About Barbara Mantel
Barbara Mantel (@BJMantel), an independent journalist, is AHCJ’s freelance community correspondent. Her work has appeared in CQ Researcher, Rural Health Quarterly, Undark, Healthline, NBCNews.com and NPR, among others. She helps members find the resources they need to succeed as freelancers and welcomes your suggestions.
I have been working as a freelancer for many years, after stints on staff in television and on radio. As a freelancer, I have often thought about what it would be like to team up with another writer on stories, but I have collaborated only once, at the very beginning of my career.