Professional Development

Professional Development


ASJA’s professional development programs are initiated and run by members, who are experts in wide range of fields and specialties. For this reason, our programs meet the needs of professional freelance writers working today.

Client Networking

ASJA helps members connect with editors, agents, publishers, and clients who are looking for skilled and proven writers in all fields of freelance writing. Programs include Client Connections, Virtual Client Connections, and Virtual Pitch Slam. Our in-person and virtual conferences also offer opportunities to network with clients. Clients can search for writers within our membership profiles, which feature specialties and member-curated portfolios.

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Member Networking

ASJA members cite other members as our greatest writing-assignment leads. Whether passing along contact information, sharing calls for pitches, or imparting information about clients, our members are generous with their information and expertise. This networking happens in our virtual programming, conferences, and member Facebook page.

Recognition

Our annual and special awards programs recognize excellent reporting and writing done by freelancers. In addition, our weekly newsletter and magazine publish member news highlighting special accomplishments, including article and book publications.

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