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My Blog is Moving!

April 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Good morning, WordPress and all the great people who have followed me. I appreciate the support and interest I have had from over here over the year (despite my less-than-active posting). 🙂

Over the past couple months, I have been working hard to get my freelance career going: freelance writing and freelance editing. I am doing well through Elance and I am now getting some local gigs. To go along with all this work, I finally broke down and got a domain!

As such, I am moving over to my website: sewilliamsfreelance.com – Over there, I will be posting once a week (really this time). This weekend I am working on an editorial calendar! If you can think of anything reading/writing/editing/publishing related, I would love to explore it and write a post about it. Feel free to comment here or over on my page under the “About” page.

Again, I appreciate the interest and loyalty each of you has shown me over the years and I hope you will follow me on to new adventures.

Best,
Samantha

Freelancing Mistakes

January 19, 2015 3 comments

Since deciding I want to get into freelance writing at least part-time, I have been reading everything I can land my eyes on about freelancing. I have joined a couple freelance websites. I have worked on being more present online (something that meant little to me before I realized I needed to market myself in some way).

I have not landed a job yet, but I am working on figuring out my niche. When I found the below article on FlexJobs, it reminds me that not every job should be accepted, so matter how eager I am. So, with that, I will keep my eye out for jobs that interest me, and, when the time comes, I will accept those that make the most sense for me.

Here is the article: 11 Mistakes All First-Time Freelancers Make – FlexJobs

I would love to hear other people’s freelancing experiences: the good, the bad, the downright confusing. Anything.

Virtual Interviews

January 13, 2015 1 comment

Since throwing myself into the world of freelance, the thing I struggle with the most is virtual interviewing (either by Skype or by email). How do you go about selling yourself just enough without sounding like a complete arrogant POS?

Dad Editors

January 11, 2015 Leave a comment

I love my dad. Really, I do.

I trust him so much that I handed him my first draft of a SciFi novel I am in the process of writing. I asked him for edits and feedback.

He edited (albeit, far less than I suspect may be lurking within the manuscript). However, there were no comments at the end as I anticipated.

I asked him about it this evening. His reply?

“I was sucked into the story.”

Disbelieving, I asked, “Are you saying that because I am your daughter?”

My dad is a bad liar. When he looked at me and said, “No, I really liked it,” I knew he was being truthful. He didn’t have that glint in his eye or the smirk he gets when he is trying to get away with something.

Maybe dad editors can help a writer’s ego.

Anyhow, I am shipping it off to another reader to check out, too.

I would love to hear from anyone regarding their editing experiences.