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
As a professional writer and editor, I’m always interested in other professionals’ views on writing. I recently read an excellent article by Dave Kerpen entitled, “Want To Be Taken Seriously? Become a Better Writer.” The article is written as a guide for both writers and professionals, and Mr. Kerpen gives several practical tips. Mr.
It’s the season for taking stock and end-of-year lists. For myself, I made a pretty big life change in 2010. I voluntarily became a full-time freelance writer in January 2010. Leaving a salaried position with a company that I helped build was difficult, but who said personal growth was easy? Of course, like every other