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Jake Poinier
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Freelance writer, editor, ghostwriter, entrepreneur...wherever there's space to fill, eh?
Freelance writer, editor, ghostwriter, entrepreneur...wherever there's space to fill, eh?

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Follow-up thoughts and a strategic suggestion for dealing with creative feedback of the "I'll know it when I see it" variety...

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Negative feedback comes with the territory as a #freelance creative. But what do you do when the criticisms are vague, too?

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Fascinating perspectives on being a #freelancer  -- whether you're a newbie or a vet. A reminder, too, that it's never too late to hone your approach.
Freelance Writing Pros on What They Wish They Knew as Beginners

New freelance writers have plenty of questions about launching their #freelancewriting  careers? But are they asking the right ones?

I turned to experienced, successful freelancers to ask them, if they could have known one thing at the start of their #freelance  careers that they know now, what would it be?

A big THANK YOU to Peter Bowerman +Cathy Miller +Lori Widmer +Sharon Hurley Hall +Susan Johnston Taylor +Francesca StaAna Nicasio +Jake Poinier +Laura Spencer and +Anne Wayman for chiming in!

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Are you lucky or good? Science indicates success as a #freelancer  requires both.

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Normally, I'm excited to have a blog post get lots of traffic. When it was an article on #freelance client bankruptcy, however, I knew something had gone terribly wrong.

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Is it easy to dial back your editing standards when you have an overly sensitive #freelance client? Of course not. But your business success depends on the ability to understand and respond to expectations.

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Ideally, you want to cultivate freelance clients who work within your boundaries, rather than trying to cajole troublemakers into compliance. But never forget that VIP clients deserve VIP treatment.

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What's in a (file) name? Dr. Freelance takes a look at some of the best practices to make your documents easier to understand and find. As +John Soares notes, it's a lot better than the old days of 8-character limits!

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Upwork's new fee schedule doesn't bother me, because I don't use their service. The move illustrates an important business point for #freelance  creatives, but it might not be what you think.

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Concerned a client reference might spill the beans on your #freelance  prices to a prospect? Here's the script to follow...
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