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12 Typography Tips Worth Every Designer's Time - CreativeLive Blog

12 Typography Tips Worth Every Designer's Time - CreativeLive Blog | World of Content | Scoop.it
These 12 typography tips will help you develop a deep understanding of, and facility with, type. It takes practice and experience, but mastery is worth it.
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We are immersed in it all day, but rarely actually see it.
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The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie's Risky Print Magazine

The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie's Risky Print Magazine | World of Content | Scoop.it
A guide to strip clubs, an interview with Bret Easton Ellis, cargo pants, 200K readers—Abercrombie's magazine had it all, until it didn't.
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3 ways freelancers give up negotiating power – and how to get it back

3 ways freelancers give up negotiating power – and how to get it back | World of Content | Scoop.it
Negotiation can be a tricky process. On the one hand, most freelancers are eager to please prospective and current clients; we don’t want to be difficult, and we want to earn reputations as collaborative, friendly folks. On the other hand, it’s easy to walk into a negotiation ready to find compromise – and walk out having agreed to less money, more work, and fewer professional boundaries. Too often, freelancers give away their power – negotiating with less confidence than is ideal, and earning imperfect deals for their efforts. So how do we slow this power leakage? Here are 3 ways ...
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How to Do Your Taxes as a Freelancer: Expat Edition | The Freelancer, by Contently

How to Do Your Taxes as a Freelancer: Expat Edition | The Freelancer, by Contently | World of Content | Scoop.it
When it comes to filing taxes abroad, the IRS lingo alone is enough to make an expat freelancer's head spin.
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Be Literary: Sci-fi book an adventurous love story

Be Literary: Sci-fi book an adventurous love story | World of Content | Scoop.it
Carl Sagan, famous astrophysicist and popular science fiction author once remarked: “For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.”
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Write, talk in English, journalism students urged | The Manila Times Online

Write, talk in English, journalism students urged | The Manila Times Online | World of Content | Scoop.it
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Writing Professor to Release First Short Story Collection

Writing Professor to Release First Short Story Collection | World of Content | Scoop.it
Dr. Tyrone Jaeger’s So
Many True Believers out February 16 on Queen’s Ferry Press
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“While the collection’s subject matter covers a lot of ground – from drug addiction to cults to life on the streets to the usual stuff of stories, love, sex, deceit – at the heart of So Many True Believers is an attempt to understand the degree to which our lives are shaped by belief, often beliefs that run against our better judgment,” said Jaeger, who came to Hendrix in 2008 as Writer-in-Residence, a newly created position supported by the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language.

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Expat Freelancers on the Advantages and Challenges of Working Abroad | The Freelancer, by Contently

Expat Freelancers on the Advantages and Challenges of Working Abroad | The Freelancer, by Contently | World of Content | Scoop.it
Becoming an expat isn't easy, but is it worth taking the plunge?
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What Google’s News Lab Means for Reporters, Editors, and Readers | The Freelancer, by Contently

What Google’s News Lab Means for Reporters, Editors, and Readers | The Freelancer, by Contently | World of Content | Scoop.it
Will Google's new digital reporting toolkit help produce better journalism?
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How Freelancers Can Create Their Own ‘Snow Fall’ for Free | The Freelancer, by Contently

How Freelancers Can Create Their Own ‘Snow Fall’ for Free | The Freelancer, by Contently | World of Content | Scoop.it
For freelancers, creating gorgeous multimedia stories has been almost impossible—until now.
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Get your feet wetter in multimedia - it's the future of independent story telling.

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CES Roundup Recaps the Hot Programmatic Topics from the Show

CES Roundup Recaps the Hot Programmatic Topics from the Show | World of Content | Scoop.it
This CES roundup aggregates the news coming from the 2016 Computer Electronics Show about the future, strengths, and challenges of programmatic TV.
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Programmatic Data Is the Secret to Measuring Brand Messages

Programmatic Data Is the Secret to Measuring Brand Messages | World of Content | Scoop.it
Programmatic data offers new opportunities for delivering brand messages that make emotional connections with viewers while also improving tracking.
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Short stories to warm cold days ahead

Short stories to warm cold days ahead | World of Content | Scoop.it
About this time every year, a former colleague, in his Lowcountry drawl, used to opine: “I see hard times a-coming.” What I see a-coming are cold nights, a stack of short story collections and someone you’re in literary sync with who’ll listen as you read aloud.
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How Content Is Transforming the Enterprise

How Content Is Transforming the Enterprise | World of Content | Scoop.it
"Far too few enterprises are fully leveraging content across their organization, and they're missing out on a big opportunity."
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How to Create How-To Content That Doesn't Suck — The Content Strategist

How to Create How-To Content That Doesn't Suck — The Content Strategist | World of Content | Scoop.it
The Internet is full of bad advice. Here's how you can do better.
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7 self-management strategies to optimize your time

7 self-management strategies to optimize your time | World of Content | Scoop.it

Enjoying a successful and flexible freelance career holds tantalizing promise for those looking to get off the nine-to-five office schedule. In order to achieve success as a freelancer, however, you must adjust your life balance to the ebb and flow of the work, without allowing your freelancing commitments to dominate all of your time. It is possible to balance ...

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Cross-Device Targeting Offers New Sales Funnel

Cross-Device Targeting Offers New Sales Funnel | World of Content | Scoop.it
As the screen becomes the focus of advertisers, cross-device targeting promises to keep the messages relevant.
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Elements of terror in house of recluse

Elements of terror in house of recluse | World of Content | Scoop.it
Charles Lambert weaves a disturbing tale, stirring the imagination in the manner of Roald Dahl or C.... - Books - Winnipeg Free Press.
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SHORT STORIES: 'The Luckiest Girl in the Room' | Cultured Vultures

SHORT STORIES: 'The Luckiest Girl in the Room' | Cultured Vultures | World of Content | Scoop.it
After winning Poem of the Week, Leah Mueller brings more prose with the short story The Luckiest Girl in the Room. 
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18 Of February 2016's Best Books To Light Up Your Winter

18 Of February 2016's Best Books To Light Up Your Winter | World of Content | Scoop.it
February is a great time to be alive when you're a book nerd. The publishing world is positively blooming this month, with tons of fantastic new books bursting into existence. Debut authors and old favorites alike are putting out books in the days to come, promising a various and delectable month
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Elevate your writing, photo and video content with 11 simple tools

Elevate your writing, photo and video content with 11 simple tools | World of Content | Scoop.it
This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here. While freelancers are entitled to many perks that come with the job, such as flexible work schedule and the ability to work from home, there is also the less glamorous side of it which doesn’t get mentioned a lot. One of those thankless aspects of freelancing is the fact that every freelancer needs to be a jack of all ...
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The Game Behind Super Bowl Ads

The Game Behind Super Bowl Ads | World of Content | Scoop.it
Audience engagement, and people wanting to be connected to tradition, make Super Bowl ads effective. But, there are also big payouts for brands.
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Some reasons why they spend sooo much on the darn ads.

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Freelancing and Labor Law: A Short History | The Freelancer, by Contently

Freelancing and Labor Law: A Short History | The Freelancer, by Contently | World of Content | Scoop.it
The labor force is changing, and freelancers have found themselves at the center of the tumult.
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If you're a content creator you stand on the edge of a brave new world. Companies have no incentives to look out for your interests, and the government turns a blind eye. The history is fair warning to know just who you're creating for, and what their track record is.

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The 5 Most Popular Platforms for Finding Sources, Ranked | The Freelancer, by Contently

The 5 Most Popular Platforms for Finding Sources, Ranked | The Freelancer, by Contently | World of Content | Scoop.it
There are a lot of platforms out there promising to take the hard work out of finding sources. Do any of them actually deliver?
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I've used ProfNet and Haro, and found with either one you have to carefully vet the results, but you definitely get responses.

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Five times when David Bowie proved his love for sci-fi - The Economic Times

Five times when David Bowie proved his love for sci-fi - The Economic Times | World of Content | Scoop.it
British rock star David Bowie, who passed away on Sunday, was fascinated by science fiction and technology.
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