Freelancing 101: How to Thrive as an Independent Education Writer

1 hour


Are you interested in freelancing, but don’t know how to get started? Veteran journalist David McKay Wilson offers a primer for reporters new to freelancing and those who want to learn the ropes of this exciting career path. Wilson broke into journalism as a freelancer for the Boston Phoenix and continued to freelance over his 26-year career. He left Gannett’s The Journal News in 2007 after 21 years to launch a business that focuses primarily on publications at institutions of higher education.

He is a regular contributor to publications at Columbia, Harvard, Dartmouth, Fordham, Loyola Chicago, SUNY Purchase, NY Institute of Technology, and Sarah Lawrence. His work has appeared in alumni magazines at 101 colleges and universities, including 33 institutions in 2011.