Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Freelance Writing Fundamental Tips, PART 2

fundamental freelance writing tips We do hope that you liked the first part of this article, if you haven’t had the chance to read it – check it out right here! But let’s proceed…

Having support for our freelance work in our own home is critical for our success as freelance writers.

Since families can find many grounds for complaint regarding your work choices, disarming them is a daunting challenge.

We examined some strategies recently for garnering such backing.

We discussed the advisability of preparing a sound bite summary of our work, delineating our work time, space, and identity clearly, and documenting the benefits of that work.

Let’s consider some other possible routes to at least a grudging acceptance of our chosen career path.

This is not an inconsequential issue. As of 2005, a third of the US work force could be considered freelancers, and at least 2% of Americans consider home their primary place of employment.

We are not alone! However, if the people we live with oppose our efforts, we have little chance of making it in this new freelance economy. How can we get these dear ones ‘on board’?
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We are glad to inform you, that you can expect to see some major changes in the internal procedure with the RWC. These changes will affect all of the departments across the isle. The departments, which you interact with: Support and QA will be reorganized.

Some of the major procedures, which will be affected by the reorganization:

  • General writer support
  • Fine removal requests
  • Deadline extension requests
  • Customer complaint investigation
  • Order verification
  • This in turn will affect RWC reaction on some of the issues, which arise during the working process (settling disputes, etc). Read the rest of this entry »

    Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Extracting Information: Don’t Miss Any of Those Important Ideas!

    informational techniques Capturing useful ideas as they occur is a writer’s secret weapon for incorporating current interest, color, novelty, and, originality into a project. Since we can’t anticipate what we are assigned, anything that we see or hear in daily life could conceivably turn out to be useful.

    How can we maximize our chances of gleaning usable ideas from our environment? How can we recognize, take note of, and retain, successfully, potentially useful information? These are skills worth cultivating. We’ll examine some approaches.

    The first strategy is to ensure our minimum daily requirement of nutritionally dense nourishment for our brains. By exposing ourselves to intellectually stimulating sources, we increase our chances of capturing relevant ideas. Similarly, we should go light on the empty calories of media and activities.

    To accomplish this we need to be proactive about our media exposure. We can use the time we spend at work, or, if that is distracting, then when we are doing chores. At the risk of sounding biased, the choice between top 40 pop music, or an article on lip gloss, on the one hand, and a piece about an author, statesperson, or scientist on the other, seems clear. Unless your field of writing IS, in fact, the review, critique, and analysis of top 40 popular music, isn’t a serious interview or news program more likely to contain usable notions? Read the rest of this entry »

    Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Freelance Writing Fundamental Tips

    freelance_writing_tipsAs freelancers, we have to maintain professional productivity, even if our office is the kitchen table and our IT staff is our teenaged offspring.

    How can we obtain cooperation for our work from our household?

    If we can get any degree of consistent support from those we live with, we increase our chances of success.

    However, what can we do if our family or community actively denigrates the very idea of our working?

    This can happen when a job, or this sort of job, is not an expected or accepted role for us, in the eyes of those around us. Let’s figure out how to disarm critics and garner enthusiastic backing.

    Our personal sound bite

    First, we need to develop a 30-second explanation of our work to share with anyone who wants to know. How we present our work and ourselves can make a huge difference in how others regard us. High-powered and high-priced career transformation gurus teach this concept, so apply it assiduously, for free.
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    Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Blast From the Past: RWC Article Digest (October-November 2010)

    RWC Logotype Hey, guys! We continue our “Blast fro the Past” article series.

    If you have missed the second part, you can check it out right here.

    We are still working on some new implementations for you, preparing for the high season, so we haven’t had the chance to compose new articles for you. That’s why in an effort to reintroduce new users to our blog, we are posting our previous entries published on our blog more than 6 months ago. Those articles contain a lot of useful freelance writing tips, which are universal and will never get old.

    So here we go – another 3 great articles posted on our blog last year Read the rest of this entry »