Should Freelance Writers Use a Pen Name?

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It’s no secret I don’t use a pen name. I prefer the “what you see is what you get” approach to writing. Aside from a (very) brief stint writing a sarcastic humor column, I have never written as someone else. I’ve had other people write as me, however – but that’s another post for another […]

Your Freelance Writing Clients Know You’re Lying

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Freelance writing clients are smart cookies. Most of them know when they’re being conned or lied to. In today’s public and open world of freelancing, you can’t call in sick and head to the beach. You can’t claim an aunt died when you really just want a few days off. If you’re going to lie […]

How Transparent is Too Transparent?

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I dig transparency. I like when bloggers let me know they’re being paid to talk about something and I think it’s a good idea when businesses don’t try and gloss over the bad stuff to only paint a rosy picture. Because I think it’s important to be transparent, I discuss many details here that many […]