Posts From Susan Johnston Taylor

The Freelance Writers’ Guide to Networking

While journalism requires a certain willingness to talk to strangers and interview sources, many writers are

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Is This a New Era for Employee Activism?

Teacher strikes across the country. Employee walkouts at Boston-based furniture retailer Wayfair over selling furniture to

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Localizing Mental Health Initiatives in the Workplace

As technology extends the workday well past the typical 9-5, many American workers regularly feel stressed.

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Find Fresh Business Angles in Restaurants

With many readers out enjoying the warm summer weather, the restaurant industry offers ample opportunities for

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Examining the Test Prep Industry for Local Business Angles

The recent college admissions scandals have highlighted the gaps between the haves and the have nots

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Covering the Growth of the Vegan Economy

While the term vegan used to connote bland and tasteless in some circles, that’s no longer

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The Freelancer’s Guide to Negotiating Pay Rates

So, you pitched a killer story idea and an editor wants to assign it. Time to

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Freelancers, Here’s How to Write a Letter of Introduction

Freelance writers seeking work from trade publications and some other types of clients often send editors

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The Reporter’s Interview Checklist

Interviews with subject matter experts and “real people” give media coverage color and credibility. But if

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Finding Business Stories in Libraries

As communities evolve, so do the libraries that serve those communities. Here’s a look at library-related business angles

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