Easy Job for the Write PersonThat was the way the ad was worded, I swear to you. And this was no employer trying to be cute – this was an ad trying to justify the low payment.In fact, I’ve compiled my Top Five Clues that it’s a low- to no-pay...

Later That Day...I've been asked to be on a panel discussing corporate responsibility in communication. Very cool. Yet when I look around my own little existence, I see so little of either corporate responsibility or corporate communication. Wait -...

More Enjoyable Ads"Looking for an editer to type novalmust have great typeing and spelling willing to pay anything"And people wonder why we get snappy when we're not paid well,...

The Telltale AdKnow how to tell the ad you're reading offers no pay? A few clues:It's loooooongIt's requiring applicants to have more experience than most CEOs at major corporationsIt's offering payment at some future date (note: you'll never see...

How to Tick Off a Contact and Act Like a Jerk in One Short SentenceMaybe I’m just overly sensitive, but I got this note today from a PR rep regarding an idea for my newsletter. Things were going well – and I liked him – until he responded to...

Marketing DilemmasOn Anne Wayman’s About Freelance Writing site, someone from another country asked how to market oneself when making cold calls and follow-up calls to marketing mailings aren’t feasible due to distance. This was after I’d...

Heads Off the Desks, People!Fab-u day today. I took time off from the on-site job long enough to catch up with projects. Managed to crank out what I think is a pretty decent draft on a highly-technical article for a client. Why do I love the...

New Year, New YouYea, we all do it. We make resolutions during the shiny hours of a new year, but somewhere around March, things are back to status quo. So why bother making resolutions? Because at least it's a step in the right direction. So go on...

The First Official Rant DayToday is my Rant Day. I’ve decided I need to designate at least one day of the month as the day when I get to vent without feeling guilty for doing so. It’s unprofessional, but dang it, sometimes it’s just so...

CYA - Survival Among EnemiesOn a recent project, it became apparent almost instantly that the parties involved in helping me complete the assignment were warring factions. In one case, there was an email accusation that slashed away mercilessly at...

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