9 posts tagged with "project_manager"

Looking Back

May 17, 2018

My first year as a freelancer has come to a close. It’s pretty amazing to look back and see how lucky I’ve been to have steady work kicking off from about a month after I lost my full-time job, and continuing on today. I’ve had long-term and short-term clients, a variety of projects, and am constantly on the lookout for new opportunities to ensure I always have work to do. It’s a never-ending process of completing assignments while trying to get a foot in the door to start on something else,...

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Being a content writer is about following directions

June 14, 2018

The most important thing to remember as a freelance writer or copyeditor is to follow directions. It’s as straightforward as that. Yes, you should have developed a talent for writing, and you should really be adept at researching content effectively to find those golden nuggets of information to utilize, but beyond all that…follow directions.

Simply put, you’re getting paid to write exactly what someone else wants. Even with a modicum of creative control, you’re still obligated to adhere to...

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Finding balance

August 16, 2018

When people ask me what I do for a living, I usually stumble for a second. Am I a freelancer? Stay-at-home mom? Am I full-time? Part-time? I tend to get a little cheeky in my response, telling people that I’m a freelance writer and part-time stay-at-home mom, because honestly, that’s what it feels like. When my kids aren’t home, when they’re at school or at other activities, I’m all about the work, but when they’re home it gets a little more complicated. I know there are a lot of parents out...

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Nurture your network

July 18, 2018

Updated January 13, 2020

Having been steadily freelancing for almost three years now, it’s becoming apparent to me how important it is to maintain your professional network. From frequent direct contact with individuals when it makes sense, to simply staying visible in ways your network can easily see, you should never feel so comfortable in the work you do have that you neglect your network. You never know when you’ll need them again, especially if, like me, you call yourself a freelancer....

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