Yearly Archives: 2010

Keeping My Customers Satisfied

November 29, 2010

When freelancing, one size does not fit all. Each client may require something the other doesn’t. It’s in your best interest to know what your client expects. Give them what they want.

While this may seem obvious to you, it wasn’t obvious to me when I started editing. I’ve learned that clients are like children. They’re individuals with individual needs and differences. It’s your job as a freelancer to learn how clients differ and do … Read more.

A Conversation with Dr. Freelance

September 23, 2010

I had the opportunity recently to interview Dr. Freelance, aka Jake Poinier, principal at Boomvang Creative Group, a Phoenix-based editorial services/advertising/marketing firm, and the erstwhile blogger on a variety of entrepreneurial topics at Jake’s Take. You can learn more about Dr. Freelance, ask him questions, and read his great advice at Right now, take some time, sit back, and enjoy our conversation.

MSE: Could you tell us about your background? How did you get … Read more.

Patience, Grasshopper

September 15, 2010

PATIENCE isn’t one of my strong suits. I have a hard time waiting to reap the benefits of my hard work. Like Veruca Salt in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I want it now. I want instant gratification, instant success. This doesn’t happen in freelancing.

I have been working as a freelancer for four years now. During those four years, I have learned that publishers move according to their schedule, not mine. I have also … Read more.

Making lemons into lemonade

August 27, 2010

I was extremely busy for the past nine months. I didn’t really have much time to breathe. Then unexpectedly I hit a snag. Now I find myself twiddling my thumbs and being bored. Have you ever been in that situation? If you have, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Instead of sitting around and wondering what to do, I got busy.

I stepped up my marketing, have several irons in the fire and have … Read more.

Typos that exist in blogs

May 20, 2010

I just noticed, thanks to the very kind e-mail from a reader, that the short blurb for this blog had a typo. I think that typo has been there since I first started blogging almost a year ago.

Proofreaders should be perfect. Everything they write or blog about should be typo free.

While the last statement is something I strive for, I have to tell you that I’m not perfect. I am human. And being … Read more.