From the monthly archives:

October 2008

Are You a Businessperson/Writer or a Writer/Businessperson?

October 30, 2008

Put another way, is your business “a series of jobs” or a “profession”? (And yes, I know how most of the commercial freelancing pros who weigh in here would answer, and I’m counting on that…). Success as a commercial writer begins in the mind. I know, typical positive-thinking mumbo-jumbo, right? And not even terribly profound. [...]

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In Tough Times, Are You Keeping Your Thinking Tough?

October 17, 2008

Tanking economy. Up-and-down stock market. High and growing unemployment. The end of the world as we know it. Etc, etc, etc. How’s all this affecting your commercial writing business? Perhaps less than you might imagine… Okay, rest assured, I’m not here to say that all the economic turmoil is just a mirage. It’s not. But [...]

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YOUR Typo Gets Printed in 5,000 Brochures – What Do You Do?

October 9, 2008

Shoot. Crap-ola. Aaargh. Happens to the best commercial freelancers several times in their careers, but that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. I finished up a marketing brochure for a commercial writing client a few months back. Everyone loved it. We all looked it over probably 10 times each. How we all missed it [...]

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