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For Writers

Preventing Client Confusion with a Clear Freelance Writing Contract

When you make a career as a freelance writer, contracts are an essential part of your work. A client contract will not only ensure you get paid, but also that projects go how you...

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For Writers

How Learning to Proofread Can Help You Be a Better Freelance Writer

For freelance writers, spellcheck and grammar checkers are both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, they can help you catch small errors that might easily slip through the cracks. However, they...

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For Employers

What Information Should You Include in a Freelance Writing Assignment?

Hiring a freelance writer is a smart decision for many different reasons. One of the most important is that freelance writers don’t need a lot of direction or management to get an assignment done....

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For Writers

Maintaining Your Health and Wellness When Working from Home

Working from home as a writer or editor has its perks. After all, you get to take breaks to cuddle with your pets or kids, you can avoid fast food lunches, and your commute...

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For Writers

What’s the Big Fuss About Oxford Commas? (And Why You Should Love Them)

As any freelance writer knows, every client has his or her own style requirements. You may be asked to follow AP, Chicago, or some other internal style manual—or some combination of one of the...

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For Writers

Aspiring Authors: How to Write a Book While Freelancing Full-Time

Besides the fact that they are all famous authors, what do Bram Stoker, Lewis Carroll, and Franz Kafka have in common? Answer: They all held down day jobs while writing on the side. Few...

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For Employers

Social Media Calendars: What They Are and Why You Need One

Social media opens up a world of possibilities for businesses of all sizes and types. It allows your company to connect directly with consumers and build a better brand voice. Social media is an...

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For Writers

Keyword Research Basics for Freelance Writers

As a freelance writer, you may spend the bulk of your working time writing content to be published on the web. And whether that content comes in the form of blogs, onsite copy, or...

Writers on Writing

For Writers

Writers on Writing

Are you looking for a little inspiration for your next writing venture? Consider the quotes by these famous writers: Joyce Carol Oates James A. Baldwin Maya Angelou Haruki Murakami Octavia E. Butler Neil Gaiman...

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For Employers

Do You Need an NDA When You Hire a Freelance Writer?

A non-disclosure agreement, or NDA, is a legally binding contract. When a freelance writer signs one, he or she agrees not to disclose sensitive or proprietary information. Subsequently, if the writer breaches the NDA,...