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Two new resource guides published by OWAA

MISSOULA, Mont. – Whether you’re an outdoors writer, a public relations representative who works with the outdoors media, or a government official who publishes outdoors reports and magazines, you’ll benefit by owning Outdoor Writers Association of America’s (OWAA) newest publications.

The hot-off-the-press Legal Handbook for Freelancers, authored by OWAA Legal Counsel Bill Powell, covers copyright basics, how to structure your business as a freelancer, defamation, privacy rights, protections for electronic communications, contracts and how to use litigation to resolve freelancer-publisher business disputes. This is must-have publication!

OWAA’s revised Freelancers Guide to Business Practices incorporates business tips and advice from more than 50 OWAA members. The Freelancers Guide is the outdoor communicator’s handbook covering general business practices such as setting income goals, how to get paid, legalities and rights purchased. The guidebook also covers specialized business practices for magazine writers, newspaper columnists, photographers, artists and broadcasters.

The Legal Handbook for Freelancers is also included in the Freelancers Guide. Order the Legal Handbook if you would like a stand-alone copy.

Both publications are available for OWAA members and nonmembers.

OWAA members can buy copies of the Legal Handbook for Freelancers for $15; for nonmembers, the Legal Handbook is $18.

Members can purchase copies of the Freelancers Guide to Business Practices for $19; for nonmembers, the Freelancers Guide is $24.

Prices include shipping and handling. Both publications can be purchased via OWAA’s online store at

More about OWAA’s line of publications at

Since its inception in 1927, Outdoor Writers Association of America, the Voice of the Outdoors, has become the largest and oldest association of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.

OWAA’s mission is to improve the professional skills of its members, set the highest ethical and communications standards, encourage public enjoyment and conservation of natural resources and mentor the next generation of professional outdoor communicators. The national headquarters is located in Missoula, Mont.

To learn more about OWAA, e-mail or phone 406-728-7434 or visit

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