We all need expert help sometimes. If you're a freelance writer in need of expert advice, you're in the right place to get it. Can't break into the magazine market? Need help making a query sing? Want to know the steps toward getting a nonfiction book published? If you need career advice and don't know where to turn, or simply want a chance to connect with a professional writer who can answer your questions, sign up for the personal mentor program.
Who will mentor me?
ASJA mentors are all writers with years of professional experience in a variety of publication markets. You can get an idea of the scope of members' expertise by browsing our Member Directory. When you sign up for a personal mentor we'll match you with a member who has experience in the area you want to know about. The more specific the information you provide when you sign up, the better we can match you with an expert in your field of interest. All mentors will have Professional membership.
How is my session scheduled?
After you sign up, we will locate an appropriate mentor and give him or her your preferred contact information. You will hear from your mentor within a week to arrange a time of mutual convenience for your phone conversation. Your mentor will then call you at the appointed time for a 30-minute conversation.
What can I ask my mentor?
Just about anything related to nonfiction writing. It's a great idea to write out a list of questions to cover ahead of time. The better you prepare for this session, the better use can be made of your session time.
How much does it cost?
Each 30-minute session with an ASJA mentor is $50. Payment by credit card and you can sign up online, right now. See below for the link to the signup page.
What if I have other questions?
Contact the ASJA office at (212) 997-0947 during East Coast business hours, or write to: asjaoffice @ asja.org. Please put "ASJA Mentoring Program" in your subject line.
I'm ready, now what?
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