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Freelance Writing Project Checklist: use this BEFORE submitting work to a client

After almost a decade of freelancing, I STILL get butterflies in my stomach when I’m about to submit a completed project to a client.  What if they don’t…

10 Reasons Why Bloggers Should Offer Freelance Services

A few weeks ago I guest-blogged over at Amy Howard Social about how to leverage your blog as a platform for freelance writing services. Today I want to expand on…

The 500 Words/Day Writing Challenge

Hey friends! I’m still sick *sad face*. Luckily I prepared this article last week, so you don’t miss out on your weekly writing & business fix! It’s unlikely…

The Dos & Don’ts of Working with Editors

National Novel Writing Month has come and gone… next comes the rewriting, and more rewriting, and yet more rewriting, until at last it will be time to send books off…

10 Writing Prompts for NaNoWriMo

We are into Week 2 of NaNoWriMo! This is a time when the novelty might start to wear off for some writers. If you’ve been jumping around in…

Top 4 Ways to Edit Your Own Writing

If you don’t have a background as an editor, it can be a really good idea to hire an editor to edit your work for you. But what…

How to Prepare Your Book for an Editor

Are you close to finishing your book and getting ready to hire an editor? Here’s what you should do to prepare your book for the editing process… Grab your…

So You Want to Be an Editor: Now What?

Becoming a professional editor is a little different from becoming a professional writer. For one thing, if you have a natural talent for writing, you can become a…

So You Want to Be a Writer: Now What?

This is one of the most common questions I receive: I love to write, and I think I’m pretty good at it. How did you start? How can…

What To Do BEFORE Submitting Your Manuscript to an Editor

As a freelance editor, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with several indie (and established!) authors on editing their manuscripts. I’ve done everything from proofreading to developmental…

My Top Five Tips for How to Be a Better Writer

Sometimes you just aren’t in the mood for writing. But if you have a deadline to deal with, or if you are writing content for a client, you…

The Differences Between Creating and Curating Content

When managing social media and doing social media marketing, it’s important to strike a balance between creating vs. curating content. These are two very different things, but they…

Three Writing Tips: how to use an apostrophe, a comma, and more

As our last Saturday blog post of the year for this blog, I wanted to do a little round-up of a few useful articles written here over the…

Reader Questions: “I want to get into the editing field. Where should I start?”

I recently received an email from someone who is new to editing and wants to start freelancing. They were hoping I could provide some advice – and you…

How to Find Inspiration as a Writer

NaNoWriMo has come and gone, but if you’re still looking for inspiration for your writing, look no further! These five tips for getting inspired to write will help…