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The Global Freelancer by Steve Dorsey

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1 Preparing Yourself

The opportunities and experiences working as a freelance foreign correspondent provides are limitless— but so are the risks and potential pitfalls.

Uprooting your life and traveling across the world without the guarantee of a steady paycheck is not something to take lightly. It can end relationships, plunge you into debt, and even stall your career. But, if you’re successful, the move could re-energize your love of journalism, allow you to make the world your office, introduce you to characters and people who could transform your global outlook, and push your limits.

So before you go, consider asking yourself why, before how. Are you escaping a limited career path at a local paper in Paducah? Are you running away from a ruined ...

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