NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Professionals from every industry and economic corner who have found themselves shuttered from their desk jobs or are trying to supplement slashed incomes are trying their hand at a career in freelance writing. A rapidly expanding media universe means more opportunity for anyone who wants to make money doing what they love as writers. Education is key to getting started in a successful career as a freelance writer; even the best writers have to learn the ropes.
The 40th annual American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Writers Conference in New York City, April 30 – May 1, 2011, is the place for aspiring writers and those serious about getting paid to write. Sponsored by the ASJA Educational Foundation, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Google, and others, the event is expected to draw 500 – 600 attendees to the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Students are welcome and pay deeply discounted rates.
Offering a wide variety of seminars and workshops on subjects such as paid blogging, nonfiction book writing, marketing, memoirs, romance writing, food writing, travel writing, using social media and others, the ASJA Writers Conference is the premiere place for everyone with an interest in writing nonfiction: professional writers, dabblers, and those wanting to launch a writing career or catapult a writing hobby into a full-fledged revenue stream.
The Conference introduces hopeful writers and experienced ones to numerous income streams and options to build a six-figure writing career. Optional one-on-one mentoring sessions pair attendees with experienced professionals for personalized guidance in a variety of craft and specialty areas.
ASJA is the only professional association focused on the needs of independent nonfiction writers. Founded in 1948, ASJA serves a critical yet often isolated segment of the media world. It brings experienced peers together to share expertise, ideas, opportunities, and the inside information so critical to success in the marketplace. ASJA gives writers the confidence and connections to prosper. More details at http://www.asja.org.
Contact: Alexandra Owens, ASJA Executive Director, (212) 997-0947
SOURCE American Society of Journalists and Authors