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My book came out in October and it’s been a scramble ever since. I’ve never promoted a book. Even though I’ve read what others have done to promote their books, I still wasn’t sure where to begin. I started doing anything that would attract my attention and – voila – I’m getting a mention here and there. My press release goes out tomorrow. My website is ready. My general science blog, Synthesis, is ready. My fluid dynamics blog, Fluid Dynamics in Action, is all set. I’ve tried to create a meaningful Facebook presence – sorry to everyone who has been pestered with unintended emails today!!!!!

Now all I can do is see what happens next!

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Welcome to Savvy Freelance Writer 2012

This is the place to find the information you need to build a thriving freelance career. I’ll cover things you need to know about the business side of writing, in a way that makes sense and ties it all together!

Get ready to find out about:

  1. Setting attainable goals and targets
  2. Finding markets for your work
  3. Building a clip file
  4. Marketing yourself
  5. Software that’s worth your time and money
  6. Gadgets that make a difference
  7. Must you tweet?
  8. The importance of multiple income streams
  9. Your professional image
  10. Getting the most from your research
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About Gina Hagler

MeI’m the writer behind Savvy Freelance Writer.

A lifelong avid reader and writer, my BA is in English Lit.  My MBA is with a concentration in finance.  I’ve worked as an assistant to a publisher, a financial analyst, a strategic planning analyst, a management consultant, and a full-time freelance writer.  Along the way I’ve often written about complex topics for a general audience.  That’s just what I intend to do here.

I chose the freelance lifestyle because of the flexibility it offered.  I write on a variety of topics for a variety of clients.  I’ve learned a lot along the way from my experience as well as from the experience of other successful – and not so successful – freelance writers.

Writing is a business.  You need to get work, do the work, bill and collect for the work, and decide upon a mix of clients that will keep your bills paid as economic conditions fluctuate.  It’s not easy but it is do-able.  I’ll be writing about ways to maximize your likelihood of success.

If you have a question about something, send me an email at, or leave a comment.  I’ll get back to you directly and most likely cover your question in a post as well.

You can see more of my writing at my website.