Here’s How to Land Impressive Interviews That Make Great Content
Whether you’re writing for a brand or an editorial pub, interviewing primary sources is crucial for boosting your cred. We’ll humble-brag for writer Gregg Rosenzweig as he shares how he successfully has landed interviews with stars, including Kobe Bryant, Steve Carell, George Lopez, Eva Longoria, Suze Orman, Magic Johnson… and even astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Business Jargon to Consider Retiring in 2018 (Seriously Park the Nouning and Verbing)
Help stop senseless business jargon! Lena Katz crowdsourced people’s most hated words and categorized them in terms of ridiculousness, so you can judge whether you really want them seeping into your content.
Crafting Engaging Press Releases That Catch the Attention of Curiosity Rovers
Help your media outreach take flight. A reporter who has skimmed over thousands of press releases offers tips that could help you make the right impression on the right writer for your next press launch.
Survey Results: Factors in Determining Freelance Rates for Different Assignments
Get survey results and a full-time freelancer’s breakdown on how time, tasks and experience can affect the rates freelance writers charge for different assignments.
How to Write a Lead: 10 Do’s, 10 Don’ts, 10 Good Examples
Good lead. Good read. Sharpen your hooks to grab readers’ attention from the get-go, with examples of great and not-so-great leads.
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Guide to Fleshing Out a Concept
If everyone could suddenly mind-read, the content biz would surely fizzle in a sec. Until then, download a basic one-pager to help talent understand your needs.
Guide to Pitching a Basic Article
Approach pitching with better consistency and effectiveness. Download a template you can customize to fit the requirements for any client you’re pitching.
Case Study Questionnaire for a Client
Download a template to help you cover the key elements in a case study for your brand, with formatting suggestions for a standard one- or two-page PDF format.
Guide to Making a Feature-Length Listicle
Download an example template for a 1,000-word article to cover a common listicle tactic: relaying multiple strategies to solve a problem.
How to News-Jack for Freelance Writing Pitches and Content Marketing
Taking advantage of the news of the day has been in the marketing playbook for decades, but in recent years it’s been taking on a whole new level. Get up to speed on the practice of “news-jacking,” whether you’re a writer or a marketer.
8 Interviewing Skills for Writing Like an Expert on Anything (Even If You’re Not Neil deGrasse Tyson)
Tasked with a new or challenging topic? Sharpen your interviewing skills to write like an expert on anything. Get a journalist’s tips on how to interview experts, influencers, and leaders.
The Pitching Game: 4 Freelance Pitch Examples and a Template
How well are you filling up your calendar with freelance work? Freelance writer Angela Tague shares tips and real-life examples of pitching to top brands to help keep your work flowing. Plus, download a free template to get your pitches started.
Yes, Good Grammar Is (Still) Important, and Here’s Why
Is a focus on grammar worth your time? Yes, it is. Dear Megan gives us three good reasons why you should care about grammar, the good kind.
The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Pitching
Is your pitching style keeping you from scoring better freelance jobs? Get up to speed on the elements of a good pitch and the pros and cons of different pitching styles.
How to Write the Perfect Bio for Your ClearVoice Profile and Get More Work
Your writer bio is a key factor when brands consider hiring you as a freelance writer. Is yours sparkling or bordering on cray-cray? Megan’s here to help you take a gut check.