For most of us, the idea of traveling the world as a professional travel writer is nothing more than a pipe dream, but with the advice in this guide, it could be the beginning of your next adventure.
Professional travel writer, Tim Neville, started freelancing in 2002 and hasn’t stopped since, writing hundreds of articles for outlets including The New York Times, The Observer, USA Today, Men’s Journal, and Ski. From how to get started, growing your network and pitching ideas, to giving editors what they want, diversifying your income and dealing with rejection, Tim shares his tips and advice from the inside of this exciting business..
Tim shares how he started out and reflects on the history of great travel writing .
Networking, impressing editors, deciding whether to get a job on staff or make it as a freelancer, plus how to diversify your income.
Find out what editors want, how to grow ideas and pitch articles, and how to create many articles from one trip. Plus, dealing with rejection.
How to plan and research before during and after a trip, what to pack, note taking, interview tips and tricks, the importance of details and fact checking.
How to negotiate rates, expenses, the ethics of press trips, and how to make it pay.
Plus, tips from previous World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship winners, and professional writers share how they got their big break.
Along with the opportunity to explore and discover the world, its myriad people, cultures and landscapes, comes the need to make enough money for it to be possible.