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Welcome to SPJ's freelance community! You’re taking a bold step along with SPJ. The freelance community is a virtual chapter that meets online, linking SPJ members who are freelancers, no matter their locale. We want this to be the most useful place for freelance journalists on the web. To get there, we want your help.

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Editors: Need a personal finance writer from California? How about a sportswriter from Texas or an arts & entertainment writer from Illinois? Find the right journalist for your next assignment with SPJ’s brand-new Freelancer Directory. Search by state and/or specialty, subscribe to state-specific RSS feeds, or just do some window shopping. Freelancers: What are you waiting for? Adding your information to the directory is free if you're an SPJ member. Not a member? Here are a few more reasons to become one.

On Your Own: A Guide to Freelance Journalism

Free download for all SPJ members.

A year’s worth of work by SPJ’s Freelance Committee debuted at Excellence In Journalism 2012 with the introduction of On Your Own: A Guide to Freelance Journalism, the committee’s first effort to consolidate the collected wisdom of its members.

The 77-page guide, available only in digital form, addresses a broad range of questions common among new and aspiring freelancers — from bookkeeping to business licenses to branding — and is free to download for all SPJ members.

Follow this link to get your copy. Not an SPJ member? Now you have yet another reason to be one.

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