Field Notes Blog

Field Notes Blog

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.
May 23, 2016
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Lessons from Using LexisNexis (The Affordable Version) for Research

As a writer, I use Google search for everything. But Google – even Google Scholar – has its limitations. What can be particularly frustrating is the best sources, often peer-reviewed articles, are behind pay walls. What’s a writer to do? Use an affordable version of LexisNexis.
May 1, 2016
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How I Changed My Branding with One Word

Apparently one word can make a big difference in your branding. I learned that the hard way.