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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)

What Is A Market Rate?

Last month’s Enlighten Writing blog post discussed why I don’t think writer/editors should work for free. I discussed the importance of a market rate.  But what is a market rate?  And how does a writer or editor determine her or his market rate? The Business Dictionary defines a market rate as, “the usual price in (…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)