Monthly Archives: April 2015

Content creation jobs from Craigslist and otherwise

I am always looking for part-time writing gigs that I can do from anywhere. What’s called working remotely. This is a short list of companies that have treated me fairly. Ajax Union This Bronx based company paid me for a writing … Continue reading

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Editing – It’s Not Personal

Few things are as intensely personal as writing. It makes sense then that any comment or correction from someone else is taken personally. It should not be viewed that way. Your editor is there to help you succeed, not to engage in … Continue reading

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Writing and Editing Quotes I enjoy

“If I had more time I would have written a shorter letter.” – Variously attributed to, among others, Churchill, Pascal, Twain, and Franklin “Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary … Continue reading

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Exploring Linkedin

I am starting to investigate Linkedin. Or is it LinkedIn? Like the freelance sites (internal link), it is another odd world to explore, with its own navigation and features. I say odd because there are so many people there that I don’t … Continue reading

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Are we writing for readers or search engines?

This is from a recent job posting on a freelance site. I think it explains itself: “I am interested in having 30 pages created ranging between 300 – 800 words per page, containing the various keywords and phrases identified by me. … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on internet writing

I’m getting more used to the rushed pace of internet writing. From scratch, an original 500 to 750 word article now takes me about two hours to write. That’s if there are plenty of resources on the net to aid with the … Continue reading

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Learning collaborative software

As a freelance article writer I worked on one project at a time with a single person in mind, the editor. (And, of course, too, my readers.) Now, working as an independent contractor, I am part of a multi-national team with a … Continue reading

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