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Brand Journalism 101: A Guide for Writers - The Content Standard by Skyword

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Brand Journalism 101: A Guide for Writers
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Brand journalists—who may be full-time employees or freelance writers—apply their journalistic skills to help tell those stories.
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10 Essential Books for Graphic Designers

10 Essential Books for Graphic Designers | Freelancing | Scoop.it
Are your RSS and Twitter feeds cutting it for your Graphic Design inspiration? Trying to look for a way to resolve things with a messy client? YouTheDesigner list what we feel are 10 essential reads if you're a Graphic Design practitioner.
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Addicted To Words: Ultimate Online Copywriting Guide [Infographic]

Addicted To Words: Ultimate Online Copywriting Guide [Infographic] | Freelancing | Scoop.it

This comprehensive infographic guide with downloadable PDF is a great refresher for bloggers interested in the art of traditional and online copywriting.

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Monique Walhof's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:54 AM

One of the most impressive infographics i've seen.  High five for real!

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SEO and Copywriting Tips | Social Media Today

SEO and Copywriting Tips | Social Media Today | Freelancing | Scoop.it
However, the flow and quality of the copy should take priority because, as CopyBlogger points out when writing about SEO copywriting, “Google treats the truth and authority of your domain, what others think about your ...
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Graphic Design Is Good For Business [INFOGRAPHIC] #graphicdesign #business

Graphic Design Is Good For Business [INFOGRAPHIC] #graphicdesign #business | Freelancing | Scoop.it
Filed under: Business Tagged: Business, Graphic Design

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Cole Anneberg's curator insight, February 7, 2014 8:34 PM

Interesting information on the salary of being a graphic designer in the United States.

Maik van Loenhout's curator insight, April 7, 2014 9:35 AM

What I really like about this page is that you have made your text on bright colors, it makes me happy!

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Monetize Your Writing Skills

Make money writing online providing writing services to website owners! (Monetize Your Writing Skills http://t.co/N5l6SUZr3C)
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How to be a successful freelancer - Economic Times

How to be a successful freelancer - Economic Times | Freelancing | Scoop.it
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How to be a successful freelancer
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The US-based website helps freelancers get assignments and takes a cut when the deal is done . It's a trend that is slowly catching on.
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Cheap Writing Tricks

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"Plots are funny things. In the real world, stuff is always happening, but it’s not a plot. People live. People die. People are made glorious or miserable. Things eagerly awaited are realized, or hopes are cruelly dashed. Love is gained; love is lost. But all these things are not a plot – they lack the fundamental tidiness and orderliness that makes a story a story.

 

In fiction-land, stories have beginnings, middles and ends. They have dramatic tension, which rises to a climax towards the end of the story, and then roll on a while longer, into denouement. A plot is what you get when you draw a line around a set of circumstances and say, ‘‘These things are all part of one story, and they comprise its beginning, middle and end, and its arc from low tension to high. This moment here is the climax of this story.’’

 

That line is wholly arbitrary, of course – your personal life-story’s climax is merely a passing moment in someone else’s arc – but the really weird thing is that a story that lacks this arbitrariness feels arbitrary. A bunch of things that happen without any curation or pruning away of extraneous moments do not a story make, despite the fact that this is how the world actually works."

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All Write - Fiction Advice: Common Writing 'Myths'

All Write - Fiction Advice: Common Writing 'Myths' | Freelancing | Scoop.it
We've all experienced them, more so at the beginning of our writing careers, because many writers make the mistake of assuming that fame, untold riches and success will land at their feet. Unfortunately, this rarely happens, ...
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How Elance’s merger with oDesk will impact the freelance space

How Elance’s merger with oDesk will impact the freelance space | Freelancing | Scoop.it
Photo Illustration: Eric BlattbergElance and oDesk, the two largest freelance labor marketplaces on the planet announced a merger this week.

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Well, the ONDP is certainly not profligate with copywriting expenses http://t.co/m9Q2epE5SF
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50 Attributes of a Great Copywriter - Jeffbullas's Blog

50 Attributes of a Great Copywriter - Jeffbullas's Blog | Freelancing | Scoop.it
Suppose you’re in the market to hire or become a great copywriter. What are the attributes of success?
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8 Simple Copywriting Tips, Backed By Science - - The Buffer Blog

8 Simple Copywriting Tips, Backed By Science - - The Buffer Blog | Freelancing | Scoop.it
I’m pretty lucky to have Leo around, because there are lots of times when I’m stuck on a title for a post, or the perfect word for something I’m writing.
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The Art of Freelance Copywriting | My Blog

The easiest way to enter the writing business is always to begin with freelance copywriting. Freelance copywriting is a good money-yielding job. Every business activity requires advertising the resources in the written form, ...
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10 Simple Rules For Good Writing

10 Simple Rules For Good Writing | Freelancing | Scoop.it
Want to be an exceptionally good writer? Follow these 5 simple rules!
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How To Breathe New Life Into Your Short Stories

How To Breathe New Life Into Your Short Stories | Freelancing | Scoop.it
By Writer's Relief staff: We’ve all been there: You begin to revise your short story, but the more you rewrite, the more unenthused you feel. (RT @HuffPostBooks: Great tips for short story writers!
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AdviceToWriters - Advice to Writers - Lock Yourself in a Room

AdviceToWriters - Advice to Writers - Lock Yourself in a Room | Freelancing | Scoop.it
My block was due to two overlapping factors: laziness and lack of discipline. If you really want t...
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10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2014

10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2014 | Freelancing | Scoop.it
December is always a great time to look back on the year that was and the new year that is soon to come. There are many exciting things that 2014 has in store for us who live, work, ...

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Great UI for this look at 2014 Web Design Trends. Trends are inline with consensus including:

* Better and more artistic type online (cloud may help this too).

*  Flat design.

* Large heroes kill sliders (hope so, sliders are distracting & bad). 

* More MOBILE (thinking and design).

* VIDEO instead of text (YES).
* The LONG Scroll (already seeing this). 
* Simple colors (and NEON accents from another trends post).

* Simplified Content (lean content, visual content).
* Dropping the sidebar (especially magazine-type designs).

* Image manipulation (old is new, new old, Instagram-ization).
* More crazy cool stuff (agree cloud is going to change design and then change it again). 

Love the way they say VIDEO instead of text and I would modify to say hyper-short video (Vine-like).  

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10 Rules of Writing a Bad Review - Huffington Post

10 Rules of Writing a Bad Review - Huffington Post | Freelancing | Scoop.it
10 Rules of Writing a Bad Review
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In all other cases, write something positive, even if doing so requires sophisticated acrobatics.
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