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HOW TO USE YOUR PUBLISHER'S BACKEND CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM by Nathaniel Hohl

HOW TO USE YOUR PUBLISHER'S BACKEND CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM by Nathaniel Hohl | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
When you begin your career in freelance writing, most online publications will likely have you submit your first few articles and/or reviews to them via email or Submittable.com. Eventually you'll find yourself working for a site which uses a backend or CMS (content management system) through which you can directly post, manage, and publish your articles
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Guest view: Writer's Block might be hazardous to one's health - Utica Observer Dispatch

Guest view: Writer's Block might be hazardous to one's health - Utica Observer Dispatch | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Guest view: Writer's Block might be hazardous to one's health
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There are many reasons why novelists — highly successful ones — give up imaginative writing altogether.
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Laid off? How Starting a Business Can Help you Land a New Job

Laid off? How Starting a Business Can Help you Land a New Job | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Have you lost your job and are looking for employment? Learn how starting a company may help you land your next job.
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BLOGGING FOR BUSINESS: HOW TO USE A BLOG TO GET NEW CLIENTS by Soumya Nalam

BLOGGING FOR BUSINESS: HOW TO USE A BLOG TO GET NEW CLIENTS by Soumya Nalam | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
No one can undermine the effectiveness of word of mouth marketing and referrals, but nothing equals the effectiveness of blogging as a way to get new business. A blog can attract the attention of prospective clients, impress upon them that you are an expert in your field
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WRITING INTERESTING COPY ON BORING SUBJECTS by Mark James

WRITING INTERESTING COPY ON BORING SUBJECTS by Mark James | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Rambling prose can pose problems for the reader. Freelance writer Mark James helps you write more interesting copy on dull subjects.
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How to Kindle Your Freelance Writing and Earn Even More Money

How to Kindle Your Freelance Writing and Earn Even More Money | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
With the Kindle Comic Creator, you can throw out the old way of simply writing a book. Download the creator and enter content and/or any photos to help get your message across.
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How the novelizations of your favorite TV and movies get made - io9

How the novelizations of your favorite TV and movies get made - io9 | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
How the novelizations of your favorite TV and movies get made
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The Publisher then hires freelance authors to write the books on a work-for-hire basis. The Studio must approve all outlines in advance and has final approval over the ms.
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THE BENEFITS OF WRITING ABOUT CHARITIES by Kristen Kwiatkowski

THE BENEFITS OF WRITING ABOUT CHARITIES by Kristen Kwiatkowski | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
As a freelance writer for more than eight years now, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to write about a wide variety of topics.
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Reviewing Me, Reviewing You

Reviewing Me, Reviewing You | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
While promoting my deconstruction of Andrew Klavan's Man and Wife, I made the mistake of linking myself on what I thought was a fan page but turned out to be a page managed by Klavan himself. Sudde...
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How to Get More Freelance Writing Work

How to Get More Freelance Writing Work | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
When I jumped headfirst into the world of freelance writing, learning how to get more freelance work was the most daunting task I had.
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HOW TO GET HIGHER RATES IF YOU'RE A FREELANCE WRITER FROM A THIRD-WORLD COUNTRY by Issa Mirandilla

HOW TO GET HIGHER RATES IF YOU'RE A FREELANCE WRITER FROM A THIRD-WORLD COUNTRY by Issa Mirandilla | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Apparently, many clients are under the impression that writers from Third-World or developing countries are article-spewing robots who run on gasoline, rather than living, breathing human beings who need to shell out money every day to survive.
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Indian Freelance Writers: The Life Of A Writer - Never A Dull Moment!

