Welcome to Episode #1 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. In this episode, Perry Garfinkel shares what it’s like to be a freelance writer for some of the top publications in the country, and what you should know about how to pitch stories to freelance journalists.

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Some of the points Perry touches on are:

  • What a typical writing day looks like and what kinds of projects he’s working on
  • How he broke into journalism
  • The difference in writing for print versus television
  • Advice to PR people about sending pitches to a freelancer
  • How to be a good travel writer

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here.

Episode 1 Perry Garfinkel Transcript

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Perry’s website: www.perrygarfinkel.com

Perry’s book, “Buddah or Bust”: http://amzn.to/1SlH1Oe

About Dana Dobson

Dana Dobson is CEO of Dana Dobson Public Relations, a boutique PR firm that helps businesses with creative publicity strategies and the writing of compelling, persuasive content. She is the creator of the PR Breakthrough™ Publicity online workshop series, and host of the Media Pro Spotlight, a podcast featuring interviews with top media talent.

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