What 21 things do designers want from a freelance writer?

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Over the course of my career, I’ve learned that one of the most important working relationships for a freelance writer is with the designers who put their words into action. Today’s guest post comes from the design team of Eileen and Bob Burick of Burick Communication Design, with whom I’ve had the good fortune to partner countless times. Their portfolio includes microsites and websites, videos, and print work for top-name clients such as AT&T, Cemex, Henkel, and Troon Golf. I asked them to share their thoughts on what designers want from a freelance writer, and this list of 21 things was their response. [Read more…]

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Freelance Forecast survey results

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It’s here! Download Freelance Forecast 2011 (pdf, 1.5MB).

Many thanks to all the freelancers and freelance clients who contributed their opinions and insights to the third annual Freelance Forecast. Bookmark or RSS this blog for the announcement of the 2012 survey in December. If you participated this year, you’ll automatically be notified when the new survey comes out. If you didn’t participate this year, please subscribe and indicate your survey preference through the signup form in the right-hand column.

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Find new freelance clients with warm calls

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Today’s guest blogger on the topic of warm calls is Martha Retallick of Western Sky Communications. Thanks, Martha!

“Cold calling” is a sales technique that strikes fear in the hearts of many freelancers. After all, who wants to listen to strangers saying “no” all day long? [Read more…]

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