People often ask me what I think about having a career as a writer. In my case it was something that I had to do, I didn't really have any choice and it has been hard going at times but very rewarding and exciting at other times.
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HOW TO GET TANTALIZING TESTIMONIALS FROM YOUR CLIENTS by Neil Tortorella

HOW TO GET TANTALIZING TESTIMONIALS FROM YOUR CLIENTS by Neil Tortorella | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
One of the most important marketing tools, especially for freelance writers, is the mighty testimonial. Why? Before the project begins, and often well into it, there are few, if any tangibles.
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How to create an effective portfolio for your translation business

How to create an effective portfolio for your translation business | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
For translators, building a strong portfolio can result in increased credibility when marketing their services to translation agencies and direct clients alike. In fact, translation agencies often...
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Reading and Writing: Flash Fiction

Reading and Writing: Flash Fiction | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Vikki is using these as creative exercises and her two pieces are published on two different online sites where you can also read other writers' fiction and find out the submission requirements. The first, Empty Orchestra, is in ...
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3 Excellent Tips To Borrow An Audience and Become an Authority

3 Excellent Tips To Borrow An Audience and Become an Authority | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
The absolute best way to borrow an audience for becoming an authority? Here is how you can begin to build authority for yourself by 'borrowing' audiences.
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MASTERING SOCIAL MEDIA IN TODAY'S FREELANCE WRITING MARKETPLACE by Akil Wingate

MASTERING SOCIAL MEDIA IN TODAY'S FREELANCE WRITING MARKETPLACE by Akil Wingate | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Today's writing marketplace is a minefield of yesterday's query space debris and tomorrow's tech savvy go-getter. Staying one to two steps ahead of the game involves incorporating the latest social media tech, trends and memes
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THINKING ABOUT QUITTING FREELANCE WRITING? HERE ARE 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN'T by Jesse Whitman

THINKING ABOUT QUITTING FREELANCE WRITING? HERE ARE 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN'T by Jesse Whitman | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Writing can be a horrible profession for those depending on it for a living. Unless you are one of the few who have risen, through merit or birth, above the masses you might have better odds aspiring to be an astronaut or an actor.
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Is Your Content Marketing Me Focused or We Focused? - Freelance ...

Is Your Content Marketing Me Focused or We Focused? - Freelance ... | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Boss told Haden that one type of SEAL-turned-writer works from the perspective of ego and writes me-focused material for glory and fame. He says arrogance fuels their writing projects. In the article, Haden quotes Boss as ...
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HOW TO CONSISTENTLY WRITE GOOD COPY UNDER TIGHT DEADLINES by Issa Mirandilla

HOW TO CONSISTENTLY WRITE GOOD COPY UNDER TIGHT DEADLINES by Issa Mirandilla | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
In an ideal world, freelance writers have all the time they need to research, write, and edit each piece they produce to perfection. After all, your clients don't pay you good money to write half-baked and fluff-filled content, do they?
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Free Online Tools to Cite Sources and Format References for Your Paper | Creative Genius 101

Free Online Tools to Cite Sources and Format References for Your Paper | Creative Genius 101 | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
These free citation generators will help you cite, format and organize your references in APA Style, MLA Style or Chicago/Turabian Style, as well as automatically create your Bibliography page, Works Cited Page or References List page.
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Freelance writing and reputations | Freelancing and More!

Freelance writing and reputations | Freelancing and More! | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
One of the things that many writers do not consider is their own reputation.
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Freelance writers: Are you making this costly mistake?

Freelance writers: Are you making this costly mistake? | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Do you feel like you're working all the time, yet not getting anything done? Are your clients demanding rush jobs and you have no life? Here's what to do. (Freelance writers: Are you making this costly mistake?
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5 STRATEGIES TO SELL YOURSELF TO SELL MORE WRITING SERVICES by Elizabeth R. Elstien

5 STRATEGIES TO SELL YOURSELF TO SELL MORE WRITING SERVICES by Elizabeth R. Elstien | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
There are many ways to market your unique writing identity at low-to-no cost. I built my freelance real estate writing career on building myself up as an expert.
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Is Freelancing Easy?

Is Freelancing Easy? | Creative Freelancing | Scoop.it
Freelancing may be a more common career choice than it used to be, but there are still people who... (Is Freelancing Easy?
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