Experienced and Reliable Freelance Writer in Portland, OR

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Undelivered E-mail Problems? Here’s Some Solutions.

An “undelivered e-mail” message can be frustrating for freelance writers and other self-employed business owners. Learning that the e-mail bounced because your mail server is on a blacklist can be infuriating. This scenario is also called a “mail block,” a Realtime blacklist, or DNS-based Blackhole List.* I recently went through a fairly protracted situation with (…Read More)

One Simple Step To Build a Client List…

…is to follow-through on a promise.  Once I’ve understood, or helped to define, the parameters of a project, I tend to take every stage of the deadline seriously.  I don’t promise fast turnarounds unless I can deliver.  I allow enough time for revisions.  Good clients clearly communicate their deadlines and expectations. Ninety-five percent of all (…Read More)

The Versatile Freelance Writer

2015 was a good year for content marketers, strategists, and freelance writers.  My business, Enlighten Writing, worked with several new clients … and most of them came from unexpected places. In all of my complimentary consultations, I’m asked a variation of, “is this the type of writing/marketing/editing you do?”  When I started my business, at (…Read More)

Rebranding Your Business

A business “rebrand” is the most challenging and rewarding inbound query a freelance copywriter can receive. I’ve owned my freelance writing and editing consultancy for five years, and the changes to how businesses market themselves has been nothing short of extraordinary. In the past year, I’ve been approached by three large enterprises to help them (…Read More)

5 Tips To Keep Your Data Secure

It all started with Heartbleed.  I’m sure the 2014 security bug is a distant and unpleasant memory for many, but I always keep it in mind. (Heartbleed was a vulnerability in the “Open SSL” library that could allow hackers to steal information that we all thought was supposed to be safely encrypted).  I was working (…Read More)