All posts tagged: ethics

She tweeted what?!

Two weeks ago, I had stories published in The New York Times and Zelle, which is Runner’s World’s new(ish) women’s-focused website. For both stories, the publications put my twitter handle in their tweets sharing the stories. I was ecstatic – of course! What great exposure! Maybe I’d pick up a few followers who would eventually buy my book! And more… Read more…

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10 items for a 10-year freelancerversary

Ten years ago, I quit my job, stuck an “A” in my byline, and struck out on my own as a full time freelance writer. I’ve been thinking about what I’d say today since I realized that this year would be the big 1-0, and I keep drawing blanks. So I’m going to use one… Read more…

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The Ethical Freelancer: Charging fees for a product review?

I got an email yesterday that startled me. It included the following line: “I would like to do a review of this. My fee for the review is $75 + product.” After scrolling through the email chain, I realized that I’d been cced by accident on an email between a PR company and a blogger.… Read more…

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Are freelance writers rivals?

I spoke to my friend Amy’s journalism class a few weeks ago. I do this once or twice a year, and the students are usually full of questions about how do I make contact with editors (connections or cold pitches), how do I spend my day (more scheduled than you’d believe), and can you actually… Read more…

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