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
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.