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What Is a Content Mill, and Should I Work for One?

If you’ve worked as a freelance writer, you’ve probably heard the term “content mill” before. However, you might not be sure what a content mill is—and whether it’s a good idea to work for...
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Should You Continue to Write for a Difficult Client?

As a freelance writer, some of your clients will be amazing. You’ll both reap the rewards of your collaboration, and you’ll wish you could keep working with them forever. Other clients—well, not so much....
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What It Takes to be a Successful Technical Writer

Technical writing is one of the most in-demand services among freelancers, and it’s not hard to see why. From IT hardware to bookkeeping software to online programs, businesses now have to deal with more...
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5 Tools for an Active Workspace

The freelance writing life offers independence and freedom from the traditional office space, but sitting down for long hours can take a heavy toll on your health—and your waistline. Long hours of sitting—popularly termed...
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Writing Portfolio Management 101

As a freelance writer, one of the most important tools you have for soliciting new clients is your portfolio. Your writing portfolio shows your skill and range as a writer and should feature your...
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What You Need to Know about Freelance Script Writing

One of the many advantages of freelancing is the sheer diversity of options it has to offer any talented writer. Businesses and agencies need so many different types of content that you’ll never have...
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Steps to Take When You’re Going to Miss a Deadline

If you’re a freelance writer, meeting your deadlines is one of the most valuable habits you can teach yourself. Not missing deadlines is essential if you want to maintain good relationships with clients and...
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What Does a Copywriter Do?

Copywriting is an extremely common job for freelance writers, but what exactly is it? In a broad sense, copywriters write copy, or text. The one thread that runs through the content that copywriters produce...
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Terminology for Beginning Freelance Writers

Not sure what scope creep is or whether a kill fee is a good thing? Ever feel confusion when looking over the acronyms in job ads? Whether it’s CMS, B2B, or B2C, this is...
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Should You Write an Article Before You Pitch It?

Part of being a freelance writer is pitching your ideas to editors and hoping they want you to run with the stories. The entire pitch process can feel a little chicken-and-egg. After all, editors...