I’m Launching a Freelance Copywriting Business

I’m excited to announce that I’m launching my own freelance copywriting business. Writing clear, concise, compelling content is something I’m passionate about and I’m eager to help organizations tell their story. Learn more about my copywriting services in today’s blog.

So You Think You Want to Freelance…

So, you think you want to take up freelance writing. I’ve been in your shoes. It’s exciting, but a little nerve wracking. It feels like you’re stepping free from the shackles of 9-to-5 work and into the warm sunlight of creative freedom. But before you embark on this journey, I’d like to offer my perspective.Continue reading “So You Think You Want to Freelance…”

Fun With Taxes: Freelance Writer Edition

When most of us set out to write freelance, we don’t anticipate the work required to actually run the business side of things. Jumping into freelance work comes with a veritable mountain of practical considerations — Where will I work? How will I find clients? How will I be able to pay my utility bills?Continue reading “Fun With Taxes: Freelance Writer Edition”

The Journalist I Could’ve Been

I haven’t set foot in a newsroom in years. These days, I research my foreign policy articles at Starbucks while sipping on chai. I studied Journalism and Political Science in college and served for a time as the Opinion Editor of the campus newspaper — not exactly on the front lines of breaking news. IContinue reading “The Journalist I Could’ve Been”

The Birthday Resolutions Strike Back

I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions. They’re so mainstream. Years ago, I decided to make birthday resolutions instead. Last year, my list of birthday resolutions was one of my highest viewed blog posts. A tradition was born. The Hubble Telescope, the Republic of Namibia, Jennifer Lawrence, Seinfeld, Dances With Wolves, Jurassic Park (the book, not theContinue reading “The Birthday Resolutions Strike Back”

Speed and the Inverted Pyramid

My fingers are not happy with me. I’m racing against time and turkey to finish a week’s worth of freelance articles by Wednesday night. In pursuit of my goal, I’ve written four articles in the past two days — and I’m already working on the fifth. Normally, I wouldn’t rush a project, but with the holidayContinue reading “Speed and the Inverted Pyramid”

The Writer Gets a Day Job

This morning, I woke up before the sun, drove through the morning traffic to the trains station and boarded Train 1514 northbound. After months of resumes, cover letters, applications and interviews, I was offered a job last week. And I said yes. As much as I would love to continue freelancing full-time and trying toContinue reading “The Writer Gets a Day Job”

Fears of a First-Time Freelancer

The last few days have been tense. I’ve been checking my email and PayPal account obsessively. You see, last week I wrote a freelance article for a new website and after a few days of not hearing from the editor, I was starting to worry that I wasn’t going to get paid. For every storyContinue reading “Fears of a First-Time Freelancer”