Business as Art

I stumbled upon Stacie Scherman’s July 31 post the other day in the Grand Rapids Business Journal and I was delighted to see someone else have the experience I’ve had when telling folks my background. Yes, I have an English degree....

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Social Media Spring Cleaning

Whether or not it really feels like spring, spring is here! Before it quickly rolls into summer come Memorial Day, why not spend some time doing some social media spring cleaning? It’s one of those tasks, like clearing emails, that can...

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Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy: Defeat Imposter Syndrome

According to The Muse there are five main types of imposter syndrome: The Perfectionist The Superwoman/man The Natural Genius The Soloist The Expert No matter what your specific “type” might be (see the article linked above to figure it out) the...

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Best Practices: Following Up

As both a freelance writer and a freelance editor, I’m on both sides of the following up game. I know how awkward it is to follow up with someone you’re trying to work for as well as how awkward it is...

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Business relationships make business more personal

Guest Blog: Making Business Personal

When I launched my full-time freelancing business a month ago, I was terrified. I was excited too, of course, but mostly terrified. I was a bundle of nerves worrying about whether or not I’d be able to make a living wage....

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