Writing About Lifestyle Topics For A Magazine

Writing About Lifestyle Topics For A Magazine
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Hats off to all of you inspired to write about lifestyle. It’s a fabulous subject area loaded with possibility. Of course, there are already a whole lot of articles written and published every day covering everything from food to health to travel and beyond. But, I’m very glad that fact isn’t dissuading you.

Your story will be at least as readable as anyone else’s. But, before your story is published in a magazine, you have to do a little homework. Continue reading → Writing About Lifestyle Topics For A Magazine

A Glimpse Into the Work Process of a Copyeditor

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Some people seek the spotlight. Me? I’m more of a behind-the-scenes kind of person, which makes me particularly suited to be a copyeditor. I really enjoy helping people build and clarify ideas until they morph into a nicely structured, publishable piece.

I know that you’ve poured your heart into that document. Whether it’s a magazine article or sell sheet, you need that piece of writing to showcase who you, your products or services are. Copyeditors don’t take that lightly. With that in mind, my goal as a copyeditor is to make the document work for you as best as possible. Continue reading → A Glimpse Into the Work Process of a Copyeditor

5 Favourite Websites on Writing for the Magazine Industry

no-68481_1920Last week, I happened to be scrolling through my collection of “query letter responses” from the last few months. I don’t do that too often. Actually, I prefer not to do that too often. Staring at those rejection letters isn’t exactly my idea of a good time. Not yours either, I’d bet. So, let’s not discuss it, ok?

Instead, let’s put our heads together and come up with ways to minimize the chances of receiving them.

The Truth: There is no magic potion that will make an editor publish your work if s/he doesn’t already want to. Sorry.

You do have power, though. You are the idea-maker. Despite appearances to the contrary, you can break into the magazine industry as long as you follow through with these three keys to success. Continue reading → 5 Favourite Websites on Writing for the Magazine Industry