If you are trying to get in to the journalistic side of things, there are some very good guides in the features section on how to get in to a freelance or staff position.
One thing that seems to be the recurring bit of advice around here is start putting some of your writing online. Start a games related blog and maintain it regularly, even if you do not think anybody will read it. You can put it on your CV and it will act as a bit of a portfolio and be a sign of your skill.
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- My Blog