How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? That’s become a rather dirty phrase for most of us, hasn’t it? That’s because it’s so difficult, usually, to stay in the game with the resolutions we create. Why? It’s not that our goals and values change in the first few weeks of the year. It’s … Continue reading Resolution Re-Do: 5 Ways to Increase Your Self-efficacy Before Chinese New Year.
Surgeons get stitched up by other surgeons, Pilates instructors get private lessons from other Pilates instructors, therapists seek therapy, hairstylists get their ‘doos done by other stylists, so I shouldn’t be blown away when editors hire editors. Right? So why does searching for an editor—when I am an editor—feel so wrong? I’ve grappled with this … Continue reading Editor Near Me
As I ran this morning, some ne’er-do-wells accosted me. An incessant buzzing circled my hatless head and evolved into the loss of multiple specks of flesh. I’m beyond the half-way point in a writer’s retreat week at the cabin in NW Wisconsin, and I’ve taken several enjoyable morning runs while I’ve been here. Last night, … Continue reading Paralysis by Analysis: Deer Flies and Microsoft 365
Please hire a freelance writer who is a real person, writing and working for themselves, not for some cheap labor camp where blogs, white papers, and research papers are tapped out by a person with whom you are not allowed to have a real working relationship. When I became a full-time freelance writer and editor, … Continue reading What to Look for in a Freelance Writer: Session #3 Hire a Real Person
And by “good” I don’t mean, “correct twenty years ago” good. I mean good right now. Respectful and inclusive now. Current. Fresh.
...if you hire a freelance writer who naturally has a good sense of fun accompanied by a respectful knack for expressing that fun, hire that writer! Whimsy can always be reined in for pieces where comedy is neither needed nor appropriate, but it’s harder to hire a somber freelance writer and expect that person to be able to fake being funny.