How Can You Find Freelance Writing Jobs?

Do you think that there is a big sign that reads, “Freelance Writing Jobs, Apply Within”? There just is not. In fact, you may have a hard time finding writing jobs of any type advertised in any employment magazine or newspaper either. So, how do you find freelance writing jobs? Let us talk about this for a moment and see if we can’t find an idea or two that will work for you. 1. Begin at the beginning. Get the education you need to have. Learn what there is to know about the field in which you are looking for job vacancies. Having knowledge itself can open doors. This can help with step two as well. 2. When you do …

How Can You Become A Better Writer?

Word Count: 538 Summary: I have been writing professionally for more than two decades and teaching writing nearly that long. Every conference, every writing staff, and every class has always included some writer who asks: “How Can I Become A Better Writer?” They don’t usually like my answer. “Practice writing every day and read to study the writing of others every day.” They don’t like the answer for one of two reasons usually. Some people are looking for some quick fix, magic formula that will… Keywords: write, writing, publish, edit, profit, market, advice, help, tip, article, improve, skill, book Article Body: I have been writing professionally for more than two decades and teaching writing nearly that long. Every conference, every …

How To Become A More Persuasive Writer

Word Count: 389 Summary: If you want to learn how to write so that people will not only read what you write…but also be compelled to take action based on your words, then take these steps. You need to identify persuasive writings and examine the writing style. Think of the last time you read something which made you take action. It can be a simple headline for an ad which caught your attention or an inspiring story in the local paper. When you identify the persuasive writings, you can can the… Keywords: copywriting,persuasive writing,writing tips,help writing Article Body: If you want to learn how to write so that people will not only read what you write…but also be compelled to …

How To Be Your Own Editor

Word Count: 750 Summary: There is a stigma associated with writers turning to editors for assistance with their work. Some people see outside editing as an unfair advantage, a form of literary cheating. Writers are expected to be able to objectively evaluate their own work. Interestingly, this is exactly the opposite of what one finds in other professions. Keywords: edit, proofread, write, editor, writer, proofreader, editing, writing, proofreading Article Body: There is a stigma associated with writers turning to editors for assistance with their work. Some people see outside editing as an unfair advantage, a form of literary cheating. Writers are expected to be able to objectively evaluate their own work. Interestingly, this is exactly the opposite of what one …

How Does Spellchecker make you Lazy?

It’s a crime what laziness can do. That’s the downside of automation and software tools. People get lazy. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology and I depend on Spell-checking software to help with my writing. It finds the typos but it does not find all the spelling mistakes.It does not find the contextual mistakes. What do I mean by that? Here’s an example: “The kid’s got heat.” Maybe, the “kid” is a pitcher with a really wicked fastball. Or maybe, I meant to type “heart” as in: “The kid’s got heart.” The absence of one letter can give you two wildly different interpretations. Ol’ Robodunce, spellchecker won’t spot gaffs like that. Remember, in school how you used to struggle …

How to be a Good Spokesman

A battle is won when a leader is successful. We can find a large number of examples in World history. Today we can also see that the statement is quite true. There will never be a result if the lead is taken by a weak personality who doesn’t know the meaning of the word “leadership”. Nowadays people elect their leaders considering their qualities and thinking about the result of their choice. People usually prefer a strong-willed, intelligent, active, ambitious person to be their leader and perform different duties. There is no other way to show these traits but to express them orally or on the paper to be forwarded to voters. Once being elected you must know how to express …

How to Create a Professional Ebook Design

When you publish a book, one of the most important parts of the e-book is the e-book cover design. It has to interest the potential reader to buy and read the book. To do this, you can either enlist the services of a graphic design compiler, or pay him a sum of money, or struggle with the different templates available in the internet. The best buy would be to use the Cover Factory Version 2 windows program that allows anybody to create a beautiful e-book cover design in minutes. There are many services and people around to help you in building an e book. In building, it means giving the final touches to the e-book. They help in the proofreading …

8 Tips To Become An Expert Proofreader

Many people are under the assumption that proofreading is an “innate” ability. The reality is that it is actually an acquired skill. By following these tips, you can transform yourself into the expert proofreader you’ve always dreamed of becoming! 1. You are the best judge of yourself. By this I mean that you can determine exactly what your most common mistakes are. Whether it’s placing the “e” before the “I,” or simply forgetting the semi-colon; once you familiarize yourself with your most common mistakes, proofreading will become much easier. 2. Remember, proofreading is not about misspelled words only; most likely those are caught by the application you are using like MS Word spell checker. You must look for incorrect sentence …

7 Secrets For Beating Writer’s Block

Most people can easily identify with the dreaded “writer’s block”. It is a well-known phenomenon that just about everyone has faced at least onece in their lives. I used to suffer from writer’s block, big time! Thus, I know through personal anguish and suffering, that it is definitely not a pleasant experience. Especially when the due date for one’s project or paper is getting closer by the day; and the boss asks you “how’s that project going” every time you don’t manage to avoid him/her as you sneak down the side of the corridor. WRITER’S BLOCK IS FEAR-BASED Writer’s block is a fear-based feeling. For whatever reason, many of us have this incredible fear of committing ourselves in writing whenever …

10 Secrets For Everyday Writing Success

During my 30-year career in a variety of professional positions in both the private and public sectors I have written literally thousands of letters and memos and hundreds of reports. If I had to boil–down everything I’ve learned about practical day-to-day writing for both personal and business purposes into 10 key points, this would be my “Top 10 List”. 1. Preparation Is the Key Do all of your research first, before you start to write. Even a letter normally requires some minor research such as making some phone calls or reviewing a file. It’s also very important to prepare yourself mentally before writing. So, don’t sit down to write too soon. Mull it over for a while, sometimes a day …

Distributing Reprint Articles for the Best Results

There are many writers who are utilizing article distribution services to get articles published in ezines and newsletters and on websites. These articles always have a link back to the website of the writer in the article’s Resource Box — the About the Author information which typically follows an article. This has always been one of the best methods a webmaster could use to generate web traffic to his or her site. THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF DISTRIBUTING ARTICLES When comparing the cost of preparing an article and distributing it to publishers and webmasters, your overall articles costs are still really small… Especially when you compare that cost against the cost of buying advertising in the same ezines, newsletters and websites …

Article Marketing When You Can’t Write

Article marketing means writing articles and having them published in ezines (electronic magazines) and on other people’s websites in the hope that visitors who read the articles will visit your website. The presence of your articles online also earns valuable links to your website and this increases your standing with the search engines. Article marketing is one of the best methods of free online advertising. There are many sources of free advertising online but, sadly, with most of them you get what you pay for: nothing. Article writing and publishing is different: it is both free and effective. There are some people who simply cannot or will not write. A webmaster who can’t write or refuses to will have the …

Structure Your Article for Maximum Impact

Writing articles is one of the best ways to promote your service or product since it establishes you as an expert in the field and you can get hundreds, if not thousands of links back to your website. But not all articles are created equal. In order to get the maximum benefit from your article writing they should have a consistent layout and structure. Follow these tips to give structure to your content and your articles will have a much bigger impact and stand a better chance of getting published. For people whose literate capabilities extend to that last school essay that they handed in with a sigh of relief, writing an article is a daunting task and the end …

Article Writing for the Terrified

Word Count: 681 Summary: Writing and submitting articles is an effective marketing strategy to deliver targeted visitors, increase your rankings and boost sales. However, it is easy to equate article writing with onerous tasks such as writing high school or university essays. The memories of the pain involved in this form of writing can take time to fade away. The good news is that after learning a few simple steps, writing your own articles isn’t as hard as it appears. Keywords: article writing, internet marketing Article Body: Writing and submitting articles is an effective marketing strategy to deliver targeted visitors, increase your rankings and boost sales. However, it is easy to equate article writing with onerous tasks such as writing …

Article Writing – How To Make Your Article Creative And Interesting

Word Count: 413 Summary: Article writing can be extremely boring at times, especially if you are shooting for a specific number of articles written each day. So it is easy with article writing to get sloppy, to forget to make the article interesting, or to not do a good job of teaching whatever it is you are teaching in the article. So how do you make an article interesting… Keywords: article marketing, article writing Article Body: Oftentimes when it comes to article writing, the end result can be pretty mundane. In many instances, there is nothing that prevents you from getting creative in your article writing. There are some pointers that will be helpful to you when it comes to …

A Publisher’s Rant – Why I Hate The Body of Your Article

Word Count: 527 Summary: I’m a publisher for numerous sites. I HATE many of your articles. Here’s why I hate the body of your article and what you can do about it. Keywords: articles, how to write an article, publishers, sentences, headlines, paragraph, spelling Article Body: I’m a publisher for numerous sites. I HATE many of your articles. Here’s why I hate the body of your article and what you can do about it. You’re Giving Me A Headache Let’s cut to the chase on this issue. I really don’t care what you write about. As long as it isn’t an overt sales pitch, knock yourself out. I am more interested in the format of the article, not your view …