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July 10, 2017
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6 Ways That Content Writers Work Their Magic

As a writer, I've had people tell me, "Work your magic," as if I could wave a wand at my laptop to make the content appear instantly. In truth, there's nothing magical about writing. It takes patience, research, and the dogged pursuit of the information your customer may not think to tell you.
May 8, 2019
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5 Tips to Writing the Executive Summary of a Survey Report

How do you frame the executive summary of your survey report so that it resonates with your audience? Follow the same guidelines as you would with a white paper.
October 20, 2016
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Good Freelance Writers Are Professional about Edits

Nobody wants to work with a whiner or an “artiste.” When good freelance writers receive feedback, they're professional about it. Always.
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.