Jul 24, 2020
Going freelance is the talk of the town in 2021, but it’s much easier said than done. For a lot of artists, working as a freelance illustrator offers the creative freedom they so desire. At the same time, it comes with a range of responsibilities that can make aspiring independent artists hesitate... Read more →
Jun 12, 2020
Working as a freelancer can be daunting, especially when you’re just starting out: you have to manage everything, from the work itself to the administration side of things. So it follows that you might find yourself searching for support and mentorship by joining societies and organizations. Read more →
May 27, 2020
Creatives who seek independence often turn to freelance illustration jobs — but they’ll tell you that the search for rewarding and stimulating gigs isn’t a breeze. It’s especially challenging for young artists who are still on their way to becoming a freelance illustrator and who are still trying... Read more →
May 08, 2020
Do your friends come to you to edit their essays and e-mails? Do you get annoyed when you come across even the slightest typo? Are you the type of person to read a paper five times over before finally handing it in to make sure grammar and punctuation are perfect?
If so, then you might turn out ... Read more →
May 01, 2020
Note: This white paper was first published in May 2017
The freelance workforce is developing rapidly, as is the publishing industry’s reliance on outsourced professionals. To derive benefit from this evolving publisher–freelancer relationship, structural changes need to be made in-house to accom... Read more →
Apr 06, 2020
Landing an editorial assistant job in NYC is the logical first step on a career path that leads you to become an editor. If your final goal is to become an executive editor at Penguin Random House who plucks new authors from obscurity and turns their books into New York Times #1 bestsellers, then... Read more →
Mar 26, 2020
Close your eyes. Try to remember sinking into the art of your favorite children’s book: the one that you would pick up dozens of times a week. Did it dazzle you with stories of knights, dragons and stolen treasure? Perhaps it taught you that even a mouse and a lion could become best friends. Mayb... Read more →
Feb 07, 2020
If you’re in the process of breaking into the children’s illustration market, one of the most important things to know is where to look for children’s book illustrator jobs. Because while there are tons of opportunities out there, it’s not always clear how to find them!
Fortunately, this article... Read more →
Dec 21, 2019
Are you the kind of person who can glance over a block of text and spot all the typos immediately? Do you get a special kind of satisfaction from feeding back on friends’ essays? Have you always loved literature and dreamt of working with words, words, words (as Hamlet once said)?
If you answere... Read more →
Dec 16, 2019
So you want to be a ghostwriter? Tapping away at the keyboard in anonymity, collecting checks and paying the mortgage. Nice. But as with all freelance work, there's one big question: how do you find and land ghostwriting jobs?
To answer this, we asked veteran ghostwriter David Congreave for his ... Read more →