Top positive review
Thorough and informative
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2016
Despite the sort of campy title, this book is the real deal. I've read 2-3 other books on the topic and honestly, I felt cheated; they were little more than bloated guides full of cliches that could be summed up in about three sentences. Not this book. From initial setup to the types of projects you can expect to encounter freelancing to how much to charge, etc, etc, secrets of a freelance writer is a treasure trove of information for beginning and intermediate freelancers.
One con I noticed, is that some of the technology he mentions when discussing computers, software, etc is very outdated. I think he actually talks about a floppy disk at one point.
I've applied one of the ideas mentioned in the book as a proposal to a client within days of reading and I expect a big project. Worth it.