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  1. Professional Article Writers: The Importance of Self-Editing
  2. Why Writers Should Have a Facebook Fan Page
  3. Freelance Writing Tips: Maximize Productivity and Inspiration Through Timing
  4. Private Clients, Contributor Communities, or Yourself? What's Best for Online Article Writers?
  5. Web Writing Tips: Ugly Formatting Scares Readers

Professional Article Writers: The Importance of Self-Editing

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When first starting to write for online venues, many writers are unaware they need to edit. Sometimes there is an editor, but oftentimes this is not true. Therefore, it is safest (and most of the time your responsibility) to self edit your articles before submission.

Writing for Content Sites

Most content sites require self-editing. Some do have editors on hand that may make changes. But for the most part, the work you submit should be...

 

Why Writers Should Have a Facebook Fan Page

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Image © Lyn Lomasi; All Rights Reserved
Are you a writer looking for a wider audience? Have you tried Facebook? I'm not talking about accepting friend requests from multitudes of people - unless that's your thing. Try creating a Facebook fan page. This is a public place where followers can go to get your updates without you having to give out too much information. From personal experience, I believe all writers should have a Facebook fan page....

 

Freelance Writing Tips: Maximize Productivity and Inspiration Through Timing

If you freelance for a living, there may be days where you just don't feel like writing. On those days, it's hard to get into a rhythm and you may find those days turning into weeks and so on. It can be discouraging when you don't have the same inspiration you once had. But you can get it back by taking advantage of timing.

 
Don't feel like writing? Don't. This may seem counterproductive. But, try it. If your brain just does not want to write...

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Private Clients, Contributor Communities, or Yourself? What's Best for Online Article Writers?

by Lyn Lomasi, Staff Writer
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Image © Javier Bedrina via Flickr.com/jbedrina
As a mentor among my online writing peers, I often get asked which route to go when it comes to freelancing. People want to know if they should take on private clients, write for content sites or contributor communities, or start their own niche sites. I have tried several different strategies. What's best for online article writers? I recently made the decision to slow down on certain work with private clients...

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Web Writing Tips: Ugly Formatting Scares Readers

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Have you ever clicked to read an article but clicked back away because of the way it looked? The info may have been good. But the organization likely scared you away. That’s how your readers may feel too if your formatting is ugly. Ugly formatting scares readers away.

Split up sections. Have you ever tried to read a post that consists of what looks like one giant paragraph? Don’t do that to your readers. This a very classic and common...

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