Are you a writer or editor who is thinking about making the leap into the freelance world? Or are you working in a totally different industry, but are looking to take on writing as a side hustle? If so, you aren’t alone. More than one third of U.S. workers are part of the gig economy. That’s 57 million people! The freelance world is growing, and guess what? There is room for your voice.
Over the years budding writers have reached out to me, inquiring about launching their freelance careers. While I’d love to be able to meet each and every one of you to discuss your future path in writing and editing, I unfortunately can’t. As a brand-new mom my priority is taking care of my baby — while also attempting to write and edit — and I sadly don’t have the time to meet up for drinks and chat. But, I have created some resources (via MediaBistro + my blog) for writers and editors who are interested in venturing out on their own. Check them out below.
MY FREELANCE WRITING WORKSHOP
If you live in the Richmond, Virginia area, I teach a writing workshop on freelancing at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond every semester. In the three-hour class you will learn about: brainstorming and pitching stories, selling your work, and the editing process. I also touch on how you can turn one story into many (AKA more $$$). My next workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m, and it’s $35. Sign up here!