:: There are, indeed, expected ways of communicating with editors of public venues that you can’t possibly know unless someone tells you—or you learn the hard way by making mistakes. You would probably prefer to avoid making those mistakes.
:: Most of the time, like most writers, I work alone and wonder if what I do matters. That’s why launch parties and book events are so important. They remind us that there are people at the other end of our words.
:: I spend a lot of time mentoring young or new writers and freelancers, and they all ask me a version of the same question: How did you get here? My path is long. My feelings are strong. And so I decided to write this story.
:: I’m not perfect. You’re not perfect. We’re all Okay. That’s what THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC is all about.
Succeeding Outside the Academy Shines a Light on Failure, Too: A Conversation between Baker and Pryal
:: In short, with Succeeding Outside The Academy, I wanted to create the book that I needed when I was changing careers.
:: Three years ago, I wrote a column for a magazine about hiding my psychiatric disability because I feared for my job in higher education.