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December 13, 2016
Photo by Todd Quackenbush for blog post by Bonnie Nicholls

Best Free Tools to Help You Write Content Google Cares About

Writing a blog post that nobody cares about is frustrating, especially when you put so much work into it. Before you throw in the towel, however, try researching whether your blog topic is something Google cares about. Here's how.
October 31, 2016
Image of project management for content blog post by Bonnie Nicholls, San Diego freelance writer

Reviews of Project Management Tools for Content

As a freelancer supporting my clients' content marketing efforts, I'm invited to use their project management tools to track content. Here are reviews of three that I use a lot.
October 20, 2016
Happy face for blog post by Bonnie Nicholls, San Diego freelance writer

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 18, 2016
Image for blog post on writing by freelance writer Bonnie Nicholls

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
Image of spa towels for blog post by Bonnie NIcholls

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.