Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thinking of Freelance Writing? #3

Make your own decision:

“Writing is easy. You only need to stare at a piece of blank paper until your forehead bleeds.” – Douglas Adams
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Thinking of Freelance Writing? #2

Make your own decision:

“Write without pay until someone offers pay. If nobody offers within three years, the candidate may look upon this as a sign that sawing wood is what he was intended for.” ― Mark Twain
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thinking of Freelance Writing? #1

Should you? This about says it all (found on the internet) -- make your own decision!

Good Freelance Writing: Cats are beautiful creatures that have a wide array of talents that work well for survival, communication, and adaption.

Bad Freelance Writing: Cats are good animals because they can do a lot of really cool stuff.
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Effect vs. Affect

Effect vs. affect. Think they're the same? They aren't! Ever mix them up? Know the difference?  Here's a great cartoon that might help you remember from our little friend Mr. Aardvark.  http://thefreelancewriterguide.wordpress.com/tag/cartoons-about-grammar/
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Did You "Shake, Rattle, and Write"?

Did you "Shake, Rattle, and Write" at AMWA's 74th Annual Conference in Memphis? The AMWA Annual Conference is the ultimate resource for medical communicators around the world, offering educational and networking opportunities beyond compare in the field. And once again, it did not disappoint with a nice variety of roundtables and sessions. And networking! Us freelancers need to network!
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Interviewing Once Again...

In 2014, I had a full-time 40 hr/wk contract job at a big pharma. But, for 2015 it has been changed to 20 hrs/wk and moved to a new dept. Now, back to beating the bushes to fill up those other 20 hrs. Never never get complacent; because as soon as you do the rug gets yanked out from under you! Always stay a member of AMWA. Always keep your contacts alive. Always keep your interviewing skills in order. Yes, I have to interview (and get!) the 20 hrs at the pharma; and I also have to interview to fill up those now-available 20 hrs.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Shake, Rattle, and Write

AMWA 74th Annual Conference, October 8-11, held in Memphis, TN. Theme: "Shake, Rattle, and Write". Lots of presentations and speeches -- plus a great opportunity to network with other medical writers (both in industry and freelance).
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