Why Writers Need to Know CMS
Freelancers, if you haven’t dabbled into the various content management systems, here’s your news flash to add it to your must-do for the year. Here, what you need to know — and why.
How to Write Great Boilerplate: 5 Dos, 5 Don’ts, 5 Examples From Different Industries
Whether you’re a new or evolving brand, you need to tell your story… quickly. Here are five tactics to craft top-notch boilerplate, plus five to avoid.
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.
The History of Female Writers
Though romantic comedies may paint a different picture, there is a major gender divide within media. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be celebrating the past, present and future of female wordsmiths.
More Than Words: Online Courses to Improve Your Freelancer Toolbox (and Stay Competitive)
Digital marketing, content strategy, academic certifications… Here are some of the best companies providing online courses that help freelancers — and all professionals, for that matter — stay competitive in the job market and win more freelance jobs.
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How to Write Great Bios for Others: 5 Do’s, 5 Don’ts, 5 Good Examples
Writing a professional bio for another person, or even a business entity, can be more challenging than writing your own. We lay down the rules to do it right.
What Writers Should Know About SEO to Stay Competitive in 2019
Although Google’s known for fickle algorithm changes, here are six key approaches to help your writing survive them all, so you can win at SEO for clients.
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 Evolving Role of Writers in the Gig Economy: Growing Your Freelancing Skill Set (1 of 5)
Get in sync with the times as a writer, if you want to earn more. Understand what you need to master, why it’s important and of course, how to go after it. Read the first in our five-part series on the modern skill set needed for freelance writers.
5 Key Elements for a Client Case Study [One-Pager Template]
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.
How to Make $100K or More As a Freelance Writer? Five Successful Women Share Their Advice
What does it take to earn $100K or more as a freelance writer? Five women share their success, with tips on how to value yourself and your time.
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.
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.
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.
Top 7 Etiquette Rules for Public Relations (3 of 5)
For the dynamic between a publicist and a writer, here are some thoughtful etiquette rules to keep in mind and exercise in your daily professional routine.