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July 22, 2015

In This Issue

07/22/2015

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For July 22nd
  2. ) News From The Home Office: CSI Camp! Cool!!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: When Freelance Writers are Toxic, Unstable, and Abusive to Editors
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: Happy Author of 7 BookLocker Books...
  5. ) Feature Article: How A Fictional Character Convinced Me Not To Write "For Free" By William Pepe
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Somebody Stole My Photos...And They Ended Up In A Book!
  7. ) Success Story: How Freelancing Writing Can Lead To Creative Work At Your Full-time Job! By Roy A. Barnes
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For July 22nd
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For July 22nd
  10. ) AVAILABLE AT BOOKLOCKER.COM!

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News From the Home Office

CSI Camp! Cool!!

Remember when you were a kid and summer camp meant canoeing, campfires with marshmallows, and raiding other cabins after dark? Well, no more! This summer, Max attended underwater robotics camp. Mason has attended dinosaur camp, fishing camp (they didn't catch anything but he made some beautiful fish crafts, and learned about tides and such), and, his absolute favorite, CSI camp!

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

When Freelance Writers are Toxic, Unstable, and Abusive to Editors By Angela Hoy

You know, there are all types of people out there. Sane (and not), stable (and not), polite (and not), professional (and not)...and then there are folks like this one...

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Letters To The Editor

Happy Author of 7 BookLocker Books...

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This Week's Article

How A Fictional Character Convinced Me Not To Write "For Free" By William Pepe

My experiences as a sportswriter for my college newspaper encouraged me to aspire to become a journalist but my academic studies trained me to teach history. Upon graduation, I accepted a full time teaching position and I unsuccessfully experimented with freelance writing.

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Ask The Expert

Somebody Stole My Photos...And They Ended Up In A Book!

Someone gave an author my photographs, and claimed that they belonged to them. The author then used my photos in their book. Who do I contact regarding copyright infringement? The author, the publisher, or the person who stole my photos? I previously sent the publisher an invoice for unauthorized use of my work. They refused to pay me and told me to contact the person who stole my photos.

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Success Stories

How Freelancing Writing Can Lead To Creative Work At Your Full-time Job! By Roy A. Barnes

Not all of us who make a living freelance writing do so exclusively, including myself. Yet those traditional jobs can also be a golden opportunity to utilize the skills you've learned while freelancing.

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For July 22nd

WHY THERE'S SO MUCH CRAP ON THE INTERNET
True confessions: I wrote for an Internet content mill
"One former backlink spam writer returns to share how the sausage is made."

PROVIDING BLURBS TO A PUBLISHER CAN CAUSE FUTURE PROBLEMS...
Publisher plans no future editions of Cosby bio, pulls celebrity blurbs from web pages
"Earlier Wednesday, Simon & Schuster told the AP that because of "recent events" it had pulled blurbs from Billy Crystal, Mary Tyler Moore and other celebrities from dedicated web pages on Amazon, Barnes & Noble.com and other retailers. Goldstein said that representatives from some of the celebrities had contacted Simon & Schuster about removing their blurbs, but declined to cite specific names."

INTERESTING READING!
J K Rowling Fast Facts

JUST BECAUSE THE STOLEN ITEM IS ELECTRONIC DOESN'T MAKE THE THEFT ANY LESS SEVERE!
IN THE U.K., COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CAN LEAD TO LENGTHY PRISON SENTENCE!
U.K. Government Mulls Lengthening Maximum Sentence for Piracy to a Decade
"The increased penalties form part of a consultation to tackle commercial-scale digital piracy and, if enforced, will bring jail terms for online copyright infringement level with those for infringement of physical goods for large-scale financial gain, which already carries a maximum custodial sentence of 10 years."

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
Feds spend $125,000 studying sexist adjectives
"'For example, in a masculine work domain where women are stereotyped as less competent, 'good' for a woman may mean something objectively less good than 'good' for a man,' it said."

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Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For July 22nd

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Faith Today
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CURRENT NEEDS: "Feature articles of interest to local healthcare professionals." Pays $0.30/word for 1000-2000 words.

The Horn Book Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: "Nonfiction interviews with children's book authors and illustrators, topics of interest to the children's book world." Pays $100-$200 for up to 2000 words.

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Freelance Contributing Editor/Youth Mentor - near Los Angeles, CA. Pays $20-$22/hour.
Boyle Heights Beat

Freelance Writer - commerce and gadgets
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Freelance Restaurant Critic / Food Reporter
Phoenix New Times

Freelance Financial Writer
Fund Pro Latin America

Freelance Copywriter and Editor - to review a film synopsis
Tribeca Shortlist

Freelance Health/Recipe Writer - Pays up to $20/hour.
weight loss start-up

Freelance Copywriter
firm serving the real estate investment community

Freelance Grant Writer
grant writing firm

Freelance Marketing Implementer/Digital Reporter
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Freelance Writer - Pays $10/hour
legal document preparation service

Freelance Product Copywriter - near North Seattle. Pays "around $24/hour."
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Freelance Writer - near Chicago, IL. Pays $75/post.
digital marketing firm

Freelance Copyeditor / Proofreader
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Freelance Editor - with reality TV and long-form documentary experience
documentary honoring a military veteran

Freelancer - to create mnemonics
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Freelance Reporter/Writer
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Freelance Business Case Writer
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Freelance Editorial Assistant
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Freelance Science/Nutrition Editor/Writer - Pays approx. $15/hour.
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Freelance Online Researchers
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Freelance Travel Guidebook Writer - Tahiti/French Polynesia - Pays advance and royalies.
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Freelance Blogger - communication and negotiation expert
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Freelance Blogger - outdoor enthusiast
pro-woman outdoor blog

Freelance Blogger - painting expert
Philadelphia-based painting company

Freelance Healthcare Writer
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Freelance Ghostblogger - Pays $80/post.
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Freelance Korean-English Translator - Pays $20-$40/hour.
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