Experienced and Reliable Freelance Writer in Portland, OR

Tag: writing


“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)

6 Ways To Successfully Manage Inbound Prospects

Inbound marketing is a powerful way to grow your business, especially if you’re a freelance copywriter.  I was thrilled when my first prospective customer found me after I’d written a blog post.  It happened when I was two months into my nascent freelance writing career.  My prospective client and I scheduled a call, we hit (…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)

Healthcare Writing and Obamacare

It is the dawn of Obamacare.*  October 1st marked the first day that U.S. citizens, with or without a history of health problems, can log on to state or federal health insurance exchanges and shop for comprehensive health insurance plans.   The law is new, and it’s understandable that there is still confusion, as well as (…Read More)