Business Writing

  • How to Write Humor

    By Clint Osterholz on February 17, 2010
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    As the resident Life of the Party--an official title I take very seriously, like World's Best Uncle or Bank of America Customer 4,576,291--I feel it is my duty to be fun and funny. And then I thought about it. I already exposed how I put together these job lists for you so in the spirit of revealing my entire operation, […]
  • Freelance Copywriting Jobs: How to Find Them

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 11, 2010
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    You know I'm a big advocate of query-free freelancing -- helping clients find and come to you instead of the other way around. That's especially important when it comes to finding freelance copywriting jobs. While it's not uncommon to find regular copywriting work advertised, freelance copywriting is a different story. Yes, some of these jobs are advertised, but many are […]
  • How to Write Sales Letters

    By Chris Bibey on November 16, 2009
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    For many, writing sales letters is more than just another project – it is a lot of fun. There are many types of freelance writing jobs, but over the years I have enjoyed sales articles the most. There is something about writing compelling copy that is meant to “draw in” the reader that gets my blood flowing. Of course, writing […]
  • Getting Started in Copywriting With Angela Booth

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 8, 2009
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    Today in our "Getting Started" series, copywriter Angela Booth will be our guest. She'll share a bit about her own history in copywriting and offer some advice and tips for aspiring copywriters. Do you have what it takes? Here's what Angela had to say: On How She Started in Copywriting... "By accident. In the early 1980s I was writing romance […]
  • Write for Magazines Without Writing for Magazines

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 29, 2009
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    I've shared this tip with freelance writers at All Freelance Writing previously, but it's worth mentioning again here. If you're open to the idea of ghostwriting, and you'd like to write print features, you can do it query-free. Really. No pitching of publications required at all (not on your end at least). How? This strategy works best for writers working […]
  • Web Content vs Web Copy

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 28, 2009
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    One of the most common questions and misunderstandings I come across with new Web writers is about Web content versus Web copy. If you want to write for the Web, it's important to figure out what type of writer you want to be. Understanding the difference between content writing and copywriting will get you off to a good start. I'm […]
  • 3 Things to Know Before Becoming a Freelance Copywriter

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 8, 2008
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    With new businesses launched all the time, and new websites launched every day, there's a huge demand for freelance copywriting services. I'm talking about marketing copy - copy that sells or persuades a reader or visitor to do something (from clicking a link to requesting a quote to signing up for an email newsletter subscription). Do you think you have […]
  • Writers' Resources: Press Release Writing

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 3, 2007
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    Today I'm going to tackle one of my own areas of expertise: press release writing (not sure why it took me so long). If you're interested in PR writing (public relations writing), knowing how to write a press release is essential. Use these press release resources to help you learn how to write effective press releases for your clients (or […]