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The type of freelance writing most often discussed here is business writing -- anything from copywriting to freelance blogging. But there are paying markets for just about any type of writing you can think of -- including creative writing like poetry and fiction....read more
Whether you're launching a new freelance writing business or wondering why you struggle to attract the "right" kinds of clients in an existing business, your branding is something you can't afford to ignore. More than that, for most freelancers, your brand is you....read more
If you're still toying with the idea of starting a freelance writing career, but you can't work normal business hours, this one's for you. Christian Simmons wanted to start freelancing, but with only weekends free for freelance writing work, they had concerns. Here's...read more
A lot of time has been spent on this blog talking about the basics of setting your freelance writing rates -- figuring out how much you need to earn, figuring out how much that means you need to charge per hour, converting those hourly rate goals into project rates,...read more
Starting this week, I'm bringing back the Friday "weekend reading" post series. These will include 5-10 links to articles I recommend reading, all focused around a specific theme. Normally those will be off-site resources. But to kick things off, at the start of each...read more
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I’ve been reading AIW from the beginning and I always find something of value there. Jenn and her contributors tell it like it is, refusing to sugar-coat the realities of the writing and publishing life.
In addition, it’s a good place to look for trusted recommendations on tools that will help you to be a more productive and better organized writer and self-publisher. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
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When I first met Jenn I was an experienced writer but completely rudderless when it came to successfully marketing my business. Within a few short months she helped me to transform my brand and improve my copywriting skills. I’d followed so-called experts for years, wasting money and going nowhere. However, with Jenn, I finally got the real deal. She’s direct, firm and takes no nonsense, which is just what you need to truly succeed.
All Freelance Writing and its creator, Jenn Mattern, have been an incredibly supportive and helpful resource for my freelance writing business. I believe that the information I've gotten there has added value to my writing career in so many immeasurable ways. Mattern knows her stuff. She's got the years of hands on experience to back it all up. Best of all, she has the quickest bullshit detector in the industry and she's not afraid to use it.
When I started devoting more time to my freelance writing business nearly a decade ago, All Freelance Writing was one of the first websites I started to read. Through the site, through the years, I have learned so much valuable information. Things that have made me think more about what I was doing and how I was doing it. In my view Jenn Mattern is a leading global voice for the freelance community. I feel fortunate to be a reader and to have benefited from her wise content. I feel even more fortunate to call her a colleague and friend.
All Freelance Writing is my go-to site for many reasons, but mostly because of Jenn’s talent for building and maintaining a successful freelance writing business. No erroneous information here – Jenn knows her stuff and practices what she preaches. What’s more, Jenn tells you what you need to hear – no sugar-coating or hand-holding, but honest, helpful advice that comes from her wealth of experience. I learn something new every day from Jenn, and if you’re paying attention, you will, too.
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Jennifer has been an inspiration to me and my freelance writing career since the first day I started following her work. She's an experienced freelance writer with many other skills at her disposal, which is simply magnificent. If you are a new or even experienced freelance writer looking to improve your skills and knowledge, learning from the best, I highly recommend that you follow Jennifer.
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"When I started my own business in 2008, Jennifer (Jenn) Mattern was someone I found to be a great resource for learning about a freelance writing career. Her expertise and 'tell it like it is' attitude is a blessing I was thankful to discover."
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