From an outside perspective, working as freelance writer seems like a dream, especially when one is burnt out by their nine to five job. But for anyone who dreams of leaving the nine to five job for freelance writing, there is a reality to the professional and quite a few details that need to be taken into consideration before one takes the plunge.
The 2016 book, Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer, written by Moira Allen lays out in simple terms every aspect of the professional life of a freelance writer. The book details subjects such as submitting pieces to publishers, completing research, the best method to copyright your work and handling the financial aspect of working for yourself.
I picked this book up on a whim from my local library and I am so glad that I did. I am the one of millions of freelance writers who would love to write for a living, but also needs a steady income. I learned a lot from this book and I recommend it, especially for those would love to ditch their current job and earn their living by their pen.