Episode 29: Jennifer Bradley-Franklin on Becoming a Freelance Writer

In Podcast by Christien Louviere


My guest today is world traveled freelance writer Jennifer Bradley Franklin. Jennifer began her career in restaurant marketing even though she had a degree in journalism and broadcasting. She remembers it was a good job, but her heart has always been in writing. So she began freelance writing on the side.

Jennifer has worked for tons of high profile publications including Delta Sky, Southern Seasons, American Way, and The Atlantan. Her wheelhouse is obviously travel writing, but she has been approached for larger projects like Make it Zero: The Movement to Safeguard Every Child. The book is about the dark topic of human trafficking. Jennifer shares with me how these kind of opportunities happen for her . She offers some advice for up and coming freelance writers and gives some insight into her daily process.

Some of the things we talk about today are:

  • What life was like as a restaurant marketer.
  • How the freelance market is a growing industry.
  • How to pitch to an editor.
  • The importance of “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
  • How to maintain your privacy in freelance.
  • How the industry has changed over time.
  • What tricks has she learned to keep herself productive and on track.

Although the world of freelance sounds glamorous and exciting there is also real work involved in the process. If you are interested in learning more about Jennifer visit jenniferbradleyfranklin.com. She can also be found on Instagram and Twitter.

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