For journalists, getting a scoop has always been a rat race, but for tech reporters, staying on top of every new product has never been tougher with so many writers out there trying to scrape together an audience by being first to the party.
Today's freelance writers usually juggle a number of projects, from traditional magazine articles to blog posts to corporate copy. Because of this variety, compensation can differ significantly depending on which hat you're wearing that day.
Despite the obvious risks, credit cards, especially business cards, can be powerful tools in the Carpal-tunneled hands of the freelancer. But as with most powerful tools, using it without understanding the complexities can lead to problems.
Although we save mementos that highlight milestones, it turns out we might get more value from paying attention to mundane memories as well.
Most publications won’t take just anyone. And they won’t print thinly-veiled marketing messages with no takeaway. Here are four tips for getting printed and breaking through the full-to-bursting inboxes at your top-choice publications
As someone who's lived with anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive order since I was a child, I've found that working as a freelancer has an equal amount of benefits and drawbacks when it comes to self-care and mental health.
When I first set out on my maiden assignment as an independent foreign stringer, I was young, inexperienced, and taking a giant step into the unknown. From one angle, it was scary. But from another vantage point, the move represented the most exciting opportunity of my fledgling career.
Just saying the words "technical writer" is enough to make aspiring scribes shudder. Once upon a time, I certainly did. But now that I've been a veteran in the technical writing field for almost a decade, I felt it was time to dispel the top six myths about the career I've chosen.
Pitching is the easy part. It’s all the waiting around afterward that’s frustrating.
As the saying goes: Teach a freelancer to pitch, and she can land an assignment; teach her to write a concise letter of introduction, and she can find work for a lifetime... or something like that.