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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 24 October 2001
This is such a motivating book. It's particularly suited to someone starting out in journalism, particularly freelance and I would go as far as to say looking to write features. It thoroughly covers the basic all-you-need-to-know points about researching and writing an article through to how you go about selling your work. This book is a recommended text for many journalism courses and I can see why. It's everything you need to get started written in a refreshling upfront and candid way.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 19 October 2003
This book thoroughly lives up to its title: it is an excellent introduction to the market for freelance journalism and how to break into it.
Beware however! If you want to learn how to write then look elsewhere - this book will just provide some handy tips. Additionally, the more up-to-date audience will be disappointed that no mention is made of internet journalism or internet research methods.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 12 March 2002
This book is an excellent introduction to becoming a freelance writer. It takes you through everything you need to know step by step. There are excercises plus answers throughout the book, which are really useful as you actually get to practice what you are learning and they keep you motivated. It is written in a fresh and lively style and can be read from cover to cover unlike some 'how to' books. Don't write your first article without it!!
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on 22 December 2013
Joan lays out in a no-nonsense style, exactly what will and will not work for new journalists seeking print.

I have bought several books on this topic, this is 100% RECOMMENDED if you genuinely want to succeed as a writer READ THIS BOOK !!!
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on 6 May 2013
I have not actually started reading it properly, because I have not had the chance, However, there some hints on market research, journalism,grammar,punctuation etc. Many thanks
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on 18 January 2015
a little outdated but well written
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