Field Notes Blog

Field Notes Blog

March 7, 2016
mage of cheetah for blog post by Bonnie Nicholls, San Diego freelance writer

How I Write a Blog Post Fast

I used to labor over blog posts, especially when I wrote for my own blog, which included selecting and editing photos. But now that I write for clients, I’ve developed a process for writing fast.
February 2, 2016
Image for blog post by Bonnie Nicholls on white paper writers

How to Find a Writer for Your White Paper

If your staff writer isn't the best fit for writing a white paper, you may need to hire a freelancer. Here are some tips on finding a writer for your project.
January 4, 2016
Image of watch for blog post by Bonnie Nicholls, San Diego freelance writer

The Trick to Interviewing Sources for Content

Whether it’s a ghost-written piece, quotes for an article, or information about a company’s services, creating content often means talking to subject matter experts, and usually by phone. One of the main things I’ve learned from interacting with countless sources is how busy they are.
December 14, 2015
Laptop, tablet and smartphone

How Much Has Web Writing Really Changed?

That was the name of a conference, offered by Shel Holtz, that I attended in San Francisco more than 10 years ago. At the time, I […]
November 30, 2015

Should You Start a Blog?

Blogging is easy and hard at the same time. What makes it easy is the ability to publish instantly. Most content management systems have a built-in […]