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The Freelance Writing Jobs Facebook Page: Are You a Member?

Every day at the Freelance Writing Jobs Facebook page we share tips and have a little fun with words. We discuss our pet peeves or share hints for freelance writing success. We even have fun with writing prompts. If you’re on Facebook and you’re not “liking” us, consider joining up. Today our community is writing a one paragraph story and the winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate. Even if wordplay isn’t your thing, stop by and visit with the 2,300+ members of the Freelance Writing Jobs community. They’re a great bunch and ever so helpful. Be there or [Read more…]

Will Casual Blogging Conversation Be the Death of Formal Article Writing?

Will Casual Blogging Conversation Be the Death of Formal Article Writing?

A couple of days ago I wondered if it’s OK for freelance writing bloggers to talk like they speak. After all, blogging is a much more casual form of writing than what most of us are used to.  While some purists don’t always appreciate a conversational tone when reading the news or learning about vitamin supplements, the truth is, that’s where we’re headed. The Internet has turned writers into bloggers and everything is all so ultra-cas now. Writing for Short Attention Spans Look around at your favorite news, medical and even government sites and what do you see? News sites [Read more…]

Limerick Contest Winner Announced

I know. I know. Despite about a kajillion email reminders and Twitter prompts, we still haven’t announced a winner for our Freelance Writing Jobs Limerick contest. The truth is, we chose one a couple of weeks ago but things have been so crazy we’re just annoucing today. And the winner is…. (drumroll…) Marvin Rabinovich who wrote this fun ditty: You should realize my lance is not free, And for writing I must charge a fee. It’s by meeting your deadlines I keep off the breadlines, So please pay your part-time employee. Marvin, if you get to me before I get [Read more…]

How to Place and View Freelance Writing Job Ads

Please see the new Freelance Writing Jobs Ad Submission Form. We bring Freelance Writing Jobs to you two different ways. The first is the daily jobs list. We troll the freelance writing jobs boards and post the best gigs for you on our Freelance Writing Jobs for Web and Print page. The second way is when clients email gigs for me to manually place in a stand alone blog post on the same blog. The problem with the second option is that gigs are emailed to me and I post them directly to the blog. This isn’t working. Potential clients [Read more…]

How to Place (and View) Freelance Writing Job Ads

We bring Freelance Writing Jobs to you two different ways. The first is the daily jobs list. We troll the freelance writing jobs boards and post the best gigs for you on our Freelance Writing Jobs for Web and Print page. The second way is when clients email gigs for me to manually place in a stand alone blog post on the same blog. The problem with the second option is that gigs are emailed to me and I post them directly to the blog. This isn’t working. Potential clients have to wait too long for me to get to [Read more…]

7 Free Word Count Tools

Even though most word processing and blogging platforms contain word count tools, the truth is, they’re not always accurate or convenient. In a business where every word counts, being able to get it right makes all the difference.  Today, I’d like to share a few free word count tracking tools with you. Hopefully they’ll make your life a little easier. WordCounterTool.com - Not only gives you your word and character count, but you can also take a typing test to find out your WPM. Wisgary – I love this word count tool because it not only counts words, it counts [Read more…]

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