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.” “Copy” is a journalism term and one that evokes smoky newsrooms and
My freelance copywriter and editor networking 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
We are inundated with information every day. Our work and home responsibilities involve a flood of calls, messages, and texts. It’s never been easier to lose track of something, even if it’s important to us. It’s no wonder that so many people are grateful for a simple, kind reminder about something they promised to do.
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
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