journalist spotlight lynn freehill-maye

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…

What Makes a Successful Blog?

Many bloggers dream of seeing their Web stats skyrocket out of nowhere. But while every blogger wants this, most have no idea how to achieve it. Is this success something one must work toward, or is it just good luck? Our recent #ConnectChat may have shed light on the answer to that question. The conversation was…

How to Become a Full-Time Freelancer

Randy Dotinga knows — probably better than anyone — the difficulties of transitioning into full-time freelance work. “I’ve been a full-time freelance writer since 1999. Before that, I was a daily newspaper reporter. It’s amazing that I’ve been doing this since 1999, considering that I’m only 25 years old,” he joked during a recent ProfNet #ConnectChat. Dotinga…