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Freelance Writing Direct: Conversations with authors, journalists, novelists, memoirists, niche writers, agents, publishers, writing teachers, assigning editors and media experts.


Oct 6, 2022

In today’s episode, Estelle Erasmus and Sherry Paprocki speak with Dr. Juli Fraga, a psychologist and freelance writer in San Francisco.

They talk about how Dr. Fraga’s psychology background informs her writing. 

As a psychology major, Dr. Fraga was fascinated by the complexities of human behavior, especially how our life experiences influence how we relate to ourselves, as well as to others. While completing her Master's degree in psychology, she became interested in women's health concerns and worked as a graduate assistant at the Women's Resource Center where she organized outreach services focused on eating disorders, relationship concerns, and women's wellness. 

After studying writing and pitching with Estelle, Dr. Fraga started writing reported stories covering mental health and wellness. Her bylines are featured in The Washington Post, NPR, The New York Times, SELF, InStyle, WIRED, Glamour, etc. 

 

In this episode:

  • Dr. Fraga’s  best tips for freelance writers
  • Advice on how to collect research
  • How Dr. Fraga perfects her pitches to editors
  • Tips for co-authored work
  • How to prioritize self care in the face of rejection



Connect with Dr. Juli Fraga: 

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/dr_fraga/

Website: https://www.drjulifraga.com



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