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Some Previous Newsletter Issues
Note: Some parts of these newsletters may have been deleted since they were first published because they are out of date and no longer relevant.

Newsletter 15 April 2014

Writerfind Website Redesign
News and Views from Around the Web

Newsletter 9 May 2012

New Service: SEO Keyword Research
The Writerfind Survey of Rates of Pay
Results of Survey of Work Sourced Through Writerfind

Newsletter 8 March 2010

News from Writerfind: Facebook Page, Guide to Hiring Business Writers
Feature Article: Interview with a Professional Freelancer: Martha Collins
Freelance Work

Newsletter 18 Oct 2009

News from Writerfind: New Facebook Page
Feature Article: Interview with a Professional Freelancer: Cathy Chatfield-Taylor
Freelance Work

Newsletter 17 June 2008

Feature Article
Freelance Work

Newsletter 23 Feb 2008

Book Proposals on Feedback Sought
Customer Feedback
Interview with Dan Poynter: Successful, Self-Published Author, By Misti Sandefur
Notices for Kiwi writers - Bank of New Zealand Freelance 2008 Conference, New Zealand Book Month

Newsletter 2 December 2007

Is this just me -- or are people just paying less for freelance writing these days?
Web Writing Tips
Customer Feedback

Newsletter 3 Aug 2007

    1. New Site for NZ Writers seeking Publication
    2. New Time-Saving Software for Journalists, Researchers and Bloggers
Article: 9 Essential Secrets You Must Know Before You Sell Your Copywriting Services to Small Local Businesses This Year! by Brian S. Konradt
Freelance Work

Newsletter 16 June 2007 is growing, and getting more international
Article: Standards for online content authors
Freelance Work

Newsletter 9 January 2007

Search Engine Rankings for
Correspondence and FAQs: Writers outside New Zealand
6 Reasons Why Case Studies Are A Terrific Market For Freelance Writers by Steve Slaunwhite, MBA
Freelance Work

Newsletter 17 August 2006

Proofreading and Editing Courses
Updates to Resources Site
Freelance Work
How To Write Effective Copy For Your Company's Blog
By: Brian Konradt

Newsletter 3 May 2006

Correspondence and FAQs
Successful Freelance Health Writing, by Lev G. Fedyniak, MD
Freelance Work

Newsletter 5 April  2006

Interview with a freelance technical writer-- Beverley Stevens
Freelance work

Newsletter 10 Jan 2006

Interview with a freelance writer-- Faye Lougher
Notice: Short Course at Macquarie University, Australia
Freelance work

Newsletter 13 Oct 2005

Article: "How to Multiply Your Freelance Work" by Brian Konradt
Freelance work

Newsletter 10 Aug 2005

"Suspicions Aroused"
How to Spot a Risky Freelance Job
Freelance Work

Newsletter 11 May 2005

Going Rates for Freelance Writing/Editing
"Suspicions Aroused"
Freelance Work
Article: "9 Essential Secrets You Must Know Before You Sell Your Copywriting 
Services to Small Local Businesses This Year!"

Newsletter 28 Feb 2005

Recent Developments
Freelance Work
Article: "How to Create a Multi-Functional Newsletter to Promote Your Freelance Business and Secure More Work"

Newsletter, 1 Nov 2004

Successful Profiles
Changes to Services
Boycott of 'Academic Research' Assignment
Survey: Finding Clients

Newsletter, 1 July 2004

News and Announcements 

Trends & Tips

The Technical Writer as Designer
This article is on the topic of visual design, and how writers can learn and apply the elements of visual design to enhance their message and the appeal of their written documents. According to the author, Beverley Stevens, good visual design can be learned without the need to attend formal courses in graphic design. 

The Business of  Working from Home
This article has been kindly contributed by Heather Douglas of Home Business New Zealand Ltd. It provides advice on running the business side of your writing, and will be particularly useful for freelancers who work from home. 

Overseas Work: Arranging Payment
Advice on how to ensure you get paid in a timely manner when working with overseas clients. 

Freelance Writers' Earnings Surveys
The results of a survey conducted on the site in July 2000, along with some links to surveys that have been conducted by others.

The Secrets of Having an Abundance of Freelance Work
Is it better to be a generalist or a specialist? In this article, Chet Dembeck argues that freelance writers need to become specialists in order to get the best jobs.  Not everyone agrees with this argument, though: some comments from readers.

Interview with a Ghostwriter -- Clifford Thurlow

Training Courses for Writers
Courses in Journalism (Freelance),  Creative Writing,  Technical Writing,  Editing,  Journalism, PR /Corporate Communications

NZ Writing Courses - Editing, Proofreading and Technical Writing (Discussion - Various Contributors) 

Publishing E-Books: The Promises and the Perils
Have you been trying to publish a book, and been fobbed off repeatedly by the publishers you approach? Do you suspect an increasing (profit-driven) conservatism and narrowness in traditional publishing circles may be stopping your highly original works from even getting a look-in? If you have answered either of these questions in the affirmative, e-publishing may be for you. Before getting seriously involved, though, consider deeply ....

Selling Information on the Internet: Email and Ezines

Selling Information on the Internet- Email and Ezines, Part II: Interview with Allan Gardyne

Successful Authors Move Online:  Interviews and Progress Reports
We will be interviewing authors who have recently started selling their books on-line.  The idea is to gain a realistic view of  what can be achieved through this medium.

Writing Opinion Pieces for Major US Newspapers

Teaming Up with Local Printers for Freelance Work

Report - 10 Ways to Promote Your Book without Paying ... Much

How to Create a Multi-Functional Newsletter to Promote Your Freelance Business and Secure More Work

9 Essential Secrets You Must Know Before You Sell Your Copywriting Services to Small Local Businesses This Year!

How to Multiply Your Freelance Work

Guide to Hiring a Business Writer