Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Yolo Education Center: Helping Students Achieve Success

This article appeared in the November 18th issue of the West Sacramento News-Ledger (external link). The Yolo Education Center: Helping Students Achieve Success by Thomas Farley The new Principal at West Sacramento’s Yolo Education Center is Alejandro Ramos. Everything indicates that he … Continue reading

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Transitions and Captions

On Monday the 23rd I will be leaving West Sacramento, my home for the last 15 years. I am moving to Las Vegas to be closer to one of my brothers and also for a change of scene. Having lived … Continue reading

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What I Won’t Be Writing On

Just when I thought Freelancer.com (internal link) couldn’t get more depressing, in comes this job offer. Write about bedbugs. 1,000 word articles. Fifty of them. For a penny a word. 18 people are already bidding on this work which would … Continue reading

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Reporter Tools

During my short stint as a reporter I learned many things, particularly what tools I should use. My most important tool was a smart phone. It took most of my photos and the voice recorder taped most of my interviews. I … Continue reading

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How to Start Writing Locally — Making Pitches

Your writing website is finally in order (internal link) and you’d like to start writing locally, perhaps for an area weekly, a community paper or a local news website. I’d recommend you query an editor with ideas, not just a … Continue reading

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Does Your Website Have Ads? It Shouldn’t.

Your freelance website should not contain ads any more than your printed resume should contain them. The tiny revenue generated by advertising will never be worth the unprofessional appearance that ads convey. And if you run ads because you have a free site, … Continue reading

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