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Content Writing is Actually Project Management in Disguise

June 23, 2021

Ok, this headline is a bit deceiving, but I want to be clear that content writing isn’t only about sitting at your desk all day, stringing together words that will wow and impress clients. That’s a HUGE component, but to do the job well it’s not all you should be doing.

This is why project management skills are essential for any content writer. You do the work, but you also spend tons of time managing the details related to this work.

Working backward

The first thing you need to know how...

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Is Journalism a Dying Art?

May 19, 2021

To be fair, before I even start this piece, I want to say that these are just my opinions on the industry as a whole. They’re based on my observations and interpretations only. Thanks.

Prepare yourselves, I’m about to sound old…

Back in my day, studying communications was different. While I was in college, we were still years away from the first Facebook post, and social media didn’t even factor into a communications plan. There were’t even communications departments at companies, and I...

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The Perks of a Career in Communications

April 21, 2021

When I began thinking about my career, way back when, I had very specific ideas. I was going to study journalism, but not become a newspaper reporter. I’d take a few extra classes in layout and design, and land a cushy job writing features, or doing layout for a glossy magazine. I had my eye on something edgy for a while, but shifted to more high-brow pursuits when it came time to actually look for a job.

In reality, this is not how my career started at all, nor have I ever worked for a...

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Who is the Gig Economy Best Suited For?

March 24, 2021

I know, I know, I just wrote a headline that ended in a preposition. Yes, it’s bothering me, but this is an important question all us freelancers should ask, especially those considering making making a permanent shift from full-time work. It may not be the best way to word the question on paper, but in your head, that internal voice needs to consider whether or not being a gig worker is right for you.

Why it’s right for me

Formally speaking, the gig economy is an entire labor market...

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My Favorite Reads of 2020

February 24, 2021

 

The pandemic changed a lot about everyone’s day-to-day. Working from home was a big shift for many, and it easily meant more hours answering emails and getting projects done.

As someone who’s worked from home in one capacity or another for the last eight years, spending more time at home hasn’t been that much of a disruption to my schedule. In fact, being able to devote less time running around even created more time for me to get work done.

This has had an unforeseen, positive side...

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