Experienced and Reliable Freelance Writer in Portland, OR

Tag: content strategy


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)

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)

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)

“I Would Like An Estimate…”

I try to keep my initial complimentary consultation focused on the problems of my prospective clients, and the potential ways I can help. Questions about cost can bog the conversation down. Business owners (and marketing managers eyeing their budgets) understandably feel they’re entering uncharted territory when they seek freelance writers or editors. Even in the (…Read More)

Content and Strategy

A few weeks ago, a financial advisor friend of mine and I had a conversation about the terminology of our respective professions.  I mentioned how a few people seemed ambivalent about calling themselves copywriters, and some had started using the term, “content strategist.” I get it.  “Copy” is a journalism term and one that evokes (…Read More)