Monthly Archives: February 2014

Freelancer.com update

I bid on a writing assignment at freelancer.com (external link) and I got it. When the full details of the job were revealed, however, it was clear that I didn’t have the expertise to complete the work. By mutual agreement the employer … Continue reading

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Magazine Article Just Published

My article for Sierra Heritage has just been published. It is in the April, 2014 edition which will be on newsstands soon. Click here to visit the Sierra Heritage Magazine website. They’ve been publishing for 33 years, with some of the finest … Continue reading

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Another newspaper article published

My story on the California Highway Patrol Academy in West Sacramento has just been published by the West Sacramento News-Ledger. Photos were taken by the Editor, Steve Marschke. I enjoyed this assignment. Besides receiving a comprehensive tour, I was allowed … Continue reading

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Is a query letter a day possible?

Is a query letter a day possible? And, if so, at what cost? I sent off a query letter yesterday that I wasn’t happy with. It needed more work, specifically, I should have interviewed an authority on the subject I … Continue reading

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New article coming out

I have an article coming out in the April/May issue of Sierra Heritage. I can’t say what it is just yet, but I can say it will be about history. And thanks to the editorial staff, it promises to be … Continue reading

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What should I charge an hour?

At freelancer.com you bid on writing assignments.  Knowing what to charge an hour might seem to make sense in developing a bid. And you’re encouraged to post on your profile that hourly amount. But how do you determine it? Every job is … Continue reading

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Trying out Freelancer.com

I’ve signed up for Freelancer.com. Freelancer tries to bring people seeking work with those looking for same. Graphic designers, software developers, IT people, and yes, of course, writers, all seem to come to the site. My first impression is that many … Continue reading

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