Alex wrote a special issue of National Geographic. A lot of students and readers have asked what it’s like to write the issue. Here are some takeaways.
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Noah Davis has written for The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, The Verge, The Awl, Men’s Fitness…
“You should be paid for your work—don’t forget that that’s a goal—but writing for free isn’t the worst thing in the world as long as there’s a benefit.”
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Quinisha Jackson-Wright has written for the New York Times, The Muse, and The Financial Diet.
“Consistency is key. If you do one thing every day to build up your freelancing business, you’re making progress.”
Jackie Lam has written for Mental Floss, Investopedia, Forbes, Frommers, Business Insider, and more.
“Having a decent emergency savings and building a tribe, a strong support network of fellow freelancer writers, has been everything.”
Dr. Juli Fraga is a San Francisco-based psychologist and health writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and Quartz.
“Rejections can be disappointing, but I don’t take them personally. It’s part of the process.”
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