Friday freelance link roundup

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freelance link roundupHaven’t done a Friday freelance link roundup in ages, so let’s giddyup! Here’s rundown on a few thought-provoking blog posts I came across during the past week:

6 Ways to Prove Your Writing Chops to Prospects. “No matter how long you’ve been at this, you’re only as good as that one line item clients want to see.” Lori Widmer dives into one of the common challenges that affects veteran freelance writers and graphic designers as well as those who are new to the game: a client who requests samples specific to their industry—and you don’t have anything in your portfolio to do the trick. [Read more…]

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3 ideas beyond the freelance echo chamber

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I enjoy freelancing blogs as much as anyone—a few of my regular haunts can be found in the blogroll. But while it’s comfortable and occasionally comforting to read, as Orwell’s Winston Smith would have it, “the things we already know,” it’s three items well outside the freelance echo chamber that I present for consideration today. [Read more…]

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Hey freelancers, check out Writers’ Week

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I have quite a few posts in the hopper after my extended summertime hiatus, but in the meantime wanted to give a quick plug for Emily Suess’s Writers’ Week project, scheduled for September 12-16. She’s lined up a writing contest (with some sweet prizes), educational resources for writers and freelancers, and a ton of guest blogs—should be a fun freelance community event! (And if you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities for your business, ebooks, mentoring, etc., you can find out more about Emily here.)

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