Covering the Business Beat: Strategies for Publishing What You Write

Covering the Business Beat: Strategies for Publishing What You Write (Paperback)

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Covering the Business Beat: Strategies for Publishing What You Write
Purdue University Press
6.00" x 9.00"

Book Description

Stephanie Hainsfurther, who has more than 600 articles in print, and Emily Esteron, the editor of the New Mexico Business Weekly, provide an insiders look at breaking into the writing world. Each chapter of Covering the Business Beat is packed full of tips and tried practices to clarify the path to journalistic success. To aid the reader, the authors have provided thoughtful "to do" lists, interviews with magazine editors and content collectors, concise chat boxes covering specific topics like "Myths and Truths About Query Letters," and an appendix listing additional reading sources. By "telling it like it is," Hainsfurther and Esteron have provided a roadmap to get your byline in print. A valuable resource for aspiring writers, writing students, and writers who need a new angle on the business of writing.

About the Author(s):

Stephanie Hainsfurther is a freelance business journalist with 17 years of experience. With co-author Emily Esterson, she has written Covering the Business Beat: Strategies for Publishing What You Write (Purdue University Press, August 2004). She has published more than 600 articles in regional and national magazines and newspapers, and in international trade journals in the fields of energy, the environment, commercial real estate and architecture. Recently, Stephanie became the Editor-in-Chief of Albuquerque The Magazine, a lifestyle monthly. A garden writer, Stephanie is also the author of Pocket Gardening for Your Outdoor Spaces, published by Hobby House Press in 2004, and is the Southwest region writer for Gardening How-To magazine, with more than 600,000 subscribers in the U.S. and Canada. Her column, "Desert Gardener," ran in New Mexico House & Home magazine for two years. Stephanie has a B.A. in English from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Emily Esterson has been a journalist and writer for 15 years, beginning her career with a freelance story she sold to Colorado Business Magazine. She has worked as freelance writer for many years, contributing to the Boulder Daily Camera, Expansion Management and Colorado Business Magazine. She joined Natural Foods Merchandiser in the early 1990s, and worked as a writer and senior editor of the popular trade magazine. She left Natural Foods Merchandiser in 1997 for the big city, landing an associate editorship for Inc. Technology Magazine in Boston. She moved back to the west in 1999, to lead the New Mexico Business Weekly to several prestigious editorial awards during her six year tenure. Her freelance work has appeared in Business Week, Consultants News, the Improper Bostonian, Delicious Magazine, Dressage Today, Equus, John Lyons Perfect Horse, Fortune Small Business and many others. Emily has an MBA from University of Denver and has Masters in Fine Arts in Nonfiction. She teaches writing at the University of New Mexico, and private workshops with Anne Hillerman's Wordharvest in Santa Fe.