It can be a daunting task for freelance writers to get noticed by potential clients. Sure, there is a lot of work out there to be had, but if the list of quality writers who are competing against you for those opportunities is twice as long, how can you possibly stand out? I asked myself that same question six years ago when I started Edit This®. I had my computer, an enthusiastic attitude, and tons of creative juices – but only one client. Truth be told, that client was from
Freelance writers love to stay busy. It doesn't matter if we are writing a blog, magazine article, novel, website copy, or helping a client come up with the right words for their company newsletter – give us something to write and a little direction, and off we go. But the reality is that freelance writing is hard work, and it can lead to unhealthy habits and health risks if we aren't careful. Does any of this sound familiar to my fellow freelance writers? * Sleep deprivation
One of my favorite things to do in my free time as a professional writer at Edit This® is to chronicle the time I spend with my family, especially my boys. Take my oldest, for example. Christian has always had an intense love for baseball, and I’ve always done my best to be there for him and teach him as much as I can.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, I came across the piece below while looking through a few older columns I wrote for Murray Media Group. I wrote this not