30,000 Words, 700 Jobs, One Year

Originally posted on Longreads:
A few months ago, a friend considering a freelance writing career asked me how much money I make as a writer. I wanted to say, “You mean, what’s the going rate for a human soul?” But I wasn’t close enough to this friend to be certain she’d realize I was mostly…

Proofreading vs Copyediting (There Is A Difference)

When interviewing potential clients I often get asked the question about the difference between proofreading, editing and copy editing. I’m sure there are some industry definitions, but since this is my blog, I am going to explain how I approach the topic. Proofreading Proofreading is the process of checking for errors and typos. It reallyContinue reading “Proofreading vs Copyediting (There Is A Difference)”

RamblePost: Bills, Feminism, Writing, Job Interviews

Originally posted on C. Mcgrue Writes:
Hello!  It is 1:30 in the morning and I am writing to you because I am an insomniac (and I work closing at my #dayjob).  I believe that this post will be somewhat rambling, so please bear with me. So I work in retail for my #dayjob in a…

Writing A Profile That Isn’t Crap

I have always been amazed by some of the professional profiles I have read online. Some of them have you clicking away thinking ‘Man, I wonder if they will even acknowledge my email’ while others have you thinking ‘Are they for real – they want people to pay them?’ Lately the majority of the onesContinue reading “Writing A Profile That Isn’t Crap”