Business Writing

  • Freelance Ghostwriting for Businesses (Podcast)

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 19, 2015
    Episode 9 of the All Indie Writers Podcast is now up. You can listen below or check out the show notes on the episode's page. I'd like to thank Cathy Miller of Simply Stated Business. She joins me as the guest co-host for this episode. We chat about freelance ghostwriting for businesses, including the benefits of it, how you can […]
  • Free Scrivener Case Study Template

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 4, 2014
    Yesterday I announced a new Tuesday Quick Tips series for the blog. Today marks the start of another series -- Wednesday Resources. Every Wednesday (at least through the test period in June), I'll either release a new resource for All Indie Writers readers or I'll promote a resource I highly recommend. Through June I already have new resources lined up […]
  • Free Scrivener White Paper Template

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 20, 2014
    I mentioned previously that I was having a difficult time finding Scrivener templates for freelance writers. Most are focused on writing books. I already released two free templates that will help you use Scrivener for blogging -- one for managing a single blog and one for managing multiple blogs. Today I'm releasing my first template for common freelance writing projects […]
  • Copywriting for Other Countries and Cultures

    By Rebecca Garland on March 28, 2013
    I received an interesting message the other day about some ideas on writing in other countries. Normally you think of “Western” copywriting - predominately American, Canadian and UK copywriting. English speaking readers are the typical target or niche, but what about readers in other nations in the world? China is poised to become the largest commercial market in the world […]
  • 25 Types of Business Writing Services

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 26, 2013
    Have you considered getting into business writing as your specialty, but you aren't sure that it's for you? Business writing is such a broad area for freelancers that you're bound to find some projects you'd be interested in. You don't have to offer every business writing service out there to be a successful business writer. For example, I don't write […]
  • 3 Types of Business Writing That Pay Big Money

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 14, 2011
    Business writing gigs can be some of the most lucrative writing work you'll ever take on. You can easily earn $100 per hour and more with this kind of work. You can take on projects for corporate clients. Or you can work for small businesses if you prefer (and contrary to popular belief, they often significant budgets to hire professional contractors). […]
  • AWAI's Accelerated Program for 6-Figure Copywriting

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 10, 2011
    Today I'd like to share a special program from American Writers & Artists Inc. Do you wish you could rake in six figures writing for businesses? If you've ever considered a freelance writing career as a copywriter and you want to learn how make some serious dough, AWAI's Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting might be the kick you need. I've […]
  • Make Your Writing Funny – My Favorite Comedy Writing Books

    By Matt Willard on February 24, 2011
    I used several great books to develop my comedy writing skills. I've been using this column to teach you bits and pieces from each of these, along with a mix of my own techniques, but if you want a more in-depth look, here's what I recommend: The Comedy Writing Workbook, by Gene Perret I absolutely adore this book, and if […]
  • Make Your Writing Funny – How To Steal Jokes From Others (Somewhat)

    By Matt Willard on February 10, 2011
    In the world of fiction, copying passages from other stories and trying to publish them as your own is plagarism. In the world of comedy, it's just another way to write. Of course, I don't want you totally ripping off good one-liners verbatim. Instead, the best way to use other people's jokes is as a starting point for your own […]
  • Make Your Writing Funny: Improving Diction of Humor

    By Matt Willard on January 27, 2011
    Humor's on a different level than other forms of writing when it comes to readability. In fiction you can afford to be elaborate, but humor needs to fire right out of the gate or it'll flop. That being said, it's all too easy to pass over unneccessary words that make a joke weaker. How do you catch these? Simple. Just […]