Tag Archives: Journalism

Covering nursing for 15 years

While doing research for a freelance assignment, I recently interviewed a woman who is a professor of nursing at a prestigious university. After the interview wound down, we got to chatting, and she asked me how long I’ve been a … Continue reading

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Multitasking as an art form

I feel like I probably refer a little too often in this blog to many of the things that I find myself doing as a parent-slash-writer. Or more specifically, as a mother/writer. (Side note: I refuse to refer to myself … Continue reading

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Help Me Out, Folks

Well, hell. The major downside of having a shiny new computer to work on? Er, on which to work? Not having all my favorite bookmarks saved from the old computer. Argh. I had a whole list of great journalism and … Continue reading

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What’s your major?

Allena Tapia recently conducted a useful discussion on her About.com blog about freelance writing. She asked what major is the best major for a fledgling freelance writer. She asked those of us who make a living by freelancing to weigh … Continue reading

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Can you be in two places at the same time, professionally speaking?

I recently participated in a short discussion about whether a person can do PR work while also working as a journalist at the same time. My response to the question, which was posed by someone hoping to make a living … Continue reading

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What an internship should be

Recently, Deborah Ng of Freelance Writing Jobs discussed the difference between an internship and unpaid labor on her website for freelance writers, both current and aspiring. Ng makes the important point that interns aren’t–and shouldn’t be–slave labor. Internships must offer … Continue reading

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We all need some downtime. Don’t we?

Do you ever just get tired? Tiiiiiiired? Tired and uninspired? Or, as we say here in the South, tahhhred? I’m beat. I just had a crazy month or so, and I’m just feeling sort of depleted. I finished up a … Continue reading

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