This book contains all you need to know to work as a freelance journalist. It is the perfect introduction for career changers, writers, university ... Show synopsis This book contains all you need to know to work as a freelance journalist. It is the perfect introduction for career changers, writers, university graduates, school and college leavers, communications professionals and those who just wants a rewarding part-time challenge. In it you'll discover: - the tools of the trade - news, views, reviews, opinion pieces, plus feature writing, travel writing, music writing, sports writing - what it's like to step into the unknown and work for yourself - how to pitch your ideas successfully to editors - how to brainstorm original ideas - how to market yourself as a freelance journalist. You'll also find tips and advice from a wide range of successful freelance journalists and editors, including: Simon Calder, Editor of the Independent Traveller magazine; Phil Sutcliffe, freelance music journalist for Q, Sounds and Mojo; Lia Leendertz, The Guardian Weekend magazine's gardening columnist; and Damien Barr, Lifestyle journalist for The Times.