

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When to Ask Magazine Editors About Article Pay Rates

Congratulations – a magazine editor is interested in publishing your article! But when do you ask about pay rates? These tips for freelancers are inspired by a reader’s question… “I’ve read several articles on this topic (pitching query letters) and am almost good to go,” says Laura on How to Pitch a Query Letter to Magazine […]

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For Reporters – The Best Way to Make Your Articles Better

What do you think is the best way to make your articles better? These tips for newspaper and magazine writing are especially for reporters – but they apply to all types of writers. They’re from Vancouver-based publication coach Daphne Gray-Grant – one of my writing mentors. “Do you see interviewing as a fact-gathering mission?” asks Gray-Grant. “If […]

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Why I Stopped Hiring Bloggers to Write for Quips and Tips

Why I Stopped Hiring Bloggers to Write for Quips and Tips

If you’re a freelance writer, these reasons I no longer pay writers for Quips and Tips articles will help you get more article assignments. Learn from my perspective as an editor – I offer several tips for freelancers below. Before the tips, a quip: “A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It’s a perverse taste, really, […]

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8 Freelance Writing Habits That Will Get You More Work

8 Freelance Writing Habits That Will Get You More Work

Want to get more work as a writer? Need clips and experience? Don’t miss these freelance writing habits – they work. The first two habits I describe are what got me the writing gig I’m starting today – a blogging job for which I’m charging “an arm and a leg” per word (when I’m too […]

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Can’t Get Published? Freelance Writers, Stop Doing This…

Can’t Get Published? Freelance Writers, Stop Doing This…

If you can’t get published, you’re making mistakes. Freelance writers, here are the top reasons I don’t assign articles – and sometimes don’t even return emails from writers. These tips will help you get your articles (and perhaps books) published…but only if you take a cold, hard look at your own writing. Before the tips, […]

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How to Pitch a Query Letter to Magazine Editors

How to Pitch a Query Letter to Magazine Editors

These tips on how to pitch a query letter to magazine editors will help you structure your writing and get your articles published. Querying and pitching query letters to editors are reliable ways to get freelance writing work. I’ve been on both sides of the fence – I worked as an editor receiving queries, and […]

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Email Bloopers! Funny Mistakes Writers Made When Emailing Editors

Email Bloopers! Funny Mistakes Writers Made When Emailing Editors

These email bloopers or mistakes writers make are not only true and funny, they’ll help you stay out of hot water with editors! I also included tips for emailing pitches to editors of magazines. Have you ever hit “Send” on an email – only to spot a cringe-worthy error just as it launched into cyberspace? […]

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