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Friday, April 20 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The scoop: How to break into magazine and newspaper freelancing

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If you've been dying for months or years to write for your favorite newspaper or magazine but you don't know how to get your foot in the door, hear from seasoned freelancers on how to get current clips, how to write a successful pitch and whether it's smart to work for free. They'll share their best secrets for landing great interviews and researching paying markets. Plus, they'll give you their best advice for cold calling editors, working within the "gig economy" and above all, getting your work published in your dream market. Moderated by UWGB's Rebecca Nesvet.

Speakers
avatar for Marci Martin

Marci Martin

I am a self-published author whose full-time gig is business writing. I began as a freelancer using bid sites and have expanded to becoming an S-Corp, doing regular marketing and landing such clients as LogMeIn, Praxis Consulting and federal contractors all over the world. As a mother... Read More →
avatar for Lee Pulaski

Lee Pulaski

Lee Pulaski wrote his first novel in 2007. Inspired by the beautiful fall foliage of northern Wisconsin, he used the backdrop to craft a tale of love between two men in a small town. From there, Lee continued writing stories featuring gay protagonists. In the last few years, he shifted... Read More →
avatar for Larry Scheckel

Larry Scheckel

science teacher, Tomah High School-retired
Larry Scheckel grew up on a family farm in the hill country of southwestern Wisconsin and attended a one-room country school. Larry started a teaching career in 1972 and retired, along with wife, Ann, in 2010. Larry Scheckel has been named Tomah Teacher of the Year three times, and... Read More →
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Sharon Verbeten

Sharon Verbeten is a career journalist, editor and freelance writer and is owner of her All Write Creative Services. For more than 20 years, she has written non-fiction magazine articles for many national trade publications, penned corporate communications and blog posts and is the... Read More →


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