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10 copywriting mistakes freelance writers should avoid

10 Copywriting Mistakes to Avoid

If you’re trying to build your career as a freelance writer, the last thing you want to do is make mistakes that weaken your content and diminish your ability to attract and maintain clients....
How to Write Irresistible Copy

How to Write Irresistible Copy

As a freelance writer, many of the opportunities you will encounter will be for writing copy. Copywriting can be a lucrative niche to get into as a writer, but it’s also a crowded field....
10 online resources every freelance writer should know about

10 Online Writing Resources Every Freelancer Should Know About

When you’re launching your career as a freelance writer, there’s no shame in admitting that you need all the help you can get! Fortunately, the internet is swarming with terrific writing resources that you...
Dealing with Writing Burnout as a Freelancer

Dealing with Writing Burnout as a Freelancer

Anyone can experience burnout from time to time, whether they are a homemaker, roofer, or writer. In fact, burnout is so common that it’s now an officially recognized medical diagnosis. The World Health Organization...
Preparing for Your First Interview as a Freelance Writer

Preparing for Your First Interview as a Freelance Writer

An exciting part of working as a freelance writer is the chance to interview people for the pieces you’re writing. However, the prospect of doing an interview can also be a little intimidating. This...
Freelancer writing a press release.

Tips for Writing Better Press Releases

As a freelance writer, you’re probably going to find yourself tackling many different types of writing projects, from blog posts to eBooks. One of the staples of freelancing, as you may already know, is...
The Ultimate Editing Checklist for Freelance Writers

The Ultimate Editing Checklist for Freelance Writers

One quality that all successful freelance writers share is exceptional editing skills. No matter what type of client you’re writing for, you must deliver polished, professional writing that’s free of grammatical and style errors....
Freelance writer sitting on the floor, frowning at his laptop computer.

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...
Freelance writer typing on a computer

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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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...