Tag Archive: freelance editor

Jan 09

2012

I hope everyone had a great winter holiday, and that 2012 is treating you well so far.   As I mentioned last year, I prefer aspirations to resolutions.  My aspirations this year are basically an extension of last year’s …  grow, read more, and volunteer more. I have one more entry in my “great writing” series:  …

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Dec 02

Freelance Writer: Guest Posting … Again!

I have another guest blog post up for freelance writers (and anyone else) at Emily Suess’s blog.   This time I talk about how intuition can really help you  at the beginning of a project.   And I also link it to Star Wars.   Because, y’know, that’s how I roll.

May 04

Freelance Writer: Define Yourself

Friends in Portland and other areas have recently asked how I get work as a freelance writer.  It’s kind of funny, because just over a year ago, I asked freelance writers the same type of question!  I am flattered, but I can only talk about what has worked for me, and why I prefer freelancing …

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Mar 21

Freelance Writer: Work and Solving Problems

I never like to say the word, “work.” Not because I prefer idleness.  Quite the opposite.  As a freelance writer and editor near Portland, I look at content creation and refinement as fun.   I am genuinely pleased to help my clients reach their audience(s).  The task itself becomes the reward … largely because I’ve already …

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Mar 15

Freelance Writer: Time Management

While in Portland, I’ve developed a reputation as a fast writer and editor.   I like to be realistic about time frames so there are no surprises for my clients. How do I manage my time?  I’m glad you asked! 1.  Good Mornings I have a regimented morning schedule.  I used to think I could switch …

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Jan 20

Freelance Writer: Portland and Non-Local Clients

As a freelance writer, I’m often asked if the majority of my clients are in the Portland area or in far-off locales (like Salem, haha, just kidding).  The immediacy of Portland clients is attractive, but I’ve had clients as far away as Panama. The benefits of working with local freelance writing clients is that we …

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Dec 31

What Worked in 2010

It’s the season for taking stock and end-of-year lists.  For myself, I made a pretty big life change in 2010.  I voluntarily became a full-time freelance writer in January 2010.  Leaving a salaried position with a company that I helped build was difficult, but who said personal growth was easy? Of course, like every other …

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Oct 04

Writing Projects

Happy October!  The awesome harvest moon is behind us, we’ve discovered a “Goldilocks planet,” and all those blaring ads on t.v. tell us that mid-terms are only a month away! I’ve been busy working on some freelance writing and editing projects (including a cool website content project) for my Portland clients. I also have a …

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Apr 23

Business Plan Writing

  Business plans are strange documents. Because they involve dream businesses, people tend to pour their emotions into them and lose all objectivity. Depending on your requirements, a business plan is an internal roadmap with milestones that you define. Or it’s a document you present to a bank officer for a loan. Or it’s a …

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Mar 10

Staying Active

Before I became a freelance writer, I knew I’d hit a point where I’d be near the end of a writing or editing project and wonder, “what do I do next?” I needed to have a plan of action … or better yet, a plan to stay active. Staring at a project’s completion point, it …

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