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

undelivered e-mail problems

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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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Content Strategy

Content strategy is a broad concept, by design.  The content strategy for a small business in Portland or Hillsboro, Oregon, will differ from Whirlpool‘s content strategy, for example.  Of course, both content strategies may share similar elements, like social media outreach and special promotions.  Research and A/B testing would likely play a role for each …

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Lauren Edwards: Content Strategist

Lauren Edwards is an experienced writing coach with 10 years of public relations expertise – first with A&R Partners, and then with Edelman.   Lauren gives some of the best writing advice I have ever read.   I’ve trained people how to write for specific audiences – primarily the lending, investing, and venture capital community.  This ain’t …

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