5 reasons to keep your writer’s resume shiny and handy

Should writers have resumes? Yes.

I’m a stickler when it comes to my writer’s resume. Even though I’m happy where I am, I’m still putting it through some regular maintenance. As I research new ideas and trends, I’m noticing that some people think writers don’t need a resume. Main reasons being no one reads them anymore, they’re boring and that… Continue reading 5 reasons to keep your writer’s resume shiny and handy

Why I failed as a freelance writer

I recently closed my state-recognized, report-my-taxes-or-burn freelance copywriting business. I’m now a bona fide cube dweller with a sweet gig and a steady paycheck. This works for me, and I’m quite happy. Still, I felt a pang of sadness when I closed my business license account and filed the last of my business taxes. It… Continue reading Why I failed as a freelance writer

10 crackerjack proofreading tips, and then some

Image courtesy of DIRECTV and the super-hunky Robe Lowe. “I’m a professional writer." “And I’m a professional writer who doesn’t proofread very well.” Typos make professional writers look like hacks. And we’ve all had those awkward moments when someone points out our errors even though we could have sworn we went through that document at… Continue reading 10 crackerjack proofreading tips, and then some

Truths revealed by walking in a prospect’s shoes

Assemble the minions! — Gru, Despicable Me (2010, Universal Pictures)   Most of us know what it’s like to be the freelancer trying to get the gig. But how often do we get to see what it’s like on the flip side of the coin? To be the one hiring creative talent? I’m not talking… Continue reading Truths revealed by walking in a prospect’s shoes

How this Little Ducky Went Freelance: Part 3

When I was kicked out of Azkaban almost a year ago, I decided to put my career in my own hands and go freelance. A year can make a big difference, good, bad and unconventionally pretty. I've made major mistakes, especially in my marketing strategies and freelance rates. Result being? I'm back in a cubicle… Continue reading How this Little Ducky Went Freelance: Part 3