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Where SpellCheck Fails

It is easy to make common spelling and grammar errors when typing quickly. Thoughts can move faster than we can type, creating typos and other mishaps in articles. Article writers need to proofread writing to correct these mistakes and Spellcheck is the tool used most often to make the corrections. Unfortunately, Spellcheck does not correct all writing errors. ...

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Setting Good Deadlines: Why Writers Can’t Actually Bend Time

Freelance writers can be really amazing creatures at times. They can turn out large amounts of well-written, carefully considered content, turn a cleverly-worded phrase out, or give your company’s website a professional air. One thing they can’t do, however, is bend time. That’s why we’ll take a few minutes today to discuss how to provide ...

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How Can a Professional Writer Fail a Grammar Test?

I know that I myself have failed one or two grammar tests during my career as a freelance writer, including the one for WritersDomain (twice). How in the world a professional and paid writer can fail a grammar test is beyond me, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only once facing this problem. If you happen to be one

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The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Syndrome

Seriously, don’t be that guy. You know who I’m talking about – the client who strokes their writers’ egos so much they need to drag second chairs to their desks to support them. Then, at the first sign of a disconnect, the client lashes out. Of course, equally as dangerous is the oh-so-agreeable writer that responds with indignant rage at the ...

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There Is No “One-Size Fits All” Approach to Content Writing

Ever since the first Google Panda update, opportunities for part time jobs for writers have become all but non-existent. Content marketing agencies act like brokers, giving independently contracted writers the chance to compete for the work that’s available. The demise of many content mills is forcing writers who were once able to write about topics of ...

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Filling Up Your Editorial Calendar

An editorial calendar puts you a step ahead in content creation. It really is a tool no small business owner can live without when managing a website or blog. Editorial calendars make it easier to decide when to tackle topics you want to cover by plugging them into a schedule spanning several weeks or even several months. Key questions do

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No Freebies! A Rant Regarding Freelance Writing Rates Among Friends

Welcome to Writer Rants–where every Friday a writer just lets loose on whatever the heck is bugging her this week. Enjoy. I cannot count the number of times this EXACT exchange has occurred in my life: I meet a friend-of-a-friend. We make small talk. “Oh, you feed your cats the cat food that makes them poop smaller? I do too!” The

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Converting Customers Who are Considering Changing Brands (Part 1)

One of the toughest challenges for marketers when choosing a content marketing strategy is converting customers from an existing brand to a new brand. Especially if the existing brand is a household or business tradition, you will have visitors to your website who will never buy from you. These people fall into the categories of window shoppers, competitors, and people

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3 B’s of Shoestring Marketing: Budgets, Blogs, and Brands

Operating on a shoestring budget with ambitions as grand as the Château de Versailles can leave your business lacking in many areas. Marketing should not be one of those areas. There are simply too many ways to stretch your purse these days in order to cover marketing costs without scaling back in effectiveness. Three such areas, budgets, blogs, and branding,

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Communicating With Your Writer For Exceptional Content

When you want to hire a writer for your project, you face a wide range of writing levels and styles to choose from. You want to hire the best writer, but you are not sure where to start. Before you even think about hiring anyone, you must know what it is you want to achieve. You can select writers from many

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Cooking up the Perfect Piece

As a freelance writer, using a number of techniques to provide the perfect piece is like making up a good recipe. You need the right ingredients, spices, pot, and voila! You’ve created a masterpiece. Freelance writers know and understand the level of engagement that must be present in each line they write. It’s not an overnight process – even the

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Writer Spotlight: Susette H.

Meet writer Susette H. from Altadena, CA! Q. If you had a catchphrase, what would it be? A. Writing in your own voice means writing with integrity. Q. What is your day job super power? A. Sustainability consulting Q. Best advice you’ve ever received? A. Don’t work for a corporation, if you don’t like working for the government. Q. Favorite hat? A. An ...

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