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Not for robots

In a technological world, let us not forget that behind every virtuoso work is a human – and some sweat.

By Cynthia Joyce | Published: July 17, 2013

Setting the stage

Whether you’re writing a profile or a novel, strong interviewing practices can ensure a richer story.

By Susan E. Reed | Published: April 1, 2013

The face of freelance

Independent writers discover that freedom comes with the price of persistence, passion and adaptability.

By Dale McGarrigle | Published: April 1, 2013

Get tweety

Attending a writers’ conference or book festival? Share the experience through Twitter.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: March 1, 2013

Tackle Tax Season

Even seasoned freelancers can make mistakes – or miss opportunities – when filing taxes. Follow these tips to get the most out of your tax return.

By Kelly James-Enger | Published: February 24, 2013

5 tips for following up on queries

You’ve carefully researched the market, polished your query letter, and sent it into cyberspace. Now comes the hard part: waiting. Fortunately, many writers find that a tactful, well-timed follow-up can significantly boost their chances of landing the assignment. Just ask Steph Auteri, a freelance writer, editor and career coach based in New Jersey, who says, …

By Susan Johnston | Published: August 6, 2012

25 tips to sharpen your writing

Want to learn some ways to strengthen, energize, clarify and trim your works? Here are a few tricks of the trade from a Writer editor

By Ronald Kovach | Published: June 12, 2012