How Do You Become A Successful Freelance Writer? with Karen Hockney

October 21, 2020

How do you make a living as a successful freelance writer? Join our host, journalist and author Karen Hockney as we explore this topic.

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Karen Hockney has three decades of experience as a journalist writing for UK national newspapers and magazines on news, features, entertainment, travel, health, interiors, food, film and music.

She cut her teeth working with Piers Morgan at The Sun and her freelance clients include The Times, The Sunday Times, You Magazine, The Metro, The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail, Radio Times, Heat, Hello, OK, Red and The Telegraph. Karen has had lunch with Nelson Mandela in Cape Town and shared a limo with the Desperate Housewives in Hollywood. She’s dodged verbal bullets from Sir Alan Sugar, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, swapped music tips with Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne, raced in the US Bull Run and interviewed street kids targeted by death squads in Colombia.

She has also worked for corporate clients, writing promotional material for Liberty, Disney, FremantleMedia, BBC, ITV, C5, and Talkback Thames and regularly contributes to Sky with online content from location trips abroad.

Karen gave media training to the final live show contestants in the first series of The X Factor. She swapped London for the Cote d'Azur and regularly covers the Cannes Film Festival, the Monte Carlo TV Festival, MIPCOM, MipTv and Cannes Lions festivals.

Her first book Breathing Out is available on Amazon and KDP and her second, The Boy in 7 Billion, was published by Mirror Books.