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From The Home Office

It's (pant, pant) Stifling in Here!

It's (pant, pant) Stifling in Here!

We've known for the past few months that our air conditioner was on its last leg. The previous owners of our home built parts of it without permits, lied about many things (like the age of the roof and past termite problems, to name just a few), and didn't mention defects they obviously knew about. Somebody even removed the tag from the air conditioner that had the serial number, which would indicate date of manufacture. They told us it was pretty new but we later learned it was 11 to 15 years old ...

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Angela's Desk

After Cancer/Miscarriage, Amazon Employees Allege Disturbing Treatment

After Cancer/Miscarriage, Amazon Employees Allege Disturbing Treatment

The New York Times article that was published about Amazon this week made me sick to my stomach ...

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Letters...

Warm Fuzzies for Richard's Talents!

Warm Fuzzies for Richard's Talents!

Just a quick note to say I love the new format of the newsletter. Great appearance and the information is still there ...

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This Week's Article

Book Promotion: Why Postcards Work by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

Book Promotion: Why Postcards Work by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

Most writers have business cards to pass out to interested readers and writers, but what about business postcards? A writer is in business, after all, not only to let others know about their latest book but to sell it as well. Investing your money in postcards becomes valuable the minute you hand one to a potential reader ...

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Ask The Expert

Paying for Press Releases = Throwing Your Money Away?

Paying for Press Releases = Throwing Your Money Away?

There are lots of publishers (and other firms) that will gladly and greedily ask you to plunk down a lot of money to create and distribute a press release (that they know will likely cost you more than any resulting book sales) ...

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Success Story

From Microsoft Layoff to Successful Freelance Career! by Sabrina Zackery

From Microsoft Layoff to Successful Freelance Career! by Sabrina Zackery

Writing has been in my blood from the day my Honors English teacher gave me an A- on my final paper. Up until that moment, I thought I was going to fail the class, never graduate, and my mother would have my head. I did graduate and went on my merry way, living a life full of twists and turns. Subsequently, I wound up putting my writing career on the back burner. When my position at Microsoft was off-shored in 2008 ...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For August 19th

Whispers and Warnings For August 19th

Dallas Attorney Sentenced For Fraud And Copyright Infringement / Mister Softee is Suing a Rival Ice Cream Truck for Stealing Its Jingle / Lady Gaga threatens to sue breast milk ice cream company over ‘Baby Gaga’ flavor

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Paying Markets

Western Ag Reporter

"A weekly agricultural paper, started in 1940, published in Billings, MT. Not politically correct. Offers to our large and close readership not only the news that affects production agriculture but also a healthy dose of Western history, a weekly cooking column, plenty of patriotic material, and plenty of Western humor." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Weekly. Pays end of the month. Period between acceptance and publication varies. "Depends on whether their material needs to be printed immediately to be of any use to my readership or whether it can be printed any time ... Depends how large the paper is, and that varies by season -- longest in the spring and fall -- size related DIRECTLY to advertising quantity." Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy free for two months by mail with SASE. Subscription $55. "No guidelines other than have something interesting to say that my ag readership would be interested in reading. About 800 words work well. Will work with longer material if the material is good enough."

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Winemaker and Brew Your Own

“WineMaker, launched in 1998, covers the full gamut of the winemaking hobby, from beginners to experts, from wine kits to fresh grapes, and is published bi-monthly. Every issue includes expert advice and techniques, award-winning recipes and how-to projects to help you make great wine. Regular columns include troubleshooting common problems with the Wine Wizard, learning special techniques and tips on making a specific style of wine in Varietal Focus, refining your winemaking with Techniques, building gadgets in Projects, growing your own grapes in Backyard Vines and hearing tips, and stories and recipes from fellow home winemakers in Cellar Dwellers. WineMaker gives you practical, well-researched information in a fun format for all home winemakers - whether you use kits, concentrates, juices, non-grape fruits or fresh grapes.” Welcomes new writers. 85% freelance. Circ. 50K. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys all NA rights. No reprints. Responds 2-8 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $25, $45 foreign.

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Susquehanna Life Magazine

“Susquehanna Life is a quarterly, four-color, glossy feature-oriented publication with an active, upscale audience evenly divided between males and females ages 38+. Articles take a unique and positive look at a variety of aspects of life in Central Pennsylvania, and provide readers with information about places to go, things to do and history. We strive to provide information that is unique and unusual. The most frequent compliment we receive from readers: ‘I’ve lived here all my life and I never knew that until I read it in Susquehanna Life magazine.’” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Buys all rights. No reprints. Pyas within two weeks of publication. Sample $4.95 + $2.75 postage.

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Liguorian

“Founded in 1913 by the Redemptorists, Liguorian conveys a consistent joyful message of God’s plentiful redemption. In its tone and selection of material, it communicates a timely pastoral message to Catholics on matters of the faith, practices, Christian living, and social justice. While not championing positions contrary to core Church belief, Liguorian exposes its readers to the best elements of Catholic spirituality and traditions to help them navigate the contemporary world assisted by their faith.” 25%-30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Publishes 10 issues/year. Buys first rights. No reprints. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-12 months after acceptance. Responds 2-4 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $25, $32 outside the U.S.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See links to all these jobs here.

Freelance International Business Writer
international finance firm

Freelance Science Editor
TCI

Freelance Business Writer – Pays $50+
law firm

Freelance Knitting and/or Quilting Writers – Pays $11/hour.
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Freelance Blogger
clothing company

Freelance Online Dating Profile Writers – Pays $13-$15/hour.
VIDA

Freelance Healthcare Ghostblogger
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Freelance Food Writers and Cookbook Authors
Callisto Media

Freelance Writer – 3D Printing
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Freelance Full-time Writer/Researcher
Jhana

Freelance Writer – for blog and social media
personal injury law firm web site

Freelance Technical Writer – web content
web based company

Freelance Instruction Manual Creator
luxury goods company

Freelance West Coast News Writer – Pays $15/hour.
OpposingViews.com

Freelance Technical Writer
Young Copy

Freelance Weekend Editor
digitaltrends.com

Freelance SEO Writer – grooming. Pays $50/post.
TheManual.com

Freelance Blogger – painting expert
painting company

Freelance Healthcare Ghostwriter
better breathing blog

Freelance Art Writer – with knowledge of sculpture
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Freelance Ghostblogger – color technology
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Freelance Public Health Blogger
network of urgent care clinics

Freelance Writer/Journalist
Hinge Strategy, LLC

Freelance Reporter
Kentucky Today

Freelance Sports Writers
The18.com

Freelance Writer
The News Hub

Freelance Investing Writer
U.S. News & World Report

Freelance Correspondent – based in Central Asia
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Freelance Author – children’s non-fiction
Rosen Publishing Group

Freelance Movie / TV / Gaming News Writers
Screenrant.com

Freelance Home Textile Writer
The Sweethome

Freelance Writer
Barnes & Noble

Freelance Spanish and English Transcriptionist – Pays $10-$25/hour.
3playmedia.com

Freelance Insurance Transcriptionist
HomeTech

See links to all these jobs here.

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