How to Give Writers Feedback: 8 Real-Life Notes Revised to Get Better Results
“Managers can simultaneously both overestimate and underestimate the power they have to impact the performance and egos of their team members.” Get eight examples of bad feedback and what you should say instead to push writers to produce their best work.
8 Important Things Your Team Wants to Tell You (But Won’t)
You might be the world’s best boss but that still doesn’t mean employees will always feel comfortable speaking their minds.
Rules of Maintenance: The Writer-Editor Relationship
With the rise of freelance writing, so has come a swell of new relationships between editors, managers and freelance writers. But are you building the best?
The Ultimate Guide to Finding, Hiring and Working With Freelancers
Freelancers can revolutionize the way you create content. Read our ultimate guide to finding, hiring and working with the best freelance talent to get started.
Managing Tips for Managing Editors
As an editor, you’re putting in hours of writing, editing, emailing, and organizing prior to publication. Here are tips to stay on track (or to forward to an editor who might be way off track).
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Best Practices When Requesting Ideas and Pitches From Creatives
Are you accidentally crossing the line when asking freelancers for pitches or ideas? Follow advice to avoid being blacklisted as a bad client.
Use ClearVoice’s Account-Based Casting Call Tool to Scale Business Content, Fast
Learn about ClearVoice’s Account-Based Casting Call, which allows clients to send a content need out to a qualified talent pool and greenlight projects quickly.
How to Format a Writer’s Assignment to Get Better Content Back
Great content starts with a detailed concept. Learn how to turn a concept into an assignment for a freelance writer that saves time, money, and hassle.
Survey Results: How Freelancers Set Rates for Different Assignments
Get survey results and a full-time freelancer’s breakdown on how tasks, requests, and interview sources affect the pay rate for a typical 1000-word article.
Want to Master Your Next Creative Brief? 10 Key Sections to Cover
For clients tasked with creating in-depth campaign or project briefs for dissemination to content creators, we outline how best to convey your needs.
Tapping Into ‘The Age of Ideas’ for Creatives: Interview With Alan Philips, Brand Invigorator
We ask Alan Philips, former SVP of Brand Experience at WeWork, about his new book ‘The Age of Ideas’ and how to help creatives unlock their creative power.
A Crossword to Avoid Editorial Disgruntlement [PDF]
In honor of Crossword Puzzle Day, which today marks the 105th birthday of the first crossword, we created one of our own for disgruntled editors everywhere.
Moonlighting or Full-Time Freelancing? Pros and Cons for Freelancers and Clients
For freelancers, deciding to just moonlight or to quit the day job and freelance full-time is a huge dilemma. And for clients, deciding whether you need a moonlighter or a more-available freelancer can be equally vexing. To answer both, full-time freelancer Lena Katz lines out key points to help you decide.
15 Scenarios When to Pay Freelance Writers Higher Rates
Respecting freelancers’ time and value is key to a good working relationship. Learn when you should reasonably expect to pay freelance writers more than a standard rate — so you don’t drive away good talent.
Long-Form Content: Mastering Creative Briefs for Ebooks and Assets (3 of 5)
Most brand marketers underestimate power of creative briefs. With that being said, how can you make sure you maximize the potential of building a brief for your first long-form content project? Here’s how.
Dear Marketer: You Need an Experienced Freelance Content Network… Right Now
At ClearVoice, we’re committed to helping marketers, publishers and freelancers plan for the future of media. Our CEO, Joe Griffin, spells out why you’ll have to fill out your freelance creative bench soon, whether you want to or not, if you plan on your content keeping up with the times.