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The Keys to Keeping it Professional Online

When you work for a company where you go to an office, professionalism is a lot of things.  The way you present yourself physically: how you carry yourself and what you wear.  The way you speak: word choice and tone.  How you express emotions in different circumstances: how you react when you get frustrated, or things don’t go your way.  …

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How to Get Your Start as a Freelance Writer

Six months ago, I was the Director of IT Operations at a software company.  My day-to-day workload consisted of managing software deployments and cloud-based infrastructure.  Today, I do freelance writing and proofreading.  Talk about a serious career 180. I don’t have a background in journalism; in fact, my college degree is in Business Administration.  Before I published my blog, I …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Client Relationship Management as a Freelancer

Finding new clients is a critical component of the puzzle of freelance.  But more so than finding amazing clients is making them happy and converting them from a one-time job to a long-term relationship. Nearly all of my roles in software over the last eight years have had an element of customer service, which means I’ve picked up many tips …

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