Friday, December 4, 2020

Jess Amy

I'm a writer and editor based in Leicestershire, UK. I like to say I don't have a specialism; I'm fascinated by people and their stories. Fiction will always be my first love, but I enjoy working with clients and publications in a wide range of niches.

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I Work More Hours as a Freelancer (But I’m Happier)

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"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Virginia Woolf  

The Basics of a Perfect Freelance Pitch

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