Working with AI as a Writer

September 22, 2022

This may sound a little dubious. Why would a writer need artificial intelligence? Isn’t the writer’s intelligence enough to get the content done? Well, yes, but what a writer can’t do automatically is improve the chances that the content they write gets read. That’s where AI can come in and be somewhat helpful.

Not always the case, the change in where content goes has really led to a need for a writer’s brain to work alongside a computer’s. After all, content spends more time online than in...

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Is the Conclusion Really Forgone?

August 17, 2022

This may be the ‘older’ writer in me, but I have to devote this entire blog to conclusions. They seem to be missing in so much writing today and I lament their exit.

I’ve loved wrapping up a writing piece with a beautiful conclusion since we covered the 5-paragraph essay form in school. If you have an introduction, there must be a conclusion. So, why do I feel like I’m the only one writing one?

This issue came to my attention during a recent project where I was refreshing old content for a...

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Hiring Freelancers When You’re A Freelancer

July 21, 2022

It happens. Sometimes you’re hired for a project that is simply too big to do on your own. Then, you become a freelancer in need of freelancers.

Although you found a client willing to work with you based on your credentials, the moment you become the intermediary, everything changes. Now, it’s up to you to find someone you think is qualified not only to work for you, but to work on this specific project.

How do you set yourself up as a freelancer managing freelancers when the client is...

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Creating Lasting Connections

May 18, 2022

The real key to becoming a successful freelancer is making lasting connections with clients. Yes, you should deliver a good product, on time. That helps solidify your connections, but there’s more to it. It’s about who you are and the level of customer service you offer each client.

You may not think of yourself as a customer service agent when you’re professional title is content writer (like me), but interpersonal skills play a huge role in every job. If someone doesn’t like you, it...

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A Personal Update

April 20, 2022

To be perfectly honest, I really never thought I’d make it as a freelancer. There’s so much uncertainty around the role, so many worries about income, I didn’t, at the beginning, see how I could make this work.

Fast forward a little over five years. I’m still at it, with a growing client list, and a growing bank account. I’m even working for an actual journalistic publication, which makes my college degree so very happy.

The idea of freelancing has changed, I’ve changed, and I see this...

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