Travel Writing 101: Everything You Need To Know To Start The Best Job In The World: 30+ ‘how to’ lessons from professional travel writers and editors

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The latest in the Travel Write Earn series spells out everything you need to know to start a career as a working travel writer from scratch. 30 different writers and editors describe the various aspects of travel writing as a livelihood using real examples from their own experiences and careers. This book provides answers to the most common – and important – questions new travel writers have. It covers in specific detail, and in many cases using step-by-step examples, the processes wannabe travel writers should go through to maximise their chances of success.

Created by James Durston, a former senior producer at CNN Travel, edited by five experienced travel writers and editors, and with nearly 30 professional travel writers contributing, no stone is left unturned in this comprehensive prescription of what to do to become a professional travel writer.Creator: James DurstonEditors: James Durston, Kim Lambert, Ffion Llwyd-Jones, David Mumpower, Rachael RoweContributors: Lindy Alexander, Christa Bedwin, Lucy Bryson, Chez Chesak, MaryRose Denton, Judith Fein, Shobha George, Elyse Hauser, PJ Heller, Sandra Henriques, Betsi Hill, Ashley Howe, Kristine Jepsen, Scott Kendall, Kim Lambert, Deborah Mackie, Fiona Maclean, Andrew Madigan, John Malathronas, Katherine Martinelli, Wayne Moran, David Mumpower, Jo Ostgarden, Diana Plater, Rachael Rowe, Sue Reddel, Rossana Wyatt, Qin XieTopics covered:Niche Writing And Finding IdeasHow To Write With Meaning, Impact and PersonalityFees, Finances And The Business Of WritingRelationships And Client ManagementPitching, Credentials And The SellBlogging And Social Media

‘Chez’ Chesak is an award-winning travel writer, tourism consultant and 25-year veteran of the outdoor and travel industries. He is Executive Director of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and formerly was the Vice President for Business Development for the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Executive Director of the Family Travel Association. He has been serious about his writing since about age eight. He also runs the Central States Chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers. He’s lived all over the U.S. and traveled to some 36 countries but has the most fun when he’s exploring with his wife and two daughters. An avid outdoors person, he’s happiest on a trail, on skis, or nestled into a sleeping bag. He deployed to Iraq with a U.S. Army line unit in 2005. His works have appeared in the Los Angeles Times,, Good Housekeeping, Rachel Ray Every Day, Fatherly, Yahoo Travel, Family Vacation Critic, and many others. He also does periodic travel segments for the morning show of his local FOX affiliate and on American Forces Radio.

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