Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Background on my Rock&Gem Article

October 27, 2016. Update: Dean Otteson has passed. He conducted the mine dig I went on. He was friendly, affable, and upbeat. He had true enthusiasm for turquoise and he treated our tour group extremely well. The mine tours and … Continue reading

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Another Freelance Site to Apply to

The Enveritas Group (external link) website makes it easy to apply for freelance writing, editing, and translation work. You simply enter your biographical information and include two short writing samples. There may be a written test later but among the freelance sites … Continue reading

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Part of a Newspaper Again

I’m happy to report that I will be writing again for the West Sacramento News Ledger (external link), the paper of record for West Sacramento. I’ll be doing stories that can be arranged through telephone calls and e-mails. It’s good … Continue reading

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Woot! Rock And Gem to Publish My Article in January

The 2,800 word article I submitted to Rock&Gem (external link) has been accepted and will be published in January. I wrote it on spec (internal link), the first time I have used that process. Unlike writing on assignment, you have … Continue reading

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Taking Photographs

Be prepared to take your own photographs for most of your writing. While some publishers still assign photographers to gather images, this practice is now the exception, not the rule. Here’s five things I’ve learned. Get closer. Don’t assume you can enlarge … Continue reading

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Moving In

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” Rodney Dangerfield Settling into my new Las Vegas home finds me living out of boxes but I continue to write and edit for my Vancouver employer … Continue reading

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