Posts tagged with ‘interview’

  • Bree Brouwer on Choosing Her Freelance Writing Specialty

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 29, 2016
    Freelance specialization is something I've been passionate about for years. I've said it before to new freelance writers, and I'll probably say it countless times again, but: "Clients don't pay top freelance writing rates because you can string sentences together; they pay the best rates when you bring valuable knowledge and insight to the table." That's why specialists often earn […]
  • Wendy Komancheck on Choosing Her Freelance Writing Specialty

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 7, 2016
    Recently we've been looking at the issue of specialization for freelance writers. John Soares and I covered the issue on the podcast, and we kicked off a blog series where freelance writers talk about their own specialties, how they market themselves, and how new freelancers can do the same. Today we're going to continue with that series with landscape writer, Wendy Komancheck. […]
  • Edward Beaman on Choosing His Freelance Writing Specialty

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 6, 2016
    If there's one point I've tried to drive home with newer freelance writers over the years, it's that specialization is one of the best things you can do to increase your freelance writing income. That might mean specializing in a niche, an industry, or even a type of writing. Rather than go on about the benefits of specialization yet again […]
  • Interview with Michael Kwan, Freelance Writer and Author

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 18, 2014
    Let's welcome Michael Kwan, freelance writer and author of Beyond the Margins: An Indispensable Guide for First-Time Freelance Writers, Designers, and Other Work-From-Home Professionals. Michael sent me a copy of the e-book for review, and he graciously took the time to answer some of my questions. Beyond the Margins focuses on beginning freelancers and offers a well-rounded look at the choices to be made and the work […]
  • Kristen Weber on Developmental Editing for Your Fiction

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 25, 2013
    One of the biggest benefits of indie publishing is the freedom it allows authors to assemble the perfect team to develop and represent their books. That includes bringing in the right editors. But what kind of editing help do you really need? You probably know that copyeditors and proofreaders can help you catch things like spelling and grammatical errors. But […]
  • Interview With Lori Widmer on Marketing Freelance Writing Services

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 19, 2013
    There are only a handful of freelance writing colleagues that I turn to on a regular basis to bounce ideas around. Lori Widmer is one of those writers. And one issue where I wouldn't hesitate to consult her for advice is freelance marketing. Lori comes from a business writing background, but also pursues creative writing projects (currently focusing on poetry). […]
  • Interview With Author Karen Wiesner on Writing a Series

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 21, 2013
    Karen Wiesner isn't just our first featured guest here at All Indie Writers. She is also the author of some of my favorite writing reference books. I was a huge fan of her First Draft in 30 Days in particular -- a book that helped me map out my own customized book planning, outlining, and organization process. So I was thrilled […]
  • Featured Guest Karen Wiesner: Book Giveaways, Interview, and More

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 20, 2013
    One new feature with the launch of All Indie Writers is the introduction of featured guests. These are people who will essentially take over the focus of the blog here for a week. Our very first featured guest is Karen Wiesner, author of over 100 titles including some of my favorite books for writers. One of those books is First Draft […]
  • Birth of a Freelance Blogger – Ruan Oosthuizen Interview

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 24, 2013
    Have you ever written a guest post for someone's blog? Have you considered turning that marketing strategy into paid freelance blogging opportunities? If so, you might find inspiration in Ruan Ooosthuizen -- a blogger who successfully made that transition. You already know that we're big fans of sharing personal experiences here at All Freelance Writing. We share our successes and […]
  • My Interview on Independent Writing and Publishing

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 18, 2012
    I was recently interviewed by Dava Stewart of about independent writing and publishing. I'd like to share a portion of that with you below. If you'd like to read more, please check out the full interview. Dava Stewart: Recently, I heard a well known writer talking about the often repeated phrase “there are no gatekeepers anymore.” He suggested that every […]