Why you need to keep a reminder binder (or a smile file)

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering if the work you do is any good, if your coworkers appreciate you, if anyone even recognizes the time and effort you put in to projects, or anything along those lines, this tip is for you. How to make a reminder binder The simple key is: take screenshots of nice things people say to you—or about you—in emails, messages, … Continue reading Why you need to keep a reminder binder (or a smile file)

The importance of not doing everything by yourself

As I was trying to decide what topic to write about next, I poured a cup of coffee and mulled out loud to my husband. “Not sure what to write about next,” I said. “Any suggestions?” In the many years I’ve been blogging, I’m pretty sure I’ve never once asked him for help coming up with a topic. Usually it’s because I keep an ongoing … Continue reading The importance of not doing everything by yourself

I’ve reviewed hundreds of writing resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Here’s how to make yours stand out.

Over many years, I’ve vetted, interviewed, hired, and contributed to a variety of teams’ processes to hire dozens of writers and editors. Some have been for freelance or contract roles; others for full-time salaried positions. Some have been for copywriting roles, others have been UX writing, blog writing, and email writing. Different companies have different hiring processes, and therefore every company’s vetting and reviewing process … Continue reading I’ve reviewed hundreds of writing resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Here’s how to make yours stand out.

How to prioritize your writing projects

For many writers who work in-house in tech or tech-adjacent fields, the ability to prioritize projects is a skill that doesn’t necessarily come naturally. It’s something you need to learn. Knowing which projects will need the most brainpower, time, and effort is not by default built in to your day-to-day life, and it can be very different working at an agency or as a freelancer. … Continue reading How to prioritize your writing projects