Posts tagged with ‘portfolios’

  • Writing With Clips In Mind

    By Catherine L. Tully on February 7, 2013
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    When starting out in print writing, clips are an important part of the picture. You need clips to get work and to prove that you can in fact write. The earlier you begin thinking about the clips you need, the better your chances of having one handy when an editor asks for it. Tweak Your Specialty How about an example? […]
  • How to Build a Freelance Writing Portfolio

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 5, 2009
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    One bit of advice I see commonly given to new Web writers (or any type of writers) is that they have to either do free projects for normally-paying clients or take on work at ridiculously low rates (like $5.00 per article) when they're new just to build a portfolio or get references. That's a load of garbage. If you're really […]
  • Two Ways to Add a Blog to Your Professional Website

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 17, 2009
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    In response to one of my guest posts on my blog tour last week, (pretty sure that's where it was) someone mentioned wanting to set up a professional website to move their service listings off of their blog. In other cases, I've seen writers inquiring about how to take an existing static site and add a blog to it. In […]
  • The Importance of Writer Portfolios

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 28, 2007
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    If you want to be as successful as you can be as a freelance writer, you should take the time to build an effective writer portfolio. Your writer portfolio is a showcase of your abilities, and it offers potential clients a snapshot of the quality of your work. Here are a few tips when it comes to building writer portfolios: […]