Anna DaviesSavannah, Georgia, United States
If you want autonomy in your work, the chance to exercise your creativity, a way to share your interests with millions of readers and a great work/life balance, then becoming a freelance writer made be the right profession for you.
I have worked in editorial capacities for Cosmopolitan, Redbook and Family Circle and have written for magazines like Glamour, Elle, Fitness and Self. I am proud my byline has frequently appeared in publications with readerships in the millions. I have also ghostwritten ten bestselling young audience novels and written three young audience novels under my own name for top publishing companies like Scholastic and Simon & Schuster. My personal essays and articles have appeared in publications including The New York Times, New York, Seventeen, Page Six, Fitness and Marie Claire.
Here’s a bit of what we can cover in our PivotPlanet session(s):
• How to understand how the pitching process works.
• How to craft a great pitch. (I've taught classes walking people through the pitch process. After one session, clients have a grasp of how to pitch to major publications.)
• How to think of writing as a business.
• How to revise and re-use writing to make it saleable.
• How to support yourself on your writing.
My expertise also includes polishing personal essays and op-eds for local and national publications and tailoring writing for different markets.
I've been able to totally support myself on my writing and have a great work/life balance. For example, I was able to take a six-week trip around Europe while working the whole time.
I'm proud of my articles, and I'm proud I have been able to write personal essays about things I care about the most like relationships and family. I have extensive experience writing for teens and twentysomethings on the topics of relationships, health, psychology, sex and fitness.
I'm always looking for interesting assignments and content strategy partnerships, I used to be afraid of rejection, but I'm not anymore—and neither should you! I have learned the power of revision, the power of smart critiques and how to make an editor pay attention to you in the right way. I look forward to sharing my experience and what I have learned with you.