Strategy-Focused Freelance Writer in Portland, Oregon

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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)

Writers Don’t Work On Consignment

I’m an experienced freelance writer, so I’m acquainted with the ups and downs of this vocation.  One of the more challenging aspects of being a professional writer – especially in the aftermath of a terrible economic recession – is that some people expect writers to work for free, or below their market rate. For example, some (…Read More)

Telecommuting and Your Business

Last year, I wrote about the pros and cons of working from my home (based near Portland, Oregon).  I discussed benefits, such as taking a break from being a writer and editor by lying on my bed, and making my own hours. It’s a timely discussion now, considering Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to end (…Read More)

What Changes Will You Make This Year?

I went in for a haircut a couple of weeks ago, and while chatting with the barber, I mentioned how I worked on the same desktop for six years, and used a BlackBerry as my mobile workstation for three years. As you can tell, I like stability. Around this time, my desktop started flashing Blue (…Read More)

Welcome!

I’ve been blogging about copywriting and editing for the past few years, but I decided to create a new name for my business this fall. I’ve always enjoyed the word, “enlighten.”  It’s a word woven into the fabric of my entire life.  It’s part of my spiritual background (I’m not a proselytizer, don’t worry!), and (…Read More)