Want to be a freelance editor? Here are a few of the most common questions wannabe-editors have asked me, along with my answers.
Becoming a Freelance or Telecommute Proofreader
Proofreaders carry the burden of producing perfect work on every project. A single error cannot exist as it could ruin the integrity of a printed work or product. Even though proofreading is usually grouped with copywriting and editing, a proofreader’s skills are distinct entirely.
Why SEO Copywriting is the Perfect High-Paying, Work-from-Home Job With Huge Growth Potential
If you’ve ever considered starting a freelance writing career, or want to find an ideal work-from-home job that pays well, then consider SEO copywriting.
5 Ways to Use Flashbacks in Your Fiction Writing
Most people use flashbacks to provide more information about the main character’s past – thereby using this technique as a means to explain why certain events are happening, or how / why a character is acting or responding in a particular way.
What Do Great Headlines Have In Common With Lingerie?
Since the age of 9, I’ve been a writer. I wrote secret stories, secret newsletters, and secret novels about solving mysteries with Nancy Drew during my first year of writing.
The Secret To Grant Proposal Writing Success
In my position working in programming for one of the country�s major foundations, I reviewed many many grant proposals.
10 Ways to Take Writing Humor Seriously
It has often been said that everyone likes humor and laughter on our planet. Well maybe not everyone, but almost every person who is normal will like humor
Basic Structure for a Three Act Movie Screenplay
Three act movie screenplays are the most popular structure of screenplays written today. So, the good news is that you need not write something as complex as the structure of a five-act
10 Tips For Better Proofreading
The title in this article should grab your attention for one of two reasons: you are interested in being a proofreader or you notice the language is inappropriate.
5 Easy Steps to Become Your Own Best Editor
For many writers, getting that first draft down can give them a rush of excitement. The words flow freely, the ideas come at lightning speed, the book seems to be coming together just as they had in their head.
Story Ideas From the 4 Seasons
So regardless of what season you are in, it’s important for you as a writer to make note of the details and nuances of that time of year. Observe your responses to weather or weather-related incidents/activities, as well as the reactions and behavior of people around you.6
10 Laws of Great Storytelling
Before you begin your story, take a moment. Look at your audience and smile at them. Only after you have got their attention do you begin to even introduce yourself and your topic. You will be able to observe many things about your audience in these few moments
10 Words to Avoid When Writing
Writing is a combination of art and craft. The art comes from lots of reading, talking, thinking, dreaming, and writing. The craft is primarily technique.
5 Ways To Nurture and Defend Your Muse
Arrogance has a bad rap. We think of arrogant people as unpleasant to be around, full of themselves, and incapable of taking an interest in anyone else. However, when applied to one�s own writing, a certain measure of well-placed arrogance can be a useful tool
The Art of Writing a Business Report
Can you imagine life without the printed word? Regardless of your profession, you frequently use documents and reports to base important business decisions
The Many Paths to Plotting
As a writer, I can’t help but see the similarity between my experience as a reading teacher and what writers go through with plotting. You can read six books on plotting and come up with six different methods
Report Writing Made Easy
Without enough planning, a report can seem unclear and uninformed, and it shows little understanding of the client’s needs.
Slow-Paying Clients: Advice and Options For Freelancers
It’s the freelance circle of life-you pitch the job, you get the job, you do the job, you bill the job, and you get paid for the job.
How to Make Metaphors Work For You
Include the metaphor in your leadership-language. It allows you to make the unfamiliar more understandable. To make the complex more simple.
How to Write and Publish a Book About Your Historic Neighborhood
What better way to preserve your neighborhood’s history than with a book? It’s a permanent document that can be passed down through the generations.
19 Questions to Help You Write a Memoir
There are more than six billion people on the planet and I am a firm believer that every one of us has a story to tell.
How Much Should a Book Editor Charge?
Although rates vary from one book editor to another, here are the standard prices book editors charge for editing pieces.
Freelance Editors Need to Develop a Niche Market
The term freelance has lots of possibilities embedded in it. And when we talk of freelance editors, we mean those who do not belong to any company but they undertake freelance editing jobs independently
Freelance Proofreading – The Real World!
If you have particular skills and expertise in a certain area, then follow that tracks through. I loved education, so it still remains my major proofing interest. I made up flyers and placed them in universities or city writing centres, anything was worth a try.
Getting the Best Mileage for Your Writing: How to Sell Your Article to Multiple Publications
A little rewiring of the basic components, a new perspective, even reworking your original pitch can propel your story from its humble local beginnings to the national and international stage.
How to Avoid Sexist Language in Article Writing
A responsible writer wants to steer clear from sexist language, particularly in non-fiction and business writing, because it is deemed inappropriate. It can alienate one’s readership. When I write I want to gain readers’ trust so I can build credibility and respect.
Make Your Book a Success: How to Hire and Work with an Editor
It is nearly impossible to market and sell a poorly edited book. Whether you contract with a traditional publisher or self-publish, an experienced editor is the key to your book’s success. If you choose the self-publishing route, it’s important to know what to look for.
To My Editor: “Messing Up My Manuscript May Make Me Mad!”
As a general rule, editors do not and cannot print articles exactly as they are written. The chances are that the proofreader, correcting the proof, may have observed some unnoticed variation from the established publication’s house style. All manuscripts are subject to scrutiny and revision.
Editorial Positions and Annual Salaries at Small and Large Newspapers
The editors-in-chief of newspapers in large cities draw salaries from $50,000 to $90,000 a year, and a few are paid twice as much. The average salary of the large city editor-in-chief is not far from $110,000.
7 Tips to Become a Better Business Writer
Every sentence you put down on paper (or on a computer screen) identifies who you are and/or what your business offers. Here are 7 tips to improve your writing.
9 Tips To Become an Expert Proofreader
Want to get paid to proofread? By following these tips, you can transform yourself into the expert proofreader you’ve always dreamed of becoming!
Screenwriting with Impact: 6 Tips for Vastly Improving Your Scripts
The screenplay you’ve pounded out on your trusty word processor is finished at last! Here are 6 ways you can improve it immediately.
Word Frequency Analysis: A Method to Improve Your Writing
A word frequency analysis is a tool with several uses, that can help you improve as a writer, and help you to edit your pieces for clarity and richness.
6 Effective Tips to Improve Copy on your Company’s Blog
This article provides tips to write effective, attention-arresting blog copy and shows how you can develop reader and customer loyalty.
Nonfiction with Passion: Four Steps to Emotionally Charge Your Article
Breathing life into a nonfiction article is tough, especially if it doesn’t include a character or an emotional storyline. Here are 4 methods to manage it.
How New Authors Can Keep Their Manuscripts Coherent
In the world of publishing, many manuscripts make it to the editor’s desk, simply because they are badly disorganized and downright incoherent.