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October 18, 2016
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Sure-Fire Way to Lose Your Readers in the First Paragraph

 The first sentence of any business communication — whether it's an email, a blog post, or an article about your company on the Internet — should tell you what you're going to read about.  If it doesn't, you're in trouble.
October 6, 2016
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Good Freelance Writers Create Positive Experiences

What separates the really good freelance writers from the OK ones is professionalism and the desire to make every client/writer interaction a positive experience.
September 6, 2016
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Good Freelance Writers Help Clients Solve Problems

Good freelance writers wear the consultant hat. It's in our blood to offer suggestions, move a project along, and find ways to make life easier for the client.
August 30, 2016
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Good Freelance Writers Know Where They Excel

I'm all for stretch goals. But I also know that there are some topics and writing assignments where I am not a good fit — at all. In those cases, it's best to be honest with the client.
July 25, 2016
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Good Freelance Writers Follow Your Word Count

Some freelance writers ignore your word count limits. That's not a good idea, and here's why.