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Commercial Corner: Business & Technical Writing

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Managing and Promoting Your Business
Beating Burnout - Tips for Copywriters and Every Writer - Dawn Copeman
FICO Scores for Clients? How to gauge the probability of getting paid for your work - Jennifer Brown Banks
Five Steps to Developing Your Writing Brand - Sonya Carmichael Jones
How to Leverage Guest Posting to Get (Paying) Writing Gigs - Jennifer Brown Banks
Presenting Your Portfolio - Mandy Hougland
Presenting Your Portfolio, Part II: What to Include - Mandy Hougland
Take Control of Your Schedule! - Geoff Hart
Task-Based Logs - The Most Useful Method of Record Keeping - Laurie Lewis

Business and Commercial Writing
An Introduction to Commercial Writing - Dawn Copeman
Be Careful Out There! - Dawn Copeman
Blogging for Business - Dawn Copeman
Everybody's Business: Writing for the Corporate World - Barbara Neal Varma
The Rights and Wrongs of Blogging for Pay - Dawn Copeman
How to Write a Competitive Analysis - Michael Knowles
How to Write a White Paper - Michael Knowles
Writing Corporate Newsletters - Moira Allen
Writing Press Releases - Dawn Copeman

Editing and Proofreading
Breaking Into Corporate Editing - Moira Allen
Editing as a Profession - Aline Lechaye
So You Think You Want to Be a Freelance Proofreader... - Jan K., The Proofer

Grants & Proposals
The Art of Writing Grant Proposals - Penny Ehrenkranz
How to Become a Successful Grant Writer - Kathleen Ewing
Writing Proposals: An Interview with Paul Weber - Barbara Vega

Technical Writing
13 Tips on How to Tech-Talk to Non-Techies - Hasmita Chander
Digital and Personal Tech: Writing for The Next Generation of Technical Magazines - Mridu Khullar
Indexing Technical Documents: An Interview with Lori Lathrop - Barbara Vega
KISS - Keep It Simple, Sweetheart: How to Write About a Complex Subject in a Simple Way - Devyani Borade
Looking for Work as a Scientific Communicator - Geoff Hart
Marketing the Wily Technical Writer - Michael Knowles
The Mythical, Magical Number 7 in Technical Writing - Geoff Hart
Succeeding as a Technical Writer - Michael Knowles
Technical Writers: It's OK to Lie to Your Readers -- a Little! - Geoff Hart

Writing for Trade Magazines
Using Letters of Introduction to Land Assignments with Trade Publications - Denene Brox
Writing for Real Estate Trade Magazines - Dan Rafter
Writing for Trade Magazines - Mark Lamendola

For more information, check our links to:
Business & Technical Writing

Recommended Reading

The Adweek Copywriting Handbook

The Copywriter's Handbook

Grant Writing Made Simple

Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer

Secrets of a Freelance Writer

Start and Run a Copywriting Business

The Well-Fed Writer

The Well-Fed Writer:
Back for Seconds

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