Sometimes, freelance copywriting allows me the privilege of editing the work of other writers. Typically, they aren’t earning their living as a writer, but decide to take a stab at the writing that needs to be done by their office.
However, this writer did something a little unusual; he solicited my feedback. He asked me to tell him what I thought of his writing. That takes guts, right?
He went on to say that he’s seen a lot of freelance copywriting, some of it very good, and some if it shockingly unprofessional.
Here’s the dirty truth I didn’t want to tell him:
Most freelance copywriting professionals aren’t formerly trained.
Continue reading The Dirty Truth About Freelance Copywriting
Remembering 9/11 victims today.
There are lots of touching photos and articles about people at the memorials this morning — you’ve probably seen them already, so I won’t add all of the links here.
I do want to point out an interesting blog post, though. Check out 9-11 and the social software movement for an interesting perspective on how the experience of 9-11 affected our use of social software like blogs and Twitter.
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Like many freelancers and entrepreneurs who work from a home office, I sometimes miss the camaraderie of being in an office building with my peers.
I’ve always done the type of work that requires a lot of concentration, research, reading, writing, and editing, so I work pretty well on my own. But, I still need a break every so often to unwind and stop thinking about the task at hand.
Continue reading Twitter is My Watercooler