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Should I bid on writing jobs??

Should I bid on writing jobs??

I contacted an old client a few weeks ago as I’m officially back in the freelancing game. My contact there said they no longer work directly with freelance writers, but outsource all their content to (name removed). I checked out this website, feeling that my old client’s recommendation might mean it was actually a legit place to find paid writing work. I was, instead, sadly disappointed to see …

How I Landed a Newspaper Column That Ran for 15 Years! by Linda Harris Sittig

How I Landed a Newspaper Column That Ran for 15 Years! by Linda Harris Sittig

I launched my freelance career by becoming a weekly newspaper columnist. My plan was to review the newest and best of children’s literature and feature accompanying tips for parents, teachers, and grandparents on how to instill the love of reading in children. As a ten-year teaching veteran, I wanted my column to provide our community with exposure to great books for children …

This Question Might Alter Your Writing Career! by Carli Brinkman

This Question Might Alter Your Writing Career! by Carli Brinkman

As writers, we notice copy. We notice it everywhere. Sometimes, we notice it because it appeals to and inspires us. But most of the time, as professionals with a great appreciation for the effective written word, we notice it because it’s mediocre, or just plain bad. However, in these moments when you find yourself rewriting poorly worded copy in your head

Want to Close More Writing Deals? Haggle Like a Fishwife! By Matt Gallus

Want to Close More Writing Deals? Haggle Like a Fishwife! By Matt Gallus

“Walk the plank!” Those are the commonly damning words of the wealthy merchant to the melancholy writer. As sad a fate as any for a writer to encounter upon the seven seas. Argh! However, what if I told you that Ol’ Captain Matt Gallus had the secret to getting the prices you deserve? And why not? You worked your grammar, clarity, flow and other writing skills to the bone. You sharpened your main sword, but every pirate who has lived to tell the tale knows that it’s the dagger in the dark that you have to watch out for. What seemingly unrelated skill will give writers the edge?

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