guidebooks

A Conversation with Pam Mandel

Posted by on July 8, 2014 at 12:31 am

Pam Mandel has done a beautiful job blending her day job of technical writing with her passion for writing and blogging about travel. She blogs at Nerd’s Eye View, has freelanced for some of the most important publications in the industry, and co-founded Passports with Purpose, a group that raises money for worthy causes that […]

An Interview with Lucas Aykroyd

Posted by on July 1, 2014 at 12:42 am

I love something that Lucas Aykroyd says in our interview today: “Delivering good features that aren’t stock fare opens doors.” He would know: he’s written for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, The Washington Post, and The Toronto Star. In our interview today, Lucas talks about life as a freelance writer, why you should be […]

An Interview with John Lee

Posted by on May 27, 2014 at 12:31 am

In addition to have written 20+ guidebooks for Lonely Planet, John Lee knows the freelancing business: since 1999, he has published in over 125 newspapers, guidebooks, and online publications. His credits range from The Boston Globe to The Los Angeles Times to US Airways in-flight magazine. Today, John talks to us about transitioning from English […]

An Interview with Rob Goss

Posted by on May 6, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Rob Goss is a freelance writer with an impressive pedigree: from publishing a number of award-winning guidebooks to writing for the likes of National Geographic Traveler and TIME, Rob knows what it’s like to juggle the many projects of a freelancer. In our interview today, he shares some of his personal success stories and offers […]

An Interview with Carolyn Heller

Posted by on March 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Carolyn Heller, a fellow freelance writer over at Hotel Scoop, has written two travel guide books and has contributed to over 50 publications. As an American ex-pat living in Canada, she also blogs regularly at LivingAbroadinCanada.com. Today, we talk about what “not” to do when you’re starting a freelance career and what it’s like to […]