Freelance reference, writing and visuals

On Writing Well, by William Zinsser
On Writing, by Stephen King
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Annie Lamott
Writer’s Market (annual edition), by Writer’s Digest
Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg
The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success, by Linda Formichelli
ProBlogger: Secrets to Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Darren Rowse
Designing with Web Standards, by Jeffrey Zeldman
graphic design cookbook, by Leonard Koren and R. Wippo Meckler
designing for interaction, by Dan Saffer
Information Trapping: Real-Time Research on the Web, by Tara Calishain

Writer’s Digest
The Writer
The Columbia Journalism Review
American Journalism Review

Web sites
Quick reference for just about everything, from Alex Johnson
Charlotte Writer’s Club
Bloggers and Journalists on Social Media Charlotte
Writer’s Market (Paid site; Includes “How Much Do I Charge?” guidelines)
Media Bistro
Freelancer’s Union
Media Bloggers
The Incomplete Manifesto (for philosophy)
Twitter, filtered with hash tags for #Editorchat, #Journchat, #Prchat, #Designchat

Business stuff
Writing a Killer Contract, with a link to a sample.
Spreadsheet to project five year financial plan, from Suzanne Yada.

Online News Association
RJI Collaboratory (Entrepreneurial journalists in action)
AIGA Charlotte
KnowledgeWebb ($89 a year)
Society of News Design
Media Bistro

(List from Rhi Bowman of The Word Trade and Andria Krewson.)


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