freelance writing Archive

Meet Claudia Tavani: Former Human Rights Attorney Turned Travel Writer

In 2013, Claudia Tavani decided it was time to live her dream rather than keep dreaming. She packed her backpack and went off to explore Latin America. She was inspired to

Travel Editors Talk About How to Pitch Them

What do travel editors want from freelance writers? What’s the best way to pitch them? What kind of writer do they want to work with? We set out to answer these

Getting to Know Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson is a freelance writer and contributing editor to Outside magazine. After earning her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she served on Outside‘s editorial staff for

Travel Writer and Blogger Resolutions for a New Year

Around the edges, the way we work as travel writers and travel bloggers changes faster each year. There are new tools, new publications, and the corresponding death of what both are

Are You Proud of Your Portfolio Site?

As editor of Perceptive Travel for 10 years now, I’ve looked at a lot of travel writers’ portfolio sites. Most of them suck. The first thing I do when someone I