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Zelda: The Anonymous Author

“I’ve learned to pay attention to everything in detail and this habit makes me really patient to find the exact words to describe things when I’m writing.”

Noah Davis on the Two Elements of a Successful Pitch

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.”

Jackie Lam

Jackie Lam on becoming a full-time freelancer

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.”

Juli Fraga on pitching publications and editors

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.”