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Smart Insider Strategies For the Ambitious Freelancer in 2016

Lynn Freehill-Maye is an independent writer and co-chair of this year’s American Society of Journalists Conference (ASJA). She writes about “compelling people and places from her home in upstate New York and beyond.” Before becoming an independent writer, she worked as the tourism and environment reporter at the Pulitzer Prize-winning Virgin Islands Daily News and as editor of the University of Texas’ 200,000-reader alumni…

Bob O'Brien - The Deal journalist

Journalist Spotlight: Bob O’Brien, The Deal

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, where we go behind the scenes with a journalist and ProfNet user. This installment features business journalist Bob O’Brien of The Deal, who also spent many years at The Wall Street Journal. If you’re a journalist who uses ProfNet, email evelyn.tipacti@prnewswire.com and you could be featured next. Bob O’Brien is a senior writer at The Deal, covering private equity.…

Alex Kasprak, BuzzFeed

Journalist Spotlight: Alex Kasprak, BuzzFeed

Alex Kasprak is a science writer with experience as both a scientist and as a science communicator. Before turning to writing, he studied fossilized chemicals in ancient rocks in an effort to shed light on dramatic periods of environmental change during mass extinction events. As a writer, Kasprak has focused on science communication and outreach over…

Dale Buss, Forbes Contributor

Journalist Spotlight: Dale Buss, Contributing Editor and Author

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, where we go behind the scenes with a journalist and ProfNet user. This installment features Dale Buss, a writer and regular contributor to major outlets like Forbes and the New York Times.  If you’re a journalist who uses ProfNet, email evelyn.tipacti@prnewswire.com and you could be featured next. Dale Buss is an experienced author and journalist with…

Journalist Spotlight - Sean Powers

Journalist Spotlight: Sean Powers, Georgia Public Broadcasting

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, where we go behind the scenes with a journalist and ProfNet user. This installment features Sean Powers (@SeanPowersGPB), a producer and reporter. If you’re a journalist who uses ProfNet, email evelyn.tipacti@prnewswire.com and you could be featured next. Sean Powers is a producer for “On Second Thought” and Georgia Public Broadcasting‘s “All Things Considered.” A native of the…

Journalist Spotlight: Jen A. Miller, Freelance Journalist and Author

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, where we go behind the scenes with a journalist and ProfNet user. This installment features Jen A. Miller (@byJenAMiller), a freelance journalist and author. If you’re a journalist who uses ProfNet, email evelyn.tipacti@prnewswire.com and you could be featured next. Jen A. Miller has been an independent journalist for over a decade. But, she didn’t start…

Journalist Spotlight: Kristi Gustafson Barlette, Editor at Times Union

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, where we go behind the scenes with a journalist and ProfNet user. This installment features Kristi Gustafson Barlette (@JustKristi), an editor at the Times Union, a Hearst publication in upstate New York. If you’re a journalist who uses ProfNet, email evelyn.tipacti@prnewswire.com and you could be featured next. When she was in eighth grade, Kristi Gustafson Barlette attended…

Journalist Spotlight: George Putic, Voice of America

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, a Q&A series with a journalist and ProfNet user. In this installment, we’re featuring George Putic, a science and technology reporter with Voice of America. After receiving a degree in dramaturgy from Belgrade University’s School of Dramatic Arts in Serbia, George Putic realized his calling was the screen and broadcast news. “Theater was attractive as a…

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Ghostwriting 101: What Authors Need to Know

One of the most frequent questions we get from writers is, “How do I break into ghostwriting?” To answer that question, we turned to ghostwriting expert Marcia Layton Turner (@MarciaTurner) for her advice and insight. In a Twitter chat hosted by ProfNet, Turner answered a variety of questions on ghostwriting, focusing specifically on the book…

Journalist Spotlight: James Pilcher, Cincinnati and Kentucky Enquirer

Welcome to Journalist Spotlight, a Q&A series with a journalist and ProfNet user. In this installment, we’re featuring James Pilcher, an investigative reporter with the Cincinnati Enquirer and Kentucky Enquirer.  James Pilcher (@jamespilcher) didn’t always want to be a journalist. “Actually I thought about being a lawyer or trying to work for the State Department,” he…