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One of the frustrations of freelancing

You know what one of the most frustrating things about being a freelance writer is? I mean, other than all the lack of benefits, job insecurity and not having your own vending machine or coworkers to complain to and all … Continue reading

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iLove it

A few days ago, I wondered which new phone I should choose. In case you were waiting anxiously to find out what I chose, I’ll let you know. I’m sure it will surprise no one that I went with the … Continue reading

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Don’t tell me what your interview subject had for lunch

I have a pet peeve when it comes to many profile articles ( that is, an article that profiles an individual for a magazine or other publication). Over the last few years, I’ve noticed that many writers (way, way too … Continue reading

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Hurry up, September

This month cannot end quickly enough. I’m not a big fan of hot, muggy August weather to begin with. But to make matters worse, my son isn’t in school during the month of August, which translates into no regular childcare….which … Continue reading

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Face to face

Yesterday, I interviewed two occupational therapists for a freelance story that I’m writing for a local parenting magazine. When I arrived at their office, they met me in the reception area and shook my hand. They ushered me into a conference room, … Continue reading

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Let me call you “sweetheart”

Two of my favorite writing-related blogs had very interesting discussions this week about whether it’s reasonable to get annoyed when a client (or source) calls you by a name like “sweetheart.” Tamara first raised the topic at Freelance Parent. Then Allena … Continue reading

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