July 29, 2015
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POD PRICE COMPARISON
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POD PRICE COMPARISON - 2015 Edition
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How To Make Friends...
Since moving here, I've missed having parties. We were talking one night, and realized we'd lived in this house for more than two years and we only had two close family friends in this area. Since we homeschool, and work together, we'd been living a pretty quiet, home-based existence.
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Letters To The Editor
The Spring 24-Hour Short Story Contest Winner Is Excited And INSPIRED!!
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Hannah won $250!! You can read the Spring, 2015 contest topic, and Hannah's winning entry, HERE.
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This Week's Article
Easy, Upside-down Budgeting For Freelancers With Fluctuating Incomes! By Bonnie Juettner Fernandes
As a freelance writer, you may have given up on traditional budgeting advice. Personally, I've been supporting myself as a freelance writer and editor since 1998. I've written 23 books and countless articles, blog posts, and website copy. I don't have difficulty finding work, and yet, I often have had difficulty paying my bills.
Ask The Expert
My Publisher Wants All Rights to My Edited Manuscript....THAT I'LL BE PAYING THEM TO EDIT!
Can you send me the list of freelance book editors you recommend? My publisher's contract says if I pay them to edit my book, they'll then own the rights to that version of my manuscript. No way!!
5 Ways Freelance Writing Made Me A Better Parent By Wendy Hobday Haugh
Juggling a freelancing career with three youngsters underfoot challenged my creativity, and tightened my writing chops. It also strengthened my parenting skills in five significant ways.
Whispers And Warnings
Whispers And Warnings For July 29th
NEW COMPLAINT ABOUT TATE PUBLISHING
There are several other complaints on that page as well.
COPYRIGHT LAWS ARE NOW FAR TOO COMPLEX AND CONFUSING
New evidence should free 'Happy Birthday' from copyright: lawyers
"Lawyers suing Warner Chappell Music over the right to use Happy Birthday To You in a documentary about the song found a key piece of evidence in documents owned by Warner itself which appears to show the existing 1935 copyright is invalid..."
DESPITE THE RULING, CELEBRITIES (AND JOURNALISTS) SHOULD NOT BEHAVE IN HIS MANNER. INNOCENT FAMILY MEMBERS COULD HAVE BEEN HARMED.
Judge tosses Zimmerman lawsuit against Roseanne Barr
"Lawyers for George Zimmerman's parents and Roseanne Barr sparred in court on Tuesday over whether tweets posted by the comedian caused emotional harm and infringed on the couple's privacy rights..."
YOU'D THINK HE'D HAVE KNOWN BETTER...
Joke theft isn't new. Joke theft via Twitter? That's just the latest wrinkle.
"Alex Kaseberg, a freelance comedy writer, is suing Conan O'Brien for copyright infringement over several tweets and blog posts he claimed were lifted and then incorporated into the late-night host's monologue."
IF TAX DOLLARS WERE USED TO CREATE LAWS, SHOULDN'T THE TEXT OF THOSE LAWS BELONG TO TAXPAYERS?
Georgia is Suing a Man for an Act of "Terrorism': Publishing State Laws Online
"The term 'terrorism' is likely being applied a bit too liberally in conservative Georgia, where one man is being sued for - brace yourselves - publishing state laws online. For free. Apparently, so averse is Georgia to the notion of government transparency that the state is willing to take Carl Malamud to court for allowing denizens of the Internet to visit his site, public.resource.org, where they can find the annotated version of the entire state body of law. According to the lawsuit, filed last week, Malamud's actions qualify as 'a form of terrorism...'"
Markets And Jobs
Paying Markets And Jobs For July 29th
CURRENT NEEDS: Freelancers with "editing skills." Pays $17/hour.
CURRENT NEEDS: See guidelines. Pays $0.35-$0.65/word for up to 3500 words.
CURRENT NEEDS: "As always, their best work." Pays $20 per published page.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Non-fiction, 1000-5000 words. Short essays, 100-1000 words=$150; 1000-2000 words=$250.00; 2000-3000 words=$300.00; 3000-4000 words=$350.00; 4000+ words=$400.00."
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Freelance Grant Writer
Best Online Universities LLC
Freelance Real Estate Blogger - Pays $12/hour.
real estate brokerage
Freelance Personal Assistant - Pays $15-$25/hour
Freelance Science Writers
therapeutic nutrition startup
Freelance Bloggers - Pays $50/post
blog serving professional pharmacists
Freelance HR/Finance/Biz Admin Bloggers (3-5) - Pays $50/post.
Freelance B2B Sales and Marketing Blogger - Pays $50/post.
Freelancer - to monitor employee communication and productivity. Pays $600/week.
Freelance Software/Cloud Bloggers - Pays $50/post.
Freelance Contract Curricula Science Writer
American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
Freelance Marketing Writer - Pays $17-$25/hour or flat fee
Freelance Google AdWords Marketing Writer - Pays $250/blog post; $350/article
Google AdWords management agency
Freelance LitART Curriculum Writer - Pays $15-$25/hour
Freelance Technology and Marketing Writer - for a white paper
Freelance Ghostblogger - User Experience Design Expert / UX Design Expert
Freelance Descriptive Video (DV) Writer
provide of DV videos
Freelance Comedy Writers - Pays $40/piece
Runt of the Web
Freelance Art Writers
new art website
Freelance Telecom Bloggers - Pays $100/post
Freelance Content Writer - Pays $50-$150
Freelance Fashion Copywriter
Freelance Financial Blogger - smart investing
Freelance Trend Researcher
Freelance Food Diners - Dining and Restaurant Content
Freelance Swedish Translator
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Melody Madson - May It Please the Court?
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ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS IN SYSTEM SAFETY: A Guide for Safety Decision Makers - Second Edition
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The Reporter: Part I - Rise and Fall
Nic Pappas, a reporter with the Palatine Star newspaper, is assigned to cover a cold murder case known as The Brown's Chicken Massacre.
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