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Learning to Accept Help as a Freelance Writer

My hair and your freelance writing career have a lot in common! Here are six things you should ask for help with…

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12 Common Freelance Writer Mistakes

Everyone has to start somewhere, but you don’t have to make the same dumb mistakes everyone else does.

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5 Tips to Increase Your Productivity as a Freelancer

As a freelancer, it’s up to you to manage your own productivity levels. Time to get good!

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Shady Writing Tactics: Why I WON’T Place Your Articles

I’d like to thank freelance writer Alicia Rades for inspiring me to write this post. You can see her own version of this topic here. Hey there! I’m writing this post because it’s going to end up in my FAQ page.

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Writers VS. Editors: We’re All Winners Here!

Without writers, there would be no editing; but without editors, there would be no good writing.  I’m a freelance writer. I’m also an editor. This has put me in the unique position of being on bothsides of the pitching, drafting, and publication process.

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Blogging VS. Freelance Blogging

There’s only a one-word difference between the two, but it makes all the difference… In my time as the Associate Editor and Community Manager over at Be A Freelance Blogger, I’ve noticed that a great many people don’t know the difference between “blogging”

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5 Things to Expect When You Become a Mentor

I started mentoring fellow writers looking to go freelance in 2013 and I’ve learned a lot since then!  Last month I shared five tips for people interested in hiring a mentor. But then I realized that some of you are past that point. Some of you

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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Mentor

Books and blogs are great, but you can’t ask them questions… So there you are: You’ve read all the books, you’ve skimmed all the blog posts, you’ve subscribed to all of the newsletters, and you’ve had long chats with your

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10 Common Invoicing Mistakes Made By Freelance Writers

The difference between being a freelance writer and writing as a hobbyist? Getting paid. Why is it that so many freelancers – writers or otherwise! – have such a hard time getting themselves paid? My rates are stupidly “reasonable” (AKA:

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30 Writing + Freelancing Questions from My Mailbag (Part 2)

This is part two of a two part series answering commonly-asked freelancing/writing/editing questions from my inbox. Hello again! Welcome back. Last time, I covered these 15 questions: “Is it really okay to e-mail someone as an ‘interview?’” “How do you

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