7 Tips for Handling Freelance Writing Clients

Make no mistake about it — freelance writing is a small business. It’s fantastic to work from home, create your own hours, and essentially be “the boss,” but it’s a business that depends upon you for growth. If you’re not a big fan of sales and marketing, your freelance writing business may struggle to succeed. […]

Tone of Voice: Misinterpretation Happens

I’m a writer and can’t help but read, proofread, and question everything that cross my path; from newspaper and magazine articles to newsletters; from eBooks to flyers; from blog posts to catalog script; from sales letters to email blasts; from Twitter and Facebook updates (including my own); and everything in between. Last week, I received […]

Freelance Writers Watch Out for Publication Predators

Recently, a photographer contacted me on behalf of a designer she worked with. This designer paid for an article to run in a lifestyle magazine I wrote for. The photographer found a comment I left on a blog post that was about the magazine not paying freelance writers. Lo and behold, they’re up to their […]

Web and Phone Apps for Authors and Freelance Writers

You can get apps for your iPhone, iPad, laptop, notebook, and just about any electronic gadget these days. What are the best apps for freelance writers? You’ve come to the right place (no pun intended) to find out what they are. Some apps are free while others cost $.99 or more. However, before you wrinkle […]

Freelance Writers Find Paying Markets Here

Most freelance writers want to write for magazines or newspapers? The key is to find paying markets — emphasis on paying. Writers must be discerning when it comes to agreeing to write for publications. If the editor or publisher ‘hems and haws’ about paying you and avoids discussing the contract, run as fast as you […]