Scrivener: a Great Tool for Professional Bloggers

Update: See my latest thoughts on Scrivener on the FreelancerFAQs blog. I think I’m in love! In the past month, I have completely changed my blogging workflow. That’s because I have discovered the joys of using Scrivener. Originally a Mac tool, Scrivener is software for writers. It’s now available for Windows, and that’s the version I’m […]

Grammarly Review–2014 Update

It’s been a while since I reviewed Grammarly – about three years, to be exact. In my last review, I concluded that Grammarly was a great tool for new writers and those writing English as a second language. Would anything change this time round? Getting Started with Grammarly Grammarly is a web-based tool, which also […]

Dissecting My Slideshare Obsession

Here’s one of my favorite writer peeps and guest posters, Cathy Miller, who has been rocking Slideshare this year. I asked her to share her process here. I admit it. I am a Slideshare junkie. It’s a fairly new addiction, but one I am happy to have. When Sharon asked me to write a guest […]

A Freelancer’s Three-Step Guide To Airtight Organization

Unlike office workers, freelancers are mostly left to their own devices. While this provides many liberties that office workers don’t get, it also means having fewer set processes in place. Unfortunately for freelancers, a lack of processes can lead to a huge, disorganized mess. It’s not uncommon for freelancers, especially new ones, to fall into perilous […]

3 Steps To The Perfect Writing Pitch

One of the things I struggled with most when I first started writing was pitching to potential clients. In fact, it was something that caused me more than a few headaches for many years. I think a lot of it was there are no set guidelines. One writer’s approach will be different to another’s and […]

How Important Do You Consider The Titles Of Your Pieces To Be?

We all know – to the extent that it’s a little cliché now – that content is king.  Every single word you write in your blog post, press release or e-mail can have an impact on the person reading it.  From the opening sentence to the closing paragraph, get it right and you’ll see people doing […]