What are white papers? And why should freelancers write them? This brief excerpt from my upcoming e-book sketches in answers to half a dozen key questions about this exciting market.
1: What is a white paper?A white paper is a marketing document...
Gordon Graham, That White Paper Guy
I’d say it was about 20 minutes.
That’s how long it took me to negotiate a series of assignments for the website of a Canadian magazine at MagNet a few years ago.
The editor and I had known each other for a couple of years, but we lived...
In our hectic lives, it can be easy to dismiss volunteerism as a feel-good luxury for those mythical, alien creatures we call “people with free time.” When juggling career, family, social life and assorted other life commitments, the...
You could say that no fields have changed our lives more than health and science. Every day, there are numerous reports about breakthroughs and discoveries that affect the world at large and our personal well-being.
There will always be an interest...
This may seem like a story about cold calling, but it’s also a story of facing rejection and finding new friends.
A long-time freelancer, I had taken a few months away from my regular business to finish a major project. On my return, I did...
Many people believe freelance writers serve only periodicals—magazines, newspapers and various online publications. What might not be as obvious to them is who provides the words they read in bank brochures, on company websites and in the...
In today’s “me” society, everyone wants to write about number one—think blogs and Facebook. What about the professional writer who wants to write something personal and get paid for it? Memoir books are popular, but maybe you...
I want to tell you how long I've been writing for corporate clients, but that might give away my age and make you wonder if I should still be wearing skirts that don’t cover my knees.
So let me just say that I’ve spent roughly 70 per...
I believe in the power of the written word to inform people, to touch their lives, and to change their world. If you’re a journalist, you probably believe in this power, too. Writing for some of Toronto’s 5,785 registered charities can...
If you’re flourishing as a non-fiction writer—you’re skilled at conducting research and interviews, you’re reliably meeting deadlines and expectations, and you’re organizing information, opinion or service into...