Ed Gandia

What Freelance Writers Can Learn From the World’s Best Restaurant

By Ed Gandia Bern’s Steakhouse is by far my favorite restaurant anywhere. I’m not alone. John Mariani, one of America’s top food critics, has called this Tampa, Fla. steakhouse “the most remarkable restaurant in the entire world.” Why is Bern’s …

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5 Secrets No One Tells You About How to Write for the Fortune 500

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a freelance writer for a big, brand-name company? You’d leave behind the feast-and-famine world of writing for small businesses with their meager marketing budgets, or regional publications that pay …

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Marketing 101 for Freelance Writers #16: How to Get Prospects Warmed Up

One writer recently asked me about how to reach out to trade publications and companies. Unlike magazines, where you pitch a story idea in a query letter, it’s hard to know what sorts of articles this other kind of prospect …

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The Best Freelance Writing Advice I Heard All Year

Heard any useful writing advice lately? I have. Since July, I’ve been holding weekly live events for members of Freelance Writers Den. Each week, I invite a writing pro to guest on the podcast and share their knowledge. This has …

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113 Things You Can Do to Grow Your Freelance Writing Income — Now

Aren’t you sick of the negativity out there in the freelance writing community? I know I am. You know the spiel. Comments like: The economy is still so awful, bla bla bla. All articles are now $5 or less. I …

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6 Things You’re Flubbing in Your Marketing Emails

I’ve been reading a lot of writers’ letters of introduction lately as part of an online-writing bootcamp I put on. An LOI is a short email you send to introduce yourself to prospective businesses or trade-publication editors. These are also …

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