Category Archives: business writing

Which Research Sources Should You Use?

I’ve talked about research a few times on this page, but today I thought I’d talk about a more concrete problem, specifically, “If I’m in a work situation, which sources do I use in specific circumstances?” The weasel-word answer, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

I dropped out of my reporting job at Spaceflight InsiderĀ (SFI) three years ago–not because of any wrongdoing, but because my various freelance contracts in the aerospace business were starting to interfere with my ability to write stories for SFI. I … Continue reading

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Assumptions in the Freelance Proposal Business

One challenge I encounter when I do freelance writing for solo entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations is an assumptions gap. This gap can create problems early or later in the relationship, depending on how quickly the problems arise.

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Marketing as a Long-Term Consultant

I spent the first year and a half of my freelancing life taking any job I could find. Some of it was work I wanted, some of it wasn’t. I was not particularly adept at marketing myself as a solo … Continue reading

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Finding Your Voice As a Writer

I haven’t discussed writing style in a while, but in keeping with my revisiting-old-topics riff, I thought I’d give it another look. As it happened, I could thank my friend Cindy Lou for helping me find my writing voice 20+ … Continue reading

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