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Skyword Team Q&A: Online Managing Editor Talks Multilingual Content Programs and More

Written by Liz Goodwin | December 04, 2012

Welcome back to another Skyword employee Q&A. Today’s interview is with Maria Mayobre, the Online Managing Editor. Read on to learn about her work with Skyword’s multilingual programs, her advice for freelance writers, and the personal writing projects she’s working on. What do you do as Online Managing Editor, and how does your role fit in with the objectives of the Writer Services team? I manage the editorial department, assign the content that needs to be reviewed by each copy Read more

How to Write Content: Top Ten Writing Gaffes and How to Make Them Work for You

Written by Laurie McKenna | November 01, 2012

As a freelance writer, you certainly want to present the best writing you can. Knowing how to write content that is well-written and well-researched gives you credibility and makes you shine in the eyes of your editor. When an editor is considering writers for the next assignment, you get the call. However, there is another way to stand out in your editor’s mind. We all have our bad days, sure, but there are certain gaffes that, if they show up Read more

Skyword Team Q&A: The Writer Services Team Shares Essential Info for Freelance Writers

Written by Liz Goodwin | October 31, 2012

The Skyword Team Q&A series continues, this time with a key team member who works with our writers. Writer Recruitment Manager Grace Pasciullo shares valuable information that any freelance writer who wants to apply to Skyword will want to know. Find out what qualities she looks for in an applicant, what she thinks is a big misconception about freelance writing, and how much Skyword pays its freelance writers. What is the main objective of the Writer Services team? As the Read more

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SkySearch: A Closer Look at Online Writing Opportunities

Written by Juliana Casale | October 24, 2012

It took me approximately three weeks and four test runs to come up with a standard elevator pitch for The Skyword Platform that I could rattle off if asked what we do at a networking event. Here’s what I would tell you while juggling my drink, business cards, and plate of assorted appetizers: “Say you’re a company that sells products on a website. Your customers come to you to make purchases, but they leave as soon as the transaction is Read more

Marketing on Twitter: Bring Out Your Inner Rock Star!

Written by Liz Goodwin | October 23, 2012

Do you want to make the most of Twitter, but just don’t have the time to attend a conference, read a how-to book, or listen in on a webinar? Never fear. By following the examples and advice of popular rock stars, you’ll learn best practices for marketing on Twitter. Top-followed users such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna know how to make the most of the microblog—they constantly share updates and content, and engage with other users. You can Read more

Proofreading Tips: The Simple Way to Avoid a Writing Catastrophe

Written by James Flaherty | October 04, 2012

Anytime you write about copy editing, you run the risk of repeating the same old proofreading tips and reiterating the same thing that’s always written about copy editing: It matters. But as the election year reveals shoddy factual claims and dubious misspellings, we should be reminded that accuracy and correctness of expression are persuasive things. They make your content valuable. Trends support that if content producers expect anyone to listen to what they have to say, the quality of their Read more

Creating Content: Get to the Point!

Written by Laurie McKenna | September 20, 2012

We all know how valuable good content can be. But when creating self-serving content, how much is too much? A solid content marketing strategy can help you identify times where being promotional works and when taking an educational route provides a stronger result. No matter what we write, we never want to become overly wordy or let the message of our work get buried halfway down the page. Doing so causes minds to wander and readers to click away from Read more

Web Content Writing: All You Need to Know

Written by Juliana Casale | September 14, 2012

Have you been lured to freelance writing by the promise of setting your own hours and exploring topics you enjoy? While web content writing is a rewarding experience, it’s not for everyone. Here’s a checklist to reference before you begin: Are you organized? Freelance writers are in charge of tracking their own work. They need to stay on top of deadlines and invoices, answer promptly if the client has questions, and follow-up on job leads. If you’re not a natural Read more

Write for Us: Skyword Reviews

Written by Juliana Casale | August 16, 2012

As a writer recruiter, I am constantly in contact with our freelancers and with writers who I hope will work with us. I do a lot of online research to find out what freelancers are looking for, what content platforms we’re up against, and how we can improve what we offer. I rejoice when I read positive Skyword reviews , and I use criticism as a checklist of what we need to work on. This has led us to create Read more

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Writer Conferences: Learn the Best Tips Without the Expense of Attending

Written by MaryAnne Flynn | August 06, 2012

Freelance writers can’t always attend the writer conferences that they might like to, so I’m excited to share highlights from the BlogWorld Conference held in NYC earlier this summer. The three-day conference was a great opportunity to collect tips and advice from experts in the content marketing industry and to meet aspiring and seasoned writers. The various topics had a strong emphasis on how to create content, how to build your audience, how to promote your content, and how to Read more