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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 27, 2022

In this episode, Estelle Erasmus and Sherry Paprocki speak with Richard Eisenberg. 

In January of 2022, Rich “Unretired”. 

Rich is a freelance personal finance writer and editor and co-host of the “Friends Talk Money” podcast. Most recently, he was managing editor of Next Avenue site, and editor of its Money...


Oct 20, 2022

In this episode Estelle Erasmus and Sherry Paprocki speak with Jeanette Hurt, an award-winning author, culinary historian and TEDx speaker. She has written 15 books, including The Unofficial Aldi Cookbook, Drink Like A Woman, Cauliflower Comfort, and Wisconsin Cocktails. Jeanette also regularly contributes stories and...


Oct 13, 2022

In this episode, Sherry Paprocki and Estelle Erasmus speak with Jack El-Hai, the author of 14 books. Jack writes nonfiction books, longform narratives, podcasts, and the free monthly Damn History newsletter for writers and readers of popular history. He covers history, medicine, science, crime, and anything else that...


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...


Oct 6, 2022

In this episode, Sherry Paprocki and Estelle Erasmus share their stories of how they got started as freelance writers. 

Estelle Erasmus is an award-winning journalist, writing coach, and longtime ASJA member. She is an adjunct writing professor at New York University and writes the “All About the Pitch” column for...