Tecca.com Shutting Its Doors Today – I Has a Sad

Tecca.com Homepage

Tecca.com is shutting down today. As a regular contributor to the site, I received the news a few days ago from our fearless VP of Content via a group email. While I haven't written as much as I would've liked for the tech-centric site, I've loved every single article they published of mine. And yes, I've loved tons more on their site that I didn't write too. Unlike any other … [Read more...]

Get Listed in the Freelance Writer Directory

Writing Reference Books

As a freelance writer, the most important thing to do is get that next job. There are oodles of ways to do this including building a website and climbing up the search rankings. You can advertise. You can aggressively go after job leads on various freelance job boards. Cold call companies. In fact, you should be doing all of those. But another great way to make new … [Read more...]

If I Wanted to Work for Free…

Freelance Sign

This one was too good not to post for all my freelance friends and followers out there:   That's not to say I won't write things for free if I want to. Often I'll just want to promote a person, brand, or product because I really do like them and want to spread the word. But when people come looking to "hire" you for "free," that's when you need to pull this sign … [Read more...]

Infographic: Inside the Mind of a Freelancer

The life of a freelance employee

Being a freelancer certainly has its ups and downs. The whole feast and famine thing is enough to give you hourly ulcers. But then there's all the great perks like making your own hours, setting your own dress code (Pajama Fridays!), and just having total freedom to do what you want when you want. The talented folks over at 24SevenTalent created a pretty neat infographic … [Read more...]

I Wish Only Death to the Serial Comma

Serial Commas are Wrong

If Dexter was a punctuation mark, he'd be a serial comma. They're both bloody and unnecessary but at times, get the job done. I'm not a fan of either, though. In fact, I pretty much despise the serial comma. As for Dexter, well I haven't watched enough episodes to cast any judgment yet. The serial comma is one of those crazy annoying loopholes of grammar that defies all … [Read more...]