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For Writers

Tips for Improving Your Freelance Writing Samples

If you’re just getting started with freelance writing, one of the most important steps you’ll take is creating a portfolio. The heart of your portfolio, of course, will be the samples of your writing...

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For Writers

Starting a Freelance Writing Business After Retirement

For many people, retirement doesn’t mean sitting around and watching the paint dry. It often means launching a second career and doing things that they love. If you’ve dreamt of being a writer throughout...

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For Employers

Why You Need a Freelance Writer to Handle Your Onsite Content

For potential customers, the copy on your website is often their introduction to your business. If that copy doesn’t display your products and services in the best light, then it’s likely that they will...

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For Writers

How to Be a More Effective Interviewer

If you want to be a professional freelance writer, one of the most valuable skills you can acquire is becoming a better interviewer. Whether you want to conduct interviews for publication, for quotes for...

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For Writers

What It Takes to Be a Successful Finance Writer

Although many freelance writers start out their careers as generalists, most eventually focus in on a niche area. Writing in a niche makes is easier to search for jobs, since it limits the types...

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For Writers

Tips for Writing Your First eBook

It’s easy to see why businesses want to be able to offer eBooks to their customers. Having the ability to offer an exclusive downloadable feature is a terrific way to engage customers and reward...

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For Writers

Taking the Plunge: Are You Ready to Freelance Full-Time?

Many freelance writers follow a similar path. They dip their toes into freelancing as a side hustle, and then slowly but surely build up a client base. After working this way for a while,...

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For Employers

How to Ask for Edits on a Freelance Writer’s Work

When freelance writers prepare articles for publication in newspapers and magazines, they expects edits to be part of the process. As such, the editor reading their work expects to be able to communicate any...

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For Writers

Why Freelance Writers Need to Be Lifelong Learners

If you are the type of person who is always searching for answers to questions and looking for new books to read and podcasts to follow, then freelance writing may be the career for...

For Writers

How to Become a Freelance Sports Writer

If you love writing as much as you love sports, freelance sports writing could be the perfect career choice for you. Fortunately, becoming an independent sports writer has never been more accessible to more...