Writing a freelance assignment? Gather the facts
Besides being a newspaper reporter early in my career, I’ve worked in the corporate trenches writing everything from news and feature stories for customer magazines and newsletters, to sales and fundraising letters. I’ve also spent a fair amount of time as a ghostwriter.
After all these years, my work style is second nature, from how I prepare for an assignment to how I interview sources and get into the writing itself.
But I often run into people who are eager to break into copywriting or freelance writing and they want to know how to go about it, so I decided to analyze and share some of my personal best practices.