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11 Common Freelancer Scams and How to Avoid Them

Oct 09, 2020

In recent years, there has been ever-growing interest in freelance work and it has rightly  also led to more concern about freelancer scams. Taking advantage of people in need of jobs or a side income, scammers pretend to be employers (or even “helpful” fellow freelancers) to trick workers into g... Read more →

How to Be a Good Editor: Expert Advice for Honing Your Craft

Oct 02, 2020

Like any craft, editing skills develop with years of practice. World-class editors don’t simply emerge, fully-formed, from liberal arts colleges; instead, aspiring editors refine their craft through a combination of experience, networking, and a willingness to adapt one’s process to each new proj... Read more →

Remote Proofreading Jobs and 26 Places to Find Them

Oct 02, 2020

With working from home becoming more common than ever before, remote proofreading jobs are gaining a lot of traction. Amongst the online jobs you can do, checking from grammatical and spelling mistakes sounds like one of the easiest ones to pick up. But what exactly does this kind of work entail,... Read more →

Writing Portfolio 101: How to Impress Clients in 5 Steps

Sep 23, 2020

For a writer — be it a ghostwriter, freelance writer, or a journalist — a good writing portfolio is the culmination of a lot of things. It represents the result of your hard work, your pride and joy, and, perhaps most importantly, it’s how you get more writing jobs. Recommendations, word of mouth... Read more →

How Much Do Ghostwriters Make: The Ultimate Breakdown

Sep 02, 2020

“How much do ghostwriters make?” That’s a question both aspiring ghostwriters and those with some experience should ask themselves. Particularly in the publishing industry, ghostwriting can sometimes be grossly undercharged. To help you set reasonable rates and grow your freelance business, regar... Read more →

Freelance Proposal Templates for Signing More Clients

Aug 18, 2020

Beyond setting your own freelance rates, working independently also means that you’ll have to send proposals to potential clients all the time. In this case, it’s easier to have a tried-and-true freelance proposal template for professional offers than to whip one up every time you receive a reque... Read more →

How to Become a Freelance Illustrator: 6 Tips to Get You Started

Jul 24, 2020

Going freelance is the talk of the town in 2021, but it’s much easier said than done. For a lot of artists, working as a freelance illustrator offers the creative freedom they so desire. At the same time, it comes with a range of responsibilities that can make aspiring independent artists hesitate... Read more →

What Does a Copy Editor Do? And How to Become One in 4 Steps

Jul 06, 2020

If you love the written word, then working as a copy editor will give you the best of both worlds: reading and helping hone texts for others! Here we’ll provide a quick copy editor job description to help you decide if it’s the right path for you, followed by key tips on how to become a copy editor. Read more →

Editorial Freelancers Association: Is It Worth It to Join?

Jun 12, 2020

Working as a freelancer can be daunting, especially when you’re just starting out: you have to manage everything, from the work itself to the administration side of things. So it follows that you might find yourself searching for support and mentorship by joining societies and organizations. Read more →

Freelance Illustration Jobs: 12 Ways to Pay the Bills with Your Paintbrush

May 27, 2020

Creatives who seek independence often turn to freelance illustration jobs — but they’ll tell you that the search for rewarding and stimulating gigs isn’t a breeze. It’s especially challenging for young artists who are still on their way to becoming a freelance illustrator and who are still trying... Read more →

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