Though I have been writing freelance for just a short amount of time, I have done quite a bit of writing in the legal arena for a couple of decades. Lately, I am finding through my freelance writing, that my clients have had “not-so-great” experience with previous freelance writers or ghostwriters producing articles their for blogs, websites, press releases, etc. The reason could be the amount my clients are paying for written product. If you one does not hire a quality freelance writer, most likely the written product received will be mediocre, at best.
One thing to keep in mind is a top-notch freelance writer, such as myself, will always discuss details regarding a particular job or project, such as the direction of the written piece, the message needed to be conveyed in the article, and the goals one expects to achieve from it being displayed or published online. A quality writer will work in tandem with the client to create an excellent product that fits well with the client’s personality, so much so that the finished written product will seem as if it was written by the client.
However, low quality product is easily recognized. A writer lacking initiative or experience usually has little integrity and oomph. They will produce poorly written work product. This is where one needs to be choosy when enlisting the services of a freelance writer. The wrong choice could mean losing credibility with customers and/or visitors to your site. Lisa Mason, a freelance writer, with a specialty in Internet content and SEO articles suggests the following:
Thus, a top-notch freelance writer will create professional, polished written product in harmony with excellent knowledge and skills … you will get what you pay for!
How many of you creative-thinkers out there have been told over and over again, “don’t quit your day job” or “you’re dreaming, you need to pay your bills?” It is a common tragic story, and most likely one you have heard more than a dozen times during your working life; creative-thinkers who find themselves boxed up in boring, uninspired careers. Careers that do not spark the creative juices in the mind, but yet pay the bills. If you feel this is directed at you, you are correct! Read on, but, do so while thinking outside the career box called Blah.
The following isn’t classified, top-secret information intended for a select few, it is for you, the one with the amazingly creative mind in need of a stimulating career. Below is a list of careers for you to consider:
Computer Specialist, Information Technology (IT). Everywhere you turn you see someone using a computer. It is either in their lap, in their hands or somewhere on the premises. Our world is dependent upon computers. It does not take a rocket scientist to conclude that there is a great need for an army of galvanized brainiacs (aka Computer Specialists) to keep the gazillion computers operating. Thus, this career you have to be able to quickly solve any issues when computers catch a virus, as well as inventively create programs to prevent any glitches in the future.
Interior Design. Interior designers think in colors and arrangement, abstract and geometry, and come up with creative possibilities that transform mundane places, whether it be offices or homes, into appealing havens. Interior Designers assess rooms and intuitively know which direction to take it, as far as colors, patterns, textures and placement. Similar to an artist that uses paints and brushes, an Interior Designer uses a myriad of objects and fabrics.
Freelance Writer. A Freelance Writer has to have unique and marketable ideas flowing constantly within the confines of deadlines. Freelance Writers must be excellent communicators, spellers, and grammar enthusiasts. Their product is written work; work that must be excellent in tone, structure and allure.
Photographer. A photograph is more than just a picture. It is, in and of itself, an art form. A photograph often conveys what words cannot, and sometimes a photograph supplements the message and intent of words. Photographers make use of their their creative intuition, linked with an astute sense of vision, in selecting color, patterns, scenes and the type of equipment to successfully to master their objective.
Graphic Designer. Graphic design is a field this is growing by leaps and bounds. Graphic Designers have the natural ability to correspond visual elements with text that appeal to the eye. Graphic Designers usually have a background in art and computer-aided design that provide them the know-how to create, develop and design graphics. They are ferocious about keeping up-to-date on trends and coming up with inventive ideas to expand into the future.
Paralegal. Paralegals (also known as a legal assistant) work in tandem with lawyers to research information that is used in the prosecution or defense of legal cases. They investigate, then report their findings, facts and figures, in written form for use by lawyers in cases. Therefore, it is extremely crucial for Paralegals to possess superb fact-finding, communication and writing skills. Being able to think and respond creatively, promptly, and clearly, often amid a fast-paced environment.
So, my friend, after receiving the 4-1-1 on creative careers out there for creative minds, why wait to pursue your dream job? Grab the jumper-cables of Initiative, connect it to your source of Passion, and Ignite that creative mind of yours. This will produce a jolt that will catapult you into a longstanding, fulfilling, and stimulating career … and you can also pay the bills!