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Saturday, September 20 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Revealed: How To Make Editors Fall In Love (And Stay In Love) With Your Work

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Tired of having pitches summarily rejected? Wondering how to turn one successful pitch into a long-term relationship? It’s not magic.

In this panel, three veteran personal finance editors will share practical, concrete advice on how to write pitches that editors can’t resist, deliver stories that editors can’t wait to read and become so indispensable that editors can’t help but give you more assignments.

The discussion will be led by Miranda Marquit, author of “Confessions Of A Professional Blogger” and 2014 Plutus Award winner for Best Blog Contributor Or Freelance Writer.

Moderators
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Miranda Marquit

Owner, Miranda Marquit Freelancing, LLC
Miranda is a freelance journalist, professional blogger, and author. She provides content to numerous publications, online and offline, including U.S. News & World Report, Huffington Post, Wise Bread, Discover magazine, and her local newspaper. Her latest book, Confessions of a Professional Blogger, was self-published with money raised from a successful crowdfunding campaign (Miranda's other two books were handled by publishers). Miranda works... Read More →

Speakers
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Victoria Araj

Blog Team Leader, Quicken Loans
Victoria Araj leads the Quicken Loans Zing Blog and held roles in mortgage banking, public relations and more in her nine years with the company. Previously, she worked with and for notable politicians Congressman John Dingell and former Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in political science from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in public administration from... Read More →
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Korrena Bailie

Managing Editor, Bankrate Insurance
Korrena is current managing editor at Bankrate Insurance. She has been an editor for 5 years and also holds a master's degree in creative writing.
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Matt Schulz

Senior Industry Analyst, CreditCards.com
Matt has spent much of the last decade helping people make smart decisions about their money. | | He has helped lead web editorial teams for multiple financial websites, a TV station, a college sports website and a newspaper. He has been quoted as an expert in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and many other media outlets. He is also a regular contributor to USNews.com's My Money blog. | | When he's not working, he's... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
La Galerie 3 555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130