Freelance Magazine Writer and Journalist
For many publications, professional magazine writer and journalist Kara Kuryllowicz is one of those trusted suppliers. She has written thousands of feature articles for trade magazines and hundreds for consumer magazines.
Journalists recognize the importance of reporting the facts as they find them and telling the stories as they were told to them. They know what questions need to be asked and how to earn their sources’ trust. They commit to finding data and statistics from reputable organizations to support the quotes, comments and anecdotes.
As importantly, they know how to write a great hook that draws readers in and carries them through the engaging and compelling story they have to tell. That’s not all – they take the time to check their facts and are deeply committed to getting it right every time.
Freelance magazine writer and professional journalist Kara Kuryllowicz has more than three decades of magazine experience earned after graduating from Ryerson University’s three-year degree program as a journalist.
About Kara – Magazine Writer & Journalist :
Kara Kuryllowicz is a professional freelance writer and journalist who creates a wide variety of content for print and digital publications.
Why is she still doing magazine work after all these years?
She likes learning new things whether it’s about materials management and distribution, manufacturing, IT, lifestyle, MSPs, travel, the plastics industry, real estate or property management.
In short, there is very little that doesn’t pique her curiosity which is great because she is always going to ask questions. She likes getting the facts and there is still nothing better than being able to share a great story!
A great believer in lifelong learning, Kara continues to hone her skills and enhance her experience. In addition to a journalism degree from Ryerson, she has completed the university’s writing for the internet course and is taking George Brown College’s Social Media Marketing program.
In 2005, she completed the Cours de Langue et Civilisation Francaises de La Sorbonne, La Sorbonne, Paris, France. Yes, she got to live in Paris. Yes, it was awesome!
She continues to commit to the various business, writing and editing seminars presented by the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) and International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Process/Fees – Magazine Writer:
- Discuss story assignment including specific perspective and angle, key points to be made if known in advance.
- Check out website and other information to gain an understanding of the industry, readership and reach.
- Determine word count and deadline.
- Identify the need for images (photos, charts, graphs),
- Confirm *fee/pay rate and obtain/provide written contract.
- Detail possible sources – Kara recognizes that in many instances, the client/editor wants to recommend and requires the use of certain contacts/firms.
*Fee/Pay Rate: If you’re an editor, you know most magazines pay by the word. Talk to Kara about what word rates or flat fees are mutually acceptable.
- Apprise client/editor of progress.
- Inform client/editor immediately if story is going in an unexpected direction.
- In that event, discussion with client/editor as to next steps and any required adjustment in angle/theme/perspective and the potential impact on word count and timeline.
- If key or recommended sources are unavailable, Kara will again inform client/editor and discuss options.
- Every effort is made to write to word count, but if the information is other than expected, Kara may discuss word count alternations with client/editor.
- The article is fact checked.
- The article is proof read.
- Article submitted with collateral such as images if required/agreed upon.