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  • Paperback: 225 pages
  • Publisher: How To Books (16 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845283953
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845283957
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Marc Leverton is a freelance writer, editor and lecturer based in Bristol.

He is the author of 'How to work as a freelance journalist' (How to Books), 'Banksy: Myths and Legends' (Carpet Bombing Culture) and 'Glastonbury Festival: Myths and Legends' (Tangent Books).

He is also a contributor to 'The Naked Guide to Bristol', the 'Banksy Bristol Tour' app and editor of Del Brown's 'Property - Bristol Fashion' and sub-editor of the 'See No Evil' street art festival book.

As a freelance journalist his writing has been published by The Guardian, Real Travel, Venue, Bristol Review of Books and many others. He is the former Publisher of The Big Issue South West.

He has taught professional writing, journalism, publishing at Weston College, The Arvon Foundation, UWE and Bath Spa University.

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'I defy the novice writer to find any aspect of his newly-chosen profession that isn't covered somewhere. This is a very good place to start.'-- Bristol review of Books.

'This book has a wealth of places and organisations that a budding writer can go for advice and for further informaton.' --www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk.

'Valuable insight in today's global marketplace.' --Freelance Writer's Report.

About the Author

The author, Marc Leverton, has over two decades of media experience. After working as Publisher at The Big Issue South West magazine, he went on to work as a freelance journalist, writing for The Guardian, The Big Issue, Business Insider, Mind Magazine, Venue and many others. He also teaches freelance journalism skills at Bath Spa University and Weston College.

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This book is ok but is full of exercises teaching you how to write and not tips that will help you become a professional freelance journalist. Mildly useful but if you're already a writer, not worth breaking the bank over.
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By Thomas on 4 July 2013
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covers the basics of working as a journalist.
includes some basic starting points and surprisingly useful exercises.
at parts quite demotivating (don't expect to make a living as a classic journalist).
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I gave this as a Christmas present to my unemployed son. He said it was an excellent read - but I'm not aware of him acting on it!
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This is an insiders guide to becoming a freelance journalist and offers a personal account of the pros and cons of journalism.
The contents are easily read in sequence or stand alone to give a broader perspective of beginning a career as a freelance.
There are a number of exercises which can be completed and the information is comprehensive enough to allow the beginner a head start in the venture.
I did find the stand alone chapters in sports writing,travel writing, feature writing etc to only be of mild interest other than those who would see that as there niche.
Another aspect of the book is narratives from established professionals in their field offering personal advice on aspects of journalism particularly on issues such as establishing contacts,networking or working alone.
Overall, a good book and suggest if there is only one book you need it is this one both for its depth, practical advice and useful contacts.
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By daisysparkle2 on 19 Jan. 2013
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I bought this as a present for my nephew who is studying to be a journalist, it arrived speedily and in perfect condition
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