2    Getting organized

If you’re a staff writer much of the organizing that makes your work possible will be done for you and the necessary equipment will be at hand. But increasingly staff writers do some of their work at home and operate from two offices. Freelance writers have often worked as staff writers (and/or as editors/subeditors) before making the plunge.

Whether your interests are mainly as a staff writer or as a freelance, whether the freelance work is full time or part time, you need to be well organized at home (perhaps in a rented office away from home). You need to decide on the shape you have in mind for your career in journalism, your immediate and longer-term objectives. Then you will want those objectives to be reflected ...

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