They are some of the most common mistakes in writing: typos. It doesn’t matter how many years you’ve been at the keyboard; it’s inevitable that your ring finger will slip to the next key over, you’ll pop in an extra space, or you’ll spell out an incorrect word that’s phonetically similar to the correct version. Most spell-checkers and grammar-checkers simply won’t find all typos. It takes an experienced editor with a well-trained eye to find every mistake, but this list of common writing Read more [...]
At Online Writing Jobs, we’re not necessarily fans of sweeping ultimatums. Sometimes, rules help a writer, and sometimes they should be abandoned based on the context.
On the other hand, there are certain words out there that are just not good in most contexts: blogs, sales copy, SEO content, or even fiction. These inexpressive, worthless words can and should be eliminated from your writing. Doing so would tighten your prose and make it pack a heftier punch.
While some of these words Read more [...]
In the past 20 or so years, blogging has separated itself out as an art form. Uniquely separate from the newspaper articles that they once imitated, blog posts continue to evolve as sites become more interactive and mobile. Attention-grabbing headings, rhetoric, data, social sharing, and media are all essential parts of any popular blog. However, as freelance writers, we should not leave thousands of years of written tradition in the dust. To understand the present, we must understand the past, Read more [...]
As a freelance writer, you’re your own boss, administrator, assistant, and manager. It takes a certain type of person with a certain work ethic to be a freelance writer. But even for experienced freelancers, meeting deadlines can be rather taxing. Here are some tips and tricks for staying on top of things:
Keep Prioritized Lists
Organization is key to success for every freelancer. Everyone has their own system, and it may take time for you to develop yours. Whether you have a notebook, Read more [...]
As many of us are still making that horrible winter commute, some are considering freelance writing from home as a happy alternative. However, there are many pros and cons of working from home. See if that new lifestyle is right for you!