Professional Development

Professional Development

As an ASJA member, you have access to professional development programs created and taught by experts in skills that can help advance your career. Our programs help today’s professional freelance writers take their knowledge to the next level.



ASJA’s virtual and in-person national conferences feature dozens of educational sessions on journalism, books, and content marketing writing. During jam-packed conference days, attendees brush up on skills and network with other freelancers. Professional members can participate in ASJA’s in-person Client Connections meetings with editors, clients, and agents looking to connect with freelance writers.

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ASJA brings conference sessions directly to you on diverse topics featuring experts in their fields. From understanding the PRO Act to branding and SEO, you can keep learning all year with no need to travel.

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Mastermind Sessions

Take a topic-specific deep dive with a smaller group of writers during one of our Mastermind sessions. Designed for those more advanced in their careers, these workshops are interactive and led by experts with teaching experience.

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ASJA members are generous with their expertise, experience and friendship. Keep your skills up to date or explore new writing services you might offer.

Members can browse our past articles, conference recordings, podcasts and webinars.


Stay informed about all things writing — and ASJA — with our targeted publications for professional writers.

ASJA Confidential

Our blog is where to find more information about ASJA initiatives, from new programs to advocacy updates.


The Weekly

Sign up for ASJA’s weekly newsletter to get announcements of ASJA programming, as well as industry news from around the web.


ASJA Magazine

What if you could get timely advice and market reports delivered to your mailing address every quarter? You can, with ASJA Magazine.

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Meet Your Fellow ASJA Members

Members will tell you that informal learning through peer networking is one of the best things about ASJA. From our members-only Facebook group to virtual and in-person events, get to know your fellow ASJA members to build your network and sharpen your skills.