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How to Improve Your Writing: 6 Tips from a Freelance Writer

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How to Improve Your Writing: 6 Tips from a Freelance Writer
Emily McIntyre1st OctoberBusinessLeave a Comment
We all know it’s the small things set us apart from the competition: a pressed edge on a collar, an innovative elevator speech, a thoughtful question at the right moment. Giving a general air of competency is essential. Appearing well-educated, confident, and innovative is the hallmark of success.
I am not ashamed to admit that I’ve called businesses to let them know their signs were misspelled. And I’m not the only one who will think twice about hiring someone who can’t keep track of his apostrophes. The ability to write well—that is, to communicate in words exactly what you mean, in a stylish way—can make the difference between success and failure in the business world.
But if writing isn’t your strong suit, how do you distinguish yourself? Here are some top tips on how to improve your writing . Try these and your confidence will soar—along with your impact.


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Business Blogging Pros, Cons & Best Practices for Better Content Marketing | TopRank

Business Blogging Pros, Cons & Best Practices for Better Content Marketing  | TopRank | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it

Blogging for business can be a lucrative investment for companies of all sizes. Find out what blogging means, who uses blogs, and which brands are doing it right....

 

According to a recent NM Incite report, there are over 181 million blogs around the world. The way many companies treat blogs in their content marketing mix is to incorporate blogs into their website as a section or subdomain, or host them on their own domain name as we do. With that kind of popularity, you would think everyone in business would know what a blog is and would be using them to their maximum advantage.

 

Trust me, I’m in the content business and they don’t. In fact, brands split just 11% of their total social media budget between blogging and influencer outreach. So just to clear up any ambiguity and to follow the format for this series, here goes:...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:16 PM

Here's a useful overview of business blogging and content marketing. The author shares several examples of companies doing business blogging the right way.

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33 Blogging Tips to Maximize Social Media Reach | Heidi Cohen

33 Blogging Tips to Maximize Social Media Reach | Heidi Cohen | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it

While many bloggers think that blogging is about lovingly crafting each post, the reality is that you need to promote your content to ensure each post reaches its widest possible audience. To this end, think outside the blog. Since social media feeds on a never-ending stream of content, it’s ideal for accomplishing this goal. Here are thirty-three tips for using social media to expand your blog’s readership by driving traffic from an array of platforms....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 22, 2013 2:25 PM

How to use social media to promote your blog.

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Helpful ideas for bloggers

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Can You Really Earn a Living as a Freelance Writer?

Can You Really Earn a Living as a Freelance Writer? | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it
I still run into skeptics about whether freelance writing is a real career or not. Here's what you need to know to discover the truth...
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Freelance writing: Advice for beginners - Media Update

Freelance writing: Advice for beginners Media Update Athena Jacobs, a freelance writer agrees: “Starting with a humble beginning will give you the training and experience that is required to pursue top notch magazines,” she writes on All Freelance...
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2 Vital Ways You Can Improve as a Freelance Writer - Business 2 Community

2 Vital Ways You Can Improve as a Freelance Writer
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Freelance writers today are faced with a big challenge – that of ensuring the quality of their work.
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The Advice I Wish I'd Had as a New Freelance Writer

The Advice I Wish I'd Had as a New Freelance Writer | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it
I recently found an old photo of me with one of my first bylines. What do I wish I'd known then? Here's my best advice for new writers...
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9 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started Freelance Writing [Guest ...

9 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started Freelance Writing [Guest ... | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it
Ali: This is a guest post from Karol K. of Writers in Charge, who got in touch and offered to share these great tips with us. Like Karol, I started freelancing without really noticing. In fact, it was almost an accident: at the start of ...
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How to Write a Press Release - Expert Business Advice

How to Write a Press Release - Expert Business Advice | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it
Use these Expert Business Advice ideas when developing effective press releases and impress your target audiences while achieving SEO success.

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Freelance writing: Generating ideas - Media Update

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Freelance writing: Generating ideas
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That may sound rather strange, and particularly to those just starting their freelancing career. However, it's true.
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How to write the 'perfect' sentence | Poynter.

Create. Inform. Engage. | Journalism training, media news & how to's.
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How to Create a Successful Blog?

How to Create a Successful Blog? | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it

Passion, desire, love, positivity, be nice, be true, dedication, creativity, originality, & just do it!

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3 Useful Additions for Your Mystery

3 Useful Additions for Your Mystery | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it

Writing a mystery can be a great experience—and sometimes a challenging one.  Here are three additions to make your mystery a faster-paced, more complex, and smoother read:


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6 Top-Paying Freelance Jobs

6 Top-Paying Freelance Jobs | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it

If you look in the right places, you can earn more as a freelancer than you would at a regular day job....

 

Writing There are freelance writers who manage to pull in  more than six figures every year. It takes plenty of work, but the upside to  writing is that you don't need any special equipment to get started. There are  plenty of sites that list freelance writing gigs that can help you land your  first client today. You don't even need to be Hemingway to land these projects,  you just need to be able to write clearly and avoid  grammar mistakes.
Translation If you're fluent  in a second language, translation can provide an excellent opportunity  for freelancing. There are some variables in how much a freelance translator  can earn that can make a major difference. However, a freelancer who is  certified by the American Translators Association can earn an average of $72,000  a year, while someone without that certification will average $53,000 a year.  There can also be some variation depending on just what languages you can  translate. There's just more demand for Spanish translators than for Malayalam.
Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/1212/6-top-paying-freelance-jobs.aspx#ixzz2Fff0SOuW


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The Reality of Freelance Writing - Daily Writing Tips

A recent Craigslist job posting invites readers to apply to write twenty or more 1000-word online-marketing articles per week. The pay rate? Twenty dollars per article to start, thirty dollars each after the first ten articles, and forty ...
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Blogging is Good PR | JaymeSouati

Blogging is Good PR | JaymeSouati | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it

Blogging is good for growing business, as owned media, for good PR, building authority, and developing brand....

 

How many gazillion blogs are there in the world now? Technorati says about 3 million or so. You can see where your blog ranks via something called an Alexa ranking. Best to just ignore all that though and focus on a few other things, such as: Blogs Only Get Better When you start blogging and give it 12 months of consistent writing, good things start to happen. You become confident and assured that you have something to say. Your writing improves, you gain voice, and you may even make the jump from personal to professional blogger....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 31, 2013 1:21 PM

Solid blogging advice from Jayme Soulati..

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39 Awesome Tools and Resources for Blogging and Social Media Marketing | Jeffbullas's Blog

39 Awesome Tools and Resources for Blogging and Social Media Marketing | Jeffbullas's Blog | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it

...The explosion of websites, apps, tools and resources online is often confusing. These are some of the resources that I use and recommend that I have found helpful with blogging and social media marketing.

 

They include tools, links, books and courses and a whole range of resources that will:

- Get you started.

- Take your blog and social media marketing to the next level.


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Mary Anne Hahn's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:34 AM

Excellent list of online resources.

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I just started blogging, so I'm looking for ideas to help my with my blogs.

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http://www.blogs4money.com

http://www.findingyoursoul.com

Please give me some feedback..Thank you!

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It's a good article!
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How to Write a Novel in Three Years or More | Mystery Writing is Murder

How to Write a Novel in Three Years or More | Mystery Writing is Murder | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it

It’s often said that writing a novel is akin to running a marathon, not a sprint. For me, it’s felt more like the long, painful, drawn-out process of training for a marathon.

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Wanted: Freelance news/features writers. Also, DPReview is hiring ...

Wanted: Freelance news/features writers. Also, DPReview is hiring ... | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it
We're on the lookout for freelance writers to contribute news and short feature content for our homepage. If you're an experienced writer with great editorial instincts who loves ferreting out interesting and unusual photo-related ...
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Are You Missing Out On This Vital Freelance Writing Skill? (And No ...

finger I'm going to divulge a major skill you need — and it's not writing or marketing — to make it as a freelance writer. I'll preface it with this story… If you know me at all, you know I'm often too nice for my own good.
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Learn How to Earn a Living as a Freelance Writer–Part One | Vonda ...

I'm in Alaska for a few weeks, but don't worry, I have a great line-up of guest posts for you! Some of you know that Edie Melson and I met at the 2001 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference as unpublished writers, ...
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Freelance Writing from Home – How to Start | Writers Career

Freelance writers jobs are available here! Register now and become your own boss! Start earning with us.
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Learning about the standards writing process from NGA news releases

Learning about the standards writing process from NGA news releases | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of misinformation going around these days about how the Common Core State Standards were written.


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That's a Good Idea. But First, Can You Put It in Writing? - New York Times (blog)

That's a Good Idea. But First, Can You Put It in Writing? - New York Times (blog) | Freelance Writing | Scoop.it
That's a Good Idea. But First, Can You Put It in Writing?
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It was clear early on that I could write. Q. So you had the potent combination of having both math and English skills. A.
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How to Write Children's Books That Have The "Wow" Factor

Writing books for children has never been as easy as it is in the digital age. And, writing books that make children say, “wow” is even easier. Below are seven tips to impressing young readers ...


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Seven Helpful Tips for Children's Book Authors by Allyson Ward Neal ...