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March 24, 2020
How to communicate during coronavirus

COVID-19: Four Things You Must Say to Your Customers

When a crisis hits, people need information sooner rather than later. Whether it's a 6-month yoga membership that they can no longer use, an order they placed that's now in stasis, or a conference they registered for that takes place in October, they need clear communications NOW. Otherwise, they will speculate on what's going on and assume the worst: that a company simply doesn't care.
December 3, 2019
Bonnie Nicholls won two 2019 San Diego Press Club awards

Bonnie Nicholls Wins Two San Diego Press Club Awards

I won first- and second-place awards for excellence in journalism from the San Diego Press Club. I wrote both articles for client publications.
August 1, 2017
Image of Atomic Blonde for blog post written by freelance writer Bonnie Nicholls,

The Atomic Blonde Guide to Editing Your Content

When Charlize Theron as Agent Lorraine Broughton kicks butt in the movie Atomic Blonde, she’s like some editors I’ve worked with – ruthless. The mission? Clean, accurate copy at all costs. I don’t want to make an editor work that hard, so I’m tough on myself before I turn in copy and follow a checklist.
July 10, 2017
Image for blog post on magical writing by freelance writer Bonnie Nicholls

6 Ways That Real 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.
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.