Experienced and Reliable Freelance Writer in Portland, OR

Tag: editing


“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)

The Heart of the Deal

My freelance copywriter and editor group, The Copywriter Conclave of Portland, recently engaged in a lively and free-wheeling discussion about prospective clients and proposals. We were able to attract prospects and even get to the proposal stage, but sometimes, the almost-projects fell through shortly thereafter. We all determined that some unseen, emotional aspect comes into (…Read More)

Your Ideal Client

(Image Credit:  “Light Bulb No. 2” by Chuck Coker) My networking group, The Copywriter Conclave of Portland, keeps a regularly updated blog chock full of valuable information for me, my fellow “Conclavists,” and our clients.  I’ve been thinking a lot about what Conclave founder Amber James brought up in April:  the ideal client.   Amber mentions (…Read More)

Your Content Garden

Spring is finally here (well, for some of us), and it’s a great time to focus on your backyard or porch garden.  It’s also the perfect time to attend to to your “content garden.”  Web copy, print collateral, blogs, PR, social media, and even TV or radio commercials all need care and attention to thrive. (…Read More)

Time Traveling 2013 Year in Review

2013 was … unique, wasn’t it?  It definitely was for me.  I transitioned from a Portland area freelance writer and editor to a branded business complete with a new office, an Oregon registry number, and a city license.   I felt sort of like Dak, Luke Skywalker’s gunner from The Empire Strikes Back.  I felt like (…Read More)