Author Profile: Roy Stevenson

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Roy Stevenson

Freelance travel writer Roy Stevenson has had more than 1,000 articles published in 200+ regional, national, and international magazines, newspapers, trade journals, custom publications, specialty magazines, in-flights, on-boards, and online travel magazines. He's considered one of the most prolific travel writers in the U.S.A.

His free weekly newsletter for aspiring travel writers is considered one of the most informative e-zines in the travel writing business. (Subscribe here: http://www.pitchtravelwrite.com/pitchtravelwrite-ezine.html)

Roy has published seven eBooks on selling and marketing freelance travel articles. (http://www.pitchtravelwrite.com/digital-downloads.html)

You can read Roy's full bio and see some samples of his work at his writer's website, www.Roy-Stevenson.com


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What Novice Travel Writers Need to Learn . . . Fast!
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, First Person Experience, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts on 18 November 2019
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I know that I make freelance travel writing look easy. I’ve had more than 1,000 articles published in 200+ regional, national, and international magazines, newspapers, trade journals, custom publications, specialty magazines, in-flights, on-boards, and online travel magazines. But, I’m the first person to tell you that breaking into paying print media is way harder than […]

Sales & Marketing are NOT Dirty Words!
Posted in First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles on 21 October 2019
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The marketing component of freelance writing scares away many writers. Most novice writers are clueless at marketing themselves and their work, and worse, fear it like the plague. Other writers “just want to write”, believing that somehow, miraculously, editors of top shelf magazines will call them with assignments. However, if you want to be successful […]

Focus Your Query Letters
Posted in First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles on 16 September 2019
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Many aspiring travel writers never get around to sending out pitches because they can’t quite figure out how to write a query letter. Writing a marketable query is especially difficult in travel writing because beginners have the tendency of wanting to pitch a story about every attraction at a destination. I get this. Early in […]

What It’s Actually Like to Be A Travel Writer
Posted in Uncategorized on 19 August 2019
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Nearly everyone has a totally skewed idea about the travel writer’s life. The most popular perception is that we flit around Europe’s most romantic destinations—or perhaps exotic S.E. Asian islands—staying for free in luxury resorts and villas, being force fed the finest culinary delights. Many think we’re constantly escorted on free private guided tours of […]

Travel Bloggers: You Could Be Sitting on a Gold Mine!
Posted in First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks on 15 July 2019
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I’ve met hundreds of travel bloggers during my freelance travel writing career. Almost without exception they tell me they hadn’t realized how much work would be involved in creating and maintaining a blog. And, most of them tell me they’ve made little or no money from their travel blog, even after two or three years. […]

Spur-Of-The-Moment Travel Stories: They Pay Off, Big Time!
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities on 29 April 2019
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I’ve always recommended that we pitch our travel stories and line up multiple assignments before we visit our destinations. Being thoroughly prepared and well organized is crucial for efficient cost-effective travel writing. So, get your ducks in a row before you leave. Another advantage of having advance assignments is that you can plan your day-by-day […]

Nine Questions That Travel Writers Need To Ask Themselves
Posted in General News & Info, Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Podcasts on 5 March 2019
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There’s plenty of advice floating around on the Internet about what prerequisites you need to be a travel writer. I’ve certainly contributed to this pool of information. For this post, I’d like to toss out a few more pearls of wisdom about what it takes to get your travel stories published and get paid for […]

How Should Freelance Travel Writers Be Using Social Media?
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities on 28 January 2019
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Pick up any article about freelance travel writing, and the chances are it will advocate the tremendous value of social media. Social media, according to some, is the universal cure-all for everything from landing us writing assignments and setting the Internet ablaze with viral posts, making us overnight success stories. But my freelance travel writing […]

You Can (& Should) Publish Your Travel Articles in Non-Travel Magazines
Posted in Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities on 28 December 2018
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Many novice travel writers believe the only type of publications that will publish their stories are travel magazines. This couldn’t be further from the truth. And there’s a good lesson that beginning (and even veteran) travel writers can learn from this. Half of the publications that published my travel stories were not travel magazines. My […]

On Being A Flexible Freelance Travel Writer
Posted in First Person Experience, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles on 26 November 2018
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Freelance travel writing is definitely not for people who expect the freelance world to conform to them. A willingness to be flexible by adjusting our approaches, writing styles, topics, and sales and marketing techniques, is absolutely essential if we want to see our work published in print, and be paid for it. We must adapt […]



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