Hint #6 Land your first gig

MAGAZINE HEALTH WRITING BASIC 12 part – 6 So you’ve found your starting point, networked with other writers to get the lay of the land, identified possible markets, developed article ideas, crafted killer queries, and emailed them to specific editors. When you didn’t hear back, you followed up. And when you still didn’t hear back, […]

Hint #5 Don’t lose heart

MAGAZINE HEALTH WRITING BASIC 12 part – 5 Hear the phone not ringing? Hear your email not pinging? You hear nothing but crickets, you say?  Don’t lose heart; those are just the friendly freelance fairies whispering in your ear to try a little harder. This is a competitive business. Health, fitness, and nutrition editors at […]

Hint #3 Master your markets

MAGAZINE HEALTH WRITING BASIC 12  – part 3 Editors want to work with writers who get them and know why their publication is unique. If you think they’re all the same, look again. Whether you’re pitching an article idea or writing an article on assignment, you’ll stay on track by understanding the publication’s particular focus […]

Hint #2: Network with writers

MAGAZINE HEALTH WRITING BASIC 12 part – 2 Even before you snag your first health writing assignment, it helps to hang around on writers forums, subscribe to writers’ blogs, and read books recently written by established working freelancers. I don’t just mean health writers–in fact resources specifically for health writers are scarce (that’s why I […]

Hint #1: Start where you are

MAGAZINE HEALTH WRITING BASIC 12 – part 1 No matter what your previous experience, you can use it to begin a new career in health writing for magazines, websites, books, and/or custom publications. Do you have medical experience? Writing cred from a different specialty? Personal experience with a particular health issue? A connection with a […]