Around the Freelancer’s Watercooler


I found this completely on accident while looking for an image to put on this page – apparently, comic book lettering has some grammatical and aesthetic traditions that are unique. Who knew? Blambot talks about Comic Book Grammar & Tradition in depth.

Do you sometimes feel like you and your clients are speaking different languages? Well, bridging the language gap is one of the keys to becoming a successful freelancer. Natalia Sylvester explains how one dentist did just that, and what it taught her about her own work: Talking about Language Barriers and Dreaming about Milkshakes.

Ever submitted the perfect pitch, just have have your bubble burst by an editor who just couldn’t see your vision? Kelly James Enger shares 10 Good Reasons the Editor Said No for every writer who has wondered why they got rejected.

How do you write a 5,000 word article on the breeding habits of Goblins? Chuck Wendig shares a freelancing secret (hint: it contains a four-letter word). A Writer’s Passion: Not from Above, but from Below.

Most of the time mistakes get under my skin – but sometimes typos are just funny. Natalia Sylvester shares some giggle-worthy typos, from a mistake that rang true to some done in tattoos – Fun with Words: The Typo Edition.

“After more than two decades of technological evolution, creativity isn’t what it used to be,” writes Dean Reick. Starting in 1984 the creative world shifted – and it has never turned back. For the Apple fans out there: How the Macintosh Changed Creativity Forever.

One of the most challenging aspects of freelancing is getting the word out. Mike Smith dished up 30 Guerrilla Marketing Tactics for Freelancers – and I’d never heard of any of them. Awesome ideas that really give new meaning to “think outside the box.”

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