Newsletters, Trends & Tips
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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Note: Some parts of these newsletters may have been deleted since they were first published because they are out of date and no longer relevant.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 8 March 2010
News from Writerfind: Facebook Page, Guide to Hiring Business Writers
Feature Article: Interview with a Professional Freelancer: Martha Collins
Newsletter 18 Oct 2009
News from Writerfind: New Facebook Page
Feature Article: Interview with a Professional Freelancer: Cathy Chatfield-Taylor
Newsletter 17 June 2008
Newsletter 23 Feb 2008
Book Proposals on Writerfind.com? Feedback Sought
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
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
Newsletter 16 June 2007
Writerfind.com is growing, and getting more international
Article: Standards for online content authors
Newsletter 9 January 2007
Search Engine Rankings for Writerfind.com
Correspondence and FAQs: Writers outside New Zealand
6 Reasons Why Case Studies Are A Terrific Market For Freelance Writers by Steve Slaunwhite, MBA
Newsletter 17 August 2006
Proofreading and Editing Courses
Updates to Resources Site
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
Newsletter 5 April 2006
Interview with a freelance technical writer-- Beverley Stevens
Newsletter 10 Jan 2006
Interview with a freelance writer-- Faye Lougher
Notice: Short Course at Macquarie University, Australia
Newsletter 13 Oct 2005
Article: "How to Multiply Your Freelance Work" by Brian Konradt
Newsletter 10 Aug 2005
How to Spot a Risky Freelance Job
Newsletter 11 May 2005
Going Rates for Freelance Writing/Editing
Article: "9 Essential Secrets You Must Know Before You Sell Your Copywriting
Services to Small Local Businesses This Year!"
Newsletter 28 Feb 2005
Article: "How to Create a Multi-Functional Newsletter to Promote Your Freelance Business and Secure More Work"
Newsletter, 1 Nov 2004
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 Writerfind.com 